About

MADELINE MACKAY

My recent work examines life on a microcosmic level, looking for the moment of transition between living and inanimate matter. By observing the breakdown of flesh into ground I explore the unacknowleged ambiguities that exist between the two and seek to undermine unconscious conventions on the hierarchies of life and land.

 

Born in Northern Ireland, I grew up in the far North of Scotland and completed a BA (hons) in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2012. My work is shown by a number of galleries both in Scotland and throughout the UK, and has been included in exhibitions run by national art institutions such as the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. I am currently studying for an MFA in Printmaking at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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Born 1989

 

Education

2015- MFA in Printmaking, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

2008-2012 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

 

Awards

2016 AFA Scholarship, University of Alberta

2013 RSW Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award

RE Anthony Dawson Young Printmaker Award

DSWAY Young and Wild category award

2012 RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award

RE Joseph Webb Memorial Prize

DSWAY Young and Wild category award

2011 WPA Timothy Greenwood Award for travel in Nepal

 

Residencies

2013 A Forest of Glass, Northlands Creative Glass and Borgie Forest Cabin project, 8 weeks, North

Sutherland and Lybster, UK

2012 Aland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence, 6 weeks, Aland Archipelago, Finland

WPA trek, Timothy Greenwood Award, 2 weeks, Annapurna foothills, Nepal

 

Collections

2013 RSA collections, Edinburgh, UK

 

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

2014 Madeline Mackay, The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2012 Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK

 

Group exhibitions

2016 Fresh Prints, SNAP Printshop, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2015 Festschrift, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, UK

Eoghan Bridge - Lotte Globb - Janette Kerr - Alan Macdonald - Jane Macneill - Madeline Mackay,

Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire, UK

2014 Lyth Summer Show, Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness, UK

Nicola Toms - Madeline Mackay, Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Sussex, UK

Celtic connections, Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol, UK

2013 Hock-Aun Teh - Alan McGowan - Madeline Mackay, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-Shire, UK

RSA Annual Members Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

Summer exhibition, Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Sussex, UK

Animal Inspirations, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, UK

Dorset Exhibition (in association with the Moncrieff-Bray Gallery), Dorset, UK

Winter Exhibition, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire, UK

Making an Impact, Impact 8 Print Conference, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK

Impact 8 print conference open folio session, Impact 8 Print Conference, Dundee, UK

The Drawing Room, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

On a Small Scale, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Royal College of Physicians Christmas Exhibition, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, UK

2012 Christmas Exhibition, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire, UK

Cabinet Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK

Autumn Exhibition, Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex, UK

New Generation Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, UK

 

Juried exhibitions

2014 RWS Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK

Macmillan Exhibition, Bonhams, Edinburgh, UK

2013 David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London, UK

RI Annual exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK

RSW Annual exhibition, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh, UK

Macmillan Art of Nature exhibition, Bonhams, Edinburgh, UK

2012 NOAC, Chichester and London, UK

David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London, UK

EWA Award, London, UK

Neo Print Prize Exhibition, Bolton, UK

MIWAS Exhibition, Rookesbury Park Manor, Hants, UK

 

Art Fairs

2013 20/21 International Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, London, UK

Watercolour and Works on Paper Fair, The Science Museum, London, UK

 

Public artworks

2011 Public artwork for The Woodland Trust at the Moncrieff Woodland Sculpture Trail, Perth, UK