Holly Hendry

United Kingdom

Artist biography

Holly Hendry is a modern visual artist, who was born in the United Kingdom - other established artists such as Andre Stitt, William Morris, Paul Etienne Lincoln, Christopher Nunn, and Joy Miessi were also born inthe United Kingdom.


Holly Hendry's work has most recently been exhibited at Josh Lilley in London (05 June 2019 until 02 August 2019) with the exhibition Stains on a Decade. Holly Hendry's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen (15 June 2017 - 18 August 2017) with the name Nothing You Have to Understand and Frutta in Rome (18 October 2018 - 23 February 2019) with the name GUM SOULS. Holly Hendry's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Nothing You Have to Understand and took place at Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 15 June 2017 to 18 August 2017.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an important centre for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated considerable wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the contemporary era, Britain had been largely eclipsed by the influence of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 19th century, Britain became an important centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later become into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Ground-breaking artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Holly Hendry