Paddy Hartley is an artist based at the Dental Institute, King’s College London. Since 2001 he has worked in close collaboration with biomaterials innovators, scientists and medical historians, devising and delivering a series of high profile science/art projects supported by The Wellcome Trust. His work has explored personal stories of patients undergoing pioneering facial reconstructive surgery during WW1. He has also collaborated with biomaterials innovator Dr Ian Thompson to create patient specific bioglass facial implants for contemporary clinical use.
Paddy’s current work examines notions concerning the public act of remembrance and memorialisation and he is Artist in Residence at the RE·THINK Navy Gallery at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich. His work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Arts and Design in New York, The Wellcome Collection, The National Army Museum London, The Gordon Museum of Pathology and The Museum of Art Design and Architecture in Norway.