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 Indian artist who creates collages out of tailoring patterns. Freed from their function as templates for clothing, the patterns transform into exciting, abstract images of the human form. Hormazd’s flair for innovation puts his work at the cutting edge of craft art. We love the unique portraits and imaginative Picasso-like prints that Hormazd creates out of his materials.

Hormazd studied Fashion at the University of Westminster before pursuing a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Arts London. The artist’s first solo show was sponsored and exhibited by Sir Paul Smith in 2009. Since then Hormazd has won great critical acclaim, becoming an established presence in the worlds of academic and commercial art.

In 2011 the Crafts Council commissioned the artist to produce work for Block Party, a showcase dedicated to contemporary craft “inspired by the art of the tailor”. Hormazd has since received commissions from London’s Saatchi Gallery, Southbank Centre and the Royal Academy of Arts. The artist has won prizes for his work internationally, from the Saatchi Art Showdown Prize in Los Angeles (2013) to the Paupers Press Prize at Newcastle’s 2016 International Print Biennial. Hormazd has also been featured in various publications, including The Guardian, The New York Times, Vogue US, Glass Magazine and Dazed.

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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