Rowan Paton



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SOS: 2018 print & paint on linen

Make Your Own National Park 2018

Little Bit Lost 2018 print & paint on canvas

Summer (in the Garedn of Hesperides)

OHFUCKNO - Drawing & collage

Upside Down - paint/collage/print on canvas


Considerations of materiality, mark making, colour and language characterise my work. Employing two and three dimensional practices, low tech media, appropriated and self made imagery, I create imagined spaces.

My work affords me a route to unpick timeless, persistent human challenges such as oppressive feelings of isolation, and seemingly immovable emotional obstacles. Landscape, and in particular, the mountain, provide a reference through which to explore these.



Yale University School of Art, M.F.A Degree in Painting and Printmaking.

Edinburgh College of Art, B.A. Hons Drawing & painting


2019 Gone Fishing DOK artspace, Edinburgh

2019 ALIGHT Visual Arts Scotland

2019 Lost All
reason & Direction Tent Gallery, ECA

2018/19 SSA Annual Show

2018 CURRENT Tatha Gallery

2018 Detail Framing

2018 Royal Scottish Academy Annual

2018 r e • p l a y The Suttie Space, GHAT, Aberdeen

2018 Blueroof, Aberdeenshire

2018 SSA VAS Open 2018

2018 Blueroof Gallery, Aberdeenshire

2017 Detail, It's All In The Detail, Edinburgh

2017 Visual Artist Unit Annual, Glasgow

2017 RSA Summer Show

2017 Edinburgh Art Festival, as part of Place + Platform's Reject/Respond/Repurpose exhibition

2017 Rock Trust Postcard Exhibition, Summerhall, Edinburgh

2017 Before We Were Even Dreamed, Whitespace, with Andrew Phillips, Edinburgh

2017 DOK Artists Space, Death or Glory, as part of city wide Audacious Women Festival, Edinburgh

2016 DOK Artists Space, Works on Paper, Edinburgh

2016 RGI, 153rd Royal Glasgow Institute Show, Glasgow

2016 SSA, Society of Scottish Artists Annual, National Galleries of Scotland

2016 VOXEL Gallery, featured artist, August-September

2016 RSA Annual, National Galleries of Scotland

2016 SWA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2016 Cupar Arts Festival, LIMINAL, Fife

2016 Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

2015 Royal Scottish Academy Annual, National Gallery's of Scotland, Edinburgh


Imagio Mundi - Benetton Caollection Catalogue 'Scotland' 2018
SSA Greyfiars Prize 2017
Wood Group Student Prize GHAT
Ellen Battel Stoeckel Scholarship for Yale Summer School of Art & Music


Grampian Hospitals Trust
Edinburgh College of Art