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Mark Hampson Biography
Artist, Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art, Fine Art, Printmaking and Curator
Mark Hampson is a UK based Painter, Printmaker and Educator living in London. He is currently working both as an Artist in Residence with the Royal Academy of Arts specialist Library and Archives and as Senior Tutor in Printmaking at The Royal College of Art where he has worked since 1997.
Since his first solo show at the Beaux Arts in London 1994 he has presented over 25 solo exhibitions including “We notable Calgarians” at The Deans Gallery, Calgary, “Making ‘Nowhere’ ‘Somewhere’” at the William Morris Gallery, London and “We pay cash for Dead Artists” at The Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen, all in 2008. His international solo shows include “England Away!” at the Aoyama Gallery in Tokyo, (2002), “Goodge Street Portraits- morning, noon and night”, Henry Peacock Gallery (1999), “ The Blattoids”, Lawrence Graham Gallery, London (2005), Galleri “M”, Stockholm (1997,1995,1992), and “Line Art”, Ghent (1996). In addition he has contributed to numerous international group exhibitions and art surveys, throughout Europe, the USA, Japan and Korea. Recent shows include “Print without Borders”- Horst Jansen Museum, “International Print Triennale”- Krakow and shows at the Arthavs Museum, Vienna all in 2010.
He has been awarded several international prizes including The Bronze medal at The Osaka Triennale for Arts in 1997, the special prize of the Maloposhie Volvodeship at The Krakow International Print Triennale in 2005 and the first ever Susan Kaser Summer Award in 1992.
His work is represented in many private and public collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Arts Council of Great Britain, Krakow City Museum, The Nickles Museum, Hyundai Arts Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Osaka Prefectural Government, Gyor City Arts Museum, Sony and Tama Arts University Collection. He has curated many group exhibitions including the trilogy of shows “The Sedulous Ape” from 2000-2003 at The Strawberry Ridge Gallery, USA for Hartford Art School, “Sense and Form” with Renata Nurnberger for ConsumenArt at Mezzentun, Nuremberg, and “Pick ‘n’ Mix” for Leytonstone Arts Trail.