About the Artist
Graeme Wilcox attended Glasgow School of Art 1989-93. Graduated BA (Hons) Fine Art. Exchange to Brighton College of Art, January - March 1992.
Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art, Graeme has continued practice as a painter, working in WASPS studios in the East End of Glasgow. Exhibiting regularly in London and throughout the UK, in group shows and one-man exhibitions. Recent larger work depicts people travelling through half-remembered spaces, situations and scenes based on memories both real and imagined. These paintings are partly an attempt to balance a sense of movement with a sense of stillness, a contradiction for which painting seems the ideal medium. Also working on a series of portraits of people sleeping and an ongoing series of anonymous character portraits.
Won Towry Best Painting prize at the National Open Art Competition at the Royal College of Art, London 2013.
Collaborated on a number of multi-media projects with Mischief-la-bas performance group and other artists, culminating in projects at the Arches and Tramway in Glasgow and the Albany Theatre in London. Organised two large-scale mural projects, in collaboration with East End Community Arts, for Greater Glasgow Health Board.
Devised and ran “Face to Face” photography project in the East End of Glasgow. This Arts Council funded project culminated in a temporary public artwork at the East End Festival in Glasgow.
Graeme Wilcox - Awards
Walter Scott Prize, RGI Annual Exhibition, 2016
Prince of Wales Drawing Award, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London 2016
Stern Prize, Visual Arts Scotland 2016
Prize Winner Paisley Institute Fine Art 2015
Towry Prize, National Open Art Competition, RCA London 2013
Prizewinner Visual Art Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh. 2012
Prizewinner Paisley Institute Fine Art. 2009
Prizewinner Visual Art Scotland, City Art Centre, Edinburgh. 2009
Prizewinner Aberdeen Artist’s Annual Exhibition, 2008
Finalist Celeste Art Prize, London.2006
Prizewinner at Paisley Institute Annual Exhibition. 2006
Glasgow Art Club Fellowship award. 2004
Arthur Andersen Prize for Best Young Artist at RGI Annual Exhibition 1998.
Runner-up prize, Black Swan Publishers Award, London 1999.
The Cross Trust Award to finance new work.
Hope Scott Trust. Grant awarded to finance mixed-media work, combining printmaking with painting.
Work held mainly in private collections in UK, USA and Canada. Also in public collections in Petrezovodsk, Russia and the gulf state of Qatar. Large painting in the Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters, Edinburgh. Portrait of Mr & Mrs R. Conway displayed in Conway Hall, London. Portrait of the Joint Senior Partners hanging in offices of Turcan Connell, Edinburgh. Walter Scott & Partners Collection, Edinburgh Prudential Collection, London. Standard Chartered Bank, London