Audrey Grant is an award winning painter who also experiments in drawing and mixed media. Her paintings reflect the human experience in isolation, often devoid of context and frequently inspired by poetry and literature.
Grant’s most recent exhibition, Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen was her third solo show with Panter and Hall, London. It explored the myth of Hero and Leander, marking a significant development in her subject matter and painting practice towards a more conceptual approach. Ceci est mon corps at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh arose from her collaboration with Scottish Ballet in rehearsal at their studios in Tramway, Glasgow.
Grant’s work has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London and the RSA, SSA and VAS Open Exhibitions, Edinburgh, where she won the Anne Redpath Award in 2013, the SSA Exhibition Prize in 2015 and the W. Gordon Smith Award in 2018. She has recently been awarded an RSA Residency for Scotland to spend one month with Cromarty Arts Trust on the Black Isle. To undertake research into a major new painting project – Morgenthau Plan for Creative Renewal – an exploration of real and imagined landscapes, and a metaphor for personal creative renewal.
Her work is held in private collections and by Art in Healthcare Scotland. Grant is a professional member of Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland. She is based at WASPS studios, Patriothall, Edinburgh.
2003 – 2004 Painting Course, Leith School of Art, led by Paul Martin
2002 – 2003 Figure Painting Course, Leith School of Art, led by Philip Archer
1991 – 1992 Foundation Course, Leith School of Art
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art – Guest Lecturer for MFA in Art and Humanities (2017, 2018)
Telford College – Guest Lecturer for BA Dance Course (2013)
Friends of the National Gallery of Scotland – Guest Artist speaker (2012)
Visual Arts Scotland – Artist/Workshop Leader (2010,2012 & 2013)