Susie Hamilton

Born London 1950, Susie Hamilton lives and works in London. Graduated from Dip AD/Graham Hamilton Drawing Prize, Byam Shaw School of Art, London (1993); BA/Ph.D. Birkbeck College, London University (1989); Dip AD Fine Art, St Martin’s School of Art, London (1973).

Hamilton makes paintings, drawings and prints. Her work generally depicts morphing figures, turned towards the ambivalent, the hybrid and the abstract. She often draws and paints from life—in dining rooms, supermarkets or on beaches—but she is also influenced by literature, especially literature about metamorphosis. She has made series of works inspired by Marvell, Eliot, Donne, Ovid and Shakespeare. Recently she has been working with mental health charity Hospital Rooms and made a large wall painting for a psychiatric intensive care unit in Exeter.

Selected solo exhibitions include ‘C19’, Paul Stolper Gallery, London (2020); in atoms, Paul Stolper (2016); Here Comes Everybody, St Paul's Cathedral, London (2015); World of Light, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (2008); Paintings and Drawings, Galleri Trafo, Oslo (2007); and Paradise Alone, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (2003). Selected group exhibitions include Beyond Other Horizons, Palace of Culture, Lasi (2020); Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, London (2019); Hospital Rooms, drawings and paintings made for Exeter Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (2019); Made in Britain, National Museum, Gdansk (2019); The Art of the Circus, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2018); Towards Night, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne (2016); John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2014, 2004); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London (2004, 2009, 2014); and Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2012).

Last updated: 24.03.2021