Maggi Hambling is a figurative painter, sculptor and printmaker whose strong identification with her subjects is expressed in bold handling and colour. She was appointed first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery.
In 1997 she was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to create a statue to commemorate Oscar Wilde. The commission resulted in an exhibition of related work at the National portrait Gallery and the unveiling of the sculpture in Adelaide Street, behind St. Martin's in the Field, Trafalgar Square."A Conversation with Oscar Wilde" was unveiled by Chris Smith, Minister for the Arts in 1998.

Maggi Hambling's controversial sculpture Scallop, made as Aldeburgh's memorial to Benjamin Britten and set on an expanse of shingle shoreline in November 2003, is the first-year award winner of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association by the Marsh Christian Trust. The prize was awarded to Maggi on 24 November 2005 at the Courtauld Institute. The sculpture carries a quotation from Britten's opera Peter Grimes: I hear those voices that will not be drowned.

1945 Born Sudbury Suffolk

1960- with Lett Haines and Cedric Morris
1962-4 Ipswich School of Art
1964-7 Camberwell School of Art
1967-9 Slade School of Fine Art

1969 Boise Travel Award, New York
1977 Arts Council Award
1980-1 First Artist in Residence, National Gallery, London
1995 Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield)
2005 Public Monuments and Sculpture Association Marsh Award for
Excellence in Public Sculpture, 2005

1967 Paintings and Drawings, Hadleigh Gallery, Suffolk
1973 Paintings and Drawings, Morley Gallery, London
1977 New Oil Paintings, Warehouse Gallery, London
1981 Drawings and Paintings on View, National Gallery, London
1983 Pictures of Max Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London and tour
1987 Maggi Hambling, Serpentine Gallery, London and tour
1988 Maggi Hambling, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh;
Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr
Moments of the Sun, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol and tour
1990 New Paintings 1989-90, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
1991 An Eye Through a Decade, Yale Center for British Art, Newhaven, Connecticut
1992 The Jemma Series, Monotypes, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
1993 Dragon Morning, Works in Clay, CCA Galleries, London
1993-4 Towards Laughter, Maggi Hambling, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art and tour
1995 Jerwood Painting Prize, Royal Academy of Scotland, Edinburgh;
Royal Academy, London
1996 Sculpture in Bronze 1993-95, Marlborough Fine Art, London
1997 A Matter of Life and Death, Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park,
West Yorkshire
A Statue for Oscar Wilde, National Portrait Gallery, London;
Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
1998 A Conversation with Oscar Wilde, unveiled Adelaide St., London, WC1
2000 Good Friday, Gainsborough's House, Sudbury, Suffolk
2001 Good Friday, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Henrietta Moraes by Maggi Hambling , Marlborough Fine Art, London
Father, Morley Gallery, London
2003 The Very Special Brew Series, Sotheby's, London
North Sea Paintings, Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition, 2003, Snape Maltings Concert Hall Gallery, Suffolk
Scallop, a sculpture to celebrate Benjamin Britten, unveiled Aldeburgh, Suffolk
2004 Thorpeness Sluice & North Sea Waves, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
2006 Maggi Hambling Portraits of People and the Sea, Marlborough Fine Art, London, 24 January - 25 February
2007 Maggi Hambling No Straight Lines, Octagon Gallery, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 6 February - 29 April; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 9 May - 10 June; Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, 6 November - 21 December
Maggi Hambling Waves, Marlborough Fine Art, 15 March - 5 April
Maggi Hambling Waves Breaking - paintings, Northumbria University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 19 September - 2 November
2009 George always - portraits of George Melly by Maggi Hambling, Walker Arts Gallery, Liverpool, 27 February - 31 May Maggi Hambling, North Sea Paintings, New works on paper, the Gallery, Snape Maltings, 4 - 30 June
2010 Maggi Hambling: The Wave, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 27 April - 8 August, Maggi Hambling Sea Sculpture - paintings and etchings, 4 May - 5 June, Marlborough Fine Art, London
2012 You are the sea SNAP Aldeburgh art festival, June 8th - 30th.
2013 The Resurrection Spirit, Unveiled 25th March, St Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, East Sussex
Wall of Water The Hermitage St Petersburg, June 5th- 14th July
War Requiem SNAP Aldeburgh art festival, June 8th - 30th.
The Winchester Tapestries: Created for the High Altar at Winchester Cathedral

Public Collections:
Aldeburgh Foundation, Suffolk
Arts Council of Great Britain
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Birmingham City Art Gallery
British Council
British Museum
Castle Museum, Norwich
Chelmsford and Essex Museum
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
Contemporary Art Society
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Fondation du Musée de la Main, Lausanne
Government Art Collection
Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Haddo House, Aberdeenshire
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire
Hereford Cathedral
Imperial War Museum, London
Jerwood Foundation
Leicestershire Education Committee
The Minories, Colchester
Morley College, London