Graeme Wilcox

Graeme Wilcox

Biography 

Studio image of Graeme Wilcox

Graeme attended Glasgow School of Art 1989 – 93 and graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art. Exchange to Brighton College of Art, January – March 1992.

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art, has continued practice as a painter, working in WASPS studios in the East End of Glasgow.  Exhibiting regularly in London and throughout the UK, in group shows and one-man exhibitions. Recent larger work depicts people travelling through half-remembered spaces, situations and scenes based on memories both real and imagined. These paintings are partly an attempt to balance a sense of movement with a sense of stillness, a contradiction for which painting seems the ideal medium. Also working on a series of portraits of people sleeping and an ongoing series of anonymous character portraits.

Won Towry Best Painting prize at the National Open Art Competition at the Royal College of Art, London 2013. Completed a number of portrait commissions 2011-13. Collaborated on a number of multi-media projects with Mischief-la-bas performance group and other artists, culminating in projects at the Arches and Tramway in Glasgow and the Albany Theatre in London. Organised two large-scale mural projects, in collaboration with East End Community Arts, for Greater Glasgow Health Board. Devised and ran “Face to Face” photography project in the East End of Glasgow. This Arts Council funded project culminated in a temporary public artwork at the East End Festival in Glasgow.

Awards

  • Towry Prize, National Open Art Competition, RCA London 2013
  • Prizewinner Visual Art Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh. 2012
  • Prizewinner, Paisley Institute Fine Art, 2009,
  • Visual Art Scotland, City Art Centre,Edinburgh, 2009
  • Prizewinner, Aberdeen Artist’s Annual Exhibition, 2008
  • Finalist Celeste Art Prize, London 2006
  • Prizewinner, Paisley Institute Annual Exhibition, 2006
  • Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Award, 2004
  • Arthur Andersen Prize for Best Young Artist, RGI Annual Exhibition, 1998
  • Runner-Up Prize, Black Swan Publishers Award, 1999
  • The Cross Trust Award
  • Hope Scott Trust Grant

Collections

Work held mainly in private collections in United Kingdom, Europe, USA and Canada. Public collections in Petrezovodsk, Russia and the Gulf State of Qatar. Corporate Collection of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Portrait of Mr & Mrs R. Conway displayed in Conway Hall, London.

Selected Exhibitions

2013

  • One Man Show, Medici Gallery, London
  • Discerning Eye. Mall Galleries, London National Open Art Competition
  • Royal College of Art, London Collector’s Choice.
  • Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Mall Galleries, London 

2012

  • BP Portrait Award. National Portrait Gallery, London
  • Royal Portrait Society. Mall Galleries, London
  • Visual Arts Scotland. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2011

  • Royal Portrait Society, Mall Galleries, London
  • RGI Annual Exhibition, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
  • Summer Exhibition, Medici Gallery, London

2010

  • Two Man Show, Medici Gallery, London
  • Group Show, Galerie van Campen, Antwerp
  • Caledonian Show, CGFA, Eton
  • The Portrait Exhibition, Blackheath Gallery, London
  • RSA Open, Edinburgh

2009

  • “From Life”, Collins Gallery, Strathclyde University, Glasgow
  • National Open Art Competition, Chichester
  • Chase Art Show, Royal Academy of Art, London
  • “Recent Paintings”, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Group Show, Galerie van Campen, Antwerp

2008

  • One Man Show, Medici Gallery, London
  • Chase Art Show, Royal Academy of Art, London
  • Aberdeen Artist’s Society, Aberdeen
  • Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair, London

2007

  • One Man Show, Medici Gallery, London
  • Summer Show, Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath

2006

  • Two Man Show, Medici Gallery, London
  • Celeste Art Prize Exhibition, London
  • RGI Annual Exhibition, Glasgow
  • London Art Fair, London

2005

  • ‘Under the Surface’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  • The Nude’ Medici Gallery, London
  • Chase Charity Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London

2004

  • RGI Annual Exhibition, McClellan Galleries, Glasgow
  • Summer Exhibition, Blackheath Gallery, London
  • Fine Art & Antiques Fair, London

2003

  • Two Man Show, Medici Gallery, London
  • Summer Exhibition at Blackheath Gallery, London
  • ‘Good Grief’ collaborative project at the Arches, Glasgow
  • ‘Caledonian Show’ Eton Contemporary Fine Art, Eton
  • Art 2003, Islington

2002

  • RGI Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
  • Summer Exhibition, Blackheath Gallery, London
  • Fine Art & Antiques, London

2001

  • The Next Man’ Solo Exhibition, Medici Gallery, London
  • RGI Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow
  • Group Show, Blackheath Gallery, London
  • ‘Formative Years’ Two Man Show, E73rd Gallery, Shoreditch
  • ‘Caledonian Show’ Eton Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Eton

2000

  • Group Show at RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
  • Blackheath Gallery, London
  • Eton Contemporary Fine Art, Eton
  • Thompson’s Gallery, London

1999

  • Morrison Portrait Award Exhibition at Royal Scottish Academy
  • Group Show, Blackheath Gallery, London
  • RGI Annual Exhibition at McLellan Galleries, London
  • Aberdeen Artists’ Society Annual Exhibition
  • Vault! Arches, Glasgow

1998

  • Group Show, Blackheath Gallery, London
  • ‘Glasgow Talents’ Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Lime Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
  • RGI Annual Exhibition, Glasgow

1997

  • Group Show at Cricket Hill Associates, New York, USA
  • Group Show, Unicorn Fine Art, Paris
  • 10+ International Art Exhibition, Karelian State Museum, Russia