Hannah Murgatroyd (b. England, 1976) is a painter whose work is underpinned by drawing and writing, shaping an open narrative of association. Her images move through seasons, mise-en-scène and emotions, led by a cast of male and female protagonists who spring from a personal vision of the figure as told through the history of art, popular culture and a life lived.
Representation here opens a window on to a version of the world, one bodily charged, eroticised and engaged deeply with surface. The first London show of Murgatroyd’s paintings was in 2018 in the group survey ‘Women Can’t Paint’ at Turps & ASC Galleries, curated by Marcus Harvey. Hannah won the Exeter Contemporary Open in 2014, and is a graduate of the Royal College of Art.