Justine Hounam (b. 1967, London, United Kingdom) is a visual artist working primarily in sculpture. Her practice is influenced by the interconnections between landscapes as personal and global territories, societal disparities, the psychology of order and chaos and gender.


Justine uses the personal as a backdrop to ask questions about society and politics. She takes a deeper unbiased view of the societal impact on the environment and space, and then uses that as an avenue for denoting inequalities and power struggles. This is coupled with her own experiences as a young woman being conditioned at a time during an imbalance between genders.

Her background in architecture is visible throughout her practice, with a keen attention for equilibrium of ordered chaos, echoing modern landscapes.


Justine’s current series is a complicated combination of manufactured domestic items that are casted and painted, which reveal the chaos of social development on sites, territories, and the symbiotic relationship of produce, modern landscapes and domestic violence.


The materiality and unknown ontology of the objects are integral as they contain memories, subjectivity and personal space, whilst also having the unique ability to display the erosion of time and experience, which get imprinted onto cloth. Hounam sees the material and its idiosyncrasies as symbolic metaphor of skin and scar tissue.

Justine currently teaches Sculpture at the Mary Ward Centre in Bloomsbury, London and is worrking on a commission for the National trust at Rainham Hall, Essex.

Email: justinehounam@yahoo.co.uk

Telephone: 07957 541 716



University of East London, 1st Class BA (Hons)

BA Fine Art, September 2011 - July 2014


Mary Ward Centre, London

Foundation in Art and Design, 2010-2011 Distinction


University of North London (now Metropolitan University)

BSC Architecture, 1989-1992





Skins, Solo Exhibition at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, 24 – 26 2018


T’art, Bones & Pearl Gallery, Group Show, 7 – 9 March 2017


Dark Regards, Ply Gallery, Group Show, 20 – 30 January 2017


Summer Salon, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes, Group Show, 23 July – 24 August 2016


Trumped, Art Auction, CNB Gallery, Tramshed, March 16


Drying Depot, Trinity Buoy Wharf, 14 April 2016, Group show with Alexis Harding, Alaena Turner, Daryl Brown, Sophia Starling


Walthamstow Art Trail, 15 Upper Walthamstow Road, 30 May - 14 June 2015


Art Auction, CNB Gallery, Tramshed, 32 Rivington Street, London 28 - 30 April


Remember, St Johns, Bethnal Green, London, April 17 - 19 2015


Tondo, Group Show, AVA Building, London 18 - 26 Feb 2015


Top Draw, Olympia, 14 - 16 September 2015


Group Show, Queens Wood, N10, August 2014


Degree Show, AVA Building, London, 29 - 1 June 2014


Time, Art Auction, CNB Gallery, Tramshed, 32 Rivington Street, London March 2014


Forms Of Subversion, Asylum Chapel, Peckham, London, 7 - 9 March 2014


Group Show, AVA Gallery, Docklands 4 - 6 February 2014


Light And Weight, Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London, 22 - 25 November 2013


Group Show, AVA Gallery, UEL, Docklands 29 October 2013


Portlanders, AVA Gallery, UEL, Docklands Campus 2 - 9 October 2013


Innoninate, 5th Base Gallery, Brick Lane, London 6 - 7 May 2013


2nd Year Show, UEL, Docklands 7 - 12 June 2013


Grace of London, Mount Street Gallery, London 11 - 14 June


Transformation, Our Space Gallery, June 27 2012 until August 31 2012


UEL Olympics Print Exhibition, FSA, Canary Wharf, 21 May 2012

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