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Christine Wylie

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Christine Wylie’s art practice demonstrates systematic ways of working with various mediums to compose formal images based on geometric constructs, whether they are found in architecture, the ready made or nature.

In the last 3 years, she has concentrated solely on photogravure (solar plate etching), and has built a substantial body of work that explores the medium’s technical possibilities and limitations. Her study of the mathematics of shape and space, the properties of objects, their angles and surfaces – and the consequences of how these objects are positioned and where their shadows fall – results in images that create a visual tension or ambiguity between the work and the viewer.

Born in Edinburgh and having travelled extensively, she now divides her time between Edinburgh and Auckland. Her MFA in Art Space Nature at Edinburgh College of Art, has led to collaborations with other practitioners, and she continues to exhibit widely, both in the UK and abroad. She is currently working with Steve Lovett of MIT, Auckland, to explore and develop new techniques and processes in photogravure.

2007–2009 Edinburgh College of Art
MFA Art, Space & Nature
2003-2007 Edinburgh College of Art
BA (Hons) Drawing & Painting
2000–2001 The Art Institute, Chicago
1989-1990 East Surrey College, Surrey
PGCE Teacher Training
1981-1982 Edinburgh Napier University
PGD Business Management
1977-1981 University of Strathclyde
BA (Hons) English and Sociology


John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA
Marianne Eigenheer Residency, Vitrey, France
Art Space Nature Residency, Piran, Slovenia
Art Space Nature Residency Stromness, Orkney


FIELDWORK, A/S/N Mutual Press publication, Edinburgh

FIELDWORK is a collective artwork documenting a series of conversations with leading international artists, anthropologists, landscape architects and composers, including Joseph Kosuth, Dan Peterman, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Alan Johnston, Tim Ingold, Eelco Hooftman and Martin Parker.

Recent Exhibitions

Converge 2016, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
RSA Open 2015, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
SSA Open 2015, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
ACTINIC Photography in Print, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Printmakers, Royal Over-Seas League, London
First Impressions II, Mairangi Arts Centre, Auckland
Wonsolwara, Franklin Arts Centre, Auckland
VAS:T 2015, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
RSA Open 2014, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
SSA Open 2014, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Wonsolwara, Nathan Homestead, Auckland
Interceptions, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
Red, Kumeu Arts Centre, Auckland
After Durer, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh
RSA Open 2013, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Equilibrium:At This Point, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh
RSA Open 2012, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Colour Field, Heartwood, Perthshire
OS 357, John Muir Birthplace, Dunbar
Standing Still, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington
Plane, John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago
Cube I
  • Christine Wylie
  • Cube I
  • Etching
Cube II
  • Christine Wylie
  • Cube II
  • Etching
Otara I
  • Christine Wylie
  • Otara I
  • Etching
Otara II
  • Christine Wylie
  • Otara II
  • Etching
Otara III
  • Christine Wylie
  • Otara III
  • Etching
Otara IV
  • Christine Wylie
  • Otara IV
  • Etching