Phoebe Whitman is an artist, designer and educator. Her practice involves painting, sculpture, photography, and installation. Approaching various sites and situations through observation, intervention, arrangement and re-presentation, she engages in processes to incite occurrences and potentialities with surface. Through research, site-writing, studio production, material arrangement, and mark-making, she produces projects exploring the diversity of surfaces for sensation and encounter through ideas of duration, becoming and assemblage. Underlying her work is an interest in materiality approached through experimental, material-led and open-ended processes. Phoebe studied painting at RMIT, Melbourne, where she completed a BA in Fine Art (Honours) in 1999 and later studied a BD in Interior Design (Honours) in 2005. In 2021 she completed her Doctorate by Research PhD, tilted Surface Encounter. Alongside Phoebe’s full-time academic position at RMIT University, in the School of Architecture and Urban Design, where she is the Program Director of the Interior Design (Honours) program, she has contributed to numerous group exhibitions, symposiums and publications.