Rowena Comrie BA (Hons.) SSA
S E L E C T E D C A R E E R D E T A I L S
2018 Lodestone Residency at Bowling Canal Basin, Scotland
2017-19 Mentor for THRIVE Reading University Career Mentoring Service
2017 Mural Design for Stalled Spaces, Glasgow City Council – ‘Sheriff Lobey Dosser @ Bill’s Tool Store’
2016 Elected to Council for Society of Scottish Artists
2016 Elected to Council for Paisley Art Institute
2016 Received the Paisley 2021 Bid Team Award at PAI Open Exhibition for ‘Indigo Nimbus’
2015 Received Jamieson Award from Paisley Art Institute, for ‘Space Portal’
2011-14 President of Scottish Artists Union, and Treasurer from 2014 – 2017
2013 Interview by Jan Patience in the Herald ART supplement, 17 Aug 2013.
2013 Radio Interview on WFIU Indiana Public Media.
2013 Residency in Bloomington, Indiana USA.
2013 Tutor for Master Classes at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow.
2012 Professional Development Funding Award from Creative Scotland.
2011 Hope Scott Trust Award.
2010 Short listed for Aspect Prize, and relocated to Glasgow from Aberdeen.
2009 BBC TV Jonathon Meades: Off Kilter Titles Art Work.
2009,10 Aberdeenshire Council, Aliens on the Beach, workshops facilitator.
2009 V&A Museum London & Action for Children, Art Matters workshops tutor.
2009,10 Guest Lecturer ATLAC, University of Aberdeen, Faculty of Education.
2006 RSA Edinburgh Artist talk on ‘Boys Toys – a Sublime Solution’ in Scottish Collectives Show.
2000,05 AVAAS Awards from Scottish Arts Council
2002 Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. Gave illustrated lecture on Rake’s Progress paintings and prints project.
2000-05 Life Drawing Tutor at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.
1998-99 Art Tutor, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Aberdeen.
1997-17 Studio Tenants Representative, for W.A.S.P.S. (Artists Studios).
1997-01 Evening Class Art Tutor, Aberdeen City Council.
1989 Traveled in Spain studying art, and since then painted full-time in Scotland.
S E L E C T E D C O L L E C T I O N S
Aberdeen City Art Gallery & Museum,
Iona Abbey Trust Ltd,
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust,
Art in Healthcare, Edinburgh,
University of Aberdeen,
Deloitte & Touche,
The Iris Archive,
New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards Hall, University of Cambridge.
Walter Scott Global Investment Management,
100 Flowers Collection, New South Glasgow Hospitals.
Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation.
S E L E C T E D S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S
2019. Ivy Tech John Waldron, Bloomington, IN, USA. NEW VIEWS OF THE OLD WORLD
2019 Back Door Gallery, Dalmuir, BY THE WATER
2019 Link Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax, RESONANT
2018 iota Unlimited Studios, Glasgow, An Eyeful of Vincent
2018 Kunsthuis Gallery, Yorkshire.
2016 Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Painted Space.
2015 New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge, The Liberty of the Individual – Beyond Space and Time.
2014,16 Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Close Haul & Sky Diving from the Cloud’s Edge.
2013 House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Tiny Diamonds in the Cosmic Sands.
2013 Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Centre, Bloomington Indiana, USA
2011 Hughson Gallery, Glasgow, Spring Line.
2011 The Arches Glasgow, Terraplanes.
2010 Meffan Museum, Forfar, Sublime Elevations.
2004,07 Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, Beauty Spots & Sublime Intention
1999 Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, A Million Firsts, A Trillion Seconds.
1999 Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Life’s a Fun Beach.
1996 Demarco European Foundation, Edinburgh, Journey at New Scottish Art.
1996 Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Aesthetic – A Defiance.