Hayley Tompkins

Born 1971, Leighton Buzzard; Lives in Glasgow.


1998 MFA, Glasgow School of Art
1994 BA (Hons) Painting, Glasgow School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘Life Like Looking’, Efremidis, Seoul (with Arthur Laidlaw)
  ‘Tell Gonzo How’, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles
2022 ‘Far’, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Features’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
2020 ‘After a Long Sleep, It Woke Up’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Bag of rainbow’, Recent Activity, Birmingham
2019 ‘LB.’, Drawing Room, Hamburg
2018 ‘Think I wanna drive your Benz (I don't)’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘Stick crystals to paintings’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
2016 Lulu, Mexico City
  ‘Myth Cart’, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
2015 ‘Electric Magnetic Installation’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘Technicolor Hamburger’, Drawing Room, Hamburg
2014 ‘Scotland + Venice 2013’, Common Guild, Glasgow (Part of GENERATION 2014)
  ‘Space Kitchen’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
2013 Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
2012 ‘House of Life’, Cairn, Pittenweem
2011 ‘Currents’, Studio Voltaire, London
  ‘A Piece Of Eight’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2009 ‘Autobuilding’, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
  ‘Optical Research’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
2008 ‘Re’, The Drawing Room / Tannery Arts, London
2007 ‘Lent Moving Pictures’, Galerie Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin
  ‘Transfer’, Spike Island, Bristol
2006 ‘Hayley Tompkins and Sue Tompkins’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
2005 ‘Them and Ten Thousand Cups’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘When I broke the room’, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2003 Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
  ‘Oh! Replica’, Els Hanappe Underground, Athens
2002 Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin
2001 ‘Glassy’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
  Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2000 The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

2023 ‘Papertrail’, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles
2022 ‘Sabrina’, Sim Smith, London
  Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Our interesting life’, Efremidis, Berlin
2021 Hollybush Gardens, London
  ‘A Small Thing Edgily’, June, Berlin
  ‘Particularities’, X Museum, Beijing
  ‘Termite Tapeworm Fungus Moss’, Intermedia Gallery, CCA, Glasgow (Part of Glasgow International 2021)
  ‘Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945’, Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition , Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (), Djanogly Gallery, University of Nottingham (), The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth (), Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (), The New Art Gallery Walsall (3)
  ‘I Know Where I'm Going - Who Can I Be Now’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2019 ‘Chips and Egg’, The Sunday Painter, London
  ‘Marcelle Alix ouverte’, Marcelle Alix, Paris
  ‘Alan Kane’s 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal’, The New Art Gallery Walsall
  ‘Object & Thing’, 99 Scott, Brooklyn
  ‘Katinka Bock, Esther Kläs, Helen Mirra, Hayley Tompkins’, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
  ‘Drawing Biennial 2019’, Drawing Room, London
2018 ‘Jahresgaben 2018’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
  ‘Fillette’, Francesca Pia, Zurich
2017 ‘Jason Kraus & Hayley Tompkins’, The Modern Institute, Aird's Lane Bricks Space
  ‘Portrait (for a Screenplay) of Beth Harmon’, Tenderpixel, London
2016 ‘New Past: Contemporary Art from Britain’, Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent
  ‘I still believe in miracles’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  ‘Reconstructive Memory’, Galerie Valentin, Paris (Curated by It's Our Playground)
  ‘good things come...’, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth
  ‘Is This Living’, The Approach, London
2015 ‘Drawn by its own memory’, Laura Barlett Gallery, London
  ‘Walks and Displacements’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
  ‘British Art Show 8’, Touring exhibition, Leeds Art Gallery (2015 - 2016), Edinburgh (2016), Norwich (2016), Southampton (2016 - 2017)
  ‘The Persistence of Objects’, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore (curated by The Common Guild)
  ‘Eat Abstractedly’, Mary Mary, Glasgow
  ‘The Grass is Singing’, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo
  ‘Painting in Time’, The Tetley, Leeds (co-curated by Sarah Kate Wilson)
  ‘Small Sculpture’, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
  ‘Deep Screen’, Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux (curated by It’s Our Playground)
2014 ‘@ the shrink’, Shanaynay, Paris
  ‘On the Devolution of Culture’, 83 Page Street, London
  ‘GENERATION Moving Image Programme’, Tramway, Glasgow
  ‘Laura Aldrige, Laurie Clark, Melanie Counsell, Hayley Tompkins, David Williams’, Cairn, Pittenweem
  ‘I Cheer a Dead Man's Sweetheart’, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
2013 ‘Out Of Doors’, Supplement Gallery, London
  ‘Valise’, BQ and Pavillon der Volksbühne, Berlin (The Glasgow Weekend)
  ‘Scotland + Venice 2013: Sworn / Campbell / Tompkins’, Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale, Palazzo Pisani, Venice
  ‘Every Day’, GOMA, Glasgow
2012 ‘Last Chance’, SWG3, Glasgow
  ‘The Imminence of Poetics’, Sao Paolo Biennale, Sao Paolo
  ‘Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII’, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2011 ‘Painting Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (Curated by Sophie von Hellerman & Gavin Wade)
  ‘Painting Expanded’, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
  ‘Watercolour’, Tate Britain, London
  ‘Vegetable Loves’, Polarcap, West Barnes Studios, Dunbar
2010 ‘In Memory of Painting 8’, Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna
  ‘Every Night I go to Sleep’, Modern Art, London
  ‘At Home/Not At Home (From the collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg)’, Hessel Museum, Bard College, New York (Curated by Mathew Higgs)
  ‘Ashes to Ashes’, AMP, Athens (Curated by Christopher Garrett)
  ‘Group Show’, Autocenter, Berlin
  ‘Fragments of Machines’, IMO, Copenhagen (Curated by Will Bradley)
2009 Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  ‘modern modern’, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
  ‘Zero Budget Biennale’, Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris (Curated by Joanna Fiduccia and Chris Sharpe)
  ‘Salute to the Dataday’, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (with Sue Tompkins)
  ‘Frequency: Mark Garry, Padraig Timoney, Hayley Tompkins’, The Hugh Lane Museum, Dublin
2008 ‘Open Field’, CCA, Glasgow
2007 ‘Wollust - The Presence of Absence’, Columbus Art Foundation, Leipzig
  ‘Old Space New Space’, Gagosian, New York
  ‘Open End’, John Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles
2006 ‘Life's a Beach’, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  ‘You always say no to Ibitha’, Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd, London
  ‘it is, 'what is it?'’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
  ‘If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history’, The Showroom, London
2005 ‘Solo Show Solo Soul’, Baronian Francey, Brussels (project by Chris Johanson)
  Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘We Disagree’, Andrew Kreps and Wrong Gallery, New York
  ‘When it broke’, ArtForum Berlin, Giti Nourbaksch Gallery (Two person show)
  ‘Minimalism and After IV’, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
  ‘In the zone of your eyes’, West London projects, London (two person show and live performance)
2004 ‘Minimalism and After III’, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
  ‘Invisible Beauty’, Galerie Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin
  ‘Pre-Theatre’, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
  ‘Souvenir’, Hotel, London
  ‘Becks Futures 2004’, ICA, London (Nominee)
  ‘Program III’, Rolf-Ricke, Cologne
  ‘Works on paper’, Sprüth-Magers Projekte, Munich
  ‘Country Grammar’, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
  Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2003 ‘Paper Projects’, Kate Macgarry, London
  ‘The Fragile Underground’, Bart Wells Institute, London
  Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
  Giti Nourbaksch, Berlin
2002 ‘On Paper 1’, Galerie Friedrich, Basel
  ‘Half the World Away’, Hallwalls CAC, Buffalo
  ‘Works from the Gaby and Wilhelm Schurmann Collection’, K21, Dusseldorf
2001 ‘Brown Field’, Market Gallery, Glasgow (Curated by Rob Tufnell)
  ‘October, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Curated by Karla Black & Katie Exley’, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow (Curated by Karla Black and Katie Exley)
  ‘Circles 4 One Fo(u)r One’, ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (with Elizabeth Go)
  ‘Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990-2001’, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
2000 ‘Film Club’ (with Elizabeth Go; curated by Scott Myles)
  ‘Avalon’, The Changing Room, Stirling
  ‘Film Club 2’, Vilma Gold, London (with Elizabeth Go; curated by David Thorpe)
  ‘Evil Eye’, Glasgow Independent Studios
1999 ‘White Bear zz’, 78 Roslea Drive, Glasgow
  ‘Sounds of Grass’, Transmission, Glasgow
  ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow, Anti War - You Take it From my Heart’, Transmission, Glasgow (with Elizabeth Go)
1998 ‘Add Night To Night’, The Showroom, London (Curated by Sarah Tripp)
  ‘I Love This Life’, Transmission, Glasgow
1997 ‘Slight’, Norwich Gallery, Norwich
  ‘JoyJoy’, Transmission, Glasgow
1996 ‘Wallpaper’, CCA, Glasgow
  ‘World of Ponce’, Southpark, Glasgow (Curated by Toby Webster)
1995 ‘The Persistence of Painting’, CCA, Glasgow
  ‘Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII’, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art
  ‘Look! Nuovo Miti’, Wilkes, Glasgow


2006 ‘Spike Island’, Bristol (cafè design with Hayley Tompkins, in collaboration with Caruso St John Architects)


2007 ‘Grease: Transfer’, Spike Island, Bristol
1999 ‘Faces and Names’, The Corinthian, Glasgow (Performance as part of 'Education in Reverse')



2022 Rachel Ashenden: ‘Hayley Tompkins: Far’, The List, 30/10/2022
2011 ‘Arts Visual’, The Guardian G2, 15/02/2011
2009 Fiduccia, Joanna: ‘Hypothetically Seeing’, Map, Issue 17 2009
1998 O'Sullivan, Tom: ‘untitled’, Circa, Issue 89 30/11/1998
1997 Rothschild, Eva: ‘I am you as you are me as he is she as we are all together’, Make, Issue 80 30/11/1997

Exhibition Reviews

2020 Susan Mansfield: ‘Art reviews: We Are Here, Botanics, Edinburgh | Walter Price & Hayley Tompkins, Modern Institute, Glasgow’, Scotsman, 30/11/2020
2014 Lowndes, Sarah: ‘Hayley Tompkins, Digital Light Pools’, Art Review, 10/2014
  Cooper, Neil: ‘Hayley Tompkins’, The List, 726 10/07/2014
  King, Sarah S.: ‘Hayley Tompkins’, Art in America, 09/05/2014
  Smith, Roberta: ‘Hayley Tompkins ‘Space Kitchen’, The New York Times, 06/02/2014
2013 Miller, Phil: ‘Scotland makes strong showing within the international art party of the Venice Biennale’, The Herald, 02/06/2013
  Cezar, Aaron: ‘Scotland Shines in Venice’, The Art Newspaper, 06/2013
  Miller, Phil: ‘Glasgow artists showcase Scotland in Venice’, The Herald, 28/05/2013
  Mansfield, Susan: ‘Glasgow School of Art takes plunge in Venice’, Scotsman, 28/05/2013
  ‘News’, Metro, 28/05/2013
  Mantle, Jac: ‘Scotland in Venice: Duncan Campbell, Corin Sworn & ‘Hayley Tompkins’, The Skinny, 27/05/2013
  Miller, Phil: ‘State of the Arts: Scotland on show at the Venice Biennale‘, The Herald, 27/05/2013
  Wilson, Fiona: ‘What the Brits are bringing to the Venice Biennale‘, The Times, 25/05/2013
  Miller, Phil: ‘A global stage for Scottish artworks’, The Herald, 24/05/2013
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Art review: Scotland + Venice 2013, Venice‘, Scotland on Sunday, 19/05/2013
  Harris, Gareth: ‘Beyond the British Pavilion‘, The Art Newspaper, 03/05/2013
  ‘Scotland + Venice 2013‘, Aesthetica Magazine Blog, 05/2013
  ‘The Venice Questionnaire #9: ‘Hayley Tompkins‘, Art Review Online, 05/2013
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Art: Laura Aldridge| Mick Peter| Niall McDonald’, Scotland on Sunday, 14/04/2013
2012 Basciano, Olivier & McLean-Ferris, Laura: ‘Glasgow - Beyond the miracle’, Art Review, Issue 58 04/2012
  ‘Exhibitions‘, Contemporary Art Daily, 02/02/2012
  Morgan, Elinor: ‘Painting Show‘, this is tomorrow, 19/01/2012
2011 Herbert, Martin: ‘Hayley Tompkins‘, Time Out London, 08/07/2011
  Reid, Ash: ‘Exhibitions: ‘Hayley Tompkins‘, Map, Issue 25 06/2011
  Urwin Jones, Susan: ‘The Brink on an eye‘, The Herald, 02/04/2011
2009 Pottinger, Rebecca: ‘Hayley Tompkins: AutoBuilding‘, The Skinny, Issue 43 04/2009
  Dale, Paul: ‘Hayley Tompkins: Autobuilding‘, The List, Issue 626 04/2009
  Mansfield, Susan: ‘Hayley Tompkins/Mary MacIver‘, The Scotsman, 25/03/2009
  Jeffery, Moira: ‘Art Review - ‘Hayley Tompkins: Autobuilding‘, Scotland on Sunday, 03/2009
2008 Lack, Jessica: ‘Hayley Tompkins‘, The Guardian Guide, 19/04/2008
2007 Trigg, David: ‘Hayley Tompkins Sue Tompkins‘, Map, 2007
2006 Nesbett, Peter (ed.): ‘Hayley Tompkins‘, Art on Paper, 2006
2005 Jeffery, Moira: ‘Celebrating the Fall and the Rise‘‘, The Herald, 21/10/2005
  Mottram, Jack: ‘Barbara Kruger and ‘Hayley Tompkins‘, The Scotsman, 26/08/2005
  McDermott, Leon: ‘Hayley Tompkins‘, Metro, 26/08/2005
  Mottram, Jack: ‘Hayley Tompkins‘, The List, 08/2005
2004 Gale, Iain: ‘Revolution in their heads‘, Scotland on Sunday, 26/09/2004
2003 Jeffery, Moira: ‘Hayley’s small visions‘, The Herald, 20/12/2003
2000 Crowe, Jenny: ‘Avalon’, an, 03/2000
  Tufnell, Rob: ‘Avalon’, Make, Issue 88 03/2000
  Johnston, Robert: ‘Hayley Tompkins‘, Untitled, 2000
1999 Lowndes, Sarah: ‘Sounds of Grass’, The List, 05/1999


2018 Stick crystals to paintings, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd; Bonner Kunstverein
2016 Life·like, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
2014 Hayley Tompkins, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
2013 Hayley and Sue Tompkins: through and through, LemonMelon
2012 Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins: AZ, LemonMelon
2011 Daniel Baumann, Karla Black, Pati Hertling: HAYLEY TOMPKINS, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (Monograph. Available through The Modern Institute)
2009 Diaries of a Young Artist, Distributed art Publishers, New York
2008 Michael Archer: Re Hayley Tompkins, The Drawing Room, London (Monograph. Available through The Modern Institute)
2005 VITAMIN D, Phaidon Press, London/New York
2003 Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins: HAYLEY TOMPKINS, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow (Monograph. Available through The Modern Institute)

Exhibition Publications

2011 Watercolour, Tate Publishing, London
2010 At Home/not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Bard College Publications, Annandale-on-Hudson
2005 DaimlerChrysler Collection: Minimalism and After IV, DaimlerChrysler AG, Berlin
2001 Circles – Individuelle Sozialisation und Netzwerkarbeit in der zeitenossischen Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe
  Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990-2000, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
  October, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
2000 Avalon, The Changing Room, Stirling
1998 Add Night to Night, The Showroom, London