Graeme Wilcox Artist

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1993, Graeme has continued to practise as a painter based in WASPS Southblock Studios, Glasgow. He exhibits regularly in solo shows and group exhibitions throughout the UK and Europe.

Recent work depicts people and events experienced in public spaces around the city. These paintings show figures engaged in ambiguous actions in half-remembered spaces. These situations and scenes have lodged in the memory due to some resonance or poignancy that can't quite be dismissed. The resulting paintings are partly an attempt to balance a sense of stillness with a sense of movement; a tension which  hopefully generates a heightened feeling of the strangeness of everyday life and those around us.

Other work is more portrait based, including commissions and an ongoing series of portraits of anonymous individuals, their characters re-imagined according to what their appearance or behaviour might suggest.

Education                         

 1989-1993                       Glasgow School of Art. BA(hons) Fine Art

                                             Exchange to Brighton College of Art 1992

Awards 

2016

2015

2013

2012

2009

2008

2006

2004

1999

1998

1997

1995

Walter Scott Purchase Prize. Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition.

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

Stern Prize. Visual Arts Scotland.  Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Prizewinner. Paisley Institute of Fine Art.

Towry Award for best painting at National Open Art Competition.

Royal College of Art, London.

Prizewinner. Visual Arts Scotland. RSA, Edinburgh

Prizewinner. Paisley Institute Fine Art Annual Exhibition.

Prizewinner. Visual Arts Scotland, City Art Centre. Edinburgh.

Prizewinner. Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition.

Prizewinner. Paisley Institute of Fine Art

Finalist. Celeste Art Prize, London

Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Award. RGI Annual Exhibition.

Prizewinner. Black Swan Publisher's Prize, London.

Arthur Andersen Prize. RGI Annual Exhibition, Glasgow

Cross Trust Award to finance new work.

Hope Scott Trust. Grant awarded to support exhibitions.

Exhibitions (selection)

2019

RSA Annual Exhibition. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Scottish Portrait Awards, Scottish Art Club, Edinburgh.

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London.

Two person show. Galerie van Campen & Rochtus, Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

Back to the Drawing Board. Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.

2018

Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open. The Mound, Edinburgh.

Group Show, Thompson's Gallery, London.

Solo Exhibition. Galerie van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp.

Columbia Threadneedle Prize Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London.

2017

Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition, Edinburgh.

RSA Annual Open. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Group Show. Galerie van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp.

Group Show. Thompson's Gallery, London.

2016

Discerning Eye Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London.

Group Show. Galerie van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp.

Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition.

Visual Arts Scotand. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

W. Gordon Smith Award Exhibition. Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh.

2015

2014

Society Scottish Artists Open. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries, London.

Society of Portrait Painters. Mall Galleries, London.

Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition. Mall Galleries, London.

Visual Arts Scotland. RSA Edinburgh.

Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries, London.

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

Society of Portrait Painters. mall Galleries, London.

2013

Solo Exhibition. Medici Gallery, London.

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

RGI Annual Exhibition. McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.

Collector's Choice. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition. London

2012

BP Portrait Award exhibition. National Portrait Gallery, London.

Visual Arts Scotland. RSA, Edinburgh.

Collections

Work held mainly in private collections in the UK, USA, Canada and Europe.

Commissioned portrait of Mr&Mrs Conway displayed in Conway Hall, London.

Commissioned portrait of the Joint Senior Partners, Turcan Connell Headquarters, Edinburgh.

Corporate collections include: 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