About the Artist
Kirstie Cohen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1963 and her family moved to North Berwick in the early 70's where she attended North Berwick High School.
After studying at Edinburgh College of Art to develop a portfolio she gained entry to Glasgow School of Art, the famous Rennie Mackintosh designed building. She studied painting there from 1983 – 1987, and after completing a degree was offered a place on the Post graduate course from 1987 – 1988.
After leaving art school she was a finalist in the 1989 British Airways Award at Olympia, London, a showcase for young emerging artists.
As soon as her studies were completed she started to develop landscape in her work, turning professional with her first solo Exhibition in London in 1990. She has subsequently had many solo and mixed shows nationwide. Kirstie also teaches art workshops at Tantallon Studios near North Berwick. She now lives and works in the Highlands of Scotland near Inverness.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 - Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
An Talla Solaise Ullapool 'The Room'Solo
Resipole Gallery - 'North Atlantic Light'Solo
2016 - Kilmorack Gallery, Solo, Northern Horizons
An Talla Solais, Ullapool, Highland Artists Room
2015 - Gallery Ten, Edinburgh
2014 - The Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen, Solo 'Remote Horizons'
2013 - The Airt Gallery, Kintore, Solo 'Landscapes of the Mind'
2012 - The Discerning Eye, the Mall Gallery, London
2010 - Balman Gallery, Corbridge. Mixed Exhibition ‘Scapes’
Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly. ‘Turn of the Tide’
2009 - Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow. Solo ‘From Darkness comes Light’
2008 - Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly. ‘The Word in Art’
Greens and Blues gallery, North Berwick. Solo Show
‘Between Earth and Sky’
2007 - Highland Artists, Inverness, Year of Culture,
2005 - Greens and Blues Gallery, North Berwick. Solo Show
‘The Elemental Landscape’
Beaux Arts, Bath. Mixed Summer Show.
The Gallery, Cork Street London, Kilmorack.
2003 - Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire. Solo Show
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen. ‘In the Blood’
Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden.
‘The Contemporary Landscape’
2002 - Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth. Solo
‘Horizon and Reflection’
1999 - The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Mixed exhibition.
1990 - The Andrew Usiskin Gallery, London. Solo, 'High - Lands'
1989 - Olympia, London. BA Artists award exhibition
1988 - Compass Gallery, Glasgow. ‘New Generation Scottish Artists’
1986 - Nancy Graham Memorial Prize (SSWA)
Hospital Field Scholarship
1988 - Chalmers Jarvise Prize (RSA Student Competition)
1989 - Finalist, British Airways Artists Award Olympia
2000 - Art TM Open Prize
2008 - Canon ABT Award Prize Winner
2016 - Nairn Open Exhibition 'Art Media prize'
Seascape Study II
Seascape Study I