Dr Claudia Tobin

Biography

Dr Claudia Tobin is a writer, curator and lecturer specialising in the intersections between modern and contemporary literature and the visual arts. She was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Cambridge in 2017 for her current book project on colour and the imagination. In 2019 she became a Senior Research Associate at the Intellectual Forum, Jesus College where she is co-curating Jerusalem in Exile: Artist's Books by Kamal Boullata (opening in January 2020). 

Claudia's curatorial projects include working on Virginia Woolf: Art, Life, and Vision at the National Portrait Gallery (2014), and Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by her Writings (2018, Tate St Ives Pallant House, Fitzwilliam Museum) as well as many exhibitions on contemporary artists. She is the author of Still Life and Modernism: Artists, Writers, Dancers (forthcoming March 2020), and co-editor of Ways of Drawing: Artists' Perspectives and Practices (Thames & Hudson, 2019) with Julian Bell and Julia Balchin. Her projects and research have received major awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art and she has completed fellowships in Paris and LA.

At the Royal Drawing School Claudia curates the Lecture and Conversation Series and has contributed teaching to courses including ‘Animals in Art’ and ‘William Blake’. She has also devised and taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Cambridge and Bristol University.   

Dr Claudia Tobin