Born in 1969 in Banff, North East Scotland. Living and working in the Scottish Borders. President of Visual Arts Scotland.
E D U C A T I O N
Edinburgh College of Art 1991 – 1993 Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.)
1987 – 1991 BA (hons), Drawing and Painting
S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S
2021 – forthcoming show with Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London
2019 – The Opposite Shore, The And Gallery, Edinburgh
2018 – Vertical Forms, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary
2017 – Temporary Structures solo exhibition with Sarah Myerscough Gallery
2014 – Veined with Shadow Branches, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London
2013 – Approaching the Verge, An Talla Solais, Ulapool
2012 – Silver Between the Falls, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2010 – Still Surfacing, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2010 – Interview with New Linear Perspectives magazine
2010 – Spectator review of Still Surfacing
2008 – Cross Section of a Cascade, Sarah Myerscough, London, July
2006 – Delicate Ground, Amber Roome Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 – Counterpart, with James Lumsden, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2003 – Sunlight on Grey Painted Steel, Watching Water Rise, Round Room, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
2002 – Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
2002 – New Work, Merz Gallery, Edinburgh, November
1999 – Semi-detached, East Kilbride Arts Centre, East Kilbride, Scotland
1999 – New work, Courthouse Gallery, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Republic of Ireland
1998 – Between states, Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh
1998 – Between states, Project Room, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
1996 – New Work on Paper, Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh
1994 – Recent Work, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
1994 – Bytes, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
S E L E C T E D G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N S
2018 – Alight, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2017 – Cause and Effect, Tatha Gallery, Newport-upon-Tay
2017 – Process and Possibilities, 50th Anniversary – 8 printmakers selected from the archive, Edinburgh Printmakers.
2017 – Process and Possibilities, Edinburgh Printmakers
2016 – Converge, Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh (invited artist)
2016 – FLY, Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh
2015 – London Art Fair with Sarah Myerscough Gallery
2015 – Paris Art Fair with Sarah Myerscough Gallery
2013 – London Art Fair with Sarah Myerscough Gallery
2013 – Paris Art Fair with Sarah Myerscough Gallery
2013 – Drawn Away Together, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
2013 – A Parliament of Lines, Pier Art Centre, Stromness, Orkney
2013 – A Parliament of Lines, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2013 – Wider Than a Postcard, Breezeblock Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2012 – Parliament of Lines, forthcoming drawing show at City Art Centre, Edinburgh
2012 – Evaluation of Space, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester
2011 – RSA Annual Exhibition, invited artist
2011 – Permanent Collection: rehabilitation unit at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow
2011 – Fleming Collection Scottish Summer Exhibition, The Fleming Collection, London
2010 – Abstraction, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 – Strata, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
2009 – Seven Short Sails, online group project
2008 – London Art Fair 2008, with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2008 – Toronto Art Fair 2008, with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 – Transcriptions, with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 – London Art Fair 2007, with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art and Amber Roome Gallery
2007 – Toronto Art Fair 2007, with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art and Amber Roome Gallery
2007 – Equinox, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 – Group show, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh, June
2006 – Art 2006, London Art Fair, with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2006 – Glasgow Art Fair, with Merz Art and Amber Roome Gallery
2005 – Art 2005, London Art Fair, with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2005 – Greetings From Edinburgh, curated by Helen Monaghan, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 – Fearful Symmetry, Merz Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 – Works on paper, Amber Roome gallery, Edinburgh
2005 – Viewpoint, National Galleries of Scotland, Duff House, Banff
2004 – The Birthday Party, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
2004 – London Art Fair, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art
2003 – Miniatures, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art
2003 – Past Standing, The Changing Room, Stirling
2003 – ArtFutures 2003, Contemporary Art Society, London
2003 – Work on Paper, Eye-2, Edinburgh
2002 – ArtFutures 2002, Contemporary Art Society, London
2002 – Aphelion (with James Lumsden, Eric Cruikshank and Friedhard Kiekeben), Art.tm, Inverness
2002 – Glasgow Art Fair with Art.tm
2001 – Fresh Art, art fair for independent artists, Business Design Centre, London
2001- TCC gallery (with Shane Bradford, Luke Frost, and Mark Pearson), London
2000 – On Land, touring group show, Travelling Gallery, various locations in Scotland
2000 – Primed (with Paul Keir, James Lumsden and Raymond Mulligan), Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 – S.S.A. (Society Scottish Artists), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1999 – In The Summertime, curated group show, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
1999 – Edinburgh Postcard Projects, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
1997 – Shockproof (with Donald Urquhart, Paul Keir and Graham Todd), Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Canada
C O L L E C T I O N S
Halifax Bank of Scotland
Bank of America
Fleming Collection, London
Fleming Bank, Singapore
Edinburgh City Art Centre
Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh
Royal Academy, London
Edinburgh College of Art
Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo, Republic of Ireland
Paintings in Hospitals Scotland
University of Edinburgh
A W A R D S
2016 – Open Eye Award at Converge, Visual Arts Scotland
2015 – South of Scotland Visual Art and Craft Makers Award
2015 – Award winner at InPrint, Hull Print Biennale
2009 – Scottish Arts Council Research and Development Award
2003 – Visual Arts Award, City of Edinburgh Council
2001 – Visual Arts Award, City of Edinburgh Council
1999 – Arts Trust for Scotland Award, Scottish Arts Council
1999 – Scottish Arts Council Assistance Grant
1999 – Ballinglen Arts Foundation: 2-month residency in Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland
1998 – Hope Scott Trust Award, Edinburgh
1991 – London Royal Academy Aeneas Award: scholarship to Florence
1990 – Erasmus Exchange Program: 3-month period of study in Athens School of Fine Art
P U B L I C A R T
2020 – Edinburgh Haematology Centre, Western General Hospital
– Woodland Structure, a major outdoor sculpture for Marchmont House
2016 – Project Artist with Hawick Flood Protection Scheme
2015 – Landscape and Poetry hoarding project with Hawick High School
2011 – Crown House Project, Kingsway, London. Major commissioned paintings.
2011 – Way Installations Project, 6 artists in a bothy along the Southern Upland Way
2004 – Drylaw ARTWORKS public art project, North Edinburgh Arts Centre
E D U C A T I O N W O R K, LECTURING, TALKS
Currently lecturing in painting at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh
2016 – Community and school workshops run as part of public consultation, as Project Artist with Hawick Flood Protection Scheme, a major on-going public art project.
2016 – Artists talk at Dundee Contemporary Arts, in response to IC-98
2016 – Artist in Residence, Edinburgh Academy
2016 – Appointment as supply lecturer in Art and Design at Borders College, Galashiels
2016 – Portfolio Preparation Classes and taster sessions with various high schools across the Borders
2016 – Buson Project: exploring the work of the poet and painter Yosa Buson with high schools with Ken Cockburn.
2016 – Stow and Fountainhall Art School, experimental art classes with adults.
2015 – Artist in Residence, Edinburgh Academy
2015 – National Galleries of Scotland Landscape Workshops, devise and deliver.
2015 – 4-day Landscape project with Hawick High, culminating in large-scale urban public art.
2015 – Portfolio Preparation Classes with Galashiels Academy, Earlston High, Peebles
2014 – Workshops in various primary schools in Stirling and Clackmananshire, as part of Heroes and Villains project, Stirling Council, resulting in a performance at the Albert Hall Stirling.
2014 – Robert the Bruce workshops, Allans Primary, Stirling.
2014 – Portfolio Preparation Classes with Galashiels Academy, Earlston High, Kelso High and Hawick High.
2014 – Workshops at Abbotsford new education facility, Galashiels.
2013 – AIR project: workshops with Dunbar Primary School.
2013 – Curators’ talk, Paper Planes exhibition, Stow.
2013 – Artists’ talk, Borders College, Galashiels.
2013 – Artists’ talk, Scottish Artist Union and Applied Arts Scotland, Heart of Hawick.
2013 – Artists’ talk, forthcoming, an talla solais, Ullapool.
2013 – Sitting with Silence, discussion at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.
2012 – Artists’ talk with SPIN – A Parliament of Lines, City Art Centre, Edinburgh.
2011 – Artists’ talk about Living Room project.
2011 – Artists’ talk at RSA Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh, with Anne Bevan.
2011 – Natural Identity Project – working with 2 schools in the Stirling Area over 2 or 3 months, exploring Art, bookmaking, Poetry and the Natural Environment, culminating in an exhibition at The Changing Room in Stirling.
2010 – Bean Geese project – working with Slammanan Primary School and funded by SNH, examining the rare Bean Goose through field trips and art activity, culminating in an exhibition in the school.
2010 – The Living Room. Working with a primary school in Kelso, Living Room is funded by The Scottish Arts Council to respond to the architecture of Kelso.
2010 – Dutch Landscape – adult workshop at The Queens Gallery, Edinburgh.
2007 – 6 Cities Design Festival – workshops in the Changing Room Gallery in Stirling (through Stirling Council), responding to the local urban environment, producing architectural models and posters on the theme of “recycled design”, with under 12’s, 12 – 18 yrs, and over 18’s.
2007 – Early Years Project at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. Working with the Off The Wall exhibition (including work by Jim Lambie, Christine Borland and Nathan Coley) in collaboration with Lis Dooner, a flute player with Scottish Chambers Orchestra, and Pam Wardell, a storyteller and dramaturge.
2007 – Ark Trust Over 50s Forum tour of Off The Wall at the Gallery of Modern Art.
2007 – Freelance gallery education with The National Galleries of Scotland: regular lectures and tours with school-groups and adults across all four galleries.
2007 – Gallery of Modern art and Kaimes Special Needs School talks and workshops surrounding Off the Wall at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
2007 – National Galleries writing tours and workshops with adults, with Helen Boden.
2007 – Ca(i)re group, Eric Liddell centre, Edinburgh. 6 week course exploring The National Galleries of Scotland.
2007 – 2 day drawing and painting course in Holyrood Palace, related to the Amazing Rare Things at The Queens Gallery, Edinburgh.
2006 – Changing Room, Stirling. The Big Draw, text-based workshops, and workshops with schools in conjuction with Stirling Library.
2006 – Scottish Natural Heritage, Stirling. Flanders Moss Project with Thornhill Primary School.
2006 – National Galleries of Scotland, Cowparade workshops and talks, with Vet Aid.
2006 – Fruitmarket gallery, Edinburgh. Various talks and workshops with Calum Innes exhibition, including The Big Draw, and Opt in For Art with yound people.
2005 – Changing Room, Stirling Wallace 700 Project: working with a group from East Plean primary school towards an exhibition and performance in September 2005 at The Tolbooth, Stirling.
2005 – Andy Warhol talks and workshops with a wide range of groups at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
2005 – Francis Bacon talks and workshops with a wide range of groups at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
2005 – Ben Nicolson relief workshop at The Dean gallery, Edinburgh.
2004 – Freelance gallery education with The National Galleries of Scotland: regular lectures and tours with school-groups and adults across all four galleries.
2004 – Workshop based around Work in Progress exhibition at The Changing Room, Stirling.
2004 – Travel Journals: Family day workshops at The National Gallery.
2004 – Lucien Freud graphic workshop at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
2003 – Artist’s Training for Gallery Education, with the Institute of Education, London.
2003 – Freelance gallery education with The National Galleries of Scotland.
2003 – Workshop and Artist Talk based around Past Standing exhibition at The Changing Room, Stirling.
2003 – National Galleries of Scotland Family Day: drawing workshops based around The Macduff Circle by Richard Long at The Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
2003 – Drop in and Draw: informal and experimental drawing workshops for adults at The Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
2003 – Big Draw: Edinburgh Zoo, The Changing Room in Stirling and the National Galleries of Scotland.
2003 – Get Arty: monoprinting workshop at Edinburgh Zoo.
2003 – Saturday Art Club at The Dean Gallery, Edinburgh: 4 workshops based on Outsider Art from the Scottie Wilson collection.
2002 – Freelance gallery education with The National Galleries of Scotland.
2001 – Preparing and running day classes in Painting and Drawing with adults outdoors, through the Community Education Programme Summer School at Leith Academy, Edinburgh.
2000 – Preparing and running workshops in schools with The Travelling Gallery, in relation to the on land exhibition, various location around Scotland.
2000 – Preparing and running a 2-day painting workshop for the Fleadh Suil in Ullapool, Scotland.
2000 – Community Education Programme Tutor in painting at Leith Academy, Edinburgh.
1999 – Studio visits and talks with local schools, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland.
1999 – Gallery talk, Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh, in relation to the “In The Summertime” show.
1997 – Voluntary work with Artlink at The Barony Housing Association, Edinburgh.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y, PRESS
FLY 2016, Visual Art Scotland review, Duncan Macmillan
Hawick News, full page coverage of Where Teviot Rins, Aug 2016
Southern Reporter, article about new class at Fountainhall, June 2016
Converge Catalogue, 4 page interview with James Clegg, Talbot Rice Gallery, Feb 2016
Preview of Converge (VAS) and interview, Jacksons Art Blog, Feb 2016
Preview of Converge (VAS) and interview, Edinburgh College of Art, Feb 2016
Review of Converge (VAS) in Scotsman, Duncan Macmillan Feb 2016
Review of Converge (VAS) in Times, Giles Sutherland Feb 2016
Preview of Converge (VAS) in Skinny, Feb 2016
Preview of Veined With Shadow Branches, Arrested Motion magazine, Oct 2014
Veined With Shadow Branches catalogue essay, James Clegg
Review of Drawn Away Together, Scotsman, Susan Mansfield, April 2013
Review of Drawn Away Together, Rhona Taylor, The List, April 2013
Silver Between the Falls catalogue essay, Robert Macfarlane
A Parliament of Lines previews and reviews:
Scotland on Sunday, 13th May 2012
The Scotsman, 10th May 2012
The List, 25th June 2012
Art Monthly, July – August edition 2012
ART, Scottish Art Magazine (Fleming Collection), issue 18
ART magazine, preview of the summer show, Helen Dyson, The Fleming Collection, July/Aug 2011
Royal Scottish Academy catalogue essay, Victoria Crowe, June 2011
The Spectator, Inspiration and Process, June 2011
The Scotsman, Visual art review: Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, May 2011
Catalogue essay for The Secret Confession group show, Edinburgh College of Art. Dr Isobel Johnstone, 2010
Catalogue essay for Strata, touring group show, Rosie Lesso, 2009
This Is London Magazine, preview of “Cross Section of a Cascade”, July 2008
Skinny Magazine, Lucy Faringold, four star review of Delicate Ground, 28th August 2006
Scotland on Sunday, top 5 festival listing, 27th August 2006
Scotsman, Susan Mansfield, four star review of Delicate Ground, 22th August 2006
Scotland On Sunday, Iain Gale, four star review of Delicate Ground, 20th August 2006
The List, hit list (top 4 in Edinburgh Festival), 10th August 2006
BBC Online, Shireen Taylor, four star review of Delicate Ground, 10th August 2006
Half-page image, The Scotsman, 8th August 2006
The List, Ailsa Boyd, four star review of Delicate Ground, 8th August 2006
The List, Isla Leaver-Yap, Preview of Delicate Ground, 3rd August 2006
Sunday Herald, review of “Fearful Symmetry”, 15 May 2005
Metro, review of “Fearful Symmetry”, 12 May 2005
Radio Scotland Art Show, review of “Fearful Symmetry”, 10 May 2005
Edinburgh Evening news, preview of “Fearful Symmetry”, 5 May 2005
Duncan Macmillan, 5 star review of New Work at The Merz Gallery, Scotsman, 26 Nov 2002
Moira Jeffrey: Out Here: Selected Paintings and Drawings 1998 – 2001
Susannah Beaumont: review of “Primed”, The List – 27 April 2000
Moira Jeffrey: text for “Primed” web site, – 20 April 2000
Duncan Macmillan: review of “Between States”, The Scotsman – 17 March (& 28 May) 1998
Susannah Beaumont: review of “Between States”, The List – 20 March 1998
Radio Scotland “Now You’re Talking” program, discussion of “Between States”, March 1998
C U R A T O R I A L
2017 – SSA and VAS, 2018 – graduate showcase selection from Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art, for OPEN2018 at the Royal Scottish Academy.
2017 – Curatorial projects coming up in 2018 with Summerhall, Edinburgh and Tatha Gallery, Newport.
2016 – FLY, Visual Art Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2013 – Paper Planes, an exhibition of work on paper by 16 nationally and internationally recognised artists, curated by Andrew Mackenzie; Stow, Scottish Borders. Artists included Callum Innes, Graeme Todd, Bronwen Sleigh, Philip Reeves, Pat Law, David Cass, Mary Morrison, Paul Keir and Alan Shipway.