Lulu Hancock Currently works as a freelance artist and fine art lecturer in South-West France. She is presently working alongside architects creating works for living spaces. Her previous employment was as the principal lecturer of fine arts at DeMontfort University in Leicester, England. She was also a visiting lecturer and external examiner at UK and Jersey educational facilities. She is the founder of the art-group 'ex-com', has been involved in curating art students, former art students, professional artists, and organized exhibitions in and around Leicestershire, England in 'off the beaten path', locations.
1999 / M.A. by Independent study, (m-phil) Fine Art. Graduated with Distinction from DeMontfort University, Leicester, England.
1988 / B.A. Hons Illustration and Printmaking. 2:1. Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts. London.
1985 / Foundation Art & Design. Pass with Merit. Leicester Polytechnic.
Current artist in residence involved in the design and construction of the new LGV Bordeaux-Tours railway line.
Other artist residencies include Seian University in Kyoto, Japan and Lafarge Quarries in the UK and Wales. Organized a Leicester based 'ex-com' contemporary art group show as part of the 'British Art Show' exhibition in Nottingham, England. Exhibitions work selected as part of the group show,'Material World'. Truman Brewery, Gallery 25. London and the Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green London until April 22nd 2014.
Current work to be exhibited with 'Lisea' construction company which is building the LGV line, the largest construction project of its kind currently in Europe.
Other events and shows include, Maronie Gallery, Japan. Dy-Anson Gallery, Rodeo Drive, L.A. / Morley Gallery, London / City Gallery, Leicester / Smiths Gallery, London. Various others have been held or shown in the UK, London, and in Europe.
From the perspective of a visual artist, I have sought to develop expressive artworks through the study of construction industry materials and structures that are created to resource the needs of humans and the associations of those materials and structures as they interact with land forms. The Ideas and visuals presented in my artwork have followed a natural progression alternating from exterior structure to interior and back to exterior again. I am inspired by the prospect that 'my work' forms a visual narrative of my life, and representations of my observed world, I continue to be inspired by interior/ exterior forms that I am directly connected with.