Muriel Barclay is a contemporary painter who has an interest in depicting figures within twenty-first century contexts . Muriel Barclay approaches her painting with dynamism and energetic physicality, a direct response to the dancers she portrays. It`s an important partnership for Muriel Barclay, it fuels her creative process, forcing her to re-examine the way she views movement and the human body, both sides committed to pushing their physical and creative limits.
Muriel Barclay has a host of successful solo shows to her credit and has received the Mabel MacKinlay Award and the Glasgow Art Club Fellowship from the RGI, the John Green Fine Art Award at the PAI and the Glasgow Society of Women Artists, special award. Her paintings hang in many public and private collections worldwide including Ernie Els, Sir Arnold Clark, Lord Harris, Sultan of Brunei, Alex McLeish, Sir Jack Harvey HBOS, Biggart Baillie, and Arisaig Partners.
Education: Edinburgh University –History, Philosophy, and History of Art.
Glasgow School of Art Continuing Education Programme
Open University – Modern Art, Practices and Debates
Exhibitions: Group exhibitions between 1997 and 2013:
Thompsons Gallery, Marylebone and Aldeburgh,
Contemporary Fine Arts, Eton
Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh
Green Gallery, Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie
John Noott, Broadway Modern Gallery,
Jerdan Gallery, Crail
Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld
Red Rag Gallery, Cotswolds
RSA , McLellan Galleries
Paisley Art Institute
Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London
Gullane Art Gallery, East Lothian
Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
Solo Exhibitions: Glasgow Art Club March 2001
Eton Contemporary Fine Arts 2003,2005,2007,2009, 2011,2013
Edinburgh Gallery 2004, 2006,2008,2009,2011,2013
Broadway Modern April 2006
Thompsons Marylebone 2008 & 2010
Lemond Gallery 2012, 2013
Two-person Exh: Kranenburg and Fowler May 2002
Stenton Gallery March 2003 & 2007
Green Gallery April 2004
Thompsons Marylebone October 2005
Mansfield Park, Glasgow Oct 2010
Special Features: Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld 1999,2001,2002,2008,2010,2012
Green Gallery, Aberfoyle 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2005 Kranenburg & Fowler 2003, 2004
Stenton Gallery 2003, 2005, 2007
Jerdan Gallery, Crail 2005, 2007 & 2009
Awards: John Green Fine Art Award at the P.A.I., 1999.
Glasgow Art Club Fellowship awarded at R.G.I. 1999.
Glasgow Society of Women Artists’ Special Award 2000
Mabel Mackinlay Award, R.G.I. 2001
Collections : Ernie Els, Sir Arnold Clark, Lord Harris, Sultan of Brunei, Alex McLeish, Sir Jack Harvey, H.B.O.S., Biggart Baillie, Arisaig Partners