About

Anne Howeson artist in camper van

Anne Howeson lives and works in London and Italy. She uses drawing to explore themes of place, narrative, time and memory. For many years she was a tutor at the Royal College of Art, promoting drawing as outcome, process, and way of thinking, and is now a full time practitioner working on self initiated drawing projects for exhibition. Her first solo exhibition Remember Me, at Guardian News and Media 2009, recorded architectural regeneration in King’s Cross, London. Present in the Past, at Collyer Bristow, London, 2015, took digital fragments from archive material, initially from the Museum of London’s prints and drawings archive, reinventing and transforming their content and scale into drawings that shared stories about mortality and the passing of time. Feet of Angels, Carey Blyth Gallery, Oxford 2023, collaborated with the Fox Talbot digital photography archive, held by the Bodleian Library, Oxford, in a new narrative series, looking at human identity, war and dispossession.

Anne Howeson is a Jerwood Drawing Prize winner. She was shortlisted for the Derwent Art prize and National Open Art Award in 2014, the Ruskin Prize in 2017 and was an ING Discerning Eye invited artist in 2011, 2016 and 2020. She has works in several Public Collections.

Education

  • 1970-74 Central St Martins 
  • 1974-77 Royal College of Art

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023 Feet of Angels, Carey Blyth Gallery, Oxford
  • 2015 Present in the Past, Collyer Bristow, London
  • 2015 Imagining King’s Cross, Cross Street Gallery, London
  • 2009 Remember Me,The Guardian News and Media, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2022 The Football Art prize Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
  • 2020 ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries, London
  • 2019 Invited artist London Design Festival, London
  • 2018-24 Motive/Motif Open Doors V&A Here East, Buckingham Palace, London
  • Touring: Bunka Gukuen University, Tokyo, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
  • 2017 Ruskin Prize Millennium Gallery Sheffield
  • 2017 51% Remember Her, Tower Gallery Barking London
  • 2016 ING Discerning Eye Mall Galleries, London
  • 2014 The Itinerant Illustrator, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India
  • 2014 National Open art Award, Somerset House, London
  • 2014 Derwent Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2011 ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2001 Jerwood Drawing Sierre Switzerland
  • 1999 Edifice and Memory, The Gallery, Cowcross Street, London
  • 1999 Piers Feetham Gallery, London
  • 1990-92 South Bank Picture Show Festival Hall London
  • 1998 New Grafton Gallery London
  • 1986 Ikon Gallery, Travelling Exhibition, ‘Cover to Cover’
  • 1986 From Caxton to Chloe, British Council
  • 1985 Out of Line, ICA Gallery, London
  • 1985 Critical lines, Talbot Rice Centre, New York, USA
  • 1983 Jock McFayden: Invited Artist Sunderland Art Centre
  • 1982 Hayward Annual British Drawing, Hayward Gallery, London
  • 1981 “Business?” Three views on sex for sale, Thumb Gallery, London
  • 1980 Five English Artists, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam

Selected Talks, Publications, Conferences

  • 2025 Drawing as Alchemy – Historical Representations of Kings Cross – Rethinking History Journal
  • 2023 Photography, Drawing, Memory Royal Society Medicine: London, December
  • 2023 Stroll with the Artist – White Conduit Projects, London, June
  • 2023 Feet of Angels talk with Sarah Craddock, Carey Blyth Gallery, Oxford, March
  • 2022 Shapes of Vision – In and Out Club St James, London, January
  • 2019 Painful Realities Wellcome Trust Stories
  • 2018 Drawing and the Remembered City Journal Article: Journal of Illustration, 5 (1) (Intellect)
  • 2018 Drawing and Memory, chapter in Reportage: Visual Journalism Bloomsbury Books
  • 2017 The Endless Edifice of Recollection, Drawing Room Research Forum, London September
  • 2016 Drawing and the Remembered City Conference paper Edinburgh College of Art November
  • 2015 Present in the Past – Renovation and Revival in Kings Cross Central LMA, London, May
  • 2015 Drawing /Memory/Theft Guild of Pastoral Psychology, London, March
  • 2015 Practice as Research School of Media & Performing Art University of Portsmouth, January
  • 2015 Archive material as reference Research Royal College of Art, London
  • 2015 Conversations with Archives with LMA archivist Jeremy Smith, Collyer Bristow Gallery
  • 2014 Memory, Drawing, Place – Shrishti School of Art, Design, Technology, Bangalore India
  • 2014 Metropolis Transformed – University College London, One Day in the City, June
  • 2014 Witness Symposium at Falmouth University Symposium, Falmouth
  • 2014 Drawing memory and Theft – Daniel Blau Gallery, London, January
  • 2013 Govt.College of Fine Arts, Thrissur, Kerala presentation
  • 2013-15 Topolski Studio Masterclass London
  • 2007 On the Edge of Life – Bath Festival, Bath
  • 2004 100 Creative Drawing Ideas – chapter Shambhala U.S.A. ISBN: 1-59030-105-6

Teaching & Lectures

  • 1985-2022 Tutor in Visual Communication Royal College of Art London
  • Visiting Lecturer at Universities including: Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, Camberwell College of arts,  School of Visual Arts, New York, Government College of Fine Art Thrissur Kerala India.
  • External Examiner: Liverpool John Moores  University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Heriot Watt University

Curating

  • 2010 DRAW: Turning Thoughts into Lines, Royal College of Art, London, April

Broadcast

Catalogues, Books, Reviews

Commissions/Projects

  • 1985-2000 Clients including the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Harpers and Queen, Radio Times, GQ New York, Esquire New York, Stern Magazine, Saturday Night Toronto, the European Union.
  • 2007 Network Rail: print edition of drawings for the Eurostar opening festival ‘Arrivals’ at St Pancras International Station, London
  • 2019 The Wellcome Trust invited Howeson to select material from their archives for the Wellcome Stories project.  ‘Painful Realities’

Public Collections

  • The Museum of London
  • The Guardian News and Media London
  • St George’s Hospital London
  • Imperial College London