b. 1969, USA; lives and works in London
2013 Elected as a Royal Academician
1992-94 Royal College of Art, London, MA
1988-91 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, BA
Royal Academician, Chantal Joffe is known for her intimate, insightful and strikingly painted portraits
of women. Ranging in scale from a few inches square to monumental canvases, her iconic depictions, which are often personal and imbued with humour, testify to the concerns and mores of women from diverse walks of life. She manages to capture a psychological and emotional force within her deceptively casual brushstrokes on a two-dimensional surface.