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Artists Index: Hayley Tompkins

Hayley Tompkins (b. 1971, Leighton Buzzard. Lives and works in Glasgow) Hayley Tompkins graduated with an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 1998. She is currently represented by The Modern Institute in Glasgow and Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch in Berlin. Tompkins is best known for her minimal installations of works on paper and make-shift sculptural elements such as old mobile phones, cutlery, fruit peel and candles, which she often coats with smudgy watercolour paint. Her equally lo-fi exhibition titles (for example, Re.) add to a throw away aesthetic, that makes it fitting (and by no means a criticism) that her work has been described as ‘an after thought’. Recent solo exhibitions include Studio Voltaire, London; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Inverleith House; Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (with Sue Tompkins); and The Drawing Room, London.