Tristan Hoare and Wilmotte Gallery are delighted to announce an exhibition of Leonora Hamill's Art in Progress series. Winner of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, this is Hamill's first solo exhibition in the UK.Art in Progress is inspired by art schools across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The series, which started in 2009, consists of images of studios where the students work. Shot with a large format camera and printed analogically, the images are intentionally detailed, frontal and neutral. "I have a certain way of confronting myself with reality," the artist explains, "and that is conveyed by frontal images, and by a cold aesthetic that offers the spectator the possibility of visually navigating a space that is simultaneously contemplative and dynamic".Despite their absence, the students remain present through the spaces they have occupied, the objects they have engaged with, and the work they are in the process of making. The spaces exude a palpable sense of collective energy. The objects that are scattered throughout the studios often belong to the Western canon of history of art and constitute a web of cross- references, which acts as a unifying device throughout the series. The studios, ranging from Saigon to Saint Petersburg and Bombay to New Haven, condense the presence of students, the passage of time, and the production of art, creating an intensely stratified space.Leonora Hamill is an artist based in London and Milan who works primarily in photography and moving image. She is the 2012 winner of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie and has exhibited internationally. Born in Paris in 1978, Hamill trained in history of art at the Courtauld Institute and at the University of Oxford. She graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York in 2003 and received her MA and MPhil in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and 2011. Her work will also be included in Landmark: Fields of Photography at Somerset House from March 14 - April 28, 2013.