Hanna ten Doornkaat
Hanna ten Doornkaat studied BA (sculpture) at Kingston University and MA (sculpture) at Wimbledon School of Art (UAL). In 2015 her work was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, London, the Royal
Academy Summer Exhibition and Derwent Art Prize.
In 2017 she was shortlisted again for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye. In 2018 she had a solo exhibition ‘In the zero of form’ at One Paved Court Gallery, Richmond. In 2019 she
showed in ‘Personal Structures’ during the Venice Biennale. and in Arthouse1, London. In 2020 she had a solo exhibition ‘Essentially Grey’ at The Muse Gallery, London, took part in ‘Drawing Beyond itself’ at Air
Gallery, Manchester and in September 2021 she had a solo show at &gallery, Edinburgh.
She has exhibited in the UK, and internationally and has curated major exhibitions such as ‘Selfies’- Revisited at The Stables Gallery,Twickenham and ‘WhiteNoise’ and ‘Past and Present Tense’ at The Crypt Gallery, London, St.Pancras, and Lines etc. at One Paved Court, Richmond She is the co-founder and curator of White Noise Projects.
The notion of the line in its relationship to drawing is central to my practice but more recently it has moved to a between space combining both painting and drawing in one or even adding a 3D element to it.
My work is an ongoing investigation of the meaning and concept of
painting versus drawing and has moved from the very formal geometric shapes to a more amorphous aesthetic causing a certain tension. I regularly try to challenge the boundaries between two and three dimensions.
More recently I have abandoned pencils and pens to experiment with a different medium, thread and needle to draw lines with. The general idea of the line remains at the centre of it and the questioning of what constitutes a drawing.