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.
- 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
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.