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EDUCATION:
M.F.A. 2D / Painting   
2001-2004    Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, IL, USA
B.A. (Hons) Painting    1996-2000    Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
HND Graphic Design    1994-1996    Aberdeen College, Aberdeen

PROFESSIONAL / TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2005 - 2017  June 2005 - present, Self-Employed Professional Artist
2014  Artist selected for the 'In a Jiffy Correspondence Project' by Forfar Academy Students, project organised by the Society of Scottish Artists
2012  Sabbatical to Phoenix, Arizona, USA, from November - December 2012
2010  Elected professional member of The Society of Scottish Artists
2004 - 2005  Artist for New Elgin Primary School Arts Project
Summer 2003 / 2004  Judge of drawings and short stories by psychology students at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
2001 - 2004  Teacher of various drawing classes (as Instructor of Record) and art history discussion groups (as Graduate Assistant), employed by the School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
Member of GAPP: Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers at SIUC
2003 - 2004  Treasurer for GAPP: Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers at SIUC
Summer 2003  Graduate Assistant, developed and wrote an Orientation Guidebook for Graduate Teaching Assistants

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Monaghan County Council, Ireland
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA
Pillans and Wilson
Private collections in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and USA

AWARDS AND PRIZES:
2011  Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award 
2010  Two-week artist residency awarded by The Creative Retreat, Gardenstown
2009  HI-Arts Visual Artists' Award, Creative and Professional Development Grant
2008  The Hope Scott Trust Grant, Creative and Professional Development Grant
2007  Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award
       •  HI-Arts Visual Artists' Award, Creative and Professional Development Grant
2001-2004  Full Tuition Waiver, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
2000  Pillans and Wilson Award, major painting prize in the Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

PUBLICATIONS
2012  Pushing Out the Boat Issue 11, artwork selected for the North-East Scotland's Magazine of New Writing

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2011  Place, John Lewis Espresso Bar, Aberdeen
2009  North East Open Studios, Elgin
       •  Past to Present, Footprints Gallery, Hopeman
2008  Home, Touched By Scotland, Ryehill, Oyne
2007  Salt in My Blood, The Market House Gallery, Monaghan, Ireland, Nov-Jan 2008
2004  Where? (MFA Thesis Exhibition), Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2010  Olivia Irvine and Fiona Jappy, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
2003  Latitude/Longitude, Fiona Jappy and Baggs McKelvey, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
* denotes invitational exhibition
** denotes juried exhibition

2017
•  *Rotary Forres Charity Art Exhibition and Auction, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
2016
•  *Different Paths, The Gallery, Elgin Library, Elgin
•  *Mixed Exhibition, The Wee Gallery, Cullen
2015
•  *Venice Vending Machine Ed.lll, Venice, Italy, invited artist for the 2015 Vending Machine Project curated by Marina Moreno and Art-E-Motion 
•  *Recent Work, The Wee Gallery, Cullen
2014
•  *The Creative Retreat Group Show, Part of Gamrie Creatives Art Event, The Creative Retreat Gallery, Gardenstown
•  *In a Jiffy_'A relationship between distance and time', SSA Professional Members Exhibition, The Meffan, Forfar
2012
•  Grotto // The Winter Exhibition, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
•  **Moray Arts Club Open Exhibition, Elgin Library Gallery, Elgin
•  */**Artaboyne Exhibition, Victory Hall, Aboyne
•  **Hamburg Vending Machine, Kunst Altonale, Hamburg, Germany, artwork selected for the 2012 Vending Machine Project curated by Marina Moreno and Art-E-Motion
•  Moray Arts Club Members' Exhibition, Elgin Library Gallery, Elgin
•  *Spring Exhibition, Beauly Gallery, Beauly
2011
•  60x60@60, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Dec-Feb 2012
•  The Winter Exhibition, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
  *Christmas Exhibition, Beauly Gallery, Beauly
•  Art Over Easy 7, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  *Contemporary Art Exhibition, Part of Nairn Book & Arts Festival, The Court House, Nairn
•  *Now We Are Two, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
•  *Making Waves, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
•  *Spring Mixed Exhibition, Just Art, Fochabers
•  *Small and Perfectly Crafted, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
2010
•  *Christmas Exhibition, Just Art, Fochabers
•  The Aspect Prize Exhibition, Paisley Museum & Art Galleries, Paisley
•  *Summer Cocktail, Union Gallery, Edinburgh
•  *4square Exhibition, Part of Nairn Book & Arts Festival, Community Centre, Nairn
•  *Recent Work, The Gallery, Cullen
•  Postcard from Home, Unit D Studios, Waterfoot
•  *COAST Festival of the Visual Arts, Exhibiting with Banffshire Artists' Collective, Banff
•  Moray Arts Club Members' Exhibition 1, Elgin Library Gallery, Elgin
•  The Postcard Show, Eat @ The Claremont, Hastings
•  **The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2009
•  *Christmas Exhibition, Just Art, Fochabers
•  *Christmas Exhibition and Art in a Box, Inchmore Gallery, Inchmore
•  Art Over Easy 5, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  *Summer Mixed Exhibition, Just Art, Fochabers
•  **Moray Arts Club Open Exhibition, Elgin Library Gallery, Elgin
•  **Nairn Open Art Exhibition, The Court House, Nairn
•  **The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, The Vision Building, Seabraes, Dundee
•  **COAST Festival Fine & Applied Art Fair, Macduff Town Hall, Macduff
•  **Aberdeen Artists' Society 75th Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
•  Moray Arts Club Members' Exhibition 1, Elgin Library Gallery, Elgin
•  The Postcard Show, Eat @ The Claremont, Hastings 
•  *Spring Mixed Exhibition, Just Art, Fochabers
2008
•  Christmas Show, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
•  *Christmas Exhibition and Art in a Box, Inchmore Gallery, Inchmore
•  *Recent Works, Level 9 Gallery, Cave Creek, AZ, USA
•  Moray Arts Club Members' Exhibition 2, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
•  The Aspect Prize Exhibition, Paisley Museum & Art Galleries, Paisley
•  **Moray Arts Club Open Exhibition, Elgin Library Gallery, Elgin
•  **Aberdeen Artists' Society 74th Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
•  **The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
•  Moray Arts Club Members' Exhibition 1, Elgin Library Gallery, Elgin
•  The Postcard Show, Eat @ The Claremont, Hastings
•  *Group Exhibition, Inchmore Gallery, Inchmore
2007
•  Christmas Exhibition, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
•  9x12 Works on Paper Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA
•  The Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
•  The Aspect Prize Exhibition, Paisley Museum & Art Galleries, Paisley
•  **Mapping, Bury Art Gallery, Bury
•  **Aberdeen Artists' Society 73rd Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
•  **The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
•  The Postcard Show, Eat @ The Claremont, Hastings
2006
•  **Sofa So Good, Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen
•  The Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
•  The Aspect Prize Exhibition, Paisley Museum & Art Galleries, Paisley
•  **Aberdeen Artists' Society 72nd Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
•  Moray Arts Club Members' Exhibition, Elgin Library Gallery, Elgin
2005
•  **Aberdeen Artists' Society 71st Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
•  Moray Arts Club Members' Exhibition, Elgin Library Gallery, Elgin
•  **The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2004
•  The Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
•  *Ménage a Cinq, Mad Art Gallery, St Louis, MO, USA
•  **Mapping Memory, Art Saint Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
•  *The View So Far, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
2003
•  MFA Preview Exhibit, Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  Mini-print 9 Exhibition, Vergette Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  Cosmopolitan, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  From the Margin, Des Lee Gallery, St Louis, MO, USA
•  *Process and Performance Art, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
2002
•  *Scenes and Locations, Cedarhurst Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, IL, USA
•  Mini-print 8 Exhibition, Vergette Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  Faculty & Graduate Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  The Philadelphia Exchange, Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  Works, Gallery HQ, Carbondale, IL, USA  
•  Pulp Works on Paper, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA, and University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
2001
•  Mini-print 7 Exhibition, Artspeak Gallery, Windsor, ON, Canada, and Vergette Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  Printmaking Show, Vergette Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
•  AD501 Painting Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, SIU, Carbondale, IL, USA
2000
•  *Graduates 2000, The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff
•  **The Society of Scottish Artists 106th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
•  BA Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
•  Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1999
•  **The Society of Scottish Artists 105th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
•  *Small Works, Southside Gallery, Edinburgh

WORKSHOPS:
2017  Creating Tonal Paintings Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
2015  Composition Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
      •  Colour Workshop, Garmouth and Kingston Art Group, Garmouth
2013  Drawing, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
2012  Composition, Tone & Colour, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
2010  Picture This Graphic Communication Workshop, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
      •  Drawing, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
2009  Drawing, Portgordon Art Group, Portgordon
      •  Picture This Graphic Communication Workshops, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn
      •  Art Workshops at Anderson's Primary School, Forres, provided on behalf of Sightsavers International Junior Painter of the Year Awards Annual Competition
2008  Drawing, The B.A.L.L. Project, Hopeman
      •  Drawing, The B.A.L.L. Project, Keith
2007  Drawing, The B.A.L.L. Project, Hopeman

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS:
2008
  'Farming' Hungry for Success Installation, Logie Primary School, Dunphail, Forres
2006  Buckie's Fishing Heritage Tiled Artwork Commission, Cluny Square, Buckie
2005  River Spey Mural, Craigellachie Primary School, Craigellachie
      •  'The Sea' Hungry for Success Installation, Hopeman Primary School, Hopeman
      •  'The Four Seasons' Hungry for Success Installation, Milne's Primary School, Fochabers