Rowan Paton

Artist Biography

Employing collage, print, wordplay, and pattern, my work is characterised by the development of imagined visual space. This seeks to explore themes of environmental change, mental health and otherness. Landscape, and in particular, the mountain, provide a reference through which to examine these.


Yale Univeristy School of Art, MFA Painting & Printmaking, CT, USA 

 Edinburgh College of Art, BA Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh, Scotland

Selected Exhibitions 

Upcoming: Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2022

Upcoming: Irving Gallery, Oxford Autumn 2021

Adjust / Adapt, Visual Arts Scotland/SFMA, Leith Theatre & online 2021

Resonant Strangeness - Marram Arts 2020

F L O W - Visual Arts Scotland 2020

2019/2020 SSA | VAS OPEN Royal Scottish Academy, National Galleries of Scotland

2019 Royal Scottish Academy 193rd Annual Exhibition of Art & Architecture

2019 Bloc Gallery, Edinburgh

2019 Settle Doon, Place + Platform

2019 Gone Fishing, DOK, Edinburgh

2019 Visual Arts Scotland ALIGHT 2019

2019 Lost All Reason & Direction
with Alan Grieve, Tent Gallery, ECA, Edinburgh

2019 SSA Annual Show, RSA, National Galleries

2018 CURRENT Tatha Gallery


RSA Annual Edinburgh College of Art Libraries Prize 2018 

Imagio Mundi - Benetton Collection 'Scotland' 2018 

Society of Scottish Artists, 2017 Greyfriars Prize 

Ellen Battel Stoeckel scholarship for Yale Summer School of Art & Music

Grampian Hospitals Trust Wood Group Student Prize 


Grampian Hospitals Art Trust 

Edinburgh College of Art