Sam Hacking

Sam Hacking is an artist and writer with a BA in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art in London. She has widely exhibited, with highlights including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Creekside Studios, The Rag Factory, Mol’s Place Gallery, Ravens Row Gallery, 176 Gallery, Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, The Yard Theatre and Yare Gallery.  She is also a member of Colchester Art Society and Suffolk Art Society.  Her studio is based in Lavenham in Suffolk.


She is presently studying an MA in Prose Fiction writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Her paintings and writing have a symbiotic relationship, one often informing the other as they both explore themes of physical and psychological landscapes.  While her painting explores a more personal experience of her own Agoraphobia and her fear of open spaces, her writing explores more general mental health issues in their narratives.  In 2019 she won 'Escalator' award, an emerging writers competition and year long scheme at The National Centre for Writing in Norwich.  Her writing has been published in several magazines such as Funhouse, Potluck, Thin Noon and Cold Lips and long listed in 2020 for the prestigious UEA New Forms Award.




Jan 2023:  Group show at Parndon Mill Gallery, Harlow (more details to come)

3rd/4th Dec 2022:  Group show, Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk. (more details to come)

5th - 25th Sept 2022:  Group show at Ferini Art Gallery, Pakefield, Suffolk

2nd July  - 13th August 2022:  Colchester Art Society summer exhibition (online).

4th/5th/11th/12th/25th/26th June 2022:  Suffolk Open Studios, Lavenham, Suffolk

5th - 18th May 2022:  Suffolk Art Society group show at Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk.

6th - 8th May & 11th-15th May 2022 :  Second Floor Drawing Exhibition 2022, No Format Gallery, Deptford, London.

Sept 2021 - Sept 2022:  Prose Fiction Writing MA at University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk

4th Dec - 22nd Dec 2021:  Colchester Art Society Winter Exhibition, 'We are the Minories', Trinity square gallery, Colchester.

Nov 13th - Nov 28th 2021:  Suffolk Open Studio Winter Exhibition, The Print Room gallery, Sweffling, Suffolk

(opening 11-4pm weekends, PV 12th Nov, 5-8pm)


6th Aug to 2nd Sept 2021:  Summer exhibition at The Yare Gallery, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

July 2021:  Project21UK charity auction, Boxford, Suffolk


5/6th June & 3/4th July 2021:  Suffolk Open Studios, Lavenham, Suffolk.

Nov 2020:  'Soften', Group poetry event, curated by poet Thomas Sharp.

May 2020: Longlisted, UEA New Forms writing award,University of East Anglia & National Centre for Writing, Norwich.

Nov 2019:  ‘Mudflats’ (poem), Greeting Anthology book, published by Enthusiastic Press ltd, London.

Oct 2019:  'The Weight of it' (short fiction), Shortlisted for Writers Retreat 2019 Short Story competition, Uk.

Jan - Nov 2019:  Winner of Escalator award, The National Centre for Writing, Norwich.


Jul - Dec 2018:  Private body of paintings, commission, private buyer, London.


Oct 2018:  ‘Holding’, Group painting show at The Art Space, Kingston, London.


July 2018:  'Don't look up' (poem) collaboration with Ana Sefer, published by Cold Lips Magazine, London.


May 2018:  'The Daydreamers',(performance) Agora Arts Circle, Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival, London.


Dec 2017:  ‘Your reality is broken’ (performance) Mas Productions, The Wellcome Collection, London.


Nov 2017:  'Crossing the open space', Solo painting show at A-side-B-side Gallery, Hackney, London.


July 2017:  'Cover' (short fiction), published by Thin Noon magazine, Rhode Island, USA.


March 2017:  'The Pit' (short fiction), published by Potluck Magazine, New York


Feb 2017:  'The Pit' (short story) published by Funhouse Magazine, London.


May 2016:   The Shag, Group show at The Library Club, Covent Garden, London.


Jan 2016: 'The Shag,' Group show, NTWRK with Flac Collective. The Exhibit, Balham, London.


Jun - Aug 2015: 'Brook' (painting), Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London.


Mar 2014:  'Ambivalent', (performance), Group exhibition at Cass Art Space, London Metropolitan University and Whitechapel Gallery, London.


July 2013:  'The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner' (performance), Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.


June 2013:  Group painting show by Eyestorm Art Agency, Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, London.


Mar 2013:  Performance, Group show, with Loopart13 Collective at Creekside, Deptford.


Oct 2011:  ‘Meet us at the Theatre’ (performance), The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick, London.


May - July 2011: 'Army of women' (performance), 'Gone with the Wind’ exhibition at Ravens Row Gallery, London.