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. http://aboutfaceconceptsofportraiture.com
My research explores the relationship between portraiture and biography using oral history as part of the methodology. It is also concerned with the various ways that artists engage with archives and the relationship between presence and absence. I lead a research group at UAL called About Face where artists, theorists, curators and writers investigate the edges of portraiture. There have been a number of symposia and the themes that have emerged from these events relate to identity, the embodied self, vulnerability, exposure, possession, gaze, power and the archival inhabitation of the body The group has developed a web based learning resource that explores the boundaries of contemporary portraiture and was launched at the symposium at the National Portrait Gallery in July 2016, where artists and researchers explored the representation of exposure in their practice in the context of the works in the display – Exposed: The Naked Portrait and the NPG’s permanent collection.
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
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
2016 BP Awards 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.
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
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
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).
Panel and Board memberships include the Visual Arts Panel, Greater London Arts Association; Sci-Arts Panel, the Wellcome Institute; Mindroom; Rootstein Hopkins Foundation, the Centre for Art and Travel, National Maritime Museum and Associate Artists Scheme National Gallery, Academic Board of the Royal Drawing School.
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
“…Each garden is a concealed world of which the outsider gets a green veiled glimpse, each has in common areas for maintenance, recreation and repose. These intriguing spaces, which Eileen now shares with us, have inside them atmospheres and characteristics which even the most incorrigible snoopers can never sense, and unique vantage points from which to contemplate the surrounding architecture, its joys and woes…” – 2006
“…Athinas shows a rainy street of shoddy shops whose Greek lettering is the only explanations of its Hellenic title (we might otherwise be in Huddersfield). There are written graffiti, reflections, groups of people with umbrellas. There’s something going on here. Something being kept from us. As uneasy as a Hitchcock scene.”