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Phyllis Mcgowan

Artist Biography

Phyllis McGowan uses words, objects and performative images to capture emotion. Her confident colours and use of domestic materials and markings have a playful edge, which, like the use of humour in her writing, distracts us temporarily from their powerful meaning. Personal, often autobiographical and rich from her background in psychology and feminist work, her installations have a mythic feel, an alive quality and are a call to arms.


2014 - 2018                  BA (hons) First class Fine Art Sculpture and Environmental Art GSA

2006 - 2008                  MA Screen writing Screen Academy Scotland Napier University   

1990 - 1992                 Diploma Community Education Strathclyde University 

1995 – 1997                 Diploma Person Centered Counselling Strathclyde University

Selected Exhibitions 


2018    RSA Open (selected artist)


Changing Lenses: Glasgow Stories Of Integration Migrant Voice Photography Exhibition (selected artist), CCA

Under the Bonnet

Degree Show GSA

Within Half an Inch of a Yard (selected artist) Pollok House 

 2017    Missing you Already Project Space 1 GSA To Let Rogart Street Studios

 2016    Intersections Project Space 1 GSA

Glasgow Goes Green (selected artist) SWG3