The Beholder's Share

Project Room


1965 Born in England
Lives and works in Glasgow



M.A. Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
B.A. (Hons) Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic, Newcastle
Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton

One Person Exhibitions















Black Sea, White Sea, Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Linlithgow, Scotland (GENERATION programme)
Mummery + Schnelle, London

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 Andrew Mummery Gallery

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy
LISTE98 - The Young Art Fair, Basel (with Andrew Mummery Gallery)

artconnexion, Lille
Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Berlin, Germany

Tramway, Glasgow
Andrew Mummery / 33 Great Sutton Street, London

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

Photospace, Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia

Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions






















Louise Hopkins & Carol Rhodes, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh

A Picture Show: 12 Glasgow Painters, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
The Narrators, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Glasgow Print Studio 40th Anniversary Commission and Exhibition,
Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
Drawing Biennial 2013, The Drawing Room, London
Tate Liverpool is 25, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

Everything old was once new, National Trust New Art Project at
Greyfriars House, Worcester, UK
Since I Put Your Picture in a Frame, 42 Calton 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, USA
Graphite, Gallery North, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK
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

Comfort Zones, Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, Bury St. Edmunds
New Scots, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

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 (curated by Hugh Mendes)

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,

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, Norway (curated by Francis McKee)
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, Norway.
Secret Victorians, curated by Melissa Feldman and Ingrid Schaffner, First Site Gallery, Colchester. Touring to Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Arnolfini Gallery,

Jerwood Painting Prize '97, Central Saint Martin's College, London.
Pictura Britanica: Art from Britain, curated by Bernice Murphy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia. Touring to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and Te Papa Museum, Wellington, New Zealand
Lemonade, Andrew Mummery 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,

The Persistence of Painting, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Project Room, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
Swarm, Scottish Arts Council Travelling Gallery
Composite, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

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

Commissions, projects & residencies



Below Another Sky, Scottish Print Network International Residency Programme

My Favourite Place, Scottish Book Trust Commission

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






Creative Scotland Award, Scottish Arts Council Lottery Award

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

Selected Books and Exhibition Catalogues

Nowhere (, 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)

What If It’s All True, What Then?
(Mummery & Schnelle, London, 2011)

Graphite (Gallery North, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, 2011)

Godfrey, Tony, Painting Today (2009)

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

In Between the Lines: Recent British Drawings (Trinity Fine Art, London, 2009)

Graym, Kate, Collective 1984-2009 (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, "Mark making" in Louise Hopkins freedom of information - paintings drawings 1996 - 2005 , (Edinburgh: Fruitmarket Gallery, 2005)

Hilty, Greg, "Adjustment" in 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 - Louise Hopkins , (Glasgow: CCA, 2000)

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

Brown, Katrina, et al, 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 - Louise Hopkins , (London: Lethaby Galleries, Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, 30 September - 18 October 1997), [Exhibition Catalogue]

Loock, Ulrich, Reproduction and repression , (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), [Exhibition Catalogue]

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 Magazines and Newspaper articles:

Yau, John, "Merlin James, Louise Hopkins, The Brooklyn Rail (July 2010)

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

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

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

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

Black, Catriona, "I'm trying to find subversions", MAF , 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)

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

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

Jeffrey, Maria, "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)

Selected Magazines and Newspaper articles (online):

Anonymous , " Louise Hopkins', Scotland and Venice 2007 ",

Anonymous , ' Louise Hopkins', The CovePark - Inspired Thinking ',

Scottish Arts Council, "Scotland and Venice 2007 - Homecoming Exhibition", Scottish Arts Council , (1 December 2007),

Scottish Arts Council, "Aberdeen. Art Gallery hosts homecoming Venice Biennale exhibition", (20 November 2007), Scottish Arts Council:

Anonymous, "100 Years at Venice Biennale', Scottish Art News , 8, (June 2007):

Leaver-Yap, Isla, "Venice Biennale 2007 - Art and mud", The List, Issue 578, (18 June 2007),

Higgins, Charlotte , " British Artists Get Set for Venice Biennale" , Guardian , (1 May 2007),

Kennedy, Alexander, "Venice Biennale - Six of the best", The List, (30 January 2007),

Leaver-Yap, Isla, "Venice Biennale - The Big Four", The List , Issue 568, (29 January 2007),

Miller, Phil, "Artists unveiled to represent Scotland at Venice Biennale", The Herald , (17 January 2007)

Black, Caroline , " Studio: Louise Hopkins', Map Magazine - You are here: Journeys in Contemporary Art ", (2005),

Anonymous , "Louise Hopkins: Freedom of Information Paintings and Drawings 1996 - 2005", Absolute Arts , (November 2005),

Patterson, Kerry, "Louise Hopkins gets multimedia at the fruitmarket gallery", 24 Hours Museum ,, (11 January 2005)

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

Anonymous, "Indepth Arts News - Works by Louise Hopkins", (04 April - 03 May 2003), ,