Archive: Artists 2020

See the complete list of artworks here, and find out more about the artists below.


Zarina Bhimji (born 1963)

Zarina Bhimji, a British artist born in Uganda of South Asian origin and based in London, works in film, photography, installation, and sound. She creates evocative images of landscapes and architecture, often drawn from extensive research and travel. Her work was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2007.


Vanley Burke (born 1951)

Vanley Burke is a British Jamaican photographer and artist. His family moved to Handsworth, Birmingham in the late 60s. Since then, he has documented the Black Caribbean community in the city through his photography and built an extensive cultural archive of his neighbourhood. He has been described as ‘the godfather of Black British photography’.


Alejandra Carles-Tolra (born 1988)

Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a London-based photographer. Born in Barcelona, she holds an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Her photography often explores themes of community, identity, and belonging.


Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906)

Paul Cézanne was a French post-Impressionist painter. His portraits, still lifes, and landscapes reveal his interest in formal structures and flattened planes of colour, and his distinctive brushstrokes imparted a new degree of autonomy to this fundamental unit of painting. He is credited with inspiring the generation of abstract painters who followed him. Pablo Picasso is said to have remarked that Cézanne ‘is the father of us all’.


Mohini Chandra (born 1964)

Mohini Chandra is an artist of Fijian Indian heritage, currently based in Totnes. Her work examines international flows of people and culture in the context of globalisation, and the role of photography in the articulation of memory and identity. She is Senior Lecturer in Photography at the Plymouth College of Art.


Michael Craig-Martin (born 1941)

Sir Michael Craig-Martin CBE is an Irish-born conceptual artist known for his exploration of the relationships between objects, language, and meaning. Many of his works play with questions of representation and perception.


Fiona Crisp (born 1966)

Fiona Crisp is a UK-based photographer and installation artist. Coming from a background in sculpture, she uses large-scale photography to explore our physical interactions with space. Her work is often concerned with what she calls ‘liminal spaces’: the thresholds between interior and exterior spaces, in both a physical and a psychological sense. She is Professor of Fine Art at Northumbria University.


Sunil Gupta (born 1953)

Sunil Gupta is a Canadian photographer living and working in London. Gupta views photography as a critical practice, and his work focuses on issues of race, migration, and queer visibility. He is a Professorial Fellow at UCA, Farnham, and Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London.


Susan Hiller (1940-2019)

Susan Hiller was a US-born artist who lived and worked in London. Her wide-ranging practice included installation, photography, video, and performance. Using techniques such as cataloguing and collecting, Hiller turned objects into reflections on shared experiences.


Kabir Hussain (born 1960)

Kabir Hussain was born in Pakistan and emigrated to the UK with his family at the age of seven. His work reflects upon his experience of migration, and his engagement with landscapes has been informed by his own extensive travel both within and outside of the UK. Hussain is a master founder and has worked at AB Fine Art Foundry since 1994.


Mikhail Karikis (born 1975)

Mikhail Karikis is a Greek British artist whose practice often uses sound and performance. His films investigate economic and political issues that exist beneath the surface of society, and many of his works explore the sculptural qualities of the voice.


Linda Karshan (born 1947)

Linda Karshan, a US-born artist who works in both the US and the UK, creates abstract prints and drawings that draw on a repertoire of simple marks. She describes her method as ‘performance-based’, and each image records the ‘choreography’ of her breath and gestures. Her work has been shown at Sir John Soane’s Museum, the British Museum and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.


Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980)

Born in Vienna, Oskar Kokoschka was an expressionist writer and painter. Kokoschka’s art is characterized by its interest in the human figure and its bold use of colour. His work, which varied between figuration and expressionism, is also marked by his political engagement.


Richard Long (born 1945)

Sir Richard Long CBE is a Turner Prize-winning artist who frequently uses the practice of walking in his works. His art has been widely celebrated for its ability to push the boundaries of sculpture, stemming from an innovative use of non-traditional materials including mud, rocks, and even his own body.


Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

Berthe Morisot was a French painter. She first studied with Barbizon painters and later joined the Impressionist circle. Morisot was a versatile artist, working with a variety of media, from printmaking to watercolour. Her subject matter often reflected her personal experiences, focusing on colorful and intimate domestic scenes.


Alek O. (born 1981)

Alek O. was born in Buenos Aires and now lives and works in Como, Italy. She studied industrial design at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, from which she graduated in 2005. Her practice transforms readymade and found objects through traditional craft and art making processes, giving new life to things that might otherwise be discarded.


Karl Ohiri (born 1983)

Karl Ohiri, a British Nigerian artist based in London, uses photography, video, text, and everyday objects in his work, which often focuses on the connections between personal experiences and broader social structures. He also leads the Lagos Studio Archives, which collects and preserves the work of Nigerian studio photographers.


Kathy Prendergast (born 1958)

Kathy Prendergast is an Irish sculptor, draftsman, and painter. She studied at the Royal College of Art, London from 1983 to 1986, and won the Best Young Artist Award in 1995 representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale. Prendergast is particularly known for her City Drawings project which she began in 1992, consisting of detailed pencil maps of the world’s capital cities.


Charlotte Prodger (born 1974)

Charlotte Prodger is a Glasgow-based artist working across text, sculpture, installation, and moving image. Her work explores issues surrounding queer identity, landscape, language, technology, and time. In 2018, Prodger received the Turner Prize for an exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, which included the films Stonymollan Trail (2015) and BRIDGIT (2016).


Jonathan Richardson the Elder (1667-1745)

Jonathan Richardson was among the most influential English artists, art theorists, and collectors of the 18th century. He enjoyed a successful career as a society portraitist in London, but today is better known for his intimate chalk drawings of family and friends.


Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669)

A painter, draftsman, and printmaker, Rembrandt is particularly known for his brilliant rendering of light and shade and for his sensitive and empathetic portraits. Considered the greatest artist of the ‘Golden Age’ of Dutch art in the 17th century, Rembrandt drew constantly ‘from life’ and imbued much of his work with the intensity and immediacy of observation.


Veronica Ryan (born 1956)

Veronica Ryan is a Montserrat-born British sculptor now based in New York. Ryan works across a wide range of media, from cement, bronze, and plaster to coral, consumer product packaging, and flowers. She has studied at both the Slade School of Fine Art and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and her work has been shown at Tate, the Whitechapel Gallery, and Kettles Yard, Cambridge.


Nigel Shafran (born 1964)

Nigel Shafran was born and works in the UK. He worked as a fashion photographer in the 1980s, before shifting his practice to fine art photography. His work focuses on the still-life details of everyday life and has been shown at Tate, Manchester Art Gallery, and The Victoria & Albert Museum.


Barbara Walker MBE (born 1964)

Barbara Walker is a British artist who lives and works in Birmingham. Issues of representation and visibility are central to Walker’s practice. Her large-scale figurative drawings and paintings often reflect upon questions of witnessing, historical memory, and erasure. In 2017, she was included in the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, and her work has been shown at the Royal Academy of Arts and Modern Art Oxford.


Andrea Luka Zimmerman (born 1969)

Andrea Luka Zimmerman grew up on a housing estate in Munich, Germany, and moved to the UK in 1991. She is an artist, filmmaker, and social activist whose practice draws attention to the lives of the under-represented, calling for a profound re-imagining of relationships between people, place, and ecology. Zimmerman studied at Central Saint Martins, where she is now Reader and Lecturer in the Performance programme.