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About Benjamin Hope Benjamin studied mathematics and physics at university because he was interested in them. His long-term plan throughout, though, was to become a painter and his artistic training happened concurrently through experimentation, practice, and reading. He has been a full time artist since 2011. 

CV Born 1976

Awards 2016: First Prize in the Jackson’s Pastel Portrait Competition 2016: Mall Galleries Greetings Card Award: New English Art Club 2014: Pintar Rapido First Prize (The Pintar Prize) 2014: Jackson’s Prize, United Society of Artists Open Exhibition 2014: Runner Up, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize

Solo Exhibitions 2015: JP Art Gallery, Observations

Joint Exhibitions 2017: Gallery Different, Works (Hooper, Hope) 2017: Island Fine Arts (Cole, Hope, Pearce)

Open Exhibitions Lynn Painter Stainers Prize: 2014, 2017 New English Art Club: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Pastel Society: 2015, 2017 Royal Academy Summer Show: 2013 Royal Institute of Oil Painters: 2013, 2014, 2016 Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours: 2017 Royal Society of British Artists: 2014 Royal Society of Marine Artists: 2014, 2016 Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers: 2013 Royal Society of Portrait Painters: 2015, 2017 Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition: 2015 United Society of Artists: 2014 Pintar Rapido: 2014 Oxford Art Society: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 Blackheath Art Society: 2013, 2014

Collections Work held in private collections in the UK, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA

Bibliography J. Walsh, Notebook, From Clapham to Cornwall..., Independent on Saturday, 21 November 2015, Radar p.10 C. Hales, Local Colour, Absolutely Battersea & Clapham, November 2015, p.16

Publications Palette-knife Portraits, The Artist, October 2016, p.37 Plein Air Pastels, The Artist, July 2016, p.23 The Science of Art, Johnian News #37, Michaelmas 2015, p.14 Exhibition catalogues: Observations, 2015; Works, 2017

Education Oct 02 - Jun 07: University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, PhD in Theoretical Nanoscience Oct 01 - Jun 02: University of Cambridge, Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Maths Part III) Oct 96 - Jul 00: University of Warwick, Master of Physics 1st Class, Joint Hons in Mathematics and Physics; Departmental prize for best Masters project: Relativistic Fermions on a 2D Graphite Sheet



Catalogue for 'Works', an exhibition by Benjamin Hope and Ben Hooper, Gallery Different, London 2017.