RGI Open Annual Exhibition News

Adrian Wisniewski RSA RGI


Elected RGI in 2015 Adrian Wisniewski was born in Glasgow in 1958. He was educated at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and then the Glasgow School of Art. He was influenced by New Image painting in the early 1980s, combining figurative art with social commentary.


Wiszniewski is one of those multi-faceted artists who have worked in different fields from Painting to Music. Adrian is one of the leading members of the New Glasgow Boys responsible for the revival and resurgence of figurative painting under the tutelage of Sandy Moffat OBE; a group of artists that included Steven Campbell, Ken Currie and Peter Howson.


Adrian’s work can be found in many international collections such as the Gallery of Modern Art in New York, Metropolitan Museum New York, Setagaya Museum Tokyo, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, Tate Britain London and the Victoria and Albert Museum London. A multiple of awards include the Haldane Trust Award in 1982, the David Cargill Scholarship in 1983, the Mark Rothko Memorial Award in 1984, the I.C.C.F. Best Design Award New York in 1993 and the Lord Provost Gold Medal from City of Glasgow in 1999. As a global artist Wiszniewski has had solo exhibitions in London, Sydney, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ghent and Tokyo.


We look forward to seeing Adrian’s work in our Open Annual Exhibition this year.


Omega Man, Adrian Wiszniewski, Oil on Canvas, 2011
First Anachronism of the Day, Adrian Wiszniewski, 2011

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