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BIOGRAPHY

Graeme Wilcox attended Glasgow School of Art 1989 - 93 and graduated with a BA (Hons).

Since graduating, Graeme has been working in the WASPS studios in the East End of Glasgow. His work, technically traditional, has a powerful contemporary feel, depicting underlying tensions between animation and stillness. He is able to portray the transient, blurred image of one moving figure and at the same time, engage in precise photographic representation of another.

Graeme has collaborated on a number of multi media projects with Mischief-la-bas-performance group and with other artists, culminating in projects at the Arches and Tramway in Glasgow and the Albany Theatre in London. He has also organised two large scale mural projects in collaboration with the East End Community Arts for Glasgow Health Board and devised and ran "Face to Face" photography project in Glasgow. This Arts Council funded project culminated in a temporary public artwork at the East End Festival in Glasgow. In 2011 he completed a prestigious portrait commission for the newly opened Conway Hall in London.

Graeme's work is held in private collections in Europe,the USA and Canada and in public collections in Petrezovodsk, Russia and the Gulf State of Qatar. He is also held in the Corporate Collection of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh. He exhibits regularly in London and throughout the UK, both in group and solo shows. All Graeme's paintings are oil on canvas.

AWARDS:

Walter Scott Purchase Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow. 2016
Prince of Wales Drawing Award, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London. 2016
Stern Prize, Visual Arts Scotland. 2016
Prizewinner 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,
Visual Art Scotland, City Art Centre,Edinburgh, 2009
Prizewinner, Aberdeen Artist's Annual Exhibition, 2008
Finalist Celeste Art Prize, London 2006
Prizewinner, Paisley Institute Annual Exhibition, 2006
Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Award, 2004
Arthur Andersen Prize for Best Young Artist, RGI Annual Exhibition, 1998
Runner-Up Prize, Black Swan Publishers Award, 1999
The Cross Trust Award
Hope Scott Trust Grant

Collections:
His work is held mainly in private collections in United Kingdom, Europe, USA and Canada. Public collections in Petrezovodsk, Russia and the Gulf State of Qatar. Corporate Collection of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Portrait of Mr & Mrs R. Conway displayed in Conway Hall, London.