Arabella Hope

 I was born in Scotland in 1982. I received a Ba(Hons) in Painting and Printmaking from Glasgow School of Art in 2007. I am about to start my MA in Painting at The Royal College of Art.


Solo Exhibitions

2019: All of Our Helium is Escaping into Space!, Hošek Contemporary, Berlin

2017: Wolfson College, Oxford University, Oxford

2016: Where You Lay Your Head, Keith Gallery, Berlin

Land of the Lost, Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan

2014: Arabella Hope, Flight or Flight Contemporary Art Space Osaka, (CASO), Osaka, Japan

2013: The Lonely Mountain Das Gift Giftraum, Berlin

2012: Arabella Hope New Works Fettes College, Edinburgh

2011: The Selected Highlights Fettes College, Edinburgh

Inside/Outside Fettes College, Edinburgh

2008: Arabella Hope Gimpel Fils Gallery, Mayfair, London


Two-Person Exhibitions

2019: Hungry Ghost Engines, with the artist Silas Parry, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

2018: Hungry Ghost Engines, with the artist Silas Parry, Contemporary Art Space Osaka (CASO), Osaka, Japan


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018: Blue Pencil, Contemporary Painting show of European Artists that I curated, Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan

2017: Exist, All-woman show, Mainouvere Gallery, Berlin

2016:  3, exhibition after 3 month residency, Galerie 102, Berlin

Royal Glasgow International, Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Everyday Formalism, Keith Gallery, Berlin

Grabowsee Art Festival Installation, Berlin

Silence comes from the hardest working in town Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin

Annuale Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

Does Every Name Already Have A Sound? Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin

2015: With Compliments, Oh Pamela, Berlin

Lass Los Anothersidewalk Gallery, Berlin

Career Woman Holz Kocken Hocks, Berlin

2014: Unknown Country. Kottie Paloma, Arabella Hope, Tom Kobilalka Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin

2013: Visual Art Scotland Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Scottish Society of Arts Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Paintings from Berlin. Arabella Hope, Silas Parry, Duncan Passmore – Curated and Exhibited, WASPS Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

2012: Curated Bridging Cultures Through Arts, an exhibition of Takaya Fujii and Yoshihito Kawabata. The exhibition also included an Artist’s Talk and a series of workshops for students at Fettes College, and a live feed of a Japanese Tea Ceremony.

2010: RSA, Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Paper View The Forgotten Bar, Berlin

Colour is the Keyboard Gimpel Fils Gallery, Mayfair, London

Downstairs Review Gimpel Fils Gallery, Mayfair, London


Continuity Gimpel Fils Gallery, Mayfair, London

Scottish Society of Artists 2009 Vision Building, Dundee


BraveArt, Emerging Scottish Talent as part of Tent London, Atlantis Gallery, London

Terra Nova IV, Highlights from the Degree Show Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow


Residencies, Seminars, and Awards

Two Seminars along with Silas Parry at Patriothall Gallery for the Hungry Ghost Engines Project 2019

Wolfson College, Oxford University and Madgelen Studios Artist in Residence 2016

Funding from the Hope Scott Trust for the Kyoto Solo Show

Winner of the Duff Memorial Prize for Painting, Visual Arts Scotland 2013

Fettes College Artist in Residence 2010-2012



Ba Hons Glasgow School of Art, Painting and Printmaking

Leith School of Art One Year Course