Approved: 16.08.2006

Alison Kinnaird

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Approved: 16.08.2006

One of the world's leading engravers, with work in public, royal and private collections throughout Europe, America and the Far East. The glass ranges from small intimate pieces, to architectural installations which incorporate light and colour. A recipient of many awards and winner of many competitions, her contribution was recognised in 1997, when she was presented with an M.B.E. for services to

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  • Location: Temple, Scotland

Biography

One of the world's leading engravers, with work in public, royal and private collections throughout Europe, America and the Far East. The glass ranges from small intimate pieces, to architectural installations which incorporate light and colour. A recipient of many awards and winner of many competitions, her contribution was recognised in 1997, when she was presented with an M.B.E. for services to art and music. Concepts My work uses the human figure as its subject along with the unique qualities of glass - its transparency, reflection and distortion. Light, colour and working on a much larger scale have recently added a new element to the pieces. Influences Ancient cultures/myths, The human figure, Psychology, own gender (Female),, Scottish Career path 2003 Tutor, Corning Studio of Glass, USA 2002 Tutor, Bildwerk Frauenau, Germany 2002 Awarded 'Creative Scotland' Award - £25,000 - to work on a major project incorporating glass and music 2001 Tutor, Corning Studio of Glass, USA 1997 Awarded MBE for services to Art and Music 1970 Special Student, Edinburgh College of Art 1970 Workshop Training with Harold Gordon 1969 MA Celtic Studies & Archaeology, Edinburgh University

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2004 - Edinburgh Festival - Alison Kinnarid, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2004 - Psalmsong, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 1995 - Exhibition, Cecilia Colman Gallery, London 1991 - Exhibition for Edinburgh Festival, Advocates Gallery, Edinburgh 1988 - Exhibition, Coleridge Gallery, London Group exhibitions 2004 - British Glass Biennale, Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge 2001 - Gifted, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh 2001 - Millennium Commissions, Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge 1998 - Celebration of Glass, C A A, London 1994 - Glasgrauve in Europa, Schloss-Theurn, Bauaria 1993 - The Glass Show, Crafts Council Tour 1990 - Exhibition, Douwes Dekker Gallery, Utrecht 1990 - International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan 1989 - Exhibition, Ancrum Gallery, Ancrum 1987 - Exhibition, Guild of Glass Engravers, London