Rhea Banker is a photographer and award-winning book designer. Much of her work is based on ancient movements recorded within the Earth’s crust. During this time of climate upheaval, she has focused her work, particularly, on the changing far edges of the Arctic landscape. Her textural images reflect the stories of creation and evolution held within the rocky surfaces and changing coastlines of the North.
Most recently, she participated in an art residency in the Svalbard Archipelago, 10 degrees below the North Pole. Before that, she spent 5 years exploring, working, and exhibiting up and down Greenland’s West Coast. Her images form part of her response to the deep connections she experiences between stone, sea, and ice as giving witness to the changing life of our fragile planet.
Banker’s work has been shown around the world in museums, galleries, and cultural centers including Edinburgh, Copenhagen, New York City, Buenos Aires, and in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. She is particularly interested in showing her works in places that have inspired their creation. This includes shows in Greenlandic communities including: Nuuk, Ilulissat, Uummannaq, Narsaq, and Sisimiut, as well as in Scotland’s Isle of Lewis.