artists cv and portfolio

Larissa Hoops

Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1981


2004 Graduated inFine Art Painting at the University of Gloucestershire
2001 Diploma in Foundation Art, Cheltenham and Gloucestershire College of Higher Education

Solo exhibitions:

May- June 2010 Le Rustique, Nairobi

October 2007 ‘By Road’ Talisman Restaurant, Nairobi

Group Exhibitions:

April 2010 ISK FOTA

October 2010 The New Diani Art Gallery opening exhibition

July 2009 - September 2009 ‘Africaines’, Pan African Cultural Festival, Algiers

March 2009 ‘London Art Fair’ Battersea Park

October 2008 - April 2009 ’Africa Now’ organised by The World Bank, Washington DC

April 2008 ISK annual art show, Nairobi

Jan - Mar 2008 ‘That’s The Way We Like It’ Village Market and French Cultural Centre, Nairobi

2006 ‘Platforms 2006’ Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol

2006 Stuart Art café, Bristol

2004 Gloucestershire University Degree Show, Cheltenham

Publications and TV interviews:

2011 11thApril The East African Newspaper ‘A marriage of creativitly, claritly and commerce’ by Frank Whalley

2010 24th May, The East African Newspaper ‘A slow Fuse Burning: Outstanding collages by Larissa Hoops catch Frank Whalley’s eye’

2009 3rd August, The East African Newspaper ‘Maggie and Larissa go to Algiers to send up to Politicians’

2009 16 July, El Watan ‘Panaf 09: Halte entre formes et couleurs’

2008 January: Nation TV (re: That’s the Way We Like It exhibition)
Citizen TV (as above)

Film Credits:

2010 The Cull, 15 min fiction film. Co-producer.

2009 ‘John and Gaynor’, 14 min documentary. Co-producer and sound recordist.

2008 ‘The vicinity code’, 5 min art film. Screened at several festivals, winning best edit at the Leicester CAN festival. Co-producer and Camerawork.

You can click on the thumbnails below to view my artwork. Click on the more symbol on the right of the exhibitions' title to view the artwork in that collection. Details of recent commissions and other work I am undertaking are shown below the exhibitions.

latest exhibition

nairobi may- june 2010

pan african cultural festival

Algiers July 7th 2009

africa now!

world bank, washington dc december 2008

the way we like it

nairobi jan-mar 2008

by road

nairobi october 2007

university of gloucestershire

cheltenham 2004


commissioned projects

other work

preparatory drawings