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.
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