Hazel Lopatkin Wallis
Hazel Lopatkin Wallis lives and works in London and is an Artist – Teacher and Subject Lead in Art in a secondary school. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Middlesex University and worked as an illustrator and as a commercial interior designer until completing an Art PGCE at Brighton University and has subsequently taught art in secondary schools for over 20 years. She completed an MA at Goldsmiths University and has her own fine art practice.
Hazel is a multi media artist, producing work relating to loss, not a tangible absence but a loss that cannot be held or measured. Her work deals with fear of forgetting and creates stories to fill the spaces between reality. She looks at history and transferred memories and the line between which truth and fantasy become blurred and works with an alter ego, Kalinka Kuperchick.
Hazel is regularly found at auctions and has a fascination with used, precious objects and the idea of personal trace on physical items. The foundation of a person’s life, their significant and insignificant moments are absent and she tries to replace them, through painting microscopic trace, reconstructing missing items and working from these once treasured objects.
Through her artistic practice Hazel has developed her identity as an Artist – Teacher and embeds her contemporary art practice in the curriculum she teaches. She is able to work with schools on special projects, offer private tuition for art students and teach adults ideas and media workshops as well as teaching at paint parties.
Hazel has completed many private commissions and her work is held in private collections both in the UK and abroad. She exhibits her art work on a regular basis and sells her work privately or through her Etsy shop and welcomes commissions.
Work held in private collections in UK, Canada, Israel & USA
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