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