by Casper Johansson in New Illustration on Sunday 20 May 2007

The bio of Brooklyn-based Australian illustrator Edwina White says it all: ‘Born on the shortest day, longest night in Sydney, White studied Visual Communications at UTS with a spell at Brighton University, UK. After graduating with the University Medal she taught classes for four years at UTS and UWS- while freelancing as an illustrator, fine artist, performer and writer. After her first solo show, 52 Pick-up, Edwina was encouraged to move to New York to continue illustration projects with Kate Larkworthy Artist Representation. International publications include Print Magazine, Creative Review UK, New York Times, Flaunt, Vogue Australia and Japan, Food Illustrated UK and Viking Children’s Books. Edwina’s work has been exhibited in the UK, Japan, USA and Australia. Across and Down (2005) White’s New York debut solo exhibition at Gigantic Artspace, included 57 drawings and collage works, installation, film and animation. Works are now in private collections worldwide, Art In General New York and The Hayward Gallery UK’. Phew! She says of her work, ‘I like a tight brief. A recipe. A score. An alphabet. A puzzle. To pin a thing down, I have to walk around it a bit — so I can find its heart’. [see more Edwina White]