Hannah Wooll

Hannah Wooll's work has always been concerned with imagery that is slightly off kilter, exaggerated or fabricated. The portraits of women who at first glance are beautiful and uncomplicated then reveal themselves to be anything but, subverted from the magazine pages and old master paintings from which their heritage derives; laying sloth like in dead winter trees which belong in Technicolor film sets, or starkly lit in deliberately contrived and manufactured environments which are oddly dreamlike. More recently paintings have been inspired by uncanny museum painted dioramas, figures strategically lit by phosphorescent fish tanks, and reflections in glazed paintings; portraits within portraits, gaze upon gaze. The paint itself is as powerful an enticement as the carefully chosen imagery; a slippery, fallible, distortive tool, rendering limbs and features clumsy and unreal, existing to be just a painted mark, which in itself lends a surreal layer of reference. Biography Hannah Wooll (b. 1977 King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK) studied at Norwich School Of Art (1995-96), Manchester Metropolitan University (1997-2000) and The Royal Academy Schools (2000-03) where she received the May Cristea Award for Fine Art for her final show. Shows include: Solo Show Natural Habitat, Twelve Gallery, London, (2010); Solo show, Contemplating Life and Stuff, Comme Ca, Manchester (2007). Selected group exhibitions include: Portfolio North West, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, (2013); Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, California, (2011); Beyond Fontanna, Studio 1:1 Gallery, London, (2010,) Jerwood Drawing Prize (2009) and (2010), Jerwood Space, London and tours; The Future Can Wait, Truman Brewery, London, (2007); New London Kicks, Wooster Projects New York, (2005). Wooll currently lives and works in the North West of England.

Glassy Eyed
Acrylic and ink on found image
29 x 21cm
2015
£300 (framed)

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It's a Jungle Out There
Acrylic Ink on Found Image
17 x 20cm
2016
£250 (framed)
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In Bloom
Acrylic Ink on Found Image
16 x 19cm
2016
£200 (unframed)
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Very Attractive, not obviously, I Admit
Ink on found image
30 x 21cm
2015
£200 (unframed)
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Fine Specimen
Ink on found image
30 x 21cm
2015
£200 (unframed)
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Haven
Acrylic and ink on found image
14 x 18cm
2015
Bust
Acrylic and ink on found image
17 x 13cm
2015
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Hang Out
Acrylic and ink on found image
17.5 x 20cm
2015
SOLD
Satellites
Acrylic and ink on found image
29 x 21cm
2015

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Glorious Need
Acrylic & Ink on Found Book
40 x 30cm
2015
£5000
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NB: Glorious Need contains over 40 original painted artworks
I Don't Care Pretty Baby
Acrylic and ink on found image
42 x 29cm
2015
£300

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Face to Face
Acrylic on found image
42 x 29cm
2015
£300

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Blue
Acrylic and ink on found image
42 x 29cm
2015
Reach Out
Oil and Gloss on Wallpaper,
30 x 21cm
2014
£250

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After Dark
Oil and Gloss on Wallpaper,
30 x 21cm
2014
£250

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Double
Oil & Gloss on Wallpaper
29 x 21cm
2014
£250

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The Night is Coming In
Oil & Gloss on Wallpaper
42 x 29cm
2014
£300

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Don't Please
Oil & Gloss on Wallpaper
42 x 29cm
2014
£300

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After
Oil & Gloss on Wallpaper
29 x 21cm
2014
£250

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Watchtower
Oil & Gloss on Wallpaper
42 x 29cm
2014
£300

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Drift
Acrylic on Paper,
17 x 12cm
2013
£180
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Waiting
Oil on Paper,
23 x 16cm
2013
£200
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Watching
Acrylic on Paper,
17 x 12cm
2013
£180
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Wish you were Here
Oil on Paper,
23 x 16cm
2013
£200
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Hannah Wooll CV

EDUCATION
2000-2003: Royal Academy Schools, London, Postgraduate Diploma, Fine Art Painting
1997-2000: Manchester Metropolitan University, 1st Class BA (hons) degree, Fine Art Painting
1995-1996: Norwich School of Art and Design, Btec Foundation Diploma

AWARDS
2013: Creekside Open Finalist
2010: The Jerwood Drawing Prize Finalist
2009: The Jerwood Drawing Prize Finalist
2003: The Gordon Luton Award for Fine Art, Runner-up
2003: May Cristea Award for Fine Art
2002: Red Mansion Art Prize, Shortlisted

EXHIBITIONS
2015: The Functionality Of Thought, Dean Clough, Halifax
2014: Exchange Rates presents: Platform – PAPER, Norte Maar Presents @ Schema Projects, Brooklyn, New York
2014: The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester

2014: Buy Art, Comme Ca Gallery, Manchester
2014: The Functionality Of Thought, Paper, Manchester
2014: The Functionality Of Thought, Paper Gallery, The Project Space Collective at AAF, London
2014: Supermarket, Paper Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2013: End Of The Line, Paper Gallery, Manchester
2013: Select, Marburae Gallery, Macclesfield
2013: Portfolio NW, The Bluecoat, Liverpool
2013: Stealing Fire, Art Allotment, Macclesfield
2013: Creekside Open 2013, London, 2013
2013: Selected Works, Comme Ca, Harvey Nicholls, Manchester
2012: Open Studio Show, Mirabel, Manchester
2012: Polemically Small, Orleans House Gallery, London
2012: 60 Drawings Exhibition, Bankley Gallery, Manchester
2011: End of Year Group Show with Comme Ca Art, Lowry Hotel, Salford, Manchester
2011: Polemically Small, Charlie Smith, London
2011: The F Word: Fragments of Feminism, Dean Clough, Halifax
2011: Buy Art Fair, with Comme Ca, Manchester
2011: Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, California, USA
2010: Beyond Fontanna, Studio 1.1, London
2010: Natural Habitat, Solo Show, The 12 Gallery, London
2010: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010, Jerwood Space, London (touring)
2009: Valley Of The Dolls (with Andrew George Magee), Comme Ca, Lowry Hotel, Manchester
2009: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009, Jerwood Space, London (touring)
2008: Contemporary Painting, Comme Ca, Lowry Hotel, Manchester
2008: Dystopia For All, The Wharf Road Project, Carter Presents, London
2008: Buy Art, Comme Ca, Urbis, Manchester
2008: Art Map, Comme Ca, Manchester
2008: A Shot In The Arm, Carter Presents, London
2008: Eastern Open, King's Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk
2007: Durty Turkey Gone Tomorrow Gallery, London
2007: Year 07 with Carter and Gallagher, Southbank, London
2007: The Future Can Wait Atlantis Gallery, Truman Brewery, London
2007: Contemplating Life and Stuff, solo show with Comme Ca Gallery, Lowry Hotel, Manchester
2007: Fastest with the Mostest Carter and Gallagher, London
2007: I'll Be Your Mirror Primo Alonso Gallery, London
2007: L.A. Art Show, Wooster Projects, Los Angeles
2006: I'll Be Your Mirror Liverpool Biennial Independents, Liverpool
2006: Jerusalem Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax
2006: L.A. Art Show, Wooster Projects, Los Angeles
2005: Contemporary Artist's Play Pictionary, Agency Contemporary, London
2005: New London Kicks Wooster Projects, New York
2005: We Didn't Mean To Be Bad Kids- T.V. Made Us Do It Margaret Harvey Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, St Albans
2005: Hand In Hand We Walk Alone Clapham Gallery, London
2005: We Didn't Mean To Be Bad Kid's - T.V. Made Us Do It, Collins Gallery, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
2005: New London Kicks Soho House, New York
2005: Radical Art Jerwood Space, London
2004: Le Petit Paysage Comme Ca, Manchester
2004: Group Show Comme Ca Debenhams Window, Manchester
2004: Le Petit Paysage Liverpool Biennial Independents, Gostin Building, Liverpool
2004: We Didn't Mean To Be Bad Kid's - T.V. Made Us Do It, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington
2004: Beginnings Jelly Leg'd Chicken Arts Gallery, Reading
2003: Royal Academy Group Show Harewood House, Leeds
2003: The Royal Academy Schools Show Piccadilly, London
2002: Red Mansion Spero Prize London Institute Gallery, Millbank
2002: Premiums Royal Academy, London
2002: 14 X 14 Mafuji Gallery, London
2001: Fresh Art Fair Business Design Centre, Islington, London
2000: Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park, London
2000: Degree Show Holden Gallery, Manchester
1999: Seventy Two Hours of Painting Bankley Gallery, Manchester