Eileen Hogan was born in London and studied at Camberwell School of Arts (1963–1967), the Royal Academy Schools (1967–1970), the British School of Archaeology at Athens (1970–1971) and the Royal College of Art (1971–1973). She is Professor in Fine Art at CCW’s (Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon art schools) Graduate School, University of the Arts London, a trustee of the Royal Drawing School and an ambassador of Mindroom, a charity for children with learning disabilities. She is Represented by Browse & Darby, London.
…She also painted the green, paint-splashed apron that she almost always works in and the clothes that hang in the wardrobe at the bottom of her bed. The body that usually occupies these clothes is absent, but they nevertheless suggest a presence. The folds of the material hold shape and it doesn’t take much imagination to think of Hogan wearing this apron only moments before hanging it up. Can an apron be a self-portrait? In evacuating her body from these paintings, Hogan makes portraits of things, faceless portraits. In not just in these works but many others as well, Hogan’s portraits are about the subtleties of detail and close observation. Again and again, Hogan forces us to the edges of portraiture, provoking us to think about what a portrait is and what it can be. – Painting Portraits, Recording Lives by Sarah Victoria Turner
1971 -1974 Royal College of Art
1970-1971 British School of Archaeology at Athens
1963-1967 Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts
Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2019 Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies, Yale Center for British Art
2017 Artist-Not-In-Residence, The Garden Museum, London
2015 Eileen Hogan: Edges and Enclosures, Browse & Darby, London
2014 Eileen Hogan at Little Sparta, the Stockwood Discovery centre, Luton Museums
2013 Vacant Possession, NewArtCentre, Roche Court, Eileen Hogan at Little Sparta, Fleming Collection London
2010 All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
2009 Romilly Saumarez Smith: bookbindings for Eileen Hogan Victoria and Albert Museum (and in 2010 at the Yale Center for British Art)
2008 The Fine Art Society with Leonard Rosoman
2007 Eileen Hogan’s Poetry Box San Francisco Center for the Book
2006 Four Squares The Fine Art Society (also solo shows in 1997; 1993; 1988; 1986; 1985; 1982 and 1980).
2005 Portraits, Power and Politics: Buckinghamshire County Museum
2003 Poetry in Progress_ London College of Fashion Space;
2000 The Fine Art Society (with Margaret MacDonald Casson)
2000 Landscapes and Seascapes: Bourne Gallery: Edinburgh
1999 Paintings, Prints and Books: University of Brighton Gallery and Bankside Gallery, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 The D-Day Story, Portsmouth Museum
2017 A History of Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts; Sketchbooks—Revelation, Art Space Gallery; and Prince and Patro; Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace
2017 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts; Seeing through Drawing: A Celebration of John Berger, Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich
2015 “The Last of the Tide” group exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace; Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2014 “Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower”: Artists’ Books and the Natural World Yale Center for British Art (keynote opening lecture); Browse and Darby: BP Portrait Award exhibition National Portrait Gallery; the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery from 27 November – 12 April 2015
2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition also 2011,2010,2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002.2001, 2000, ‘98, ’97, ’96, ’95, ’94 ,’93 , 92, 91, ’90, ’89,’88,’87,’86,’85,’84,’83,’82,’81’80.’78,’77,’76, ’74. Discerning Eye (invited), also 2007 (invited)2004 (invited), 2003, 2001 and 1990
2012 BP Portrait Award: National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
2009 BP Portrait Award: National Portrait Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery and the Dean Gallery, Edinburgh
2007 BP Portrait Award: National Portrait Gallery, Laing Gallery, National Portrait Gallery of Scotland
2006 Unregulated Printing, Cambridge University re:INVENTING: ING Bank and the National Maritime Museum
2005 Recent Acquisitions: Yale Centre for British Art: USA
2004 The Writer and the Garden, British Library Re: MAKING: ING Bank, London
2002 Processes of Renewal: Toshiba Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition Mall Galleries also ‘99,
2001 Hunting Art Prizes also 2000, 1997, 1994 (highly commended)
2000 Tullie House City Museum & Art Gallery Carlisle;
Selected Commissions and Awards
2018 Surrey County Cricket Club Oval; portrait of HRH Prince of Wales; and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor
2017 Portrait of HRH the Duchess of Cornwall.
2016 Artist-in-Residence The Garden Museum
2016 Commission by HRH The Prince of Wales, to paint Alistair Urquhart, Gordon Highlanders 2nd Battalion
2016 Portrait of HRH Prince of Wales
2015 Artist-in-Residence The Garden Museum
2012 Olympic Artist (tennis); Arts and Humanities Research Council Award Transforming Artist Books with Tate Research
2009 Championship Artist 2009: All England Lawn Tennis Club
2005 Muir Trust Artist-in-Residence: Buckinghamshire County Museum
2002 Arts and Humanities Research Board Award for The Poetry Box
2001 Stamps commissioned by The Royal Mail: The British Coast (also Centenary of the National Trust and the Centenary of Alfred Tennyson)
Selected Educational roles and consultancies
Trustee of the Royal Drawing School and Patron of Mindroom, A Scottish charity for children with learning disabilities.
Currently working as a Research Professor at CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art), University of the Arts London
Previous appointments include as Dean at Camberwell College of Arts (1989 -1997) and as Director of The Camberwell Press (1984 -1997).
Current PhD students
- Ana Teles.
- June Rowe, Sculpting Beauty; A Cultural Analysis of Mannequin Design and the Shaping of Fashionable Feminine Silhouettes.
- Patricia Scott-Cumming, Socialising the Archive: Art and the Archival Encounters.
Brigham University Utah, British Library, Buffalo University New York, Cambridge University Library, Esme Fairbairn Trust, Gleeson Library University of San Francisco, Government Art Collection, Graves Art Gallery Sheffield, Greater London Council, Haarlem Staadsbiblioteheek, Houghton Library Harvard, Imperial War Museum London, Kent County Council, The Library of Congress Washington DC, London Borough of Camden, National Library of Australia, Newberry Library Chicago, Nuffield Foundation, Penguin Art Collection, Rijksmuseum-Meermanno Hague, Royal Academy of Art London, Sheffield City Art Gallery, Stanford University, Tullie House City Museum Carlisle, Victoria and Albert Museum London, University of the Arts, London University of Guildford, University of Tulsa Oklahoma, Wake Forest University North Carolina, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Merseyside; Yale Centre for British Art