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Sharon Quigley

Sharon Quigley
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As a visual artist I balance a self-directed studio practice with collaboration and engagement. I have undertaken a number well received and successful artistic residencies, research-led arts projects and public art commissions, which have allowed me to develop and employ a wide range of skills in creativity and design.
In painting, the body; its multitude of functions and its relationship with the material properties of paint, are primary concerns in my work. I use it as a framework to explore the subjects of physicality and sensation. I create highly decorative, detailed and intricately patterned surfaces, fusing a myriad of references, from topographic, geographic, and diagrammatic engravings, arabesques, micrographic reproductions and cellular structures, in an attempt to explore and reflect the correlation that exists between them. In recent paintings, scenes which invoke the natural world reveal the anatomy of patterns which persist and endure throughout life.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, B.A (Hons) Fine Art – Painting (First Class), 1986 – 1990
M.A European Fine Art, Barcelona, Winchester School of Art, 1994 -1995

Scottish Contemporary Arts Network
Scottish Artist Union (SSA)
Society of Scottish Artists, Professional Member (SSA), 1998
Elected President, Society of Scottish Artists (SSA), 2017 - 2020
Board Member, Exhibiting Societies of Scottish Artists, 2014 – 2020
Elected Vice President, Society of Scottish Artists (SSA), 2014 - 2017
Elected Council Member, Society of Scottish Artists 2013
Scottish Contemporary Art Network 2019
Visual Art Scotland 2020

W Gordon Smith Award for Painting
Hope Scott Trust Award
Edinburgh Printmakers Visiting Artists Printmaking Prize (SSA)
Hope Scott Trust Award
Royal Glasgow Institute Exhibitionship Prize
Royal Scottish Academy Latimer Award
James Guthrie Orchar Award for Painting

Bank of Montreal
University of Stirling, Anne Frank Trust Commission
Cardiology Department, Forth Valley Royal Hospital,
Baillie Gifford Headquarters
Mastercard International
Bank of Scotland
University of Dundee
International Centre for Cultural Development, India

Edinburgh Haematology Centre Commission, 2020
Medical Research Centre Commission, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, 2020
‘Hail and Rain’ Commission, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, 2019 - 2020
‘Ladysbridge Stories’ Commission, Project Ability, 2018 - 2019
‘Memory Bower’ Commission, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, 2018
University of Stirling | Anne Frank Trust Commission, 2017
‘Cultural Crofting’, ATLAS Arts Commission, 2016
‘Bring the Outside in’, Public Art Commission Stirling Community Hospital, 2014-2016
Murray Royal Hospital, Art in Healthcare Commission, 2016
Artist in Residence | Commission, University of Stirling Archive Department, 2015
‘Let your Day Bloom’, Research residency, Gartnaval Hospital, 2015
Atlas Arts Artist in Residence, Taigh Chearsabaigh, 2014
X-Ray Department Commission, Forth Valley Royal Hospital 2016