Chantal Joffe took a foundation course at Camberwell College of Art in London (UK) in 1988 before receiving her BFA from Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow (UK) 1991 and her MA at the Royal College of Art in London (UK) in 1994. She was awarded a Delfina Studio Trust Award and the Abbey Scholarship. She has exhibited at venues including Royal Academy of Arts, London (UK); Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK); Jewish Museum, New York, NY (US); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (UK); and Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, NY (US). A focus on the female form is central to Chantal Joffe’s practice. With close attention to the history and tradition of portraiture, Joffe reformats the concept of the heroine through her own image. Her work is personal and steeped in narrative potential, working only roughly from source material she emphasizes the mythologies of womanhood through her subject’s scale, color, and distortion.