All works copyright the artist

Born in England
Lives and works in Glasgow


M.F.A. Glasgow School of Art

B.A. (Hons) University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne

Foundation Studies, Brighton Polytechnic

One and Two-Person Exhibitions, Projects and Commissions

You can have curves and straight lines...PAULE VÉZELAY/LOUISE HOPKINS 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow

Flying Fox, temporary commission and exhibition, CAMPLE LINE, nr Thornhill, Dumfriesshire

Dance Number temporary Artist Wall Commission, outside Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art

Black Sea, White Sea Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Linlithgow, (part of GENERATION-25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland)

Settings, Mummery + Schnelle, London

Louise Hopkins & Carol Rhodes, Drawings Paintings and Prints, (part of Below another sky) at Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh

Project Room, Mummery + Schnelle, London

Harness, Mummery + Schnelle, London

Freedom of Information, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh *

The Round Room, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

doggerfisher, Edinburgh

Andrew Mummery Gallery, London

Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Andrew Mummery Gallery, London

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

LISTE98 - The Young Art Fair, Basel (with Andrew Mummery Gallery)

artconnexion, Lille

Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Berlin

Tramway Project Room, Glasgow *

Andrew Mummery / 33 Great Sutton Street, London

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen*

Photospace, Canberra School of Art, Canberra

Barbara Cartland Diptych and other paintings Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra

Selected Group Exhibitions

Moderato Cantabile, S&D Projects, London
The Love of Print:50 Years of Glasgow Print Studio, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Drawing Biennial 2021, The Drawing Room, London
Dislocations:territories, landscapes and other spaces, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

Fieldwork, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow

Drawing Biennial 2019, The Drawing Room, London
When we hunt reality and hang its skin up on our walls, A-M-G-5. Glasgow

Criminal Ornamentation, Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester September to December 2018 and touring in the UK in 2019

NOW, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Print, Print, Print, Reid Corridor Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

Drawing Biennial 2017, The Drawing Room, London

À visage découvert, Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques

The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to the present, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh

Dévider le réel, Les Abattoirs, FRAC Midi-Pyrenees,

Below another sky, British Council, London

Ballet of the Palette, GOMA, Glasgow*

Ripples on the Pond, GOMA, Glasgow

Drawing Biennial 2015, The Drawing Room, London

Below another sky, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness

Below another sky, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

Below another sky, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen*

Summer Saloon, Lion and Lamb Gallery, London

Do you believe in angels? Equator Art Projects, Singapore and Mo space, Manila

A Picture Show, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

The Narrators, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

40/40 40 years 40 artists, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow *

Drawing Biennial 2013, The Drawing Room, London

Tate Liverpool is 25, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Learning to Draw/Drawing to Learn, The Fleming Collection, London

Everything old was once new, National Trust New Art Project at Greyfriars House, Worcester

Since I Put Your Picture in a Frame, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow (part of Glasgow International)

The Medium is the Message: words in printmaking since the 1960’s, Glasgow Print Studio Galleries, Glasgow

Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island *

Graphite, Gallery North, University of Northumbria, Newcastle*

What If It’s All True, What Then?, Mummery & Schnelle, London *

Drawing Biennial 2011, The Drawing Room, London

The Beholder’s Share, Mummery + Schnelle, London

In Between the Lines: Recent British Drawings, Trinity Fine Art, London

Drawing Biennial 2009, The Drawing Room, London

Multi-Part Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island

New Scots, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (part of the 182nd Annual Exhibition)

Scotland and Venice, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery

Scotland and Venice 2007, Scottish Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale*

Doubleuse, The Nunnery, London

Comfort Zones, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales

Limits, Andrew Mummery Gallery London (curated by Maria Chevska)

Mythomania, The Metropole Galleries, Folkestone

Remarkable, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London

Art News: contemporary artists working with newspaper, Three Colts Gallery, London

Words, Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Arts Council Collection National Touring Exhibition*

Sunday Afternoon, 303 Gallery, New York City

Any where, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, New York

New, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh*

The Embarkation for Cythera, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London

Life is Beautiful, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Works from the Saatchi Gift, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990-2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts and venues in Dundee and Aberdeen*

Open Country, Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne*

Tenable, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance

Movin On Up (Part 2), Andrew Mummery Gallery, London

A Day Like Any Other, Kulturhaus, Stavangar *

Secret Garden, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

45th Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France and Centre for Contemporary Art, Lisbon

Absolut Open, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

On Paper, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen*

NINENINENINETYNINE, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London

The Order of Things, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

Prime, opening exhibition of Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee*

Urban Romantics (Part 1), Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York

Nettwerk Glasgow, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo*

Secret Victorians, First Site Gallery, Colchester* & touring to Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

Jerwood Painting Prize ‘97, Central Saint Martin’s College, London*

Pictura Britanica: Art from Britain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia. Touring to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and Te Papa Museum, Wellington *

Lemonade, Andrew Mummery Gallery, 33 Great Sutton Street, London

Pure Fantasy, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno *

Glasgow, Kunsthalle, Bern *

Loaded, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

New Contemporaries ‘96, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, and Camden Art Centre, London *

The Persistence of Painting, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow *

Project Room, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Swarm, Scottish Arts Council Traveling Gallery, Scotland *

New Art in Scotland-Part 1, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow and tour *

Earthly Delights, aGOG, Canberra

*denotes publication produced in conjunction with exhibition

Projects and Residencies

Research Residency, Cove Park, Argyll and Bute

Below another sky, Scottish Print Network International Residency Programme

My Favourite Place, Scottish Book Trust Commission

Artist in Residence, Glenfiddich, Dufftown

Artist in Residence, Canberra School of Art, Canberra

Creative Scotland Open Fund Award

Artists’ Bursary, Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland Award, Scottish Arts Council Lottery

Research and Training Award, Richard Hough Resource, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Scottish Arts Council Award

First Exhibition Award, Aberdeen Art Gallery

Richard Ellis Award, Glasgow School of Art


Arts Council of England, London
Artbank, Sydney
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
British Council, London
City Arts Centre, Edinburgh
Les Abattoirs, FRAC Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse
Jumex Collection, Mexico City
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Paisley
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Selected Books and Exhibition Catalogues

Shonibare, Yinka, Criminal Ornamentation (Hayward Gallery Publishing 2018)

Fiske, Tina, Louise Hopkins exhibition publication, (CAMPLE LINE 2018)

Fiske, Tina (ed.), The Affiliate Yearbook 2013-2015, Thinking Collections, (University of Glasgow 2016)

Holt, Alexia (curator), Below another sky (Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, 2014)

Jeffrey, Moira (ed) Generation Guide/Reader (National Galleries of Scotland publishing, 2014)

Colin, Jonathan and Arias, Fernando (eds.) Nowhere/Ningun Lugar (Fundacion Mas Arte Mas Accion, Colombia, 2013)

My Favourite Place, (Scottish Book Trust 2012)

Davidson, Margaret, Contemporary Drawing (Watson Guptill Publications, 2011)

Made in the UK. Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection
(Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2011)

Mummery, Andrew/Moszynska, Anna/Townsend, Chris/Elliot, Stuart What If It’s All True, What Then? (Andrew Mummery Projects, London, 2011)

Baker, Helen (ed) Graphite (Arts and Social Sciences Academic Press, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, 2011)

Godfrey, Tony, Painting Today (Phaidon 2009)

Rattemeyer, Christian The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Catalogue Raisonee (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2009)

Lampert, Catherine/ Cooper, Jeremy/ Garrigues, Luce In Between the Lines: Recent British Drawings (Trinity Fine Art, London, 2009)

Gray, Kate (ed.) Collective 1984-2009 (Revolver Publishing by VVV, 2009)

Bradley, Fiona, (ed.) Scotland & Venice 2003, 2005, 2007 (Scottish arts Council/British Arts Council/National galleries of Scotland, 2007)

Long, Philip, Scotland and Venice 2007 (Venice: Scotland and Venice Biennale, 2007)

Williams, Emma, Comfort Zones (Newtown, Powys: Oriel Davies Gallery, 2007)

Bradley, Fiona and Hilty, Greg and Loock, Ulrich Louise Hopkins freedom of information – paintings drawings 1996 - 2005, (Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery, 2005)

Bradley, Fiona, Words (London: Hayward Gallery Publishing, 2002)

Dewey, Alice, (ed.) New: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary British Art, (Edinburgh: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 2002)

Brown, Katrina and Tufnell, Rob, (eds) Here and Now: Scottish art 1990-2001 (Dundee: Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2001)

Nicod, Caroline, “Nouvelles d’Ecosse” in Open Country: Contemporary Scottish Artists (Lausanne: Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts, 2001)

White, Nicola, New Art in Scotland, (Glasgow: CCA, 2000)

McKee, Francis, A Day Like Any Other (Solvberggt, Stavanger Kulturhus, 2000)

Brown, Katrina, et al, Prime, Dundee Contemporary Arts, (Dundee: Dundee Contemporary arts, 1999)

Stephens, Kate, The Saatchi gift to the arts council collection, (London: Hayward Gallery Publishing)

Feldman, Melissa E. and Schaffner, Ingrid, Secret Victorians (London: Hayward Gallery Publishing, 1998)

Brandtzaeg, Kari J. Glasgow: A Presentation of the Art Scene in the 90’s (Oslo, Norway: For Art, 1998

Bumpus, Judith, Jerwood Painting Prize ’97, (London: Lethaby Galleries, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, 30 September – 18 October 1997),

Loock, Ulrich, Glasgow, Kunsthalle Bern, March – April 1997

Murphy, Bernice, Picture Britannica: Scenes, Fictions and Deconstructions in Contemporary British Art, (Australia: Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art, 22 August - 30 November 1997)

Godfrey, Tony, Louise Hopkins - White Music, The Floral as Viral, (London: Tramway and Andrew Mummery, 1996)

Lee, Jane, Louise Hopkins New Work – Recent Paintings of Louise Hopkins, (Aberdeen: Aberdeen City Council Arts & Recreation Division, 1994)

Selected reviews, texts and articles

Elizabeth Hodson, The Painter's Discipline: Aesthetics and Form in Scottish Painting, Visual Studies, June 2020

Jamie Limond, Distantly Related: Fieldwork at 42 Carlton Place. The Drouth, May 2020

Sutherland, Calum, Calum Sutherland visits Louise Hopkins' exhibition Flying Fox at CAMPLE LINE, MAP magazine, (December 2018)

Mansfield, Susan, Mike Kelly/Santiago Sierra/Louise Hopkins, The Scotsman (September 2018)

Patience, Jan, Critic's Choice, The Herald Magazine, (September 2018)

Jeffrey, Moira, Caught in the crossfire, The Scotsman, (30th August 2014)

Carey-Kent, Peter Paul’s Art World-Top Ten up now, 29th March 2014

Castro, Elena ArtSlantStreet, 26th March 2014

Kassianidou, Marina. A Matter of Surface, In Fine Art Practice, Research and Education Across Europe: PARADOX Fine Art European Forum Conference Proceedings, 61–74. Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada; New York, NY: Downhill Publishing LTD, 2013. CD-ROM

Kassianidou, Marina. The Artist’s Trace or The Trace of the Trace of the Other Conference paper presented at TRACES Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 2013

James, Merlin, Painting the Town?, Art in America, November 2012

Kassianidou, Marina. ‘Retrieving’ the retrait: An Encounter between Jacques Derrida and Contemporary Art Practice, Conference paper presented at the Derrida Today Conference, University of California Irvine, 2012

Yau, John, Merlin James, Louise Hopkins, The Brooklyn Rail, (July/August 2010), p. 44

Charlesworth, J.J., Louise Hopkins, Harness, Art Review, Issue 29 (January/February 2009)

Geldard, Rebecca Rebecca Geldard’s Top Ten shows in London. Saatchi Art website 2009

Long, Philip, 100 Years at the Venice Biennale in Scottish Art News (Autumn 2007)

Schaefer, Robert, Louise Hopkins – Thinking Eye, JoLA, (Spring 2007)

Scottish Arts Council, Scotland and Venice 2007 – Homecoming Exhibition, Scottish Arts Council webiste (1 December 2007)

Barley, Nick, Cream of 2005, The LIST, (12 December 2005)

Black, Catriona, I’m trying to find subversions, MAP, Issue 4, (Winter 2005)

West, Rosamund, Louise Hopkins – Freedom of Information, The Skinny, (November 2005)

Paterson, Dominic, Louise Hopkins, The LIST, (17 November – 1 December 2005)

Anonymous, Exhibitions – pick of the week, The Guardian Guide, (29 October – 4 November 2005)

Macmillan, Duncan, The cult of personality renders most contemporary art meaningless but quality work can still speak volumes, The Scotsman, (25 October 2005)

Black, Catriona, Altered images, Sunday Herald, (16 October 2005)

Gale, Lain, Redrawing the map of modern art, Scotland on Sunday, (16 October 2005)

Jeffrey, Moira, Visual Art – Louise Hopkins, Freedom of information, fruitmarket gallery, Edinburgh, The Herald, (12 October 2005)

McDermott, Leon, Art Review – Louise Hopkins: Freedom of Information, METRO, (10 October 2005)

Anonymous, Freedom of information, The Guardian Guide, (8-14 October 2005)

Chapman, Peter Louise Hopkins, Independent, (8-14 October 2005)

Watson, Anne-Marie, Chasing Shadows, LIST, (6-20 October 2005)

Mansfield, Susan, A very different breed of comic book artist, The Scotsman, (4 October 2005)

Ramaswamy, Chitra, Louise Hopkins, The Big Issue in Scotland, (29 September – 5 October 2005)

Anonymous, Glasgow artist’s works make first city outing, Edinburgh Evening News, (17 September 2005)

Zamet, Kate, Review: London: Andrew Mummery Gallery: Louise Hopkins, in Contemporary (Issue 52, 2003)

Manfield, Susan, Acts of delicate vandalism tell tales, The Scotsman, (27 November 2003)

Black, Catriona, Being and not being, Sunday Herald, (23 November 2003)

Anonymous, Louise Hopkins, The Guide, (22-28 November 2003)

Jeffrey, Moira, The Choice – This weekend’s selection, The Herald, (13 November 2003)

Hubbard, Sue, Art for Sale The Independent, (29 April 2003)

O’Reilly, Sally, Louise Hopkins, Time Out, (16-23 April 2003)

Anonymous, Art, Louise Hopkins, Kultureflash, 40, (9 April, 2003)

Hunt, Ian, Exhibition Review: Louise Hopkins, matters, (Summer 2003. Issue 17)

Kimmelman, Michael, Sunday Afternoon, The New York Times, (14 June 2002)

Jeffrey, Moira, Big, bold and beautiful, The Herald, (21 September 2001)

Cameron, Neil, Rise of the local hero, The Scotsman, (18 September 2001)

Clarke, Robert, Ironic over erotic, The Guardian, (22 June 2001)

Ollman, Leah, That Uncertain Feeling, The Los Angeles Times, (9 February 2000)

Tan, Eugene. Louise Hopkins in Contemporary Visual Arts (Issue 27, 2000)

Green, David, Abstract Paintings and Arbitrary Objects in Contemporary Visual Arts (Issue 21, 1999)

Mahoney, Elisabeth, Reviews, Untitled, (Spring 1999)

Beaumont, Susanna, Absolut Open, The List, (December, 1999)

Anonymous, Dealer’s Gazette, The Art Newspaper, (December 1999)

Corbetta, Caroline, Louise Hopkins, Flash Art, (December-January 1999), [Italian]

Jones, Jonathan, Exhibitions, The Guardian, (2 December 1999)

Glover, Izi, Louise Hopkins, Time Out, (1-8 December 1999)

Geldard, Rebecca, Louise Hopkins at Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, Magazine, (1 December 1999)

Mahoney, Elisabeth, Art Review, The Guardian, (29 November 1999)

Anonymous, Louise Hopkins, The Sunday Herald, (28 November 1999)

Sumpter, Helen, Galleries Choice, Hot Tickets, (12-18 November 1999)

Falconer, Morgan, Ideas can be beautiful, Highbury and Islington Express, (12 November 1999)

Scardi, Gabi, Hopkins, tappezzerie concettuali. Prima italiana della non-pittrice che piace a Saatchi, Arte, (October 1999), [Italian]

Gal, Ale, “In Galleria”, Il Sole – 24 Ore, (25 October 1998), [Italian]

Grasso, Sebastland, Guida alle mostre, Il Corriere della Sera, (10 October 1998), [Italian]

Anonymous, Belle arti, Il Corriere della Sera, (7 October 1998), [Italian]

Anonymous, Quattro giorni d’arte a Milano, Milano Finanza, (3 October 1998)

Gandini, Manuela, In Galleria, Arte, (27 September 1998), [Italian]

Hunt, Ian, Review – Louise Hopkins, Art Monthly, (December – January 1996-97)

Baillie, Robin, The Persistence of Painting, Contemporary Art, (Spring 1996)

Brown, M. Katrina, un tour en Ecosse – Scottish Roundup, Art Press, (1996)

Durden, Mark, Loaded, Art Monthly, No. 202, (1996)

Beaumont, Susanna, Floral flights of fancy, The List, (29 November 1996)

Lambirth, Andrew, Louise Hopkins, What’s on in London, (23-30 October 1996)

Coomer, Martin, Louise Hopkins, Time Out, (23 October 1996)