Henry Fraser

Artist Biography

Artist Statement When I start to paint, I go directly to the canvas. I have no sketches or photographs to refer to. I listen to music; sometimes to remove me from the conscious activity of painting and at other times to help me focus on what’s developing in front of me. I’m not at all interested in capturing the likeness of an individual or portraying the human figure accurately, but in conveying the mystery and transience of the human condition - making the invisible, visible.


2001 Graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (B.A. Honours Degree, Visual Communication)

Solo Exhibitions

2001 Credo, Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art

2005 Henry Fraser, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2007 Henry Fraser, Smithy Gallery, Glasgow

2007 Soul, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2009 Anima, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2010 Congregation, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire

2011 Memento Mori, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2012 Henry Fraser, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire

2013 This Must Be The Place, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2014 Henry Fraser, Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire

2015 Breathe, Gallery 1, St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh

2015 Still Life, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Group Exhibitions

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire

Smithy Gallery, Glasgow

John Martin of London, London

Thompson’s Marylebone, London

Christie’s, London

Black Cube Collective

Agent Ali Presents, Edinburgh

McAuley Fine Art, Edinburgh

Mainhill Gallery, Jedburgh

St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh

The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh

Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh

The Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow  

Selected Exhibitions