About

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Antonia Glücksman is a German-Canadian designer, writer and illustrator based in Cornwall, England.

She graduated from Falmouth University in 2019 with an MA in Authorial Illustration, earning a distinction and award for her illustrated novella “The Comfort”. Since then, she has designed and illustrated several books, including for the National Trust and Guillemot Press and exhibited her work in shows and galleries across the UK.

Her work is research-led, often drawing on archival sources and collective memory to reveal the hidden poetry in mundane objects and everyday surroundings. Using drawing, collage and photographic processes, she aims to create books that are haptic and visual landscapes for the text to inhabit.

Also holding a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, she has lectured and facilitated workshops on several courses at Falmouth University.

Antonia has an extensive background in fashion design and product innovation and, when she isn’t creating beautiful books or preparing her next exhibition, she designs award-winning drysuits for the internationally renowned dive wear company Fourth Element.


Awards:

2020
Graduate Start Up Grant, Cultivator Cornwall

2019
Graphic Literature Prize, MA Authorial Illustration, Falmouth University

Selected recent exhibitions:

2020
Bodega Bijou Gallery – Falmouth, Cornwall: Autnum Show 2020
Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery – London: Postcard Exhibition 2020
Highgate Contemporary Art Gallery – London: Feed NHS Charity Art Sale

2019
Porthminster Gallery – St Ives, Cornwall: Winter Show 2019
Falmouth University – Falmouth, Cornwall: At the Deep End, MA Illustration Authorial Practice graduating show
John Howard Print Studio – Penryn Cornwall: Chaos

2018
The Poly / Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival – Falmouth, Cornwall: Seeing Voices