Georgie Hopton (born 1967, North Yorkshire) lives between London and Upstate New York. Since graduating from St. Martins in 1989, she has continued to expand her use of varied media, all of which are underpinned by her affinity for the natural world.
Hopton works across photography, collage, printmaking, sculpture and textile, often combining these within one work. Most recently, she has applied her unique aesthetic to wallpaper, fabric and rugs. Classical themes of still life, self-portraits and studies of flowers are consistent threads, woven through explorations into abstraction and pattern. Like her heroes of the Wiener Werkstaette and the Arts and Crafts movement, Hopton’s heart lies in creativity with no boundaries; the melding of art and life.
Hopton’s work is housed in several permanent collections including the Arts Council collection and the Tate Gallery. Public commissions can be seen at the Home Office and Royal London Hospital. Hopton was nominated for the Max Mara prize in 2007. That same year the Guardian named her as one of ‘the next generation of cutting-edge artists.’