Judith Mertens graduated in illustration from the Sint Lucas Antwerp School of Arts in 2013. Before this, she studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. After her graduation in 2013, she started the scenography course in part-time arts education born of a tremendous fascination for theatre, dance, and installation. Telling a story and exploring the boundaries between reality and illusion run like a red thread through her work. She is a laureate of Toegepast 19.