About

Rhea Thierstein is an internationally renowned British Artist whose practice probes the beauty in imagination and memories, thereby creating new experiences for her diverse audience. She employs everyday materials to explore and play with the limitless boundaries of these in a handcrafted aesthetic, using narration to stimulate an emotional response to her work.

With delicacy, beauty and often a surprisingly dark undertone Rhea’s work has been seen on a multitude of platforms crossing over in to moving image, stills photography, costume and immersive theatre.

Growing up in the South of England, her connection with nature was nurtured from an early age, with entomology and magnifying tiny moments a recurring theme in her artwork.

Rhea’s bespoke pieces and scenes have been featured in Italian, American and British Vogue, POP, Wallpaper, Vanity Fair, Love, W and Another Magazine – frequently collaborating with fashion photographer Tim Walker.

Her whimsical work has brought to life the advertising campaign concepts of clients including Hermès, Wedgwood, Molton Brown, Mulberry, Selfridges and Bombay Sapphire.

Rhea contributed work to an all female group show for Saatchi and Saatchi (London) and currently has an art installation at the Natural History Museum (London) as part of their Venom exhibition. She was also chosen by Hermes to be featured in their Artist Windows in the UK, Ireland and Dubai on a number occasions over the past four years.

By virtue of her reputation, Rhea was subsequently offered the task of Creative Practitioner for Performance, School of Media and Communication at The London College of Fashion in London for a period of two and a half years. She is now a visiting lecturer there.

Rhea continues to live and work in London

 

EXHIBITED WORK

Venom Exhibition – Natural History Museum, London – November 2017 – May 2018

Art For Youth – Mall Galleries, London – December 2017

Hair by Sam McKnight – Somerset House, London, November 2016 – March 2017

There’s a Good Girl – Saatchi and Saatchi – December 2014 – January 2015

Secret 7” – Somerset House, London, April 2015 – May 2015

Tim Walker – Story Teller – Somerset House, London, 18 – Oct – 27th Jan 2013

The Big Egg Hunt – Fabergé – Covent Garden, London – February 2012 – April 2012

 

PUBLISHED WORK

Tim Walker – Pictures – teNeues

Tim Walker – Storyteller – Thames and Hudson Ltd

Cat Garcia – Our Time – Cat Garcia

Grace: The American Vogue Years – Phaidon Press Ltd