Prof. Eileen Hogan
- Academic board member
Professor Eileen Hogan studied at Camberwell College of Arts, the Royal Academy Schools and the Royal College of Art. She is Professor in Fine Art and Theatre at CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon colleges, University of the Arts London). She is a practising artist and has had one-person exhibitions regularly in London since 1989. Her recent series of paintings and related work, inspired by Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden Little Sparta, was exhibited in 2013 at the New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire and at the Fleming Collection, London. In 2014, a section of the show featured in Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower: Artists’ Books and the Natural World at the Yale Center for British Art. Eileen is represented by Browse & Darby, London, where her next solo show will be in 2015. She is an advisor to and patron of Mindroom, a charity for children with learning disabilities.
Drawing is fundamental part of my practice. I often work in series; my starting point is almost always walking, observing and drawing in my sketchbooks. It’s a disorganized, unself-conscious habit. In the sketchbooks, I write notes, make lists, draw the same things over and over again. I find out what I am thinking and what matters to me, and this is often clarified by drawing again from memory. It is a way of testing out potential work, but I also draw when I lay out the content of my paintings and again when they are almost finished, often leaving these marks visible because drawing at this stage adds to the expressive possibilities of paint.