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Dominic Hopkinson

Curriculum Vitae.

Dominic Hopkinson MRSS


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Elected a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in June 2016.


1988 - 1991    Exeter College of Art & Design. B.A Hons Fine Art (Sculpture)

                       Thesis: “Art, Science and Predictive Aesthetics”

                       Thesis archived at Chelsea College of Art.


1987 - 1988    Swindon College of Art & Design. Foundation Course.



Selected Exhibitions

2022      Presented talk about my work to the DMV, the German Mathematical Society, at their annual conference.

2022      Co-delivered the Cheney Lecture at University of Leeds, on the subject of X-ray crystallography and aperiodic structures with Prof. 

              Ron Lifshitz of University of Tel Aviv.

2022      "40th Anniversary Exhibition" Group exhibition at South Square Gallery, Bradford.

2022      Exhibition of work at Middlethorpe Manor Sculpture Garden, York.

2021      "Material Matters" Group exhibition at Sunny Bank Mill Gallery.

2020      "Potential of Pattern" Group exhibition at Sunny Bank Mill Gallery.

2019      "Scientific Sublime" Solo exhibition at BLANK_gallery, Leeds City College Creative Arts Campus.

2018       "Time, Space, Existence" Palazzo Mora, Venice as part of the Venice Architecture Biennale, hosted by the European Cultural

               Centre, and organised by the GAA Foundation. May 26th to November 25th.

2018       Exhibition of work at Elemental Sculpture Park, Cirencester.

2017       Sale of work at Elemental Sculpture Park, Cirencester.

2017       "Hypogeal" Group Exhibition, BasementArts Project, Leeds


2016        “STEAMahead” Group exhibition of work in art and science held at South Square 

                Gallery, Thornton, Bradford.


2016        Presented a public workshop on Aperiodic Systems at The Royal Society, London. 

                Co-presented with the mathematician Dr. Priya Subramanian.


2016        Delivered a talk on Aperiodic Systems at the Big Draw STEAM Symposium hosted

                at The Baltic, Newcastle.


2016        Exhibited at MoMath Matrix conference. A three day international maths 

                communication and outreach conference organised with the Museum of Maths,

                New York, hosted by the University of Leeds.


2016        “A Study of Aperiodic Tiling, with special reference to the 3rd dimension”

               Solo exhibition at BasementArtsProject, Leeds.


2015        “A Harmony of Spheres” Solo exhibition at BasementArtsProject, Leeds.


2012        “Sculpture at Holy Trinity” Group exhibition, York.


2012        “Buckminster, Meet Plato” Solo exhibition at York College Gallery.


2010        “The Great North Art Show” Group exhibition at Ripon Cathedral.


2010        “Plato, Meet Buckminster” solo exhibition at South Square Gallery, Thornton,



2009        Group exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle.


2009        “Secret Garden” Group exhibition, The Art Works Gallery, Newcastle.


2008        “Abstract” Group exhibition, The Art Works Gallery, Newcastle.


2007        “Munster Sculpture Symposium” A two week carving symposium/residency hosted

                as part of Munster Sculptur Projekt 2007.


2006        “Molecular Inflation” Solo exhibition at The Northcote Gallery, University of Exeter.

                The culmination of a residency at “egenis” (part of the Economic and Social

                Research Council’s genetics network. The residency was funded by the Arts Council


2005        “South West Academy Show” Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.




Since 2012 I have been a major participant of The Superposition, an Art, Science and Maker collective, based in Leeds. 

2019 - 2020 Invited to participate in the Bragg Edition of the Creative Labs program,

                developed and led by the Cultural Institute at the University of Leeds.

2017 - 2018  Artist in Residence at the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds.

                Arts Council England funded research project, studying Aperiodic tiling systems

                in multiple dimensions, with  Prof. Alastair Rucklidge and Dr Priya Subramanian.


2015        Commissioned to build “Unit Cell” to DESY, (the Deutsche Electron Synchotron)

                as part of the University of Hamburg’s “Night of Knowledge”. “Unit Cell” is now

                permanently displayed at the Centre for Free Electron Laser Science, DESY.


2014        Commission to design and instal a large scale kinetic sculpture for the School of

                Mathematics, University of Leeds, with artist Lawrence Molloy and Chemical

                Physicist Dr Mike Nix. The sculpture was based on fluid mechanics.


2013        Design and build “Unit Cell” a large scale sculptural installation based on x-ray 

                crystallography, commissioned for the Bragg Centenary Lecture at University of 

                Leeds. The lecture was delivered by Prof. Dan Schectmann, the 2011 Nobel prize

                winner for chemistry, who discovered aperiodicy in certain 3d atomic crystal lattices.


2013        Work with artist Lawrence Molloy to produce “Invisible Sculptures” exhibition at The 

               Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds.


2007        Contracted to deliver stone carving for the Estate of Ian Hamilton-Finlay. Due to 

                Finlay’s unique working process there were some projects outstanding after his 

                death in 2006 that needed completing. This work was for a private collector in

                Basel, Switzerland.


1991-93    Studio Assistant to sculptor Peter Randall-Page. Working on major sculptures for 

                 Peter’s Retrospective at Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and the Yorkshire Sculpture 



1990-91    Studio Assistant to sculptor Barry Mason, Stroud, Gloucestershire.


1988        Studio Assistant to sculptor Maria Feliol, Swindon, Wiltshire. 

                Maria was invited over from Portugal to work on a large scale public sculpture, sited 

                at Liden Lagoon, Swindon.





University of Leeds, School of Mathematics.

University of Exeter sculpture Collection.

School of Business and Economics, Xfi Building, Exeter.

egenis Economic and Social Research Council collection.

Private collections in UK and Australia.

2010 - present

2010 - present

Dominic taught a sculpture course at York College from 2007-2014 and is a freelance art technician and exhibition designer working for Impressions Gallery, and the National Media Museum, Bradford, The Ferens Gallery, Hull, University of Leeds Fine Art Dept, and other venues across the North of England.

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