Dr Lucy Renton


Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1990, I have worked part-time in higher education in a variety of roles, whilst continuing my practice as artist and curator, and engaging in pedagogic research through a number of funded projects. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2004, I was awarded SFHEA in  2017.

My personal Fine Art practice addresses the experience of excess in colour, repetition, and ornament, with recent artworks using an expanded definition of printmaking, drawn and painted figure and line, and appropriated domestic objects and patterns.  My recent Practice Research as part of the the Toil & Trouble collective explores the staging and re-staging of exhibition as a research process in Fine Art.  I was awarded a DFA in 2019. 

Academic responsibilities

School Director Learning & Teaching


  • BA Hons. Fine Art (Painting) St. Martin's School of Art
  • MA Fine Art (Printmaking) Royal College of Art
  • Professional Doctorate Fine Art, University of East London
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • PGCertLTHE

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