Iona Stern

Iona Stern

London, London, United Kingdom

About Iona Stern

I am a contemporary British painter and printmaker.
My work is an expressive response to place, people and memory. I use a variety of media and techniques from oils and collage to silkscreen. My colourful acrylic monotypes are painted directly through the back of a screen and display a luminous energy and vibrancy.
Figurative work starts with life drawing and painting. I use the figure as an abstract form, placed within the whole to form a design. I’ve been told that my work is full of colour and joy. I love this but I also aim to bring a freshness and to convey, life, energy and optimism.

I was born in London and studied art and design at Canterbury College of Art. Following a career as an advertising agency art director I now paint from my London studio.

Education

BA Hons Art & Design, Canterbury College of Art
Stratford-upon-Avon College of Drama and Liberal Arts
King's High, Warwick

Exhibitions

2019 The Affordable Art Fair New York
2019 A printmakers London, For Arts Sake, London
2019 Mylo Art, Summer Exhibition
2019 The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London
2019 A place in time. Solo exhibition, For Arts Sake London
2018 The Other Art Fair, Bloomsbury, London
2018 The Affordable Art Fair New York
2018 Mylo Art, Summer Exhibition
2018 The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead,London
2017 - For Arts Sake W5, original printmakers gallery
2017 - TAKE 4, 54 The Gallery, Mayfair, London
2017 - The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
2016- The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QR
2016 - BEAT open studio Ealing, London
2014 - 54 The Gallery, Mayfair, London
2013 - Summer House Fine Art, Madison, Connecticut US
2012 - The Wold Galleries, Cotswolds, UK
2012 - The Swann Gallery, Oxfordshire, UK