Holly Reed

Based London, UK
Holly Reed


I'm a South-East London based figurative painter with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art. 


  • 2016 - 2018: MA Painting, Royal College of Art
  • 2009 - 2012: BA Painting, London Metropolitan University

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

  • 2018: Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London
  • 2017: WIP, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2017: And all that, Under the Arches, Sydney
  • 2016: Gracious, Spectrum 8, London
  • 2015: Foundling, Podium Arts, London
  • 2014: All the Provocateur, Touring
  • 2014: Exhibit, Under the Arches, London
  • 2012: Degree Show, Sir John Cass Degree Show, London


  • Internationally exhibited

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • My MA was certainly the most challenging aspect faced so far in that it allowed me the space in which to progressively challenge and face my work
  • Genre & Style

    • Figurative oil painting in a quick painterly style with expressions of emotion and strong line
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • I'm interested in the way the female form and psyche is both represented and played out in our modern contemporary society with reference to both historical painting and the implications of the impact of Internet Culture
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • Already sold works
    • Self-financed
  • Technique & Material

    • Oil painting, drawing, dabbling with sculpture


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