After a degree in Film, Photography and Sound Stef Mitchell completed post graduate studies at Goldsmiths followed by a second degree in Fine Art.
Stef has exhibited nationally and internationally in the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden. She has exhibited as feature printmaker at the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds and has had her work included in an international exhibition of Artists Books in the Liverpool Biennale in 2014 and 2016. She exhibited in Connections North: Mirror Images in 2015. Her prints have been shortlisted for the Flourish Award in 2014 and 2015 and in 2018 – 19 her work was shown in the Newlights Prize Exhibition. Her paintings have been awarded the Selectors Prize at The Ropewalk Gallery, the Browne Smith Baker Prize at Ferens Open and have been shown in the RWS Contemporary Watercolour Prize.Through painting, printmaking and artists books Stef Mitchell documents place and space.
Working within the tradition of nature monotype print, Stef documents, walks, gardens, field edges an other spaces making prints and artists books that create an edge from which the organic accident and intentional mark can be read. Prints are made directly using the plants in the process, each piece is an original as only one can be made of each.
Folded prints ‘Entwines’ are developed from book making using cutting and folding to produce sculptural pieces that explore the book as an object creating tension between the read and unread.