Alison Hand BA MA RCA                                            CV



MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London 1999-2001

BA (hons) First Class, Fine Art, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1996-1999


BA Programme Leader and Head of Final Year, The Art Academy, London, 2013-current

Visiting Lecturer, The Royal College of Art, 2019-

Selected exhibitions

Forthcoming – ‘Drawing Between The Lines’ interdisciplinary drawing show, symposium and publication, devised and curated by Alison Hand and Isabel Young Projects, 2019

40 Celsius, ASC Gallery, London, November 2018

A Caroming, Centre for Recent Drawing, London, May 2018

Panel discussion, Utopias and painting, Concept Gallery, London, May 2018

Summer Salon, Lubomirov Angus Hughes Gallery, London, August 2017

Architecture of Landscape, Alison Hand and Isabel Young, Arthouse1 Gallery, London, February 2017

Bread and Jam 1, Brockley, London, July 2015

Alison Hand and Neil Morley, Bay Arts Gallery, Cardiff, 2012

Structure, CoExist Gallery, Southend on Sea, 2012

Core Gallery Open, London, 2011

Citizen, Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff, 2011

Marmite Painting Prize, 2010

Core Gallery Open, London, 2010

Perspectives from a Gentleman’s Seat, Artgene Gallery, Barrow, 2010

Space Studios Open, London, 2008

Current Vision, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London, 2006

Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales, 2004

Ideologues and Demigods, Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London, 2004

Aftershock, 1aspace gallery, Hong Kong, 2004

Wellworth, Group Exhibition, Keith Talent Gallery, London, 2002

London Calling 2, RM Art, Essen, Germany, 2002

Truancy, Limehouse Arts Foundation, London, 2000

Assembly, Stepney City, London, 2000

Art Futures, Royal Festival Hall, London / Barbican Centre, London, 1999 & 2000

RWA Artists, Royal West of England Academy, 1999


Art Gene Board of Directors appointment, 2008-2012: Board Director for Cumbrian arts and research organisation Artgene, who specialise in landscape and regeneration projects with artists.


Writer in Residence, Abstract Critical Journal, Nov 2011-Jan 2012

Selected publications

‘Lines, Stripes, and Squares’, Abstract Critical, 2012

‘Monuments’, Abstract Critical, 2011

‘Installation’, Abstract Critical, 2011

‘History and Heritage’, two English Heritage commissions for the Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship, 2010

‘Isabel Young - Paintings’, essay for the Laing Gallery on the Laing Solo Series, 2009

‘Art and Education’, Architects Journal, 2008

‘Rockwell’, exhibition essay for the Rockwell Gallery, London, 2007

‘Sustaining Tower Blocks’, Building for a Future journal, 2006

‘Out in the open’, Blueprint, 2005                                                                                          


Doctoral research into art and architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 2007-09

‘Re-visioning Utopia’, Art Gene, Cumbria. Five-day charette for artists and architects – including project brief writing, project participation, and research findings presentations, 2009

Bartlett Summer Conference UCL, 2008: Presentation of research paper; Spatial Anxiety: thrill seeking in contemporary art and the city.                                                                                     

Curatorial projects

Forthcoming – ‘Drawing Between The Lines’ interdisciplinary drawing show, symposium and publication, devised and curated by Alison Hand and Isabel Young Projects, 2019

Architecture of Landscape, exhibition proposal and curation, Hand and Young, 2017

‘If you look like your passport picture, you’re too ill to travel’ exhibition curated by Hand and Morley Special Projects, Sheffield Institute of Arts, 2012

The Souvenir Project, H&M Special Projects, Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick, 2010

Public art commissions

Commission for a large scale architectural cladding and manifestation design for a new £4m London primary school, 2013                                   

Prizes and Awards

Bartlett Research Award to review ‘Estratos Contemporaneos Art Biennale, Murcia, Spain, 2008     

Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award for Postgraduate research, 2007-09

The Gordon Luton Award, Painters’ and Stainers’ Guild, 2002

Basil Alkazzi Scholarship Award, 1999-2001

The Stevenson Harwood Award, 2001


British Airways

Richard Heaton, London

Basil Alkazzi Foundation