Katy Stubbs

B. 1992, British born in Hong Kong.

Stubbs began as a illustrator and soon turned to ceramics and working with sculpture. As Stubbs continues to develop her work the unrestrained surface of ceramic continues to give her the freedom in her practice. With a background in Classical Civilisations and a fascination with the Greek tradition of storytelling through plates and vases, the ceramic forms are pregnant with socio-historical associations. By continuing her desire for narrative in ceramics Stubbs creates contemporary stories stemmed from Classical Civilisation.

Stubbs explores the strangeness in the world around her and through a juxtaposition of familiar, domestic form and the unfamiliar, she brings a dark humour to her work. Despite the industrial or commercial–packets of mustards and matches–her work is very much situated within a handmade tradition. 

Katy Stubbs


2012-2015 - School of Visual Arts, New York Illustration, BFA Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Students

2011–2012 - Leeds College of Art, UK Foundation Diploma


2018 April – The Wing DC, Washington DC 

2017 October – WoMA, Window of Modern Art, Berlin

2016 March – Rocklemann &, UNEARTHED, Berlin 

2016 January – 192 Front Street, Bathroom Music, New York

2015 November – PULSE Art Fair, SVA Galleries, Miami Beach

2014 May – Society of Illustrators, Student Competition, New York

Selected Illustrations

2018 – Sackler P.A.I.N., Illustrations for Nan Goldin’s movement against big opioid pharmaceutical companies


2016 – The Creative Publishing & Critical Journalism Awards, Illustrations of all nominees.


2016 - March- Art Forum, Critics Pick for UNEARTHED group show

2016 - January– Lui Magazine