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Merissa Hylton

Merissa Hylton is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in London. She studied at London Guildhall University and embarked on a career in architecture, interiors and textile design for 13 years before leaving the design industry to focus on developing her own art practice. She works across a variety of media employing both traditional and experimental techniques in her creative process. With a focus on painting and sculpture, her work explores her ancestry and identity through the use of symbolism, abstract imagery and portraiture.

Posts by Merissa Hylton

sculpture of a white hand grasping a gold coloured hand without digits

The Reluctant Mutant

Merissa Hylton explores her journey grappling with a disability identity in relation to her love of sci-fi. I remember, very clearly, the day I realised I was a Mutant. I had heard about Xaviers’ School for Gifted Youngsters and was well aware of the way Mutants were being ostracized by society. ...

Colourful sculptures representing Adinkra symbols

Merissa Hylton: Interrogating and dissecting the many aspects of her own existence

Choosing to creatively explore her own perceptions of her disability, Merissa Hylton explores and experiments within a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings inspired by Ghanaian Adinkra symbols. At its core, my work takes on some very personal themes. It interrogates and dissects the many aspects of ...