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MFA 2011 Glasgow School of Art

BFA 2008 Drawing and Painting, University of North Texas


Named one of the top UK Art Graduates of 2011 by the Catlin Guide 2012

Shortlisted for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, Liverpool in 2010 (selected by Gary Hume, Goshka Macuga, Ged Quinn, Sir Norman Rosenthal, and Alison Watt)

Won the Young Artist Award at the BP Portrait Competition 2010, National Portrait Gallery, London

Finalist in the Celeste Art Prize, New York 2010

Finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, Houston, 2010, 2012, 2015



Mystery Portrait Gala, The National Portrait Gallery, London

Bosch Bash Fundraiser, Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas


Retablo Fundraiser, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

Temporary collaborative sculpture in Complex 1, Pump Project, Austin, Texas


I Only Know Plenty, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, Texas (solo)

Artist-Run at The Satellite Show (in partnership with Art On Paper at Art Basel Miami), Pump Project and Tiger Strikes Asteroid Satellite Space, Miami, Florida

Art Bash, Art Alliance at the Belmont, Austin, Texas


Contamination Pollination, Pump Project, Austin, Texas (solo)

Sehnsucht, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow (commissioned for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art)

East, Pump Project, Austin, Texas

Mystery Portrait Gala, National Portrait Gallery, London


East, Pump Project Satellite Space Gallery, Austin, Texas

New British 2013, Presented by Patch at Lloyds Club, London

Defcon, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh


A Fresh Approach, Ruiz-Healy Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

Hunger and Desire, 107 Studios, San Antonio, Texas (two person show)

San Antonio Painters, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Red Dot, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Drip Dry, Southern Music Company, San Antonio, Texas

Fresh Nostalgia, Laura Moore Fine Art, McKinney, Texas (solo)


Assembly: Elizabeth McDonald, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (solo)

Chalet Prize, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow

Christmas Exhibition, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

Coax Me, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow

Split, MFA, Arratia Beer and Sommer & Kohl Gallery, Berlin

MFA Degree Show, Gluefactory, Glasgow

Chalet Artists, Collins Gallery, Glasgow


Draft, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow

Celeste Art Prize Exhibition, Invisible Dog Gallery, New York

Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Art, London

John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize Exhibition, Liverpool

BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London

(toured to Lincoln, Aberdeen, and Cardiff)Hunting Prize Gala, Houston, Texas

Expo, 500x Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Two Young American Artists, The Gables, San Angelo, Texas (two person show)

Interim Show, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow

The Chalet Invitational, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow (Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art)

Included in Books

The Catlin Guide 2012 released at the London Art Fair

500 Portraits, by Sandy Nairne, National Portrait Gallery, London 2011

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