Aileen Stackhouse



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'Homeless' Bronze figures: 8cm x 5cm x 4cm (seated) & 7cm x 5cm x 6.5cm (lying)

'Oschi' Bronze Alaskan Malamute: 7.5cm x 7.5cm x 2.5cm

'Wild Garlic, from Building a Herbarium' Watercolour and pencil: 29cm x 42cm

'Blairgowrie Community Market' Ink on paper: 29cm x 21cm


My drawings and sculptures reflect my experience of everyday life. I am devoted to thoughtful investigation and intuitive experimentation. I use methods and tools responsive to the ideas, imagination and research which then structure each work. My installation works' transient nature means that documentation is often the only record of their existence and therefore an artwork in itself.
During 2019 I have returned to working with the human figure to express my unease with current events and the effect of political decisions on people.
I specialise in drawing, installation and sculpture.I exhibit regularly and have presented at conferences in the United Kingdom and Germany. I have received financial awards and funding from various sources including; the Hope Scott Trust, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, The Royal Scottish Academy, Creative Scotland and Women’s Enterprise Scotland to support my work as an artist.


Born in Paisley family moved to England and I moved back to Scotland in 1989.
2006 - Practice centred PhD. Title: Trahere; The sense of unease in making a mark; The Practice of Drawing and The Practice of Thinking.
1999 - Master of Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
1998 - B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture (1st class) Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.
1993 - Portfolio course Dundee College.
1992 - BA Open in Humanities, Open University.

2016 - Creative Scotland Open Project Funding award for Research Residency Exploring the River Ericht.
2015 - Women’s Enterprise Award administered by Growbiz East Perthshire for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
2014 - Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Visual Art Award.
2013 - Hope Scott Trust Award for Visual Art.
2012 - Royal Scottish Academy Residency and Creative Scotland at Sabhal Mor Ostaig.
2010 - Royal Scottish Academy Residency at Helmsdale undertaken in 2010/2011.
2005 - William Sangster Philips Award.
1998 - The Fine Art Travelling Scholarship.
1997 - The George Duncan of Drumfalk Award for Sculpture.
1996 - The Alastair Smart Award for Sculpture.


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