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feeding frenzy
In the land of the cockatoo
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Thomas MacGregor Paintings
I am an Artist. Recently moved to London Having been based in Edinburgh for the last ten years. I work predominantly as a portrait painter but in my own projects I use the figure in an allegorical sense. I also Teach Fine art, Drawing and painting. For the last five years I have held a part time position at HMP Edinburgh.
September’95-June’99 BA(Hons) Fine Art, Drawing and Painting Edinburgh College of Art.
Selected Commissions/collections:
July 2006
Launch of book ‘Cockatoo’ in conjunction with solo exhibition
Sept 2005
Launch of book ‘Wrong side of the Blue’ in conjunction with solo exhibition
Jan 2004 - Ongoing
Private & public portrait commissions of performers including Johnny Vegas and Frankie Boyle
May 2003
Promotional work and stage design for Simon Munnery fringe show, ‘Trilogy’
Jan/Feb 2003
Promotional work and Flyer design for ‘Stand Easy’
Dec 2002
Artwork for Hootfest and Christmas publications
Nov 2002
Graphic design of promotional work for CQD web design
Aug 2002
Stage design and promotion for Simon Munnery fringe show: 'Noble thoughts of a noble mind'
July 2002
Art director/technician and lead role in short film: 'machines'
Nov 2001
Assistant curator ‘14”x14”’ Mafuji Gallery, London
Sept 2001 - Jan 2002
Voluntary work assisting M. Nugent in Art & Design Class for HM Prisons
Jun/Jul 2001
Art director/technician and lead role in short film: 'he verotultion'
Mar 2000
Commissioned to produce backdrop mural for ‘The Stand Comedy Club’, Glasgow
Nov 1999 - Nov 2001
Initiation of ‘Mounted’: an artist run collective
“Mounted’ is a collective of young Scottish artists working together to promote, produce and encourage the work of local artists
Duties include: Organising and curating group shows in exhibition space; contacting press; producing publicity material; writing funding applications
Jul 1999
Commission to produce portrait interpretation of Madame MucMoor (fictional character on which fringe show was based) for Martin Hutton
Jul 1998 - Ongoing Artwork for brochure and publicity material for Salt‘n’Sauce Promotions
Single Exhibitions:
Jul 2006 - Solo show ‘Big Gay Paintings’ Bongo club, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh
Sept 2005 - Solo show ‘in situe’ Totalkunst Gallery, Bristo Pl, Edinburgh
March 2002 - Solo show, project room, Forest cafe, West port, Edinburgh
Group Exhibitions:
Aug 2002
Studio residents’ exhibition Out of the Blue, New St, Edinburgh
Aug 2002
Stand residents’ festival exhibition, York Place, Edinburgh
Dec 2001
‘Square Foot’ group show at Out of the Blue and Glasgow Independent Studios
'A5' Group show at the forest cafe, west port, Edinburgh
Nov 2001
‘14”x14”’ group show at the Mafuji Gallery, London
Aug 2001
'Stand residents' York place
July 2001
‘Members exhibition’ at Out of the Blue, Edinburgh
Apr/Jun 2001
‘The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition’, Edinburgh
Aug 2000
‘Mounted2’ festival exhibition and map project, Edinburgh
Apr/Jun 2000
‘The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition’, Edinburgh
Oct 1999
‘Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition’, Edinburgh
Aug 1999
‘Exhibition of Degree Show work from the School of Drawing and Painting’ Motherwell
Jul 1999
‘Exhibition of Degree Show work from the School of Drawing and Painting’ Bellshill Cultural Centre
Jun 1999
‘Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show’
Mar 1999
‘Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition’, Edinburgh
Jan 1999
‘Edinburgh College of Art January Exhibition’
Artist's Statement:
I have always painted.
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