Lot 4 - Hattie Malcomson - Vagina Dentata
Lot 4 - Hattie Malcomson - Vagina Dentata

Lot 4 - Hattie Malcomson - Vagina Dentata

Oil on paper


A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art on a Postcard



Hattie Malcomson (b.1998) is an artist living and working in London, currently studying an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. She was the recipient of the Cass Art X Phoenix studio award after graduation from her BA at the University of Brighton in 2020. This included a year's studio residency where she worked on her first solo show ‘Sisters, Sisters, Sisters’ that opened in April 2021 at New ArtProjects in London as well as one later that year ‘I’m like other girls’, at Phoenix Art Space. Since then, she has exhibited in different parts of the UK, as well as LA. 



(current) MA Painting, Royal College of Art 


BA Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton 


Solo Shows: 


Sisters, Sisters, Sisters, New Art Projects, London 


I'm like other girls, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton 


Group Shows: 


Body Songs, Fitzrovia Gallery, London 


If you are lost, this is where you can be found, Safehouse 2, London 


Accessible Art Show, Black White Gallery, London 


Roots, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton 


Press & Play, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton 


SALT, The Regency Town House, Brighton 




Cass Art X Phoenix Studio Award 


Statement about Submitted Artwork: 

“My works consist of female characters who act to represent figures, archetypes or ideas from myth. Painted in humorous ways, they attempt to mimic and mock the representation of women in western historical stories. Sensuality exists next to the grotesque as the paintings simultaneously attract and repulse. The myths are brought into a new context, as the divinity or evil that they have projected on to women in this madonna-whore dichotomy are unpacked. I use my own body to speak to the present time as I perform these characters, or wear them as a mask. This is to say that although ridiculous and absurd, these stories are still influential to our current societal ways of constructing the world, despite our arrogance to think they are tiresome and banal ideas of the past. As a painter who usually works to a large scale, these postcards have acted as an intimate exercise for me. This intimacy and lack of information has been combined with rawness or the grotesque, giving a new element to the work.” 


Gallery Representation: 

JD Malat

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