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Jackie Anderson

Artist Biography

Jackie Anderson is an artist based in Glasgow. She has a degree in Sociology from Aberdeen University and a MFA from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee (2002). She has exhibited widely throughout the UK, in New York and California. Jackie has won a number of awards for her work, including the Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship which allowed her to make work in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a two time recipient of the international Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship. Her work is in The Fleming Collection and the collections of the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Bank of Scotland


Many of Jackie’s paintings are of strangers in public places. Waiting at bus stops, people are reflected in the windows of buses that are not for them. In shop windows the reflections of strangers are layered over others that they may have glimpsed briefly, or may not have seen at all.

In her latest works gestural brushstrokes and near transparent washes of paint describe fleeting moments from car and train journeys. Solid structures become fluid while raindrops and reflections evoke the interior environment. Passengers are captured unawares, lost in their thoughts, merged with the landscape they are passing through. 

‘She knows, like a writer, that the right descriptive detail makes a character breath’ - The Scotsman.

‘A rare blend of accessibility and a complex, subtle set of conceptual concerns’ - The Herald

‘striking, evocative images’ - Scottish Art News


Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, 2001-02

Master of Fine Art

University of Aberdeen, 1991-95

MA (Hons) Sociology 

Selected Exhibitions 

Solo Exhibition - 2017

Open Eye Gallery - Edinburgh

Hicks Gallery, London - 2016

Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh - 2015

Susan Eaton and Jackie Anderson - 2014

House of an Art Lover, Glasgow

'Homecoming' - 2013

Victor Felix Gallery, London

Beaux Arts - 2012, 2011

'Artists of Fame and Promise', Bath

'Alone together' - 2011

Solo exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow

'Scottish Summer Exhibition' - 2010

The Fleming Collection, London

Jackie Anderson and Andrew Mackenzie - 2008

Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh

Threadneedle Figurative Prize - 2008

Mall Galleries, London

'After Carnival' - 2008

Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship Solo Exhibition

Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh

BP Portrait Award - 2008, 05, 03, 02, 01

National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Place, London

Firm Favourites, Highlights and Recent Acquisitions from the Fleming

Collection - 2007

The Fleming Collection, London

Celeste Art Price Finalist Exhibition - 2006

Old Truman Brewery, London

'Face Value' - 2006

Chelsea Art Gallery, Palo Alto, California, USA

Solo Exhibition - 2005

Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh

'in-between' - 2005

Two person exhibition with Toby Messenger, curated by Tramway

Intermedia, Trongate, Glasgow

Head Strong - 2003

Victor Felix Gallery, London

Fresh Paint - 2003

Maclean Fine Art, London

Masters Expo - 2003

Generator Projects, Mid-Wynd, Dundee

Noble and Grossart Painting Prize, Finalists Exhibitions - 2000

Royal Academy, Edinburgh


Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Scholarship, 2001, 2016

Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship

Dundee Visual Artists Award, 2004

Linda Clarke Nolan Award, 2002

The City of Glasgow Prize, 2000

The David Cargill Prize, 2000