Fiona Banner was born in 1966, at Merseyside, in UK. She lives and works in London.
Much of her work explores the problems and possibilities of written language. Banner’s work encompasses sculpture, drawing and installation but text is at the heart of her practice. She is interested in the idea of the classic, art-historical nude, observing a life model and transcribing the pose and form in a similar vein to her earlier transcription of films. Often using parts of military aircraft as the support for these descriptions, Banner juxtaposes the brutal and the sensual, performing an almost complete cycle of intimacy and alienation. She has founded the publishing house The Vanity Press. Artist books and editions occupy an important of her artistic practice.