Arabella Hope CV

My work is a conversation about painting- engaging with the history of art, of people, of childhood. Everything starts with painting – it is an engagement I want to continue, and to expand upon. 

There are some references to Warhol and Rauschenberg – Warhol with his interest in the slickness and consumption of multiples, Rauschenberg with his recycling of used and discarded items. 

I love the promise of these futuristic materials, their ease, their lovely colours, and shiny surfaces. 

But, everything we make to be disposable now last for thousands of years. 

Hungry Ghost engines started as a collaboration between myself and Silas Parry, with a clear concept. We wanted to make a body of work that looked at consumption, and our insatiable need for more and more.



2017 – Galerie 102, 3-month residency, Berlin

2016 – Wolfson College, Oxford University and Madgelen Studios Artist in Residence

              Funding from the Hope Scott Trust for the Kyoto Solo Show

2013 – Winner of the Duff Memorial Prize for Painting, Visual Arts Scotland

2010-2012 – Fettes College Artist in Residence. Edinburgh


2019   (pending) Hošek Contemporary, Berlin

2018    (pending) Weserhalle Gallery, Berlin

2017    Borderlands, Wolfson College, Oxford University, Oxford

2016    Where You Lay Your Head, Keith Gallery, Berlin

2016    Land of the Lost, Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan

2014    Arabella Hope, Flight or Flight Contemporary Art Space Osaka, (CASO), Osaka, Japan

2012    The Lonely Mountain, Das Gift Giftraum, Berlin

2011    Arabella Hope New Works, Fettes College, Edinburgh

2010    The Selected Highlights, Fettes College, Edinburgh Inside/Outside Fettes College, Edinburgh

2008    Arabella Hope, Gimpel Fils Gallery, Mayfair, London


2018   (pending) Hungry Ghost Engines, collaboration with Silas Parry. Exhibition at Contemporary Art Space Osaka,  (CASO) (over two-rooms), Japan

2019   (pending) Hungry Ghost Engines, collaboration with Silas Parry. Exhibition at Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh


2018    Curating and exhibiting in group abstract painting show with Duncan Passmore, BLO, Nelio, Ed Bats and Johannes Mundinger, Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan

2017    Exist, All women show, Mainoeuvre Gallery, Berlin

              3, galerie 102, Berlin

2016    Royal Glasgow International, Mitchell Library, Glasgow

              Everyday Formalism, Keith Gallery, Berlin

              Grabowsee Art Festival Installation, Berlin

              Silence comes from the hardest working in town, Kreuzberg Pavillon,

2015    Annuale Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

              Does Every Name Already Have A Sound? Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin

              With Compliments, Oh Pamela, Berlin

              Lass Los, Anothersidewalk Gallery, Berlin

              Career Woman, Holz Kocken Hocks, Berlin

2014   Unknown Country. Kottie Paloma, Arabella Hope, Tom Kobilalka Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin

2013   Visual Art Scotland Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

             Scottish Society of Arts Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

             Paintings from … Arabella Hope, Silas Parry, Duncan Passmore – Curated and Exhibited, WASPS Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

2012   Curated- Bridging Cultures Through Arts, an exhibition of Takaya Fujii and Yoshihito Kawabata. The exhibition also included an Artist’s Talk and a series of workshops for students at Fettes College, and a live feed of a Japanese Tea Ceremony.