Hugo begins every work by drawing directly from life with pencil and paper. In each drawing, he captures the energy of a given situation, and allows it to take on new life. Each of Hugo’s artworks is an attempt to open up and extend the space of a specific location, both physically and conceptually.

“Drawing is the starting point for all my work. I like this minimalism of means as its still permits all possibilities and facilitates an open and direct exchange with the subject.”

Hugo Dalton’s first commission on graduation with First Class honours from Goldsmiths College was for the home of Kay Saatchi. Since then his works has been shown at the Today Art Museum, Beijing, the Carouselle de Louvre, Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum London. He has collaborated with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon to create a stage set at Sadlers Wells, London and has permanent works in the Royal Albert Hall, London and Tiffany&Co New York.



Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 SCAD, Lacoste, France
  • 2015 Museum of Musical Instruments, RCM London
  • Great Exhibitionists, Britten Theatre, London
  • 2014 By the Light of the Moon, Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid
  • Invasive Species, Joyce Gallery, Beijing
  • 2013 Mother Nature, Bow Arts Trust, London
  • 2012 Hugo Dalton, Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • 2010 Livedrawings, Sadler's Wells, London
  • Livedrawings, New York City Center, New York
  • 2008 Lightdrawings, Fine Art Society, London
  • 2006 Still Life, Saatchi Studio, London

Select Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 Royal Academy of Arts/Walmer Yard
  • 2017 Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
  • 2016 House of the Nobleman, London
  • Collisions Festival, London School of Speech and Drama
  • 2015 Selfridges
  • Themes and Variations, London
  • 2014 Stations of the Cross, Marylebone Parish Church
  • Art14, Kensington Olympia
  • 2012 Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid
  • 2010 Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery
  • The Future Can Wait, Bloomsbury
  • 2009 British Art Now, KCC Lithuania
  • British Art Now, Gallerie Werkstatte, Berlin
  • Am Art, Shanghai
  • 2008 Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong
  • New York City Center, New York
  • 2006 Fine Art Society White Out
  • 2005 Monochromed, Fine Art Society
  • 2004 Experimental Spaces, Museum of Hastings


  • David Roberts Foundation
  • Simon Silver Collection
  • Mirabeau Ce, Geneva
  • Ng Lu Pat Collection
  • Kay Saatchi Collection
  • Redfern Gallery, London
  • Today Museum, Beijing
  • Royal College of Music
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Tresco Abbey, Cornwall
  • University of Arts London


  • Falcons Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Savile Row Derwent London
  • Tiffany & Co. Florence
  • Royal Albert Hall, London
  • Champs Elysees Paris, Tiffany & Co.
  • Keswick House, Hong Kong
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Swire Properties
  • BFAMI, Christie’s London
  • Soho House Group
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • China World Center, Beijing
  • Sadler's Wells, London
  • Red Mansion Foundation
  • The Roundhouse, London
  • Barneys New York, New York
  • Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
  • Rothschild House
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Liberty of London