B.A.Hons, Fine Art, M.F.A.European, M.A. Printmaking
I am a figurative artist working in fine arts printmaking – creating art work concerned with nature of human relations, be that to one another, to themselves and to their environment often through a mytho-poetic prism.
I make all sorts of two-dimensional works on paper from miniature 10 x 8 cm prints through to large triptychs such as “Sacrifice” 123 x 158 cm.
I sometimes make print installations using e.g., L.E.D. lights, cobwebs and plaster casts. I sometimes make three-dimensional print making based objects such as house forms. Fundamentally though it has to be said that the reason I like to work in the realm of “printmaking” is because of it’s inherent mark making characteristics. It’s an ongoing dialog with the materials and processes of original printmaking that I find so interesting………… and there are always more possibilities. Although I have created many print editions I tend to make one off unique artworks.
2014 Royal Academy Edinburgh Scotland- Pauline Fay Lazarus Prize UK /
2011 Hope Scott Trust Award / 2010 Visual Arts Award Fife Council+ Creative Scotland UK / 2011 Culture Grant Award, Fife Council UK /
2010 5th International Digital Miniprint Ottawa, Canada, 1st Prize /
2010 Eutopia EU juried exhib Luxembourg – 1st Prize for Installation Artwork / 1997 Lowick Print Workshop Residency award - Cumbria + Robert Horne Paper / 1996 Year of the Artist award - Arts Council UK / 1999 Gainsborough House Print workshop residency award - Printmakers Council UK
Recent Exhibitions / Projects (selected):
Imago Mundi Global Art Project coordinated by the Benneton Foundation / 1st International Print biennial Yerevan, Armenia. / International Print Triennial (SMTG) Dalarnas Museum Gallery, Falun, Sweden / Matrices 2017 Association Elektrografia Budapest curator Agnes Haas, Hungary / Small Print international – touring UK (organised by Leicester Print Workshop)
Absence + Presence International Print portfolio Al Mutanabbi Project. Iraq / International Print Biennial Lodz, Art Inkubator, Poland / 9th International Triennial Graphic Forms Vilnius, Lithuania. / “Foxes of Glasgow” poetry anthology by Peter Wright UK featuring my artwork ( ISBN pending) / HALFTONE Print Fair, Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
2012 + 15
International Print Triennial Krakow, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Plac Szczepanski, Poland
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh SSA – (selected) annual exhibition / Lahti International Print Triennial Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland / 20 – 20 National Print Exchange organised by Hot Bed press, UK / ČACAK International Print Biennial Graphic Arts, SERBIA / 7th Douro International Print Biennial, Portugal - Invited Artist / Dundee Contemporary Arts – Annual Print Portfolio Exchange, UK / BIMPE VIII International Print Exhibition Vancouver, Canada
Impact 8, International Printmaking Conference, Dundee, UK - Participation in 6 projects one of which I initiated and presented / "Idea Process Message" (I.G.N.) Dalarnas Museum, Stigaregatan, Falun, Sweden
Instant Menschen, Bookfair, Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea
4th International Experimental Engraving Biennial, Romania: invited artist, Curator: Marta Raczek
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri USA, Herron Art Library (Indiana - Purdue University) Indianapolis, USA / Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts (IMOGA), Istanbul, Turkey / Iraq National Library, Rashid Street, Baghdad / National Gallery of Australia, Canberra / Artists’ Books Collection @ VRC Dundee Contemporary Arts UK / Internationaal Exlibriscentrum - Stedelijke Musea collection, Belgium / Foundation Taylor, Paris. Printmaking museum collection / Ourense Municipal Gallery, Galicia Spain, Modern + contemporary collection / Historical Archive of Venice Biennale, Visual Poetry and works on paper collection / Museo del Informazione, Sennigallia ,Italy / Print Council of Australia Fitzroy Victoria / Chang Mai University, Thailand International exchange printmaking portfolio collections.