Esme Hodsoll

Esme Hodsoll, Blue Eggs, 2022


Esme Hodsoll (b. 1992, London) first studied at Pennighen, École de Direction Artistique et Architecture Intérieure, in Paris before attending the Royal Drawing School, London. Hodsoll was awarded the Richard Ford Award, and in 2017 participated residencies at Dumfries House, Scotland and at the Prado, Madrid. Hodsoll’s practice is largely comprised of paintings and works on paper that focus on scenes of portraiture and landscape. Of particular interest to the artist are scenes that appear in the domestic or studio space. Hodsoll’s scenes breathe with life, which is reflected not only in her choice of subjects but also through her skillful hand. Her years of artistic travel leading to Scotland, Greece and Spain aided Hodsoll in her close study of light, which lends itself to embedding life and action into the artist’s renderings of landscapes, portraits, and scenes of quotidian domesticity. Hodsoll currently lives and works in Paris.

One of Hodsoll’s works is included in Ways of Drawing: Artists' Perspectives and Practices published by Thames and Hudson in October 2019. Recent exhibitions include PATERSON ZEVI, London, UK (2022); ALMA ZEVI, Venice, Italy (2021); ALMA ZEVI, London, UK (2021); Tristan Hoare, London, UK (2019); Laura Lopes, London, UK (2019); Greatorex Studios, London, UK (2018). In 2020 Hodsoll completed a residency at ALMA ZEVI, Venice, Italy. 

Esme Hodsoll, Portrait / Wild Flowers, 2021
Esme Hodsoll, Rear Mirror, 2020
Esme Hodsoll, Hand on Marble, 2019
Esme Hodsoll, Vitamins, 2021
Esme Hodsoll, Head of a Man, 2021
Esme Hodsoll, Self-Portrait (Scotland), 2018
Esme Hodsoll, Palm (by Night), 2021
Esme Hodsoll, Boy in Bed, 2016