Born in Stockport, Cheshire, UK, 1976
Lives and works in Guernsey and London


MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2001–2002
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2000–2001
BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, University of Brighton, 1995–1998

Public Sculpture Commissions

123, Florentinum Courtyard, Prague

International Sculpture Festival, Hangaram Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Playful Seating, for Berkeley Homes, Cambridge, in association with Futurecity
Representing Britain for the Changwon Sculpture Biannale, South Korea

Angled Ball, for the Borough of Brent, London, in conjunction with futurecity

Apex, Liberty Property Trust, Kent, for a roundabout in West Malling

Focus Length, Reconstruction 3, Sudeley Castle, Winchombe, Gloucestershire
The Illusion In Magic, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury

Design for Life, commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Mirror Image, Centre Culturel Jean-Cocteau, Paris

Berliner Liste, Berlin, Germany
Mac Paris, Paris, France

Galleria 1/9 unosunove, Rome

Max Wigram Gallery, London

Wasted Youth, Cosmic Galerie, Paris
Hole in My Eye, Max Wigram Gallery, London

Heliotrope, Whitechapel Project Room, London
From This End to That, Rivington Arms, New York

Limbo of the Lost, MW Projects, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

Georg Kolbe Museum, Motifs of Transience, Berlin
Caravana Negra, Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Under Influences, Arts Plastiques et Psychotropes, La Maison Rouge, Paris
For My Eyes Only, Marlbor Art Gallery
Telling Tales, Scream Gallery, London
Opinion Makers, Enclave Gallery, London

Modern Witchcraft, ASC Gallery, London
Between The Stars, Scream Gallery, London
Figuratively Speaking, Jacob’s Island Gallery, London
The End, Jacob’s Island Gallery, London
Summer Show, Scream Gallery, London

Materializing Perspectives, Salon Vert, London
Art Which Is Also A Disco, Decima Gallery, London
By Mistake: Accidents as Creative Tools, Observatori 2011, International Festival of Artistic Investigation, Valencia, Spain
Paper and cardboard, The Diocesan Museum, Milan, Italy
Graceland, Paul Simon Homes, London

Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Cash for Gold, Almada, London
Terminator, Camberwell College Arts Space, London
Dawnbreakers, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, United Kingdom
A Trick of the Light, Primo Alonso Gallery, London

The Beauty of the Mistake, Lisbon, Portugal
Saxon, Schwartz Gallery, London
EASTinternational, Norwich University College of the Arts, UK
EAT ME — DRINK ME, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, USA
Natural Wonders: New Art From London, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia

Le renouveau du temps, Maison Guerlain, Paris
Inside Outside, The New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury Sculpture Park
Gravity. Collection Ernesto Esposito, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Spain
Mirrors and Secret Desires, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
The Other Way Around, Cosmic Gallerie, Paris, France
Hiroshima Art Document 2008, The Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima branch, Japan
The Freak Show, Mint Museum, Paris, France
Artists’ Playground, Sudeley Castle garden sculpture exhibition, UK

World Receiver, Hamburg Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Balance, Unosunove Arte Contemporanea, Rome
The Freaks Show, MOCA, Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
Space Oddity, Cosmic Galerie, Paris
Timer, La Triennale di Milano, Milan
Valladolid Sculpture Biennial, Hospedería Patio of the Monastery of San Benito, Valladolid

Choosing My Religion, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun
A Brighter Day, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Sculpture and Drawing of Sculpture, Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich/New York

All Boys, rue du Chantier, Brussels
Collection 2, La collection de Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Fondation Solomon, D'Arenthon, France

Selected Sculptures, MW Projects, London
Fata Morgana, CREDAC, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Ivry sur Seine
Abstract Expressionism in Contemporary Figurative Sculpture, Johann Koenig Gallery, Berlin
De leur temps, ADIAF (Association pour la diffusion de l'art français), Tourcoing Cinderella, Bermondsey, London

Mat COLLISHAW, James HOPKINS, Richard WOODS, Cosmic Galerie, Paris
Boiler Room, Inaugural Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London
Chockerfuckinblocked, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London
Jerwood Sculpture Prize, The Jerwood Space, London

Kontakte Keep on Living, Neon Gallery, London
Plinth, The Trade Apartment, London
RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Galleries, London
Bottles off the Wall, Montpelier Pub, London

Foyer, 291 Gallery, London
Hoax, Lux Gallery, London
Multispace, Gallery Expo 3000, Berlin
All Back to Mine, Deptford X, London
Art Market, 291 Gallery, London
Rapid, 18 Kingsland Road, London
Optical Emotion as Poetry, Arte Viva, Italy

Arts Club, Decima Gallery, London
Medway Open, Rochester Art Gallery, Kent
Bad Sense of Humour, The Bond Gallery, Birmingham
Analystic, 1 Gallery Court, London
Pagemakers, Gracefield Arts Centre, UK touring exhibition
Was Jesus a Homosexual?, Decima Gallery, London

T.N.R.G Art Trail, St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings
Visual Assault, Winters Gallery, London
New Contemporary Fine Art, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
Small Works, Bridgewater Arts Centre, Bridgewater
Scratch, Crackle and Pop, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton

Selected Bibliography

Britt Pfluger, Creative Couplings In The Depths of Deptford, Laissez Faire
Bright, Typography Between Illustration And Art, Daab Publishing, p. 306, p. 321

High Touch, Tactile Design And Visual Explorations, Gestalten, pp. 32–35
Pop, Kultur and Kritik, Transcript Publishing, p. 7
Zhang Lan, More Relax, Rayli Magazine, China, July issue, p. 9
Role Reversal, Surface Magazine, China, September issue, p. 13

Faye Dowling, The Book of Skulls, Lawrence King Publishing, London, p. 23
José Cuéllar, Cultura e Ocio, Observatori ¿Arte o error?, p. 14
Some Magazine, Still Life, p. 8

Jésus Pacheco, El Ángel, La muerte velada, Mexico, 31 October, pp. 1–2
Simon Torode, Living Life Magazine, Volume 5, 2010, pp. 22–25
Jakob Schrenk, Neon Magazine, Sofa-exhibitionisten, pp. 116–117
Hannah Swindon, Spindle Magazine, Off The Wall, pp. 15–18

Francesca Gavin, Hell Bound: New Gothic Art, Laurence King Publishing, London, pp. 58–61
The Great Deceiver, Dazed & Confused magazine, vol. 2 issue no. 57, January 2008, p. 135

Claire Moulène, The Freak Show (review), ARTFORUM, November, pp. 379–380
Time Out London listings, issue no. 1947, 12–18 December 2007

Ossian Ward, Off the wall, Wallpaper, December, pp. 70–73
Kristen Telfer Beith, Private Review–James Hopkins–Hole in My Eye–Max Wigram Gallery-London, Art Star Press, March 2006
Sally O’Reilly, James Hopkins, Time Out, London, 1–8 March, p. 30
Henri-Francois Debailleux, Hopkins, double vue, Liberation, Paris, 24 March, p. 31

Brian Sholis, James Hopkins, (New York Critics’ Picks), 3 October
Mark Sanders, Another bonehead, Another Magazine, Issue 8, Spring/Summer, p. 108
From This End To That, New Yorker, 2 October

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Young at Art, The Evening Standard (ES Magazine supplement), London, June
Charlotte Edwards, Studio Life, The Evening Standard, London, 24 September, pp. 46–47
Colin Gleadell, Object of the week, The Daily Telegraph, London, 19 July

Anaïd Demir, Retinal Stain, in The Art Newspaper, December
Anaïd Demir, Persistance rétinienne, in Le Journal des arts, 5–8 December
Darian Leader, An Elastic Band Reality: James Hopkins' sculptures have the uncanny ability to make you see sounds and lose time, in Modern Painters, no. 2, Summer
Charlotte Mullins, in Financial Time, July
Sarah Harrison, James Hopkins, in Time Out, 23–30 July
Hephzibah Anderson, in Evening Standard Metro, 27 June – 3 July
Jessica Lack, James Hopkins, in The Guardian (Guide supplement), 31 May – 6 June
Andrew Lambirth, Formidable Power in The Spectator, 17 May
Philip Hensher, Saatchi Moves in The Mail on Sunday, 13 April
P. Murray, James Hopkins, in Jerwood Sculpture Prize, March
Hephzibah Anderson, Jerwood Sculpture Prize, in Evening Standard (Metro Life Supplement), 7–13 March
Colin Gleadell, Adventures in Saatchiland, in Telegraph Magazine 29 March
Shortlist Announced: Jerwood Sculpture Prize, in a-n Magazine, March
Fisun Güner, Showing room for growth: Art Reviews Jerwood Sculpture Prize, in Metro Life Magazine, 26 February

Dee O’Connell, Work in Progress, in The Observer Magazine, 8 September

Nathan Joseph, Distortion Peddler, in Pure, Issue 1

Fellowships / Awards

Future Memories, Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery, Channel Islands, UK (winner)

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