Holly Hendry  |  Biography


1990                 Born in London

                         Lives and works in London, UK



2014 - 2016     The Royal College of Art, Sculpture

2009 - 2013    The Slade School of Fine Art, BA Fine Art

2008-2009     University of the Creative Arts - Farnham, Foundation in Art and Design


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017         For a Skeleton to Hang Soft Tissues On, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

                Wrot, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, London, UK

                The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London

2016        BACKWASH: Holly Hendry, Rice & Toye, Soho, London UK

2015        More and More, More is More, Bosse & Baum, Peckham, London, UK  

2014        VISITS: Holly Hendry, The Oval, Hackney, London, UK

                Hollow Bodies, Gallery North, Newcastle, UK


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018         High Noon, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

                Beautiful World, where are you?, Liverpool Biennal, UK   

                I Had the Landscape in My Arms, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK

2017        Ho Ho Ho, Frutta Gallery, Rome, Italy

                In Favour of Three Dimensions, MLF | Marie Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium 

                Lightness, White Rainbow, London, UK

                Nothing You Have to Understand, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

                EXTRACT VI, GL Strand, Copenhagen

                Bodikon, Belmacz Mayfair

2016        Polyspace, Newbridge Projects,  Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

                Short Term Storage, Holly Hendry and Kate Owens, Limoncello Cork Street, London, UK

                Until then, I’ll meet you in the Gold Room, Collar Manchester, Manchester Contemporary, UK

                Identify Your Limitations, Acknowledge the Periphery, VITRINE, London, UK

                Gettin’ the Heart Ready, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK

                Show 2016,  Royal College of Art, London, UK

                Cowley Manor Awards Exhibition 

                A Bad Policeman is Always Busy, Newcastle, UK

                Fruits of the Lum, Tžužjj, CBS Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2015        Business As Usual, Turf Project Space, Croydon, London, UK

                Slab Collective, Chesterfield House, UK

                Secret Garden Party

                Tru Luv, Turf Projects, Croydon, London, UK

                Best In Show, It’s All Tropical & Das Balloon, London, UK

                Art 15, Kensington Olympia, UK

                Go Mango (part 2) Salt + Powell, York, UK

2014        £1 FISH, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK

                Go Mango (part 1) Caustic Coastal & Salt + Powell,  Caustic Coastal, Rogue Project space, Manchester, UK

                PUTTPUTT#2, Turf Projects, Croydon, London, UK

                The March Project, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

                The Late Shows, Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK

                Cu·rate: towards the definition of curating, The Bank Gallery, Whitechapel, London, UK

                Vernissage, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK

                Domming, Lewisham Art House, London, UK

2013        Tomorrow, The Gallery, Redchurch Street, London, UK

                The Woon Foundation Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Gallery North, Newcastle, UK

                The Slade Degree Show 2013, The Slade School of Art, UCL, London, UK

2012        Ceramics Fellowship: Research Laboratory, experimental clay works alongside artist Phoebe

                Cummings, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

                Airspace, The Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich, UK

2011         The Fragmented Figure, Rockefeller Building, Dissection room 2, London, UK

2010        Scribbles & Murmurs, curated and exhibited, The Rag Factory, London, UK

2009       UCA Summer Show, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK

2007       Travelling exhibition, Guildford House Gallery, The Arc in Caterham, Woking Lighthouse gallery, Woking, UK


Residencies and Awards

2016         Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Award

2015 - 16  Royal College of Art Student Barsary

2015         Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust Grant

2013 - 14   The Woon Tai Jee Art Fellowship, BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, bursary and studio space at BALTIC 39

2013         The Woon Foundation Prize for Painting and Sculpture

2013          The Julia Wood Prize for Excellent Use of Space

2007         The People’s Prize, Guildford house gallery, The Arc in Caterham, Woking Lighthouse gallery


Publications and Catalogs

2016         Masterclass,  Zabludowicz Collection,  February 2016

2015         Peckham Roundup, Art Monthy, March issue, March 2015

                 ARQ Architectural review, Interview and review, Cambridge University Press, February 2015

                 More and More, More is More, This is Tomorrow, February 2015

2014         Holly Hendry: More and More, More is More, TimeOut London, 23rd November 2014

                 Curate Projects Exhibition walk around & artist talk, 23rd November 2014

                 Review, Hollow Bodies - Gallery North, Platform 8, October 2014

                 Interview, Young Artists in Conversation, October 2014

                 Article, The Journal, September 2014

                 Hollow Bodies Publication, Gallery North, September 2014

                 Contemporary Art Society - Studio Visit, Baltic 39, Newcastle, 31st July 2014

                 The View From Sharjah, Harper’s Bazaar Art, May 2014

                 Materials & technology talk, Newcastle University Architecture department,  Newcastle,  February 2014

                 Interview, Catlin Art Guide 2014 Preview Artist, FAD Magazine, January 2014

                 The Catlin Guide 2014, January 2014

                 Interview, Nicola Manuel, Soapbox Press, November 2013

                 Artfetch, Best New Sculptors On The Block, September 2013

                 The Woon Art Prize Catalogue, July 2013

                 The Slade Annual Christmas Card, December 2012


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