Sharon Quigley 
15/10 – 04/12


In painting, the body; its multitude of functions and its relationship with the material properties of paint, are concerns. I use it as a framework to explore the subjects of physicality, intimacy and sensation. I create intricately patterned surfaces, fusing a myriad of cultural references, from topographic and diagrammatic engravings, arabesques, micrographic reproductions and cellular structures, in an attempt to explore and reflect the correlation that exists between them. In recent work, scenes which invoke the natural world also reveal an anatomy of patterns that persist and endure throughout life.


As a visual artist Sharon balances collaboration and engagement with self-directed studio practice. She has undertaken a number of visual art/ public art commissions, research projects and residencies which have allowed her to develop and employ a wide range of skills in creativity and design. Sharon studied painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee before completing an MA in European Fine Art in Barcelona. She currently lives and works in Edinburgh. Quigley has been the recipient of several awards including The Royal Scottish Academy Latimer Award, The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Exhibitionship, The Jeffrey Orchar Award for Painting, SSA Edinburgh Printmakers’ Visiting Artists Award and a Hope Scott Publication and Travel Award. She has work in numerous collections, including the University of Stirling’s Art Collection, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Mastercard, Art in Health Care, Baillie Gifford and The International Centre for Cultural Development in India. Sharon has undertaken residencies with the University of Stirling’s Archive Department, Atlas Arts, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, The Changing Room, Gallery, Stirling, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen and The International Centre for Cultural Development, India.


Selected Exhibitions

Staring at the Ceiling Looking at the Stars, University of Stirling’s Art Collection (2016), Beatha air an Fhearainn (Life on the Land) Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist, (2014) GARAGE, Edinburgh Arts Festival, (2014), Dreaming of Sleeping, Bedroom GARAGE, Edinburgh (2012), Strata, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London, (2010), Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh, (2007), Phillip’s Contemporary Art, Manchester (2000).