Stella Hamberg was born in the city of Friedberg in southern Germany. Today she lives and works in Berlin. Hamberg studied sculpture and new media at the Hochschule für Bildene Kunst in Dresden (1998-2004), an institution which in recent years has educated an outstanding new generation of painters and sculptors with Stella Hamberg as the group’s shooting star. Hamberg’s figurative sculptures are striking human portrayals with a direct and personal expression which speaks to the viewer with a powerful sensuous presence.
Hamberg’s work has been shown in several exhibitions, including "Screenings 08" at Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt (2001), "Ende November" as part of the exhibition series "Jung und gesund", Dresden (2002), "In the Forest Is a Monster" at Galerie Krausserben, Dresden (2003), "Diploma Exhibition" at Oktogon, Dresden (2004), "Skulptur" at Galerie Eigen+Art, Leipzig (2004), "Open" at Galerie Diskus, Berlin (2005), "Quartet" at Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2005), "With or Without You" at Galerie Diskus, Berlin (2005), "Lawrence – End of Time" at Galerie Diskus, Berlin (2006) and "Full House – Gesichter einer Sammlung" at Kunsthalle Mannheim (2006).
In 2006 Hamberg was awarded the prestigious Karl Schmidt-Rottluff grant.