Gemma Anderson is an artist, researcher and university lecturer whose practice is at the interface of art and science. After studying Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art and Falmouth University and working on different collaborative projects with mathematicians and natural scientists, she went on to complete a practice based PhD studentship at University of the Arts London. Amongst her recent projects are ‘Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists’ and the ‘Jerwood Foundation Visual Artist in Residence’ programme in London. She is currently artist in residence for the Northern Ireland Science Festival (2016) and also at Imperial College (Mathematics department).
She has received several prizes and grants such as the Leverhulme Artist in Residence Award, the Wellcome Trust Arts Award, the Thomas Dammann Memorial Trust Award and the Arts Council Purchase Award. Her work has been exhibited widely, as for example at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Freud Museum and the Wellcome Collection, London and in her recent solo exhibition ‘Isomorphology’ in London and Berlin.
She is Lecturer of Drawing at Falmouth University, Cornwall and has been a keynote speaker at the International Thinking Through Drawing Symposium, London. Recent publications include ‘Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists’ Wellcome Trust, London, ‘Endangered: A study of the Declining Practice of Morphological Drawing in Zoological Taxonomy’ and ‘On Drawing and Mathematics: From Inverse Vision to the Liberation of Form’ Leonardo Journal, MIT Press alongside a limited edition Artist’s Book series ‘Isomorphology’ with Super-Collider, London and Atlantic Press, Cornwall.