Mark Hamilton Gruchy
Originally from Jamaica, I have spent much of my time living and working in London. After completing a BA in Fine Art in Portsmouth, I worked for ten years as a photorealist artist producing large commissioned pencil drawings. Beginning by using my drawing skills to hand colour photographs, I naturally migrated into photography where I have worked freelance ever since for a wide variety of UK and international clients.
In 2006, I completed an MA in animation and have since been working in both moving image and stills photography. Although photography is still my preferred medium I continue to use moving image widely especially in my personal work which I exhibit internationally. Concurrent to this, I teach photography and moving image in London and enjoy sharing the experience of the creative process with others.
Awards / Shortlist
2016. Winner. Near Nazareth Film Festival. 'Temptation'
2010: Guggenheim Museum, YouTube Play. Biennial (Shortlisted) 'Continuum'
1998: Finalist in the 15th Awards of the Association of Photographers in the Portrait/Personal category.
Special mention, Vogue Sothebys, Cecil Beaton Awards for Illustration
Exhibitions and Screenings
Garis and Hahn, New York City, Identity of the Self. 23 Oct - 24 November 2013
PhotoSoup, Unit 24, London, April 2012
Casa Hilvana, (Fotoseptiembre) Mexico City, Mexico Sept 21, 2011
Espai 27, Photo-Soup, Barcelona , 2010 (FILM & STILLS)
Guggenheim Museum. New York, Venice, Berlin, Bilbao. YouTube Play, 2010 (FILM)
Filmanimation, Cass MA Show. Roxy Cinema , London. 2007
Bonhams, London. Orbis, 2006
Published Portraits, AOP*, London. 2001
Obsession, AOP, London. 1999
Self Portraits, AOP, London. 1998
AOP Awards, Barbican Centre, London. 1998
Family Matters, AOP, London. 1997
New Members, AOP, London. 1996
*AOP: Asssociation of Photographers