EDUCATION
2009-2013  BA (Hons) Degree, Painting. Grays School of Art. Aberdeen, Scotland
2012  Erasmus Study Programme. Turku Arts Academy. Turku, Finland

SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018
‘Half oot afore i’ da left’ An Tobar, Isle of Mull
2017
‘islandess’ with Jane Walker. Eastern Edge Gallery, Newfoundland
‘Island Connections’. Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2015
Erosions’. Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
‘RSA Open’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2017
‘Relate North’ Arctic Sustainable Arts & Design, The University of Lapland, Finland
‘VAU Members Show’ Crownpoint Gallery, Glasgow
‘RSA Open’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
‘Traces’ Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
2016
One of the most essential things one needs to walk on the archipelago islands is a reflector’ AARK, Korpo, Finland
‘VAU Members Show’ St Margarets House, Edinburgh
Black and White’ Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, Shetland
‘Method (in the madness)’ Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Toaty Wee’
Crownpoint Studios, Glasgow
‘Stuffed Gallery’ Newave Gallery, Aberdeen
2015
‘VAU Members Show’ Generator Projects, Dundee
‘Corridor Exhibition’ Crownpoint Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
2014
‘VAU Members Show’  The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
‘Shetland Arts Visual Art & Craft Awards Exhibition’  Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
‘Shetland Open’ Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
‘Fragments’  Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum and Archives, Shetland
2013
Gray’s School of Art Degree Show’  Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
‘Fourth Year Painting Exhibition’  The Arts Complex, Edinburgh
2012
‘Ice Hole’.  Turku Arts Academy, Turku, Finland
‘A Study Abroad’  Grays School of Art, Aberdeen
‘Idyll’ Brinkhall Manor, Turku, Finland
2011
‘Winter Exhibition’  Peacocks Visual Arts, Aberdeen
2008
‘On Course’  Da Gadderie, Shetland

WORKSHOPS + TALKS
2017
‘Are we at the Tipping Point?’ Sonica, CCA, Glasgow
Guest Artist/Speaker. Flotilla, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 
‘Fish Skin as Art and Craft’ 
Bonavista Biennale, Newfoundland

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2016
Artist in Residence. Archipelago Art Residency Korpo (AARK) Finland
2015
Mull Arts and Sustainability Residency. Facilitated on the Isle of Mull by Creative Carbon Scotland and Comar

AWARDS
2017
Visual Art and Craft Award. Shetland Arts in partnership with Creative Scotland and Shetland Islands Council.
2016
Shetland Open, Black and White. Winner of ‘Painting, Drawing and Sculpture’ category
2013
Visual Art and Craft Award. Shetland Arts in partnership with Creative Scotland and Shetland Islands Council.

SELECTED ART ROLES
2016 -Present
Lecturer – Creative Industries & Community Learning. University of the Highlands and Islands, Shetland College
2018
Archivist, for Frontiers in Retreat EU Project, Scottish Sculpture Workshop.
Lead Artist for Autism Strategy workshops, Shetland
2017
Producer, Frontiers in Retreat: Edge Effects. SSW at CCA, Glasgow
Arts Assistant. Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden
Workshop Leader for ‘Arts in Care’ project, Shetland Arts
2016
Programme Assistant Intern. Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden
Workshop Leader for ‘Arts in Care’ project, Shetland Arts
2015
Facilitator. Sonica. ‘Music, Technology and Engagement’. CCA, Glasgow
Facilitator. ‘VAU Pillow Talk: Emerging Years’. South Block, Glasgow

VISUAL ARTIST UNIT
Co-Founder and Communications Officer for Visual Artist Unit, an arts organisation supporting emerging artists based in Scotland and improving public engagement and access to contemporary art for the wider community.

COMMISSIONS + PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2013
Plutonic‘.  Blue Sky Office Space, Westhill, Aberdeen
2012
‘You Cannot Step in the Same River Twice’. Turku, Finland

RECENT PRESS + PUBLICATIONS
‘islandness: a living experiment’ Eastern Edge Gallery, online.
‘islandness’ Shetland Life Magazine, November 2017, Pg 24-25, Print.
‘You Should Know Her: Vivian Ross-Smith’ Girl in The North Sea, online.
‘islandness’ Visual Arts News. Fall 2017: Pg 45. Print.
‘Experience islandness’ The Newfoundland Herald. 2017 Issue #37: Pg 31-31. Print.
‘Islandness’ The Island Review 8 October 2017, online.
‘Newfoundland show explores similar traditions in contrasting communities’ The Shetland Times. 29 Sept 2017. Page 27. Print.

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