Graeme Wilcox-Biography

Attended Glasgow school of Art 1989-93. Graduated BA(Hons) Fine Art in Printmaking. 


Since Graduating from GSA, has continued artistic practice as a painter, exhibiting regularly in solo shows and group exhibitions in London and throughout the UK and Europe. Currently based in WASPS Southblock Studios in Glasgow.


Recent paintings depict commuters and people travelling through half-remembered spaces, situations and scenes based upon memories both real and imagined. These paintings are partly an attempt to balance a sense of movement with a sense of stillness, a contradiction which hopefully heightens the strangeness of everyday life and the people around us.


Other work includes commissioned portraits and an ongoing series of portraits depicting anonymous individuals, their characters reimagined according to what their appearance suggests.



Walter Scott Purchase Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow. 2016

Prince of Wales Drawing Award, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London. 2016

Stern Prize, Visual Arts Scotland. 2016

Prizewinner Paisley Institute Fine Art. 2015

Towry Award prize for best painting at the National Open Art Competition. Royal College of Art. 2013

Prizewinner Visual Art Scotland, RSA Edinburgh. 2012

Prizewinner Paisley Institute Fine Art. 2009

Prizewinner Visual art Scotland, City Art Centre, Edinburgh. 2009

Prizewinner Aberdeen Artists Society Annual exhibition. 2008

Finalist Celeste Art Prize, London. 2006

Prizewinner Paisley Institute Fine Art. 2006

Glasgow Art Club Fellowship award. 2004

Arthur Andersen Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute. 1998

Runner up Prize. Black Swan Publisher's  Prize, london. 1999

Cross Trust Award to finance new work.

Hope Scott Trust. Grant awarded to finance new work.


Recent Exhibitions (selection)

Solo Exhibition, Galerie van Campen, Antwerp. 1Feb-18Mar 2018.

Threadneedle Prize Exhibition. Mall Galleries. London. 2018

Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition. Edinburgh. 2017

RSA Annual Open Exhibition. Edinburgh.  2017

Group Show. Thompson's Gallery. London. 2017

Group Show, Galerie van Campen, Antwerp. 2016

Royal Glasgow Institute Fine Arts, 2016.

Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. 2016

Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition. RSA, The Mound. Edinburgh. 2016

Visual Ats Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 2016

W. Gordon Smith Award Exhibition, Edinburgh. 2016

Society Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 2015

Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. 2015

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London. 2015

Lynn Painter Stainers Prize exhibition, Mall Galleries, London. 2015

Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 2015

Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. 2014

In Transit  (solo show) Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2014.

Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries London. 2014

One Man Show, Medici Gallery, London. 2013

National Open Art Competition, Royal College of Art, London. 2013

Royal Glasgow Institute, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow. 2013

Collector's Choice, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. 2013

Ruth Borchard Portrait Exhibition. London. 2013

BP Portrait Exhibition. National Portrait Gallery, London. 2012

Visual Arts Scotland, RSA Edinburgh.2012




Work held mainly in private collections in UK, USA and Canada. Also in public collections in Petrezovodsk, Russia and the gulf state of Qatar. Portrait of Mr&Mrs Conway displayed in Conway hall, London. Portrait of the Joint Senior Partners in the headquarters of Turcan Connell, Edinburgh.

Royal Bank of Scotland Collection, Edinburgh

Walter Scott & Partners collection, Edinburgh

Aberdeen Asset Management. Edinburgh

Standard Chartered Bank. London

Prudential Collection. London










All images copyright Graeme Wilcox