Isabel Rock was born in Hammersmith in 1981. In 2005 she graduated from the University of Brighton with a first in Fine Art Printmaking. She completed her Masters in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in 2008. Rock has shown widely since graduating, including India, London, Paris and Manchester, and has work in many UK and Indian Collections, Most notably the David Roberts Collection.
Rock says of her work, ‘narratives are central to the work, using fables, fairy tales and folklore which fascinate me. I enjoy creating images and stories from a few facts, fabricating a surreal, impossible and sometimes ridiculous situation on paper. Stories are passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation, but like a game of Chinese whispers these tales can be embellished and distorted until eventually no one can say how much is true or make believe’