Hilary Rosen - international artist

Hilary Rosen's biography, including current work in progress.
I am a professional international artist. I trained at the RCA and have lived and worked in London ever since. In addition to my own work I teach contemporary watercolour and drawing at an Adult Education College in London.

I had been involved in a project with The Wellcome in correlation with my studios. I am researching into vision and madness. The nascent idea came from a book called Treasuring The Gaze, which is essentially about Eye Miniatures that lovers gave their mistresses. discussing the social, psychological and cultural references to the images. I then became intrigued by the concept of The Ship of Fools and the symbolism and imagery involved with that idea in relation to the visual cortex and dementia. I envisage the outcome of this research to be interactive embroidery at The Wellcome Institute.

I work in many different mediums that include monoprints, oils, drawings and watercolours. The work is thematic, Cityscapes, Still Lives and the existential relationships between humans. A lot of my time is spent preparing images for the pictures in the way of drawing or making small watercolours in situ, for example in Soho or by the Thames then building them into more sustained images in my studio.

I recently had a one-person exhibition in Hamburg where I have been exhibiting for many years, as well as a one-person show in London.
A synopsis of my one person and group exhibitions include:
Joint show ; UCHL.2022
Mini prints, Scarborough Museum, Science Festival; Imperial College, Art Can - 2019
Phytopia, Glyn Vivien Gallery, Swansea, Wales - 2019
Print City, Morley College / V and A Collection - 2017
Phytopia, St Pauls Boys School - 2017
Galerie Hilde Leiss, Hamburg - 2017
Galerie Rose, Hamburg - 2017, also 2009, 2001,
Royal National Theatre - 2012, 2006, and 1999.
Wood end Gallery, Aberdeenshire - 2014; 2000
Galerie Unique - Paris 2006

Group Exhibitions
Surface and Depth , Mandells Gallery , Norwich 2022
Winter ; Kingsgate Gallery , London.2022 Landscape; Open Gallery , Halifax.2022
Commemorating Frank Collonney ;Morley College, London 2022.
Stories; Kroll , London
Ecologies of Change ; R.O.S.L London
Elevate 1 ; Kroll , London

The Sunday Times Watercolour Show 2017
Growth at St Pauls Boys School 2017
Print City , Morley College 2017
Mini print, Morley College 2017
Lombard Street Gallery, Margate 2016
Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Beautiful Science, Imperial College 2012
London Group , Galerie Youniqure Paris 2011
RWS , London 2010.


Coopers & Lybrand
Zeiss Collection, Hamburg
Heathrow Corporate Business Centre
Museum of London
Shell International
LV Prasad Eye Hospital, India
St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne
Arthur Andersen
Liberty PLC
Tollemache & Cobbold private collections
GSN Marketing
McKenna & Co.
News Multimedia
Tomkins PLC
British Telecom
St Vincent Hospital Melbourne
Mural in Celton Coretin Hosital Paris
Global private collections


Currently - Tutor CLFA Visual Arts City Literary Adult Education since 1980
2004-2007 Visual Arts Lecturer University Of East London
2003 - Visiting Lecturer Trent University, Nottingham
1998 - Visiting Tutor Westminster Architectural School
1994 - The Royal Academy, Education department
1993 - Lecturer of Watercolour Painting - The Tate Gallery, London
1989 - Visiting Lecturer - Leicester & Loughborough, Fine Art Department
1987 - Tutor in Watercolour Painting - The City Literary Institute
1986 - Tutor in Watercolour Painting - Islington Adult Education


La Monde Diplomatique - 2013
Rout edge Book cover - 2003
Axel Honest - 2009
Marshall Cavendish - 1998
The The Sunday Times, ‘Winning Strokes’ – 1993
The Guardian, ‘Artist in Focus’ - 1993
Rubies and Rebels
The National Film Theatre, poster for the ‘Ninth Jewish Film Festival’ -
Marshall Cavendish - 1998
The Sunday Times - ‘Winning Strokes’ – 1993
The Guardian - ‘Artist in Focus’ – 1993
Rubies and Rebels - 1999