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Alba Hodsoll (b.1990, UK) is a British artist living and working in London. Intimacy is at the forefront of Alba Hodsoll’s graphic works in paint and ink, where crisp lines and restrained colour palettes combine with the negative space of the canvas to produce a distinctive vision of feminine physicality. Opening up a space of interaction between ‘nakedness’ and ‘nudity’ and between touch and no touch and exchange, just as she plots a delicate course between the figurative and the abstract, Hodsoll poses questions about the synthetic and the bodily, as well as human and non-human nature, increasingly employing unconventional materials like plaster, resin and silicone. Hodsoll’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures explore the representation and consumption of sex in contemporary society. Hodsoll challenges the casual attitudes towards sexual activity disseminated by pornography, dating apps, and popular culture. Her work occupies the hazy middle ground between figuration and abstraction; paintings such as UNTITLED (2017) present an abstracted view of sex, leaving it to the viewer to determine what the discrete monotone forms distributed across the canvas might in fact represent. Using simplified lines, muted colors, and voluptuous forms, sex in Hodsoll’s work is viewed at awkward angles that highlight the beauty of inelegance and destabilize the careful and unrealistic framing of sexual performances in mass media. Portrayed without anatomical accuracy, these obscure body parts present an ambiguous image and enable the viewer to identify details or lose themselves in abstraction.


BFA, School of Visual Arts New York, 2012-2016


2023, Camilla and Marc want to talk about ovaries, Vogue

2023, Early detection tests for ovarian cancer are so vital, says Camilla and Marc, Harpers Bazaar

2023, A Day in the Lab with C&M, Grazia

2022, Life Lines, Unemployed Mag

2021, Elevate your collection with the Social Set’s 10 favourite female artists, Tatler

2019, Alba Hodsoll, i-D

2019, A Portrayal of Hot Sex Fine Art Feminite Form and All Of Its Beautiful Flaws, Love Magazine

2019, Dialogues, London Art Fair

2019, 5 highlights from the London Art Fair, Harpers Bazaar

2019, Plenty of Most Things at the London Art Fair, Fad Magazine

2018, Sensual Awakenings, Contemporary Lynx

2018, Emotion Without Words, Wonderland

2018, Art Issue, Evening Standard

2018, Alba Hodsoll, Art Verge

2018, Curator Antonia Marsh Walks Us Through Her Art Collection, AnOther

2017, PoV, Cob Gallery

2017, Alba Hodsoll, Show Studio

2017, Sans Titre, Purple

2017, Antonia Marsh’s show explores the fragmented, decaying body, Dazed

2017, Structures of Sexuality, Sirens

2017, Inside the exhibition deconstructing the decaying human body, Hero Magazine

2017, A Review of Flora Goodwin at Home in Kensington London, Arteviste

2016, Alba Hodsoll, Alex Eagle Studio

2016, Blood, Guts, and Glory at MIMI in Greenwich Village, Village Voice

2016, Alba Hodsoll, Know Wave

2016, A Conversation with Alba Hodsoll, Billy Magazine

2016, Alba Hodsoll, So It Goes Magazine

2016, Go Guide, Evening Standard


2023, Dolores 54 Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (Group)
2022, Alba Hodsoll, Alex Eagle Studios, London, UK (Solo)
2022, Howl, Waterton Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2022, Exhibition, Gertrude Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2021, Correspondencias, Fad Unam, Mexico City, Mexico (Group)
2021, I Dream in Colour, London, UK (Group)
2020, Exhibition, Drawing A Blank Gallery (Group)
2019, London Art Fair, Cob Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2019, GRACE, The Painting Rooms, London, UK (Solo)
2019, Curve, Connolly, London, UK (Solo)
2018, SEED, The Cob Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2018, Drawing Now, Paris Art Fair, France (Group)
2018, FÁLICO MÁGICO, LAMB ARTS, São Paulo, Brazil (Group)
2018, Through the Looking Glass, The Cob Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2018, Botanica, Tristan Hoare Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2017, We The Women, The Palace, Los Angeles, USA (Group)
2017, Sans Titre, Paris, France (Group)
2017, Drawing a Blank, London, UK (Group)
2017, The Belly and The Members, The Cob Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2017, Recent Work, Flora Goodwin, London, UK (Group)
2017, PoV, The Cob Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2016, Life Lines, Alex Eagle Studio, London, UK (Solo)
2016, Send More Nudes!, Art Basel, Miami, USA (Group)
2015, Pistil! Pistol!, Celestine Eleven Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2014, Residency, Girls Only, New York, USA (Group)
2014, Blue Line Drawings, Girls Only, London, UK (Group)
2014, Blue Series, The Winter Salon, London, UK (Group)