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Contemporary painter Chantal Joffe describes her first encounter with Titian’s ‘Diana and Callisto’, relating her own experience of the figures it contains to those of Lucian Freud.
About the artist
Born in 1969, Chantal Joffe lives and works in London. She holds an MA from the Royal College of Art and was awarded the Royal Academy Wollaston Prize in 2006. Joffe recently created a major new public work for the Elizabeth line station at Whitechapel. Titled 'A Sunday Afternoon in Whitechapel', the work is now on permanent view on the Westbound and Eastbound platforms of the station.
Joffe has exhibited nationally and internationally with venues including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2021); The Foundling Museum, London, UK (2020); Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2020); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); The Lowry, Salford (2018); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018, 2017); National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavík (2016); National Portrait Gallery, London (2015); Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2015); Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy (2014–15); Saatchi Gallery, London (2013–14); MODEM, Hungary (2012); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2011); Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York (2009); MIMA Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (2007); Galleri KB, Oslo (2005) and Bloomberg Space, London (2004).
Her work is in numerous institutional and private collections, including: The Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Detroit Institute of Arts; National Portrait Gallery, London; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.