Courtney A. HOGARTH is a multi-faceted artist, poet and scholar. He was awarded a PhD in Classical Chinese Painting and Philosophy from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. His work has been shown in the National Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, National Gallery of Jamaica, the Xianghu Art Museum, Hangzhou, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, among others.
Broad themes related to Time, Thought and Belonging are explored in both text and image in Hogarth’s work. As a scholar, Hogarth has presented papers at the British Museum, London; the Kobe Art Centre, Kobe, Japan; the Carnaro Institute, Larnaca, Cyprus and other places.
He has an unusual interest in the artistic and spiritual heritage of mankind and explores this in his travels. Hogarth directs the Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies, Mona, where he lectures on Chinese Culture. He is the author of a book of poetry and art, titled Dewdrop, published in 2016. Doctor Hogarth writes, paints and draws extensively, presenting lectures and workshops in various places.
His current research is towards a monograph examining the life and work of Jamaican artist and educator, Maurice Dacosta. Hogarth has a deep and abiding interest in the human condition, celebration of life and questioning our journey as a nomadic race in that unending quest for love, belonging and more intelligent, habitable societies. He lives in Kingston.