Our Sculptors

Holly Rowan Hesson MRSS

Using industrial and mass-produced materials together with light and colour to construct illusory and seductive environments, that simultaneously disorientate and undermine their superficial sense of optimism.
Mixed media
Yorkshire and the Humber

Holly Rowan Hesson lives and works near Leeds, UK. She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally over the last five years. Recent solo exhibitions include Echo, commissioned by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival at Pyramid Arts Centre in 2017, New Work at & Model, Leeds in 2016 and Assembly at Bankley Gallery, Manchester in 2016 which was awarded after winning the Bankley Gallery Open (selected by Kwong Lee, Castlefield Gallery; Kate Jesson, Manchester Art Gallery; Chris Bloor, & Model gallery and Peter Seal, artist).

Hesson was invited to exhibit with Paul Huxley RA by Royal Society of Sculptors for The Line London in 2018, included in the inaugural Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2017 and she was presented by Castlefield Gallery at The Manchester Contemporary in 2015. She was awarded Arts Council England research and development funding in 2017 and 2015. In 2013 she received an MA in Contemporary Fine Art with Distinction from University of Salford.