C.A.Halpin lives and works at Hairpin Hall Studios and Artistic Laboratories, in Hackney East London. She studied at the Royal College of Art 1986-88, then went on to work in animation and film, in Britain and Europe. Returning to London in 1994 she moved to Shoreditch to work as an artist, curator and gallery owner.

Halpin works across a broad spectrum of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and writing. Her examination and reworking of the nature of portraiture has led to her work being widely collected in Britain and internationally.


Selected Exhibitions


The Invisible Woman meets… Black Eyed Susan, The Barge House, 2020

Sainted Love, The Barge House, London 2020

60 if She’s a Day, Drawing Project, London. 2019/20

It’s A Hard World For Little Things, Children Carrying Heavy Objects, Herrick Gallery, London. 2017

The Hands of Dead Celebrities: Class of 2016, The Barge House, London. 2017

It’s A Hard World For Little Things, Children Carrying Heavy Objects, V&A Museum of Childhood, London. 2017

It’s A Hard World For Little Things, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London 2016

The Invisible Woman meets… Hantverk & Found, Margate 2015

Black Eyed Susan, Arts Club East, London. 2015

Jog On, Headway East, London, 2014

2013 Black Eyed Susan, Art@ 42, London, 2013

CAN TS PELLE, A Brookes Art, London 2012


Art Market, Vout O’Reenees, London 2020

Art Car Boot Fair Viral Edition, Online 2020

Xmas Art Market, Vout O-Reenees, London 2019

Making a Mark, Group Show Dulwich College, London. 2019

Art Car Boot Fair, London & Margate 2019

The Invisible Woman meets…Mary, Swalevale Triviale, Kent, 2019

A Tale of Two Kates, The Stash Gallery, London, 2018

The PencilVainia Project, Herrick gallery London, 2018

Art Car Boot Fair, London & Folkestone 2017

Finding 50 Fridas East End Prints London 2016

Art Car Boot Fair, London & Hastings, 2016

The Outside World AllStars at Red Gallery 2015

UpstArt, UpstART Art, London 2015