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Gemma Anderson (f)
Artist in Residence

Herkunftsland: United Kingdom
KKA-Residency: 2017
Webseite: http://www.gemma-anderson.co.uk

Porträt Foto Gemma Anderson
Porträt Foto Gemma Anderson
©Niccolò Tempini
Anderson studied Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art and Falmouth University.
She has collaborated on a number of innovative art/science projects including ‘Hidden Geometries’ with the Mathematics Department at Imperial College London; ‘Isomorphology’ and the ‘Cornwall Morphology and Drawing Centre’ with the Natural History Museum, London; and ‘Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists’ (Wellcome Trust Arts Award 2009) in collaboration with psychiatrists and patients at Bethlem Royal Hospital. 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 completed a practice based PhD at the University of the Arts London in 2015 and is currently a research fellow at the University of Exeter and associate Lecturer in Drawing at Falmouth University. Her book Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science will be launched September 2017.

* 1981

2015 PhD in Drawing, University of the Arts London
2007 MA Fine Art Printmaking, Royal College of Art (Excellent Pass)
2005 BA Fine Art, Falmouth College of Art (First Class Honours)

2016 Drawn Investigations from Art and Science, Naughton Gallery, Queen's University, Belfast
2014 Isomorphology - Riddles of Form, Galerie Thore Krietemeyer, Berlin
2013 Isomorphology, Ebb&Flow Gallery, London
2011 Drawing in the Natural Sciences, Jerwood Project Space, London
2011 Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists, The Naughton Gallery, Queens University
2010 Drawings and Etchings of Ezo, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London
2010 Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists, (Touring Exhibition) Freud Museum, London, Acme Project Space, London, The Globe Theatre, London
2009 Drawing Ezo, Nepenthes Gallery, Sapporo, Japan

2016-17 A Sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the Influence of D’Arcy Thompson, Edinburgh City Art Centre
2015-16 Facing History, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2015 Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry, N. Ireland
2015 Contemporary British Drawing in China, Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, China
2015 A Call for Drawings, MaHKU, University of the Arts Utrecht and UCL, London
2014 Drawing Making: Making Drawing, The Drawing Room, London
2013 Coral, Manchester Museum, Manchester
2010 SKIN, Wellcome Collection, London

2017 Arts and Humanities Research Council grant ‘Representing Biology as Process’ (co-investigator)
2016 British Council Award, Artist in Residence, Northern Ireland Science Festival
2015 Falmouth University Research and Investment Scheme Award
2014 Falmouth University Research and Investment Scheme Award
2012 Leverhulme Artist in Residence Award, Imperial College London
2011 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Pathways to Impact
2011 University College Falmouth, PhD Studentship Award
2011 Royal Society, Special Project Award
2010 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Individual Artist Award
2009 Wellcome Trust Arts Award
2009 Royal Hibernian Academy Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Award
2008 Arts Council of Northern Ireland Individual Artist Award

2017 Artist in Residence (collaborator), Barbican Centre London
2016 Artist in Residence, Northern Ireland Science Festival
2016 Artist in Residency, Konrad Lorenz Institute, Vienna
2013 D'Arcy Thompson Museum of Zoology, Dundee University
2012 Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Imperial College, London
2010 Jerwood Foundation, Artist in Residence (Visual Arts), London
2010 Acme Fire Station Residency, London
2010 Arts Council of Northern Ireland, New York
2009 Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
2008 Intercross Creative Centre, Sapporo, Japan

2017 Drawing as a way of knowing in Art and Science, Intellect Press (forthcoming)
2016 Drawing Resemblance: Mineral Nicknames and Isomorphology, Architectural Theory Review (DOI:10.1080/13264826.2016.1177102)
2016 Sketching a processual typology for evolutionary biology, in Dupré, J and Nicholson, D (eds.) Process Philosophy for Biology, Oxford University Press (forthcoming). Co-author: Bapteste, E.
2016 ISOMORPHOLOGY: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Journal of Zoology Blog
2015 Isomorphology, Atlantic Press, Falmouth
2015 Drawing in Mathematics: From Inverse Vision to the Liberation of Form, Leonardo, 48 (5), pp. 439-448. Co-authors: Buck, D., Coates, T. and Corti, A.
2015 Notes from an Artistic Collaboration, in Emmer, M. and Abate, M. (eds.) Imagine Maths 4. Unione Matematica Italiana; pp.72-82. Co-author: Corti, A.
2014 Endangered: A Study of Morphological Drawing in Zoological Taxonomy. Leonardo, 47(3), pp. 232–240
2014 Drawing in Mathematics: Geometry, Reasoning and Form. TRACEY (online journal). Co-authors: Buck, D., Coates, T. and Corti, A.
2013 Isomorphology: An Introduction, Super Collider Press, London
2013 Isomorphology (Exhibition Publication), London
2010 Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists, The Wellcome Trust, London

Morra, Joanne, 2015, Inside the Freud Museums: History, Memory and Site-Responsive Art
Jarron, Matthew, 2014 A Glimpse of a Great Vision: The D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Art Fund
Collection, University of Dundee
Endt-Jones, M, 2013, Coral: Something Rich and Strange, Liverpool University Press
Maslen, M, Southern, J, 2011, Drawing Projects; An Exploration of the Language of Drawing, Black Dog
Publishing, London
Richards, P, 2009 Isolated, The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.
Selected Public Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Wellcome Trust Collection, London
The Natural History Museum, London
Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection
MoMA Library Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Library Collection
D’Arcy Thompson Museum, Dundee University
Braid Museum and Art Centre, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Bethlem Museum, London

‘Beyond Impact: Drawing as a way of knowing in Biological Sciences’, Keynote Lecture, Society for Experimental Biology, Charles Darwin House, London.
‘Isomorphology’ Drawing workshop, The Big Draw Festival, Royal Society, London
‘Exploring the epistemological value of drawing in contemporary life sciences’ Drawing Research Network, Loughborough University
Artist talk, Artistic Research Cluster, Plymouth University
‘Creative education in between Art and Science’ The Politics of literature and Science. BSLS Winter Symposium, Exeter University.
‘May the 4th be with you’ Science Museum LATES, Science Museum, London
‘Drawing in the 4th Spatial Dimension’, Thinking Through Drawing Symposium, London
‘The Art and Science of Modern Systematics’ Interdisciplinary Symposium, Hannover, Germany
‘Drawing as Research’, University Art Association Canada Conference, Toronto, Canada
‘Isomorphogenesis’, International Word and Image Association Conference, Dundee University
‘Notes from an Artistic Collaboration’, Mathematics and Culture Conference, Venice
‘Experimenting with observational drawing’ The Big Draw, Natural History Museum, London
‘Isomorphology’ Drawing Research Network, Metropolitan Museum, NYC
‘Artistic Research and Extra-scientific classification’ Seminar, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
‘Forms and Symmetries in Nature’ Nature Live Broadcast, Natural History Museum, London

2011–present Lecturer of Drawing, Falmouth University (part-time)
2016–present Consultant, Imperial College London
2016–present Honorary Research Fellow at EGENIS, University of Exeter
2015–present Drawing Studio Tutor, Royal College of Art,
2014 Visiting Lecturer, MFA, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada
2014 Visiting Lecturer, BA Drawing, Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London
2013–present Guest Lecturer, ‘Science, Art and Design’ Module, Imperial College London

2016–present Research Associate and curator of online research page, ‘The Big Draw’ charity, London
2016–present Founder and convener, ‘Art and Science Interest Group’, Natural History Museum, London
2014-15 Founder and Director, ‘Cornwall Morphology and Drawing Centre’, CAST, Cornwall
2015 Co-ordinator for Arts Stream of interdisciplinary symposium, ‘The Art and Science of Modern Systematics’, Hannover, Germany
2015–present Reviewer, Leonardo Journal, MIT Press
2014 Founder and convener of Falmouth University ‘Drawing Research in Art & Science Group’
2014 Creative Exchange Affiliate, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter

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