Alan Hathaway’s practice encompasses installation, drawing and text.  His open ended, modular work explores the legacy of abstraction and its relevance to contemporary practice.

He is interested in how objects are made and the way in which their social and political context is subsequently defined.

His work is held in numerous private collections, as well as The British Museum’s permanent drawing and print archive. He has exhibited collaboratively at the Centre for Drawing Research in London and in 2017 curated a group painting show hosted by Barbican Arts Trust.

He was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2014 and in 2015/16 was artist in residence at mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art). His solo show No Dark Things, was the subject of a critical review published by Saturation Point Projects UK.

In 2019 he received an Oppenheim John Downes Memorial Trust Award and has shown work internationally In Kiev, Sydney and Melbourne. 

He currently lives and works in the North East of England.