Hamish McLain

Portfolio

Location: London
Website: www.hamishmclain.com
Bio:

Exploring the intersection between drawing and painting, Hamish's practice investigates how a graphical sensibility can interact within the world of abstraction. An expressive release is vital, capturing a sense of life and energy between marks and shapes. Stenciling, tracing and printing techniques are recent additions to his working processes, experimenting with new ways to create marks and approach the creation of a final image.

Hamish McLain received his BA (Hons) Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University in 2005, and was the recipient of the Norman Moores Fellowship for Drawing in Painting 2006. Between 2007 and 2010 he was Chairman and co-Director of The Royal Standard Studios and Gallery in Liverpool. He has recently graduated from Chelsea College of Art with a Distinction in MA Fine Art.

Exhibitions:

2013

Chelsea MA Degree Show – Chelsea college of Art, London (Group)
Honeymoon – Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art, (Group Show with RCA)
MA Interim show - Chelsea College of Art, London (Group)
To Boldly Go – Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, London (Group)
Chelsea Salon - South London Gallery (Group)

2012

Crash Open 2012 – Charlie Dutton Gallery, London (Group)
Cave Art Fair – Liverpool (Group)
Up and Ready - Bohemia Space, Liverpool (Solo)
Lead Sheeting – DBH Business Centre, Liverpool (Two person residency)
Favela - The Royal Standard, Liverpool (Group)

2011

Love in – Supercollider, Blackpool (Group)
Space Exchange – Aid & Abet, Cambridge (Group)

2010

No Soul for Sale - Tate Modern, London (Group)
Thinking Outside the Box - The Bluecoat, Liverpool (Group)

2009
Cut to the Chase - The Royal Standard, Liverpool (Solo)
Pretty Deep - The Royal Standard, Liverpool (Curated)
Fear & Optimism - Workstation, Sheffield (Group

2008

Navigator - The Royal Standard, Liverpool (Curated)

Residencies and Awards

Open-Here: Art Lab Residency - Villa Waldbertda, Munich 2007
Norman Moores Fellowship in Drawing and Painting - Liverpool School of Art and Design - 2005/07