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Artists > Ian Cook RI SEA

 

Society Membership:

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

Other Society Memberships:

Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour


Biographical details:

1969-72 Glasgow School of Art
Teaching posts at two inner city/comprehensive schools in Glasgow


Artist's statement:

I am inspired to create art by a combination of reading and travel. An imperative proportion of the sources for such works must include historical/cultural elements as I aim to include aspects that transcend purely scenic considerations. Art has more to do with moving mountains than bank managers.


Exhibitions:

‘Promised Land: Paintings and Social Documentation of the American West Past and Present’, The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
‘Native North, Latin South: Paintings and Collages Epitomising the Two Americas’, Perth Festival of Arts
‘African Works: Works from Central Africa’, St. Andrews Festival of Arts
‘African Images’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Rural America’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Paintings from the East’, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
‘European Abstract Expressionism’, Bonn Center, Germany
‘Obras Oscuras: Themes of Good and Evil’, Zaragoza, Spain
‘Coming Down the Mountain: Works from the Sioux and Blackfoot’ Browning, Montana
Contributions to Jonathan Ross Gallery, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Celia Purcell Fine Art, London


Method of working:

One can’t probe the entire gamut of human emotions using a double sable brush alone. Begin your statement with a shovel, evincing to your chosen medium as much disrespect as possible. Be patient for results; in terms of weeks, months, perhaps years, if you pursue some edification of the soul, and relegate vanity to the gutter.


Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

‘Cargill Travelling Scholarship’ (Spain and North Africa), Glasgow School of Art
‘Hutchison Drawing prize’, Glasgow School of Art
‘Royal Institute Award’, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
‘Winsor & Newton Award’, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours


Publications:

‘Scottish Watercolourists’, Jack Firth
‘Guide to Watercolour Painting’, Dorling Kindersley
‘Learning to Paint in Watercolours’, Dorling Kinde

1969 –72 GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
72 HUTCHESON DRAWING PRIZE
72 –73 POST GRADUATE YEAR
74 CARGILL TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP TO SPAIN AND NORTH AFRICA
84 ARTS COUNCIL TRAVEL BURSARY TO CENTRAL AFRICA
2000 THE RI AWARD MALL GALLERIES,LONDON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS FROM 1980 - 2003

RGI, RSW, ROYAL ACADEMY, RI
SUNDAY TIMES WATERCOLOUR COMP: 2001 2002
DISCERNING EYE: 2001
GALERIA GOYA, ZARAGOZA
GALLERY 22 DUBLIN
LE SALON DE NATIONS, PARIS
CALDWELL’S GALLERY, BELFAST AND DUBLIN
TOURING EXHIBITION OF THE NETHERLANDS
EUROPEAN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, BONN, GERMANY
ST, ANDREWS FESTIVAL
FLYING COLOURS, LONDON
NEW ACADEMY GALLERY, LONDON
BEAUX ARTS, BATH
ADAM GALLERY BATH
LONDON CONTEMP. ART FAIR
GLASGOW ART FAIR
EAST WEST GALLERY, LONDON
KALIEDOSCOPE GALLERY, LONDON

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

KELLY GALLERY, GLASGOW ’79 AND ‘81
HENDERSON’S GALLERY EDINBURGH ‘81
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY, EDINBURGH : EASTERN WORKS
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY : 86 / RURAL AMERICA
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY  90/ AFRICAN IMAGES
ROYAL GLASGOW CONCERT HALL : 96/ PROMISED LAND
120 PAINTINGS AND LITERARY TEXTS BASED ON THE AMERICAN WEST
CIRCLE GALLERY, EDINBURGH : 2003

 




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