Fiona Stewart’s work is steeped in storytelling traditions. Shaped by memory, imagination and literature her imagery is rich in social commentary and personal mythology.
When printmaking Fiona keeps her editions small, revising her work intuitively and directly until a fulfilling image emerges. Her work has an expressive and thematically dreamlike, often grotesque charm that invites the viewer to interpret their own narrative.
A background as a theatre designer is used as a catalyst for storytelling through the medium of printmaking. The written word, masks, puppets, characters and history drive her imagination.
Fiona studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and was the recipient of the Jocelyn Herbert Award for Stage Design 2003. She has worked as an artist on stop motion animations for Wes Anderson’s, ‘Isle of Dogs’ and ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ as well as Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’.