Eileen Hogan’s practice as an artist takes the form of painting, printmaking and book art. She is Professor in Fine Art in the C.C.W. (Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon art schools) Graduate School, University of the Arts London. Recent exhibitions include a two-year long touring exhibition of her cycle of paintings, drawings and prints inspired by Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden Little Sparta, produced between 1997 and 2013. In 2013 it was shown at the NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Wiltshire and at the Fleming Collection London. In 2014, a section of the show was featured in ‘Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower: Artists’ Books and the Natural World’ at the Yale Center for British Art and there was a solo show at the Stockwood Discovery Centre, part of Museums Luton, where The Improvement Garden, created by Hamilton Finley in 1990s is a permanent feature.
Her solo exhibition at Browse & Darby in 2016 London was accompanied by the publication Edges & Encounters. In 2015 the film: Tate Masterclass: Life Drawing with Eileen Hogan was part of the display in Tate Britain: Reception, Rupture and Return: The Model and the Life Room. Hogan’s portrait of the D-Day veteran Tony Leake was included in the exhibition The Last of the Tide at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Self- Portrait, Pembroke Studios can be seen in BP Awards 2016 at the National Portrait Gallery from 23 June – 4 September 2016, the Usher Gallery in Lincoln 12 September – 13 November 2016, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and the New Walk Museum & Art Gallery in 2017. Hogan is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Garden Museum, London and will have a solo exhibition at the Yale Centre for British Art, USA in autumn 2019
The New York Times feature on Eileen Hogan – “British Artist Explores Poetry of Light in Enclosed Spaces” by Roderick Conway Morris.
“The whole idea of presence and absence runs through all of my work. And when I am working on a series of pictures the memory of the place is as important as the place itself,” she said. “I find painting a way of expressing subtle and elusive emotions that I wouldn’t begin to know how to describe in words.”
“ In an exhibition at the new-look Garden Museum, British artist Eileen Hogan offers an intimate and multi-layered appreciation of London’ outdoor spaces…. Memory, and the mysterious synapse between remembered and actual experience, are well served by Hogan’s distinctive style and process. Tightly detailed drawings are overlaid by freer brushwork which may, in turn, be rubbed back. “