Julia Bibiana Silbermann is a visual artist based in Bretzenheim, Germany. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Education degree from the Academy of Fine Arts, Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany.
During a 6 year long stay in the US she kept pursuing her letter arts studies with teachers such as Sheila Waters, Julian Waters, Reggie Ezell, Amity Parks, Yukimi Annand, Annie Cicale and Peter Thornton.
In her work she combines legible and abstract elements - derived from traditional letter forms and writing - with modern layouts, drawings, paintings and textures.
She was a member of the Triangle Calligraphers' Guild in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a member of Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor as well as Ars Scribendi in Germany since 2016.
Her work has been featured in exhibitions and publications in both the US and Germany. In March 2015 Julia Silbermann was awarded the Chicago Newberry Library Purchase Prize for her manuscript book "Dante's Prayer".
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