Biography

Alison Watt

Born 1965 Greenock, Scotland, UK

Lives and works in Edinburgh

 

 

Education

2006-2008

Associate Artist at The National Gallery, London, UK

1987-88

Glasgow School of Art Postgraduate Studies, Glasgow, UK

1983-87

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

The Sun Never Knew How Wonderful It Was, Parafin, London, UK

2014

GENERATION, Alison Watt: Paintings 1986 –2014, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth, UK

2011

Hiding in Full View, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2008

Phantom, The Sunley Rooms, The National  Gallery, London, UK

2007

Dark Light, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Dark Light, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, UK

2004

Alison Watt, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Still, Memorial Chapel, Old Saint Paul’s Church, Edinburgh, UK (permanent installation)

2002

New Paintings, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK

2000

Shift, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

1998

Fold, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen, UK

Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds, UK

1997

Monotypes, Flowers East, London, UK

Fold, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

1996

New Paintings, Flowers East, London, UK

1990

Contemporary Art Season, Glasgow Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, UK

The Scottish Gallery, London, UK

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

The Modern Portrait, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Ages of Wonder, National Galleries of Scotland and Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

Mono, Unique Artist’s Prints, Flowers, London, UK

Built in Tapestry, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, UK

Alphabet, City Arts Centre , Edinburgh, UK

2016

The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to Present, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2015

Facing the World: Self-Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe; Musée ds Beaux-Arts, Lyon; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Northern Lights: Aberdeen Art Gallery at the Fleming Collection, London, UK

Defining Beauty, The British Museum, London, UK

Collecting Now, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Reality: Modern & Contemporary British Painting, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2014

GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Reality: Modern & Contemporary British Painting, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK

2013

Once upon a time and a very good time it was..., Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

The Vasari Corridor, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

40/40, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, UK

2011

Reflecting Glenfiddich, The Flemming Collection, London, UK

2010

Autoriatratto, Sala delle Reali Poste, Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Commission: An exhibition of contemporary art in British churches, Wallspace, London, UK

Standing Room Only, Flowers Galleries, London, UK

2007

A North Light – Cynosure, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, UK

The Naked Portrait, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, and touring to Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK

2006

Strands, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK

Divided Selves: The Scottish Self-Portrait, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh & The  Fleming Collection, London, UK

2004

Picturing Women, Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA

2003

White: Callum Innes, Alison Watt, Winston Roeth, James Hugonin, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2002

New, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh,UK

Fold, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK

2001

Here + Now, Dundee Contemporary  Arts, Dundee, UK

Narcissus, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2001

Can You Judge a Book by it’s Cover, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

2000

Expressions, Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee, UK

1999

The Human Figure in Contemporary Art, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada

1998

Londres, Glasgow, Edimbourg, Galerie Rachlin LeMarie, Paris, France

Drawings, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, UK

1997

Treasures for Everyone, National Arts Collection Fund, Christie’s, London, UK

10th Anniversary Portfolio, The Freud Museum, London, UK

1996

Four British Painters, John McEnroe Gallery, New York, USA

Naked, Flowers East, London, UK

1995

75 Years of Painting, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, UK

Small is Beautiful, Flowers East, London, UK

1993

New Figurative Painting, Salander O’Reilly/Fred Hoffman, Los Angeles, USA

1992

The Portrait Award 1980-89, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

1990

21 Years of Scottish Contemporary Art, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

1989

The Morrison Portrait Award, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

1987

The National Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

 

 

Awards

2008

Order of the British Empire

2006-8

Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London

2005

ACE Award for Still, her installation at Old St Paul’s Church, Edinburgh

Awarded National Gallery Artist in Residence 2006-08

Glenfiddich Artist in Residence

2003

Winner of Creative Scotland Award

Shortlisted for Jerwood Painting Prize

1996

Scottish Arts Council: Individual Artists Award

1993

City of Glasgow Lord Provost Prize

1989

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award

1987

Winner of the John Player Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

Armour Prize for Still Life Painting, Glasgow School of Art

1986

British Institution Fund, First Prize for Painting, Royal Academy, London

1986

First Prize for Painting, Glasgow School of Art

 

 

Selected Collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, UK

Artemis, London, UK

British Broadcasting Corporation

British Council

Christie’s Corporate Art Collection

Deutsche Bank

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK

Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd

The Freud Museum, London, UK

Glasgow Art Gallery & Musuem, Glasgow, UK

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK

HBOS Art Collection

The Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, Kirkcaldy, Fife, UK

McMaster University Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada

National Westminster Bank, London, UK

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth, UK

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Scottish Opera, Glasgow, UK

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, UK

Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

Uffizi Collection, Florence, Italy

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