Deanna Petherbridge CBE

Deanna Petherbridge CBE is an artist, writer and curator primarily concerned with drawing. Her practice is drawing-based (predominantly pen and ink drawings on paper), although she has also produced large-scale murals and designed for the theatre.

Since the early 1990s she has been promoting the importance of drawing in relation to contemporary art practice in journal articles, books, catalogues, exhibitions, public lectures and conference papers including the series Drawing towards Enquiry at the National Gallery in London in 2006 in association with the University of the Arts and Camberwell School of Art.

Other research areas of particular interest to Petherbridge are the relationship of art and science (particularly in relation to anatomy), body studies (especially female ageing) and vernacular architecture.