Hettie Inniss, b. 1999, London UK, is an artist and graduate from the University of Leeds studying Art and Design BA Hons (2022). She continued her practice at the Royal College of Art on the Painting MA course (2022) where she graduated in September 2023. During her time at RCA Inniss has been awarded the Sir Frank Bowling Scholarship (2022) which supports students from Black African and Caribbean diaspora heritage. She is also a recipient of the ColArt Windsor and Newton Bursary (2023). The Tate Collective has also commissioned her to create artwork responding to a piece in their collection for October 2023. Her work is also in several private and public collection. Inniss is represented by GRIMM Gallery.


2022 - 2023    MA Painting

     Royal College of Art

2019 -  2022    Bachelor of Art and Design

    University of Leeds

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 "Bump", Frieze Cork Street, London, UK

2023 “The Painted Room”, GRIMM, Amsterdam, NL

2023 "I Don't Paint What I See", Berntson and Bhattacharjee, Fitzrovia. London, UK

2023 "Royal College of Art Degree Show", RCA, Battersea, London, UK

2023 “Somewhere In Between”, Hew Hood Gallery, Islington, London, UK

2023 “Fluidity”, The Night Café, Fitzrovia, London, UK 

2023 "Impressions", Subtitle Labs, Notting Hill, London, UK


2022 "Bird Box Visual Arts Festival", Cambridge, UK

2022 "LEEDS SUMMER GROUP SHOW", Leeds Playhouse, Leeds, UK

2021 "New Light Collection Launch", Grantley Hall, Ripon, UK

2020 "New Light Prize Curator's Choice", Online Exhibition, Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough UK

Special Commissions

Tate Collective Commission, October 2023

Residencies and Artist Talks

2024 “Palazzo Monti”, Brescia, Italy

2022 "In Conversation With Hettie Inniss", Acrylicize Art House, Hackney, London, UK

2022 "UGRE Research Panel", University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

2022 Residency (One Week), Acrylicize Art House, Hackney, London, UK

Grants and Awards

2023 ColArts Winsor Newton Bursary, Royal College of Art

2022 RCA Frank Bowling Black Student Scholarship

2022 Berkofsky Art Award, University of Leeds 


2023 The Painted Room - Curated By Caroline Walker, GRIMM


Ocular Advisory - 2024

Kennich Magazin - 2024

Where's The Frame? - 2023

Ocular Advisory - 2023

Public Collections

AkzoNobel Art Foundation (NL)

The Lakeside Collection (NL)

The New Light Collection (UK)

The Rachofsky Collection (US)