Henrietta Simson received her MA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2007), followed by studies at the London College of Fashion (2011) and is currently undertaking a practice-related PhD at the Slade School of Fine Art, with completion in 2015. Working in painting, photography, video and installation, her practice engages in political and ecological narratives through their sense of loss and their time travel, also through a connection between land and body that does not exclusively privilege the visual. Recent solo shows include the Slade Summer School (2013 & 2007) and the Slade Research Centre (2008), Man&Eve Gallery, London (2008) and Volta New York (2010). Group shows include New Contemporaries (2006), the John Moores Painting Prize (2010) and the Jerwood Drawing Prize - in 2005, and as Simson&Volley in 2012. Simson is the recipient of the 2011 Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture, and was also awarded the Clare Winsten Memorial Award by The Slade School of Fine Art, as well as the Gordon Luton Award for Fine Art (both 2007).