About

Claudia Stocker is a science artist based in London. Her work focuses on interpreting  cell-level biomedical sciences in a way that explains processes and interactions. She is particularly interested in subjects that are too small to see clearly, such as molecular biology, chemical structures, genetics and microbes.

Explaining cellular processes frequently involves distorting scales, condensing timelines, and exaggerating form. This is to ensure that all the details necessary to tell the story are visible. Picking which distortions count as artistic licence and which ones stray into artistic laziness is a key part of creating work.

Claudia is also director of science design studio Vivid Biology. She holds an MSci in Systems Biology from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Science Communication from the University of the West of England. She studied intensive observational drawing at the Royal Drawing School and completed her foundation diploma at UCA Maidstone.


Exhibitions


2019

Creative Reactions, The Island, Bristol

LAUNCH: Great West, Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Bristol

2018

Creative Reactions, Hamilton House, Bristol

2017

Synthetic, University of Bristol, Bristol

Creative Reactions, Greenbank, Bristol

SYNBIOEXPO, Space Gallery, Bristol

2016 

Creative Reactions, Number 90, London

ReDrawn, PAPER Arts, Bristol

DrosAfrica, Homerton College, Cambridge

PAPER studios exhibition, PAPER Arts, Bristol

2015

100 under 100, PAPER Arts, Bristol

Drawn II, Appach gallery, London

Creative Reactions, St Barnabas Church, Cambridge

Tracing Perception, 504 Space Gallery, London

Drawn, 57 Arts, London

2013

Merging Inks, Richmix, London

Cellular Polarity, The Royal Society, London

2010

Untitled, Cambridge Central Library, Cambridge

2009

Exhibit your Art!, The Cambridge Union, Cambridge

2008

Untitled, The Shop Jesus Lane, Cambridge

End of year show, University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone


Education


2018-current

MSc Science Communication, University of the West of England

2014-2015

The Drawing Intensive, The Royal Drawing School

2011-2012

MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

2008-2011

BA (Hons) Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

2007-2008

BTEC Foundation diploma, University for the Creative Arts