Julia Bibiana Silbermann is an artist and calligraphic designer, based in Mainz, Germany. In her work, she combines traditional writing and illumination techniques with modern layouts, drawings, paintings and textures.
She studied letter graphics and letter arts with Professor Alban Grimm, the successor of Pamela Stokes, at the Art Academy of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz. In 2010 she followed her husband to the United States, where she stayed in Raleigh, North Carolina until spring 2016.
Julia was a member of the Triangle Calligraphers’ Guild in Raleigh since 2011, and keeps pursuing her calligraphic studies with teachers such as Sheila Waters, Julian Waters, Reggie Ezell, Amity Parks, Yukimi Annand and Peter Thornton.
In 2012 she created ten calligraphic works on St. Hildegard von Bingen’s book “Liber Vitae Meritorum”. These works became part of the exhibition “Virtus et Vitium” on the occasion of St. Hildegard’s canonization in Rome and were displayed at the Minster of Bingen, Germany in 2012 and 2013.
In fall 2014 Julia joined the Chicago Calligraphy Collective and was awarded with the Newberry Library Purchase Prize for her manuscript book "Dante's Prayer" in March 2015.
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