Artist-in-residence – Paddy Hartley

Much of Paddy's work focuses on how the face can be, and is transformed or manipulated both through deliberate and unintentional intervention and the way in which we subsequently respond to these changes, most notably in the design and production of his 'Face Corsets', producing facial implants for clinical use and latterly his output for 'Project Facade': responding to the surgical and personal stories of facially injured WWI servicemen.

Paddy's work has been exhibited and published widely and displayed in the permanent collections a number of museums in the UK and USA including the Wellcome Collection and The Museum of Arts and Design New York in addition to presenting at The Victoria & Albert Museum and Science Museum London amongst others.

Most recently Paddy's Face Corset designs have featured under his brand name 'Patrick Ian Hartley' in a number of premiere fashion publications including AnOther Magazine, Vogue Italia/China/Germany/Turkey, V Magazine and W Magazine. His work has been shot by leading fashion photographers including Rankin, Tim Walker, Michelangelo Di Battista (for Noomi Rapace) and Nick Knight (for Lady Gaga).

In parallel with his artistic practice, Paddy held the post of Curator at Brass Gallery Leeds for 10 years, presenting the work of new and established artists over 60 exhibitions. He also speaks as invited guest lecturer on his 20+ years in the creative industries at Colleges and Universities throughout the UK and delivers tuition in Photoshop and Illustrator to both private clients to students on his courses hosted by The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Paddy originates from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and is a graduate of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff with a Masters Degree in Sculpture and Ceramics. He is currently based in London’s East End and runs his practice from his studio base in London Bridge.