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' Yours and the light from it, un-buoyed '
Patricia Cain is a Dumfries and Galloway-based artist, author and researcher who completed her PhD through the practice of drawing at Glasgow School of Art.
Her practice (drawing, painting, sculpture and public art) is intimately connected to her interest in skill-lead art-making processes, the value of these as First Person research methodologies and the importance of teaching and encouraging skill in this era of concept-led Art Education.
Her book Drawing: The Enactive Evolution of the Practitioner explores the relationship between drawing and enactive thinking and examines how art-making can actualize and visually make evident the emergent aspects of its own activity, allowing artists to become self-aware of their own thinking and learning processes.
Trish exhibits nationally and internationally, winning both the Threadneedle and Aspect Prizes in 2010. Her recently acclaimed major exhibition at Kelvingrove, Drawing (on) Riverside, exposed the nature of practitioner knowledge to a wider lay audience through the observation and response to the construction of Glasgow’s new Riverside Museum which has subsequently been likened to Dewey’s study of the nature of method.
2004/08 PhD, Glasgow School of Art
2000/04 BA (Hons) Fine Art – Cumbria College of the Arts
2002 UK Intra-transfer Test – Law Society of Scotland
1988/89 Law Society Finals – Northumbria University
1984/87 LLB (Hons) Law – Northumbria University
1982/83 1st Year BA (Hons) Illustration – Central St Martins
1982 Arts Foundation Course – Cumbria College of Art and Design
Royal Watercolour Society Award, RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2014, Finalist, Arte Laguna Prize 2013 Venice, RSA Residency Award 2013 – Barns-Graham Trust, James B S Curr Memorial Award, Paisley Arts Institute 124th Annual Exhibition, Discerning Eye Scottish Regional Prize 2012, Winner Threadneedle Prize 2010, Winner Aspect Prize 2010, The Bet Low Trust Award, Daler Rowney Award The Pastel Society, Finalist International Drawing Annual (INDA) 2010, RSA Residency Award 2009, Arts Trust of Scotland Award, RSW Visual Arts Residency, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute, House for an Art Lover Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship 2007, Oppenheim – John Downes Memorial Trust Award, Colonel McClean Trust Scheme/Logan and Johnston School Scheme Award, Golden Jubilee Fellowship Fund Award, New Contemporaries Shortlist, Rootstein Hopkins Shortlist, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute, Horace W. Goldsmith Scholarship for Drawing, Glasgow School of Art
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2012 Drawing (on) Riverside 11 Spitalfields Gallery
2011 The Riveted Eye House for an Art Lover
2011 Drawing (on) Riverside Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
2010 Tri Juncta in Uno The Meffan Gallery
2009 Recent work from Florence and Glasgow, House for an Art Lover
2008 Drawing Construction, Lillie Gallery
2006 Clyde Redevelopment, Backdoor Gallery
New Work, Glasgow Royal Institute Kelly Gallery
2004 Surfaces Geologia, Glasgow School of Art
Surfaces Geologia, RIAS Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Lake District Landscapes, Theatre-by-the-Lake Gallery, Keswick
To read more about the career of Artist Patricia Cain http://www.patriciacain.com
2011 Architectural Installation in collaboration with architect Anne Nisbet Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glass Installation in collaboration with Glass Artist Alec Galloway Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
2010 Haggs Gate, Pollockshaws, Glasgow.
Flemming-Wyfold Collection, Glasgow Museums, Royal Scottish Academy, Lillie Gallery, BBC Scotland, House for an Art Lover, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, North Glasgow Housing Association, Bam Construction