Louise Hopkins

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Part-time Lecturer in Fine Art (Painting and Printmaking)

Fine Art-Painting & Printmaking

Research Profile

Louise Hopkins is an artist who has lived and worked in Glasgow since 1992. She received her MFA from GSA in 1994.

She investigates ways in which painting and drawing can connect to other language systems. She paints and draws onto surfaces that already contain information such as world maps, catalogue pages, patterned furnishing fabric, photographs, song sheets and comics, making a contrast between mass-produced printed matter- and the role it plays in privileging flatness, consumerism and certainty- and paint which with its different qualities can be used to oppose, protest against and transform the printed matter.
The processes and problems of representation and how painting can meet the challenges of mechanical and digital reproduction are some of the concerns that are part of this emore...

Latest Additions

  1. Dance Number

    Hopkins, Louise (2017) Dance Number. Outside Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street, 24 Oct 2017 onwards [Show/Exhibition]
  2. NOW: Place and Journey

    Hopkins, Louise (2017) NOW: Place and Journey. Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art, 24 March - 24 September 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  3. The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to the present

    Hopkins, Louise (2016) The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to the present. Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh, May - Aug 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  4. Ripples on the Pond

    Hopkins, Louise (2015) Ripples on the Pond. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, May 2015 - Feb 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  5. Settings

    Hopkins, Louise (2014) Settings. [Show/Exhibition]
  6. Louise Hopkins & Carol Rhodes, Drawings Paintings and Prints

    Hopkins, Louise and Rhodes, Carol (2014) Louise Hopkins & Carol Rhodes, Drawings Paintings and Prints. [Show/Exhibition]
  7. Dévider le réel

    Hopkins, L (2015) Dévider le réel. Les Abattoirs, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Toulouse, 18 September 2015 to 17th January 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  8. Black Sea, White Sea

    Hopkins, L (2014) Black Sea, White Sea. Linlithgow Burgh Halls, Linlithgow, 15th August to 2nd November 2014 [Show/Exhibition]
  9. Louise Hopkins, Harness

    Hopkins, Louise (2008) Louise Hopkins, Harness. Art Review.
  10. Contemporary Drawing

    Hopkins, Louise (2011) Contemporary Drawing. In: Contemporary Drawing. Watson Guptill.