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  1. CURRENT/UPCOMING:

    About Painting, Solo show, Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, 21st August - 30th October 2017

    Glasgow Splash, Bella Juanita, Palma, Mallorca, 23rd September - 30th December 2017

    Transmission Gallery Members’ Show, Group show, Transmission Gallery, 9th September - 14th October 2017

    CONTACT:

    lauragaiger@gmail.com

    See also: www.pendolino.co.uk

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  2. ABOUT

    My recent work has been influenced by a scholarship to Florence, where I researched the enduring contradiction of painting as both ornamentation and fine art, through an exploration of religious and fresco paintings. In my work I combine the languages of formalism, symbolism, figuration and decoration, and play at the boundary between representation and abstraction. I am deeply invested in the craft of painting and the chemistry(/alchemy) of its materials.

  3. EDUCATION

    The Glasgow School of Art. BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking 2011 – 2016

    PRIZES/SCHOLARSHIPS

    Shortlisted for the Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursary 2017

    John Kinross Travelling Scholarship to Florence 2016

    Longlisted for the Woon Foundation Art Prize 2016

    RESIDENCIES

    Artist in Residence at The Royal Drawing School, Dumfries House, Ayrshire: October 2016

    EXHIBITIONS

    RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh: 22nd July - 1st October  2017

    New Scottish Artists, David Roberts Art Foundation, Camden: 19th April - 6th May 2017

    Lemon Yellow, Joint show with Sarah Wilson, The Old Hairdressers', Glasgow: 20th February 2017

    RSA New Contemporaries, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh: 18th February - 15th March 2017

    Pendolino Vol. 1, Group show, The New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle St, Glasgow: 20th - 26th January 2017

    Collective Memory: The Past and Future is Ours, Bushwick Studios, 28 Scott Avenue, New York: 1st - 2nd October, and Celine, 493 Victoria Road, Glasgow, 15th October. Curated by Anna Bauer and Céline Amendola (Glasgow) and Benjamin Lee Sperry (New York)

    RSA Open, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh: 16th July 2016 - 30th August 2016

    Painting & Decorating: Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, The Tontine Building, 20 Trongate, Glasgow, 18th - 24th June 2016

    Painters Gonna Paint: Group exhibition (Curator/participant), The Tontine Building, 22nd March 2016

    Recent Paintings: Solo exhibition, The Tontine Cafe, Glasgow, 22nd - 28th February 2016

    Painting, The Plinth: Solo exhibition, The Plinth, Glasgow, 27th September – 4th October 2015

    Construction & Destruction: Group exhibition, The Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, 30th May – 31st July 2015

    Nepal: Group exhibition and charity auction, Studio Warehouse Glasgow, 22nd - 26th May 2015

    Safe and Healthy: Group exhibition, The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, 29th - 30th April 2015.

    Painting In: Solo exhibition, The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow, 29th January 2015.

    Hung Up: Joint exhibition with Evie Cooper, Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art, 23rd April 2014.

    Head (and other mistakes): Group exhibition, Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art, 28th February 2014.

    200%: Group exhibition, Reid Building at The Glasgow School of Art, 5th February 2014.

    PUBLICATIONS

    Studio: Make Stuff, Rebecca Snow, Self-Published in 2015 with photography by Ewan McCaffrey.

    Construction & Destruction: Remembering Clyde Shipbuilders 1914-1918, Exhibition Catalogue, The Scottish Maritime Museum, 2015.

    PRESS

    The Newspaper Club, 2016

    COMMISSIONS

    Commemorative Stained Glass Window, Creatures of Hampshire, 300x100cm, Braishfield Primary School, 2015

    SELECTED EMPLOYMENT

    The University of Glasgow: Postgraduate Widening Participation Tutor. Present.

    Glasgow School of Art: Tour Guide and Head Tour Guide. 2012 – present.

    Project Ability Community Arts Organisation: Volunteer Workshop Assistant. 2015 and present.

    Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions: Invigilator. 2014.

    Roche Court NewArtCentre: Intern Gallery assistant and Education assistant. 2013.

    The National Trust (Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire): 2013.