This publication documents the exhibition Stella Vine: Paintings, the first major solo show in the UK by the enfant terrible of British art. Stella Vine’s paintings are exuberant, funny and irreverent.
She is notorious for her portraits of Kate Moss and disturbing images of Princess Diana and the heroin victim Rachel Whitear, but she also paints her mother and her son from photographs and memory.
Born in 1969 in Northumberland, Stella Vine studied painting part-time at Hampstead School of Art in 1999. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in the UK and internationally, notably New Blood at the Saatchi Gallery in 2004 when she first came to public attention.
Stella Vine currently lives and works in London. This fully illustrated publication accompanies the exhibition Stella Vine: Paintings held at Modern Art Oxford, July – September 2007.