Holly Hooper

My work is influenced by the power of memory and its connection to place. It is an exploration of glimpses of distant memories, and how they may manifest abstractly, as colours, shapes, and textures. My practice is informed by the human connection to the physical world and the ways in which experiences, memories, and backgrounds shape our perceptions of place.


Influences range from the vivid neon greens and lavender hues found in a bluebell forest in spring to my travels through the Atacama Desert in Chile, immersed in the dusky orange sands and the vast night sky. By weaving fragments together, I construct new environments. 


Using a meticulous process of layering multiple colours, the work transforms with the shifting light throughout the day. It is an invitation to explore the deep connections between personal experiences, emotions, and the physical world, as we construct our own narratives and forge lasting impressions of the spaces we inhabit.


Holly Hooper is a British artist, born and currently living in London. She attained her BA in communication design from London College of Communication, UAL, in 2013. Hooper worked as a theatre producer and designer in London for the next five years, before taking a foray into glass, as a hot shop assistant from 2018 to 2021. She went on to receive an MA in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art in 2023.