M A G G I _H A M B L I N G

Born Suffolk 1945, Maggi Hambling studied with Lett-Haines and Cedric Morris. In 1980 she was the first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery and in 1995 she won the Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield). She received a CBE in 2010. Solo exhibitions include National Portrait Gallery (1983), Serpentine (1987), Yale Center for British Art (1991), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (1997), Abbot Hall (2007), Walker Art Gallery (2009) and Fitzwilliam (2010).

Her public sculpture includes Oscar Wilde (1998), Scallop (2003), The Brixton Heron (2011) and The Resurrection Spirit (2013). Public UK collections include the Arts Council, British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Collection, and Victoria and Albert, among others. Her now celebrated series of North Sea paintings were first shown at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2003. The installation You Are The Sea was exhibited as part of SNAP in 2012. Hambling's solo exhibition, Wall of water, opens at The Hermitage, St Petersburg this summer.