Helen Knowles studied at Glasgow School of Art. She was awarded the Great Art Prize in 2012. Recent shows include the Neo Art Prize, Neo Art Gallery (2012), "Digital Romantics', Dean Clough Gallery (2012) ‘Walls are Talking Whitworth Art Gallery (2010) and ‘After London’ (2010) Sassoon Gallery, Peckham. Her work is in The Whitworth Art Gallery Collection, Tate Library and Archive Collection, Birth Rites Collection and Gallery Oldham Collection.
Helen has received national and international coverage of her work in the Guardian, The Scotsman, The Times, a-n Magazine, Vogue and Manchester Metro News as well as delivering many radio interviews including Resonance Fm show ‘Enemies of Good Art’. A recipient of grants and awards from organisations which include; Arts Council England, Awards for All, The Network for Social Change, Beacon, Millennium UnLtd, The Royal College of Midwives, The North West Arts Board. Most recently she has been a recipient of the Arts Council England, grants for an individual, for the Youtube Portraits project. The Amateurs Trust and The Eaton Fund for Artists and Gentlewomen have also supported this project.