James Cosgrove RSW RGI PAI

Studio portrait of James Cosgrove. 

Date of RGI Election: 2014

Recent Exhibitions

Solo shows include;

‘Where Tracks Cross’ (Open Eye, Edinburgh)

‘Current Work’, (Whitehouse Gallery Kirkcudbright)

‘Weather Fronts and Passing Time’ (House for an Art Lover, Glasgow)

‘Recent Work’, (The Red House, Croftamie)

Gathering Before The Storm. 

Mixed exhibitions include:

‘Scottish Art Since 1900′ (1989/90 -Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh)

‘Land of the Mountain and the Flood’ (Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow)

’101 artists – Homecoming Scotland’ (MacLauren, Ayr)

‘Flights of Fancy’ (McGill Duncan, Castle Douglas)

‘Ayrshire Artists’ (McGill Duncan, Castle Douglas)

‘Four Ayrshire Artists’ (Smithy Gallery, Blanefield)

‘Cabinet Pictures’ (JD Kelly Glasgow)

‘Premier Collection’ (Greens and Blues, Berwick)

‘Timorous Beasties’ (Smithy Gallery, Blanefield)

Work shown annually in the RSA, RSW, RGI and PAI exhibitions


Recent Awards:

‘May Marshall Brown’ Award – RSW 2013

‘University of West of Scotland Award’ – PAI 2012

‘Mabel MacKinlay Award’ – RGI 2010

‘Hargan Award’ – PAI 2010

‘Adam Award’ – PAI 2009

Professional member RSW and PAI

Public/Corporate Collections

Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow Print Studio

Scottish Arts Council (collection now dispersed)

Educational Institute of Scotland

Paisley Museum

Kelvingrove Museum

British Rail

Fashion Parade

Recent exhibitions curated and other works:

‘The Heritage Centre’, Bellahouston Park – Early Govan to the Garden Festival’

‘Robert Stewart, Designer/Artist’ at the McLellan Galleries for the Royal Glasgow Institute

‘Alba – a Painted Tiger’ for ‘Jungle City’, Edinburgh – commissioned by the Elephants Trust.

‘Homage to Shipbuilding on the Clyde’ iron and steel sculpture Bellahouston Park

Founder member Glasgow Print Studio and Third Eye Centre


Publications include;

‘House for an Art Lover’ editor & contributor ISBN 0 9548736 0 2

‘Speculative Architecture’ author with contributions ISBN 10 0954873610

‘ART Works in the Park’ author with contributions ISBN 0-9548736-2-9

‘Glasgow’s Greatest Exhibition’ recreating the 1938 Empire Exhibition – RIAS Edinburgh ISBN978-1-873190-59-3 contributor pp 28-47

‘Drawing (on) Riverside’ Patricia Cain ISBN 978-0-9568434-0-1 (contributor – ‘Forensic Examination; Studies of Evolving Form’ – pp c5/6)

Curator, co-author, co-designer of permanent installation/exhibition of ‘Govan architecture, public monuments and sculpture and the British Empire Exhibition of 1938′ – House for an Art Lover Heritage Centre

Website :http://www.jamescosgrove.co.uk