Title: The Tower
Size: 24cm x 12cm
Medium: Pencil on Board

Price: £350

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About the Artist


Heather Nevay was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 13th January 1965. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and graduated with BA Hons., Art and Design (Printed Textiles) in 1988. She is a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.

Heather exhibits regularly at the Compass Gallery and Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow, and the Portal Gallery, London. Heather has also exhibited many times in important mixed shows at The Royal Scottish Academy, The Society of Scottish Artists, The Royal Glasgow Institute, and at the London and Glasgow Art Fairs.

Heather uses symbolism to express ideas of heroism, weakness, fear and the shifting balance of human relationships. Her paintings are mostly figurative with colour being an important element of her work.

Professional

2015  Elected Member of The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI).

1999-2009  Coatbridge College, North Lanarkshire – Lecturer in Art (3D Studies) part-time, working with special needs children.

1995-1997 Paisley Art Centre; created and ran children’s art classes (part-time).

1993-2002  Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow – Gallery Assistant (part-time).

1993-1995  Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow – taught art classes in acute ward (part-time)

Commissions

2016 "The Lesson" commissioned by Arts Council England for  “Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter” a curated exhibition at The Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol.

Solo Exhibitions

2015  “Pelt”, Portal Painters, London.

2013  "Flesch and Blood", 101 Exhibit, Miami.

2009  "The Savage Garden", The Portal Gallery, London.

2007 "Showtime", The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2005  "The Playroom", The Portal Gallery, London.

2003  The Portal Gallery, London.

2001  The Portal Gallery, London.

1999  The Glasgow Vennel Gallery, Irvine.

1999  Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow.

1995  Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow.

1991  "Nice House", Princes Square, Glasgow.

1990  "One", Princes Square, Glasgow.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 "Taste Art", Loch Fyne Oysters, Cairndow, Argyll.

2014  Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA.

2014  101 Exhibit Gallery, Los Angeles.

2014  Union Gallery, Edinburgh.

2013, 2014  Copro Gallery, Los Angeles.

2012, 2014  Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2010  "Four Scottish Artists": Whyn Lewis, James McNaught, Heather Nevay, Peter Thomson at Portal Painters,  London.

2010 "Spectators" - Group Exhibition with Helen Flockhart and Peter Thomson, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2010  Beinart Collective Group Exhibition, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

2009  "The Portal Gallery is Fifty", an exhibition of fifty works by Portal Painters.

2008  Flockhart, Nevay, Thomson: Group Exhibition, Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow.

2004  Tanglewood Festival, Boston, USA (with The Portal Gallery).

2002  Prize Winner, The Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

2001   Cyril Gerber Award, Paisley Art Institute 113th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum.

2000  Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eton Award, Paisley Art Institute 112th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum.

2000  Noble Grossart Painting Prize Finalist, RSA, Edinburgh & Glasgow School of Art.

1999  Morrison Portrait Award Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

1993  Morrison Portrait Award Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

1992 to Present - Regular Exhibitor at: Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI)

Curated Exhibitions

2016  “Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter” a curated exhibition at The Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol.

2015 "Realised" a curation including Valerio Adami, Clare Andrews, Edward Burra, James Castle, Antony Donaldson, Alexander Guy, Derrick Guild, Jon Lyons, Ian Howard, Alexander Fraser, Heather Nevay, Alan Macdonald, Julie Roberts, Michael Sandle, Ian Charles Scott, Ruth Stiven, Elaine Wilson, Adrian Wiszniewski. 189th RSA Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh. Curated by Alan Robb RSA.

2015  "Phantstiche Venus": A curated exhibition with 70 selected artists, Viechtach, Bavaria, Germany.

2013  “Hey!” Art Show Part II, Musee De La Halle St. Pierre, Paris.

Awards

2016  RSA Maude Gemmell Hutchison Prize, RSA Open Exhibition, Edinburgh.

2002  Prize Winner, The Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

2001  Cyril Gerber Award, Paisley Art Institute 113th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum.

2000  Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eton Award, Paisley Art Institute 112th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum.

Publications

2016 "Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter" Edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts and Fiona Robinson

2016 "4 Degrees Art" Special Issue No. 2 published by Hey! Art Magazine, Paris

2015 "Phantastiche Venus"

2014  “Fantasy” Edition, Miroir Magazine, Seattle, Washington.

2013  “Hey!” Art Show Part II published by Hey! Art Magazine, Paris.

2012  R.I.P. Magazine feature, Russia.

2009  “A Singular Vision”, Fifty years of Portal Painters.

2009  Metamorphosis 2: 50 Contemporary Surreal, Fantastic and Visionary Artists", published by BeinArt Publishing.