Julia Bibiana Silbermann is an artist and calligraphic designer, based in Bretzenheim, Germany. In her work, she combines traditional writing and illumination techniques with modern layouts, drawings, paintings and textures.

She studies letter graphics and letter arts at the Art Academy of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz. In 2010 she follows her husband to the United States, where stay in Raleigh, North Carolina before they move back to Germany in spring 2016.

Julia Silbermann becomes a member of the Triangle Calligraphers’ Guild of Raleigh in 2011, and keeps pursuing her calligraphic studies with teachers such as Sheila Waters, Julian Waters, Reggie Ezell, Amity Parks, Yukimi Annand, Annie Cicale and Peter Thornton.


In 2012 she creates ten calligraphic works on St. Hildegard von Bingen’s book “Liber Vitae Meritorum”. These works are part of the group exhibition “Virtus et Vitium” on the occasion of St. Hildegard’s canonization in Rome and are displayed at the Minster of Bingen, Germany in 2012 and 2013. 

In March 2015 Julia Silbermann receives the Chicago Newberry Library Purchase Prize for her manuscript book "Dante's Prayer".

After moving back to Germany in 2016, Julia keeps creating and exhibiting art with letters and calligraphy in a variety of mediums and forms. 

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Museum Schlosspark

Bad Kreuznach, Germany
March 6th - July 3rd 2022
(Double exhibition with Katharina Fischborn