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Greater Glasgow


Drawing, Installation, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture


Abstract, Architecture, Site-specific




Graduating with a Master of Fine Art from Royal College of Art, permanent collections include Stirling university, PATHFOOT, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Pallant House Gallery and Museum. Most recently shortlisted for the Anna Lobner Dusseldorf award and awarded a scholarship for the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg and the Bet Low Award.

My practice is strongly influenced by my immediate surroundings. I use commonplace imagery to organise the pictorial space, using forms that occupy and give perspective within the substrate. I continue to explore the imagined and observed within architecture through the process of Layering, repetition, cut-outs, washout and transforming. The detail and form within architecture, intricate lines, structures and vast space are continually explored in my work.

“Through “Found Materials” Rosalind Lawless explores how and when the artist arrives at the image. A clearing out of established practices and forms to enable an authentic interrogation of the creative process. Deconstructing the moment when fragments of environment, object and experience come together and resonate; become important. A process lawless describes as “making within the found.” Kate MacKay



Rosalind Lawless b.1978 Glasgow Graduating with a Masters of Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, and First Class Hons from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen. Collections include PATHFOOT COLLECTION, Stirling University, Pallant House Museum and Gallery and Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum.

Shortlisted for Anna Lobner/Dusseldorf Exchange 2019
Bet Low Trust 2019
International Academy of Fine Arts, Scholarship, Salzburg 2019
Scottish Art Club Award,
Royal Scottish Academy Invited Artist
Inverarity One to One Travel Award France
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Award,
Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
Joe Hargan Award, Paisley Art Institute Glasgow
Tim Mara Trust Award, Royal College of Art
Daler Rowney Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art, London
John Kinross Award, Royal Scottish Academy

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions:
Brecon Arts Centre, Curated by Fraser Taylor Oct 2021
jmarchitects Wall Objects #2 Architecture Fringe 2021
Past Solo Exhibitions 
Material Stories, Briggait Wasps Studios, March 2020, HRI Munro Architects, Inverness, March/April 2020, Footpath to Town Stallan Brand Architects, Glasgow 2019
Wall Objects Briggait Wasps Studios 2019, New Works Glasgow Print Studio 2019
Reclamation Helensburgh Arts Hub 2019, The Line Gallery Linlithgow 2018
London Art Fair, Glasgow Print Studio 2018, Unburdened Realities Tatha Gallery Newport-on-Tay 2017, Transition Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh 2016
In Abstraction Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow 2014, Invited Artist Award Scottish Art Club, Edinburgh 2013, Interior Monuments Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2012
Blackheath Gallery, London 2012, Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen 2011
Abstracted Materials, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow 2011, Atrium Gallery, Aberdeen Art Gallery 2010, Blackheath Gallery, London 2009, Contained, Glasgow Print Studio2008

Upcoming Group Exhibitions 
Urban Departures House for an Art Lover Café, (Curator and exhibitor)
April – June 2021
From Alba to Arabia, Highland Print Studio Exchange 2021
Wejha Arts Kuwait City 2021
Past Group Exhibitions
Reduct Abstraction and Geometry in Scottish Art, Royal Scottish Academy 2020
From Alba to Arabia, Highland Print Studio Exchange 2020, Warehouse 46, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai 2020, QUOZ Arts Festival 2020, Stal Gallery, Muscat Oman 2020
Art Jameel Centre, Jeddah Dubai 2020, Block/Print/Line, House for an Art Lover Studio Pavilion 2019, Wasps Studio Artists 40th Anniversary, Kirkcudbright 2018, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow 2018, Drawing (on) Riverside, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow 2011, Glasgow Seven Women Artists, RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow 2010, Abstract, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2010, Cream, St James Palace, Aberdeen 2010, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2010, Blackadder to Borland, Scottish Women Printmakers, Pallant House Gallery 2009
Rodger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2009, Scottish Print Folios, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Southern Graphics Council, Chicago, The Art Movement, London 2009