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Rupert Hartley

b. 1966, UK. Lives and works in Hove/London

Rupert Hartley is a visual artist living and working in Hove, East Sussex. Trained originally in printed textile design at the Glasgow School of Art he later received an MA Art in Architecture at University of East London. His work has evolved through various media and contexts to his current painting practice. His approach to painting is as an open ended process, a game of chance and repetition. His work combines numerous series at a number of scales using both canvas and cardboard as surfaces to paint on and construct. In his recent work he combines formal geometries and colour fields and continues to draw inspiration from his local surroundings and the built environment. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Rupert Hartley

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021 – Shore, curated by Ian Boutell, The Cottage of Modern Art, Brighton.
  • 2021 – On some faraway beach Part 2, curated by Copeland Park, Back Room Gallery, London
  • 2019 – Near Misses, Studio 50, Hove, Brighton

Group Exhibitions

2021 – The Land of Sol, curated by Ashley West at Sol space, Nouic, France
  • 2020 – Binary, Curated by Karl Bielik and Johnathon Powell, Shift Galllery, Cardiff
  • 2020 – This year’s Model, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London
  • 2019 – A Hand Stuffed Mattress, curated by Karl Bielik, Terrace Gallery, London
  • 2019 – Well’s Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset

Awards & Residencies

2009, The Centre for Drawing, London

Press & Publications

2021, Artists interview, Studio Break


Work in private collections in the UK, Europe, and USA.


  • 1995 – MA, Art in Architecture University of East London
  • 1989 – BA, Printed Textile Design, Glasgow School of Art

Works by Rupert Hartley

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