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Rowan Paton

Rowan Paton
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Considerations of materiality, mark making, colour and language characterise my work. Employing situation based, two and three dimensional practices, low tech media, appropriated and self made imagery, I create imagined spaces.

My work affords me a route to unpick timeless, persistent human challenges such as oppressive feelings of isolation, and seemingly immovable emotional obstacles. Landscape, and in particular, the mountain, provide a reference through which to explore these.

I live & work in Edinburgh, Scotland


Yale University School of Art, M.F.A Painting and Printmaking

Edinburgh College of Art, B.A. Hons Drawing & painting

University Edinburgh, Post Graduate Diploma Education


2018 Edinburgh Art Fair - Detail Studio

2018 CURRENT Tatha Gallery

2018 Detail Framing

2018 Royal Scottish Academy Annual

2018 r e . p l a y Suttie Space, GHAT, Aberdeen

2018 Blueroof Gallery, Aberdeenshire

2018 SSA & VAS Together Open 2018

2018 Blueroof Gallery, Aberdeenshire

2017 Detail, It's All In The Detail, Edinburgh

2017 Visual Artist Unit Annual, Glasgow

2017 RSA Summer Show

2017 Edinburgh Art Festival, as part of Place + Platform's Reject/Respond/Repurpose exhibition

2017 Rock Trust Postcard Exhibition, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 23rd June-16th July

2017 Before We Were Even Dreamed, Whitespace, with Andrew Phillips, Edinburgh 26th May-1st June

2017 DOK Artists Space, Death or Glory, as part of city wide Audacious Women Festival, Edinburgh

2016 DOK, Blueprint, Drawing show

2016 153rd RGI Annual, Glasgow

2016 SSA Annual, RSA Edinburgh

2016 VOXEL Gallery, featured artist for August 2016

2016 Royal Scottish Academy, National Galleries of Scotland, Annual Summer Show

2016 Cupar Arts Festival, LIMINAL drawing show

2016 Society of Women Painters Annual, Mall Galleries, London

2016 Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

2015 Royal Scottish Academy Annual, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh


Aberdeen hospital Trust
Imagio Mundi - Benetton Collection catalogue 'Scotland' 2018