Isabelle Borg 1959-2010

Works
  • Isabelle Borg, The Streak Publication, 2021
    The Streak Publication, 2021
    Isabelle Borg, The Streak Publication, 2021
    € 20.00
  • Isabelle Borg, Broad Haven, 2003
    Broad Haven, 2003
  • Isabelle Borg, Simon’s Cove, 2001
    Simon’s Cove, 2001
  • Isabelle Borg, Raining over Brandon Bay, 2000
    Raining over Brandon Bay, 2000
  • Isabelle Borg, The Sea Is A Desert, 1996
    The Sea Is A Desert, 1996
  • Isabelle Borg, Abstract Dyptch, 1990
    Abstract Dyptch, 1990
    Isabelle Borg, Abstract Dyptch, 1990
    € 3,550.00
  • Isabelle Borg, Gozo I, 1990
    Gozo I, 1990
  • Isabelle Borg, Berlin X, 1985
    Berlin X, 1985
    Isabelle Borg, Berlin X, 1985
    € 1,800.00
  • Isabelle Borg, Berlin I – Station, 1985
    Berlin I – Station, 1985
    Isabelle Borg, Berlin I – Station, 1985
    € 2,000.00
  • Isabelle Borg, Berlin IX, 1985
    Berlin IX, 1985
    Isabelle Borg, Berlin IX, 1985
    € 1,800.00
  • Isabelle Borg, Harbour I
    Harbour I
  • Isabelle Borg, Harbour II
    Harbour II
  • Isabelle Borg, Middle
    Middle
    Isabelle Borg, Middle
    € 1,100.00
Biography

Isabelle Borg was born in London in 1959 to a Maltese father and Italian mother. She lived in london and in Malta, as well as spending periods in Berlin, and West Cork, Ireland.

 

In 1986, at the age of 27, Isabelle Borg graduated in Fine Arts from the London Camberwell School of Art. Before settling down in Malta in 1988, she spent some time in Germany. Living in West Berlin changed her perspectives, bringing her into contact with the current developments of the time including the budding Neo Expressionist and Transavanguardia movements. Most works by the artist dating to this period are executed in ink on East German toilet paper which often come across as drab and austere.

 

From 1985, she regularly held solo exhibitions of her paintings locally and internationally, and has often been asked to participate in group shows. Her work is found in a number of public and private collections. She set up the Moviment Mara Maltija (Maltese Women's Movement) in the late 1980s.

 

Borg died in 2010, having suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She spent the final years of her life working from her home andstudio in Floriana.

Exhibitions

2008 - Strange Cargo - Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta

2006 - Maltese Landscape - Din L-Art Helwa, Melita Street, Valletta, Malta

2005 - BUPA - Corporate Exhibition - Malta

2004 - Ode an de Hofvijver - On accession to the EU, Isabelle Borg representing Malta at the Hague, Holland

2004 - Two Islands - Version Two - St. James Cavalier, National Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta

2002 - Paintings of the Last Eighteen Years: - Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta

2002 - Two Islands - Version One - The Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

2001 - Sol - St. James Cavalier, National Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta

1999 - Paintings - Grey College, University of Durham, UK

1998 - Portraits and other people - Grey College, University of Durham, UK

1997 - Mitt Hajku - Paintings for book of poems by Joe Friggieri . Ciappetti Tea Rooms and Art Gallery, Mdina, Malta

1996 - Blaue Stunde - University of Augsburg, Germany

1995 - Inscapes - Temi Zammit Hall, University of Malta, Malta

1994 - Paintings - Melitensia Art Gallery, Lija, Malta

1993 - Landscapes - Malta International Arts Festival

1992 - Bastions & Harbours - Trattoria da Pippo, Valletta, Malta

1992 - Austellung - Old University of Heidelberg, Germany

1991 - Marine & Maritime Paintings - The Royal Malta Yacht Club, Malta

1991 - 1 Landscape - 2 Visions - With Ebba von Fersen, Museum of Fine Arts, Malta

1989 - Portraits - National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta, Malta

1987 - Paintings - Café Gallery, Lewisham, London, UK

1986 - Degree Show - Camberwell School of Art, London, UK

1985 - Paintings - National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta, Malta

Exhibitions