D E A N _ H O Y


London-based Director, Photographer, and Soft Sculpture bear-maker. His practice explores repair, discomfort, suppression, and the banal horror of humanity.

Most recently, he directed his debut short film ‘BIG SISTER’, a teenage boy’s sexuality causes an argument in the family home. We witness the catastrophic event through his perspective, which solely focuses on the adoration of his BIG Sister coming to his aid.

Hoy graduated Fashion Communication and Promotion BA from Central Saint Martins in 2019, where he has since taught. He has worked with publications such as DAZED, Notion Magazine, GATA Magazine, RFD Magazine, LOVE Magazine, and The Face. Other clients include Depop, Marc Jacobs Heaven, Converse, Pat McGrath Labs, Christian Louboutin, FKA Twigs, and Fashion East.

His soft sculpture practice, titled 'Bears Who Care' is an investigation into repair via soft sculpture. Recently he worked on a 19 piece collection with Marc Jacobs Heaven. Earlier sculptures have been stocked in Kathleen Shop (LA) and Nasir Mazhar's Fantastic Toiles (London). See coverage from The Face here: https://theface.com/culture/bears-who-care-diy-toys-teddy-revolution-fashion-heaven-marc-jacobs


Hoy’s work has been included in the following exhibitions: Mascot Group Show - Best Wishes Gallery, London (2021), ‘Kapow- the art of superheroes & villains' exhibition at Stoke Potteries Museum (2020), Deana Lawson - ICA Boston (2020), and ’Based on a True Story’ Solo Show- The Old Diary, London (2019).

A wider portfolio is available upon request.

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