Karla Black was born in 1972 in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. She gained a BA (Hons) Sculpture from Glasgow School of Art in 1999, an MPhil (Art in Organisational Contexts) in 2000 and an MFA in 2004. She lives and works in Glasgow.
In 2020 she will have solo exhibitions at Desmoines Art Center, Iowa, USA and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Examples of other solo exhibitions in recent years include David Zwirner Gallery, New York, Galerie Gisela Capitain Cologne. Her work is held in public and private collections worldwide, including by The Guggenheim New York, Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Dallas Museum of Art and Tate, London.
Paul Becker is a painter, writer and curator. He was educated at Kingston University and the Slade School of Fine Art. He was a Lecturer in Fine Art on the B.A. course at Newcastle University between 2013-2018.
Becker has exhibited widely, in the UK and internationally with solo exhibitions at M_HKA Antwerp in 2017, Le Salon, Brussels in 2013 and Chapter Gallery, Cardiff in 2005. Becker was recently awarded a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and in 2020, he will be the Abbey Fellow in Painting at the British School at Rome. Alongside Nadia Hebson, Becker also runs Vera Baxter, a new exhibition project, in Stockholm. His work is in the collection of Dame Paula Rego RA and the Henry Moore Archive of Sculptor’s Papers, at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. He is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, London) lives and works in Zurich. Chetwynd graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting (2004), following a BA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art (2000) and a BA in Social Anthropology and History at UCL (1995) (all London) and today is lecturer at Zhdk, Zurich University of the Arts. Her work includes elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture and surrealist cinema. Groups of performers - friends and relatives of the artist - often work in her performances and videos, emphasizing the notion of collective development that informs much of the artist’s work. Chetwynd describes her work as ‘impatiently made’, often re-using cheap materials that are easy to process and to use.
William Daniels is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and has shown extensively in international galleries and museums for the past 15 years.
Graduating from Goldsmiths in 2012 and The Royal College of Art in 2018, Rae Hicks exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad, working from London.
He works across painting and sculpture, addressing the uneasy interplay between mundane experience and poetical grandeur.
Harminder Judge (b. 1982 Rotherham, UK) is an artist whose practice spans painting, sculpture, performance and installation. He received his BA in Fine Art from Northumbria University in 2005 and is currently enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools, London.
He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Fellowship Award in performance art and was recently awarded a five year residency at the ACME Fire Station, London. He has shown work internationally, venues have included Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai; Halle 14 Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; and The Royal Academy of Arts, London. He was a founding member of Grand Union, Birmingham, and is currently based in London and Berlin.
Andi Magenheimer earned her BFA from The School of Visual Arts, NYC and her MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, winning the Rhodes Family Award and the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Special Projects Award. Born in Connecticut in 1984, she is currently based in London. She has exhibited widely internationally in recent years, with solo shows in New York, Los Angeles and London and has been shortlisted and offered reserve candidacy for the Abbey Fellowship at the British School at Rome 2019/2020.
Lorna Macintyre (b. 1977 Glasgow) is an artist based in Glasgow. Having studied for both a BA (1999) and MFA (2007) at the Glasgow School of Art, she now also works there as a visiting lecturer in Fine Art Photography. Macintyre's recent solo exhibitions include: Pieces of You Are Here, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2018), Spolia, Cample Line, Dumfriesshire (2017); Much Marcle, Chapter, Cardiff (2016); Material Language or All Truths Wait in All Things, Mary Mary, Glasgow (2015); Solid Objects, Glasgow Project Room (2015); and Four Paper Fugues, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, part of GENERATION, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, (2014).
Hardeep Pandhal was born in Birmingham in 1985 and lives and works in Glasgow. He received a Leverhulme Scholarship to complete the MFA programme at The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include: Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME, New Art Exchange and Primary, Nottingham (2018); Self-Loathing Flashmob, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow International 2018, Glasgow; Liar Hydrant, Cubitt, London (2018). Recent group exhibitions include: Is This Tomorrow?, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); 2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage, New Museum, New York (2018). He was shortlisted for the 2018 Film London Jarman Award.
Alexander James Pollard
Alexander James Pollard studied BA (Hons) Painting and Drawing at Glasgow School of Art from 1996-99. His MPhil titled A Genealogy of Bad Painting – Legacies, Soft Objects and Networks was undertaken at Goldsmiths College, London (2017). In 2005 Pollard represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale. Other solo exhibitions include: Time Donut, La Plateforme, Dunkerque, France (2020), Paleo Fauvism, Hop Projects, Folkestone (2018), Jungle, Celine Gallery, Glasgow (2017), WoW PAINTINGS, Young Team HQ, London (2016), Black Marks, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh (2007). Group exhibitions include Counter Facture at Luhring Augustine, New York in 2007, the Santorini Biennale in 2012 and The Irregular Correct – New Art from Glasgow at the Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle, Australia (2012). He has been a lecturer in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow school of Art (2006-2013) and a Lecturer in Painting at Wimbledon College of Art (2013-14) and now works at The University of Brighton since 2014 where he is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Painting and MA Fine Art. His work is held in major international private and public collections including: Arts Council of England, Scottish National Gallery, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, The Government Art Collection. Pollard lives and works in London.
Michaela Yearwood-Dan, a contemporary British artist born in South London in 1994. Completing her BA in Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton, before residing back in London. Her work explores ideas around class, race, gender, culture, nature and often being inspired by personal stories of love, loss and self-reflection all whilst remaining playful and light-hearted. Her style is underpinned by an expansive repertory of cultural signifiers, borrowing freely from millennial culture, blackness and feminism: texting, acrylic-nails, gold-hoops, carnival culture, and a lush, omnipresent flora which evokes seeding, propagation, growth and alludes to the intimate, infinite possibilities of a diaspora.
Gregor Wright has shown work in international contexts including Maschenmode in Berlin, The Drawing Centre in New York, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Galerie Dependance in Brussels and Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago. Previously a committee member of Glasgow's influential Transmission Gallery, he continues to live and work in the city. Working across a broad range of media, he is represented by The Modern Institute and continues to make and show work regularly.
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