Phill Hopkins

BRISTOL, United Kingdom

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Phill Hopkins is a British contemporary artist whose versatile practice has a multifaceted nature. He has created a body of work that is remarkably diverse, yet is firmly rooted within a complex and coherent artistic strategy. He is predominantly a painter, who makes drawings and photographs, and sometimes makes sculpture. He works with a range of media, from the traditional to the unconventional. Born in 1961 Hopkins was brought-up in a working class family in Bristol, in southwest England. Although school was difficult he excelled at art, but did not experience the world of art beyond the classroom until accidentally visiting The Arnolfini gallery when he was fifteen. After working in a warehouse and a bakery he was accepted by Goldsmiths College of Art in London. Hopkins has exhibited in museums and galleries including The Imperial War Museum, Kettles Yard, Laing Art Gallery, Hungarian Museum of Photography, Whitworth Art Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery, John Hansard Gallery, The Usher Gallery and The Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture.

Born in Bristol, England 1961 Lives and works in Leeds, England 1982 - 1985 BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College of Art, London 1981 - 1982 Foundation Course, Filton Technical College, Bristol. Collections Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK The Imperial War Museum, London, UK Nanjing Baijia Lake International Culture Investment Group, China The Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemet, Hungary Stadt Dortmund, Germany The Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture, Leeds Leeds Art Gallery, UK Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK Doncaster Museums & Art Gallery, UK Private collections in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and China