Hannah Knox

London, United Kingdom. 1978


Knox’s practce involves working with a wide variety of materials across paintng and installaton. Her works inhabit the space and perform in some way; they change colour, reveal 3D images and are made from a selecton of fabrics and cloths, or painted in a way that mimics them. Referencing Greek myth, art history and fashion, they fall from the ceiling, hang out on the floor or gather themselves up to make a stand-in body in the room.

Her recent shirt paintngs hold a memory and become a marker of tme, shifing from a portrait to a stll-life, a relic, to a ‘wish-list’ item from an online shopping basket. These unbodied shirts provide a space to project; a
recollecton, a lover, a holiday. Paradoxical and containing a series of antonyms, they are figuratve without a figure, they are folded but flat. These shirts are made of linen, but you can’t wear them, and they have butons that you can’t undo. Varying in scale, from life-size and intmate, to God-like and iconic, they switch from generic pre-packaged shirts for disposable office workers, to display giant-sized XXXXL proportons, other worldly, out of reach, speaking of status, desire and the factory line.

Hannah Knox was born in London, where she lives and works. She completed her MA in paintng at the Royal College of Art in 2007, she has lectured in paintng at a number of Colleges and Universites; including Chelsea School of Art, Oxford Brookes University and University of the Creatve Arts Canterbury. Recent exhibitons include; “A Mark Extended” at Wasserman Projects, Detroit 2021, “Greetngs From Miami” at Hashimoto Contemporary, New York 2020, Common Property, at the Jerwood Space, London, UK, 2016. Knox ha been interviewed in various publicatons such as Huffington post, Studio Internatonal and Hyperallergic. She has paintngs in numerous private collectons internatonally, including the Fidelity Art Collecton and the Government Art Collecton.