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
  • 0000Great Exhibitionists, Britten Theatre, London
  • 2014 By the Light of the Moon, Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid
  • 0000Invasive Species, Joyce Gallery, Beijing
  • 2013 Mother Nature, Bow Arts Trust, London
  • 2012 Hugo Dalton, Today Art Museum, Beijing
  • 2010 Livedrawings, Sadler's Wells, London
  • 0000Livedrawings, New York City Center, New York
  • 2008 Lightdrawings, Fine Art Society, London
  • 2006 Still Life, Saatchi Studio, London

Select Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
  • 2016 House of the Nobleman, London
  • 0000Collisions Festival, London School of Speech and Drama
  • 2015 Selfridges
  • 0000Themes and Variations, London
  • 2014 Stations of the Cross, Marylebone Parish Church
  • 0000Art14, Kensington Olympia
  • 2012 Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid
  • 2010 Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery
  • 0000The Future Can Wait, Bloomsbury
  • 2009 British Art Now, KCC Lithuania
  • 0000British Art Now, Gallerie Werkstatte, Berlin
  • 0000Am Art, Shanghai
  • 2008 Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong
  • 0000New York City Center, New York
  • 2006 Fine Art Society White Out
  • 2005 Monochromed, Fine Art Society
  • 2004 Experimental Spaces, Museum of Hastings


  • 0000David Roberts Foundation
  • 0000Simon Silver Collection
  • 0000Mirabeau Ce, Geneva
  • 0000Ng Lu Pat Collection
  • 0000Kay Saatchi Collection
  • 0000Redfern Gallery, London
  • 0000Today Museum, Beijing
  • 0000Royal College of Music
  • 0000Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 0000Tresco Abbey, Cornwall
  • 0000University of Arts London


  • 0000Falcons Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 0000Savile Row Derwent London
  • 0000Tiffany & Co. Florence
  • 0000Royal Albert Hall, London
  • 0000Champs Elysees Paris, Tiffany & Co.
  • 0000Keswick House, Hong Kong
  • 0000Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 0000Swire Properties
  • 0000BFAMI, Christie’s London
  • 0000Soho House Group
  • 0000Royal Horticultural Society
  • 0000China World Center, Beijing
  • 0000Sadler's Wells, London
  • 0000Red Mansion Foundation
  • 0000The Roundhouse, London
  • 0000Barneys New York, New York
  • 0000Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
  • 0000Rothschild House
  • 0000Institute of Contemporary Art
  • 0000Liberty of London