Biography

Rowan Hull in his Studio

Rowan Hull in his Studio

Rowan Hull (b 1968)  is an energetic multi disciplinary artist, performer and a musician working at the interface of art and music with other artforms in a variety of media . He is widely known for his skill in making work which is Time based and explores gesture, movement, colour and the interactive process of painting via often large scale interventions in different spaces particularly with improvised Music, Dance and in Film recreating the artist’s own experience of “seeing music.”

During his recent tenure  as Creative Arts Fellow at Wolfson College at the University of Oxford and in his work to date, he has been developing concepts arising from this work, which have led to a body of work which in turn questions and explores process  and the encapsulating of time in music raising questions about the ontological status of the artwork itself.

Rowan Hull’s work consists of the examination and analysis of his own hybrid work through performances, which present the interconnective spaces of painting and music and movement, which forms a new intensity of listening, translation and transformation. These interventions are forms of collaboration and demonstrate and analyze how such collaborations work both as process and product.

Rowan Hull has had performances, installations and  interventions in International Art Galleries and Public Spaces including concert halls, Hospitals and Cathedrals  for the past 15 years most notably at the South Bank Centre (2001/2012) Modern Art Oxford (2011) Verbier Festival Switzerland (2010) Sainsbury Centre, Norwich (2007) Pallant House Gallery (2007) Westminster Cathedral/Liverpool Met Cathedral (2006/7) Royal Academy of Music (2006) Dartington Festival (2005)  Rowan Hull  has exhibited widely throughout his career  and his work is collected internationally.

Rowan-Hull is a  member of the University of Oxford and is currently making films and artwork in different medias and involved in many Collaborations. He lives and works in the Uk.