Deanna Petherbridge

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Deanna Petherbridge CBE is an artist, writer and curator. Her practice is primarily concerned with drawing and she celebrated a retrospective of her work at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, Manchester UK, December 2016 to June 2017. A London exhibition in 2017 will focus on multi-panelled ‘political’ drawings, juxtaposing The Destruction of the City of Homs, 2016 and The Destruction of Palmyra, 2017. The recent monograph Deanna Petherbridge Drawing and Dialogue, Circa Press, London, 2016 celebrates all aspects of her extended career with essays by Gill Perry, Martin Clayton, Roger Malbert and Angela Weight. She has written extensively for art and architectural journals, the daily press and peer-review academic journals, publishing many catalogues, chapters and books on contemporary and historical art. The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice, Yale University Press, 2010 is an internationally recognised resource for universities and museum departments. Her curated exhibitions include The Quick and the Dead: Artists and Anatomy, Hayward Gallery London and Chicago University Press,1997 and Witches and Wicked Bodies, National Galleries of Scotland in association with the British Museum, Edinburgh, 2013. She was Professor of Drawing at the Royal College of Art, London from 1995 to 2001 where she initiated the first doctoral programme in drawing in the UK, and has held professorial posts at other universities and supervised PhD candidates. She is Professor Emeritus, University of the West of England, Bristol. She was an International Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles in 2001-2 and has undertaken lecture tours and residencies in Europe, USA, South and East Asia and Australia.