About Hormazd Narielwalla


1979 in Mumbai, India

Lives and Works:

London , United Kingdom


PhD in Fine Art, University of Arts, London, LONDON, United Kingdom, 2013
Masters in Fashion, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, 2007


The Paupers Press Prize, International Print Biennale, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 2016
The Showdown Prize - Body Electric, Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, United States, 2013
International Rector's Scholarship, University of Arts London, London, United Kingdom, 2009

About the artist

Hormazd Narielwalla is a London based artist who uses tailoring patterns to create collage works proposing a new interpretation of them as interesting abstracted drawings of the human form. Freed from function they are drawings ahead of their time, anthropomorphic in origin and beautifully abstract in isolation. His Lost Gardens series currently exhibited by Southbank Centre. His work was shown at V&A Museum London and he has won the 2014 Saatchi Art Showdown Prize - The Body Electric. In September 2016 Narielwalla won the Paupers Press Prize at the International Print Biennial, Newcastle, resulting in a new commission to be shown at Royal Academy of Arts London in April 2017. Since Narielwalla’s first Solo Show, was sponsored and exhibited by Sir Paul Smith in 2009, he has developed a permanent presence and critical acclaim in the academic and commercial art world alike. His work has been commissioned by Crafts Council for Block Party, 2011 and Collect 13 at the Saatchi Gallery.

Need to know

  • Narielwalla has been featured in Guardian, Glass Magazine, the New York Times, Vogue US, and Dazed
  • He won the Paupers Press Prize at the International Print Biennale, Newcastle
  • His solo show Lost Gardens commissioned and exhibited by the Southbank Centre, London
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Anthony Fawcett

The Insider Anthony Fawcett says:

"Narielwalla uses bespoke Savile Row tailoring patterns alongside their antiquarian and contemporary trade counterparts, to create aesthetically pleasing artworks that reference the past while being contemporary in style. His recent exhibitions and sales make this artist one to keep your eyes on over the coming years. "

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