Dr Hana Leaper is the John Moores Painting Prize Senior Lecturer and Development Manager. Based at Liverpool John Moores University, she works closely with colleagues at LJMU, the Walker Art Gallery and Shanghai University to lead the development of the JMPP competition, exhibition and archive.
Her current research interests include the Grosvenor School of linocut artists, early twentieth century exhibiting histories and artists’ networks, and theories of an artistic middlebrow. A sample of recent publications include Sybil Andrews Linocuts: A Complete Catalogue (Lund Humphries, 2015), “‘Immortal apples and eternal eggs’: life and still life in the bedsits of Bloomsbury”, in Living with Strangers: Bedsits and Boarding-houses in English Life and Literature, 1900-1970, ed. Kathy Mezei and Chiara Briganti (Bloomsbury, 2017).
Prior to her role at LJMU, Hana undertook a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre, where she was part of the editorial team of British Art Studies journal; and before that she worked for the Charleston Foundation researching and cataloguing the Angelica Garnett Gift.