Hannah Murgatroyd

Characterised by subtle layers of light and colour, the filigree-like paintings and drawings of Hannah Murgatroyd centre on figures, structures and landscapes inspired by sources both ancient, modern and, yet to-exist. Moving within a circular narrative of large and small-scale paintings, her mise-en-scène of single figure, multi-peopled and unpeopled compositions pivot between interior and exterior worlds, open to the dual possibilities of abstraction and representation. 

Hannah Murgatroyd

Dossal, 2021 

Oil on linen

56 cm x 40 cm  

Price Available Upon Request

© Hannah Murgatroyd

Born in Bristol, 1976, and raised on Dartmoor, Hannah lives and works in Bath, UK. A graduate of the Royal College of Art (2005) and the Royal Drawing School (2006), she is a mentor for Turps Art School. Shortlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021 (winner tba), shows in 2021 include ‘Dreamlands: Part 1’ at OHSH Projects, UK; ‘From can see to can’t see – Digital Landscapes’, a curated NFT exhibition on the virtual platform SuperRare; and ‘Hawks in her Hair’ at Alice Black Gallery, UK. In 2020 she exhibited in ‘Monster / Beauty: An Exploration of the Female / Femme Gaze’ at Lychee One, UK, curated by Marcelle Joseph and ‘Paintings on, and with, Paper’ at Cob Gallery, UK. Included in ‘Women Can’t Paint’ at Turps & ASC Galleries in 2018, she won the Exeter Contemporary Open in 2014, and had a solo presentation with Von Goetz at Draw Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, UK in 2019. Her solo show ‘Landscape as a Peopled World’, held at Exeter Phoenix, UK, 2017 is featured in the first Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting, 2018.

Hannah Murgatroyd

As Long as the Light Holds, 2020 

Oil and acrylic on linen

61 x 76 cm 

Price Available Upon Request

© Hannah Murgatroyd

Hannah Murgatroyd

The Southern Side of Here, 2021 

Oil on linen

56 cm x 40 cm 

Price Available Upon Request

© Hannah Murgatroyd

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Artist Profile

Hannah Murgatroyd

Born 1976 in Bristol, UK

Lives and works in Bath, UK

Education

Postgraduate Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School, London, UK, 2006

MA Communication Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2005

BA Illustration, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK, 1999

Solo Exhibitions

Saatchi Gallery, ‘Draw Art Fair’, ‘Bucolica’ solo presentation with Von Goetz, London, UK, 2019

Exeter Phoenix Gallery, ‘Landscape As A Peopled World’, Exeter, UK, 2017

Roper Gallery, ‘Leisured Bodies’, Bath, UK, 2016

Group Exhibitions

2021

‘From can see to can’t see’ NFT show, curated by Greg Rook on SuperRare.com

‘Your Foot in my Face & Other Tectonic Strategies’, Kingsgate Project Space, London

’A Lot of What I’m About To Tell You is Made Up’ NFT show, curated by Greg Rook on SuperRare.com

’Hawks in her Hair’, Alice Black Gallery, London

 

2020

‘Monster/ Beauty: An Exploration of the Female / Femme Gaze’ curated by Marcelle Joseph, Lychee One, London

‘Goose Summer’, Instagram group show co-curated with Martyn Cross under @goosesummer2020

‘Paintings on, and with, Paper’, Cob Gallery, London, UK

 

2018

‘The Story of Zebedee’, Post Institute / Von Goetz, London, UK

‘Our Souls to Keep’, Field Projects, NY, USA

‘Women Can’t Paint’, Turps & ASC Galleries, London, UK

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

2014

Overall Award Winner, Exeter Contemporary Open, UK

 

2008

Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibitor, London (and touring), UK

 

2006

Drawing Prize, Graduate Show, Royal Drawing School

Prize for Drawing Excellence, Royal Drawing School

 

2005

1st, Man Group Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art

 

2004

3rd, Man Group Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art

Press & Publications

Salome Salmacis online interview, UK, 2021:

https://www.salomesalmacis.com/hannah-murgatroyd.html

Turps magazine Issue 23, London, 2021

The Drawer Vol. 17 / Pink, Paris, France, 2019

The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting, Anomie Publishing, UK, 2018

Works

Hannah Murgatroyd

Dossal, 2021 

Oil on linen

56 cm x 40 cm  

Price Available Upon Request

© Hannah Murgatroyd

Hannah Murgatroyd

As Long as the Light Holds, 2020 

Oil and acrylic on linen

61 x 76 cm 

Price Available Upon Request

© Hannah Murgatroyd

Hannah Murgatroyd

The Southern Side of Here, 2021 

Oil on linen

56 cm x 40 cm 

Price Available Upon Request

© Hannah Murgatroyd

Unless otherwise stated, artworks © The Artist. © 2021 London Paint Club

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