Mairi Timoney is an artist living and working in Edinburgh. She studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art and at Le Ecole Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, France. Since graduating Mairi has continued to make and exhibit work in both group and solo shows. She has shown work in The Whitechapel Gallery in London, The National Gallery of Modern Art and The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. She was selected as one of 11 artists to invest in by Saatchi Art and was awarded the Edinburgh University Barnson Bequest Award.
Mairi is interested in collecting imagery and materials from various sources to piece together visuals which are aesthetically and compositionally engaging. She enjoys using the juxtaposition of different media to consider surface, space, pattern and colour whilst the overlaying imagery, both found and personal, allows her to explore her interest in place and narrative. The fragmented landscapes which appear in her work come from an attraction to unfamiliar surroundings, quiet landscapes, architecture and the lives and stories of the people that inhabit these spaces.
BA (Honours) Painting and Drawing Edinburgh College of Art 2009 - 2013
Le Ecole Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs Strasbourg. 2012
Artist in Residence George Watson's College 2017 - 2019
Artist in Residence Edinburgh College of Art 2016 - 2017
Speaker at The Number Shop Gallery’s Edinburgh Art Festival Event GOULASH 2016
Speaker at The North Lanarkshire Youth Art Festival run by The Visual Artist Unit 2016
May 2019 'Recollect' Solo show at The Fine Art Society. Edinburgh.
May 2019 The Hampstead Affordable Art Fair. London.
January 2019 Superstudio Affordable Art Fair. Milan
August 2018 'Assemblage' The Fine Art Society. Edinburgh
June 2018. 'Sightlines' Solo Show. Galeria Blanca Soto. Madrid
November 2017. The Art Prize CBM Finalist's Exhibition. Cripta Di San Michele Arcangelo. Turin
December 2016. Edinburgh Collage Collective Annual Members Show. Dallriada. Edinburgh
October 2016 Curatorial and Co. Depot II. Sydney. Australia
October 2016. Visual Artist Unit Members Show. St Margarets House. Edinburgh
August 2016 Masters Show. Edinburgh College of Art
August - September 2016. Oh Buoy. Out of The Blue Drill Hall. Edinburgh.
July – August 2016. Annual Open Exhibition. The Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh
March 2016 URBEX Newave Gallery. Aberdeen
February 2016 Generator Projects members show. Dundee
February 2016 Salonathon: Embassy Members Show. Embassy Gallery. Edinburgh
May 2015 'Creativity - Method or Madness'. The Gilchrist. Glasgow.
Feb - March 2015 Spring Exhibition La Galerie 1940
Nov 2014 - Jan 2015 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition The Royal Scottish Academy. Edinburgh
October 2014 Edinburgh Art Fair The Corn Exchange. Edinburgh
September 2014 Art in aid of Muscular Distrophy The Griffin. Glasgow
June 2014 Leith Late Boda Bar. Edinburgh
May 2014 Current Gallery X. Edinburgh
May 2014 New and Selected Work Boda Bar. Edinburgh
May 2014 Icelandic The Lit and Phil. Northumbria
April 2014 Glasgow Zine Fair Old Hairdressers. Glasgow.
March 2014 Artist’s BookMarket Fruitmarket Gallery. Edinburgh
Jan 2014 Salonely: Embassy Members’ Show 2014 Embassy Gallery. Edinburgh
Nov 2013 Graduate Selection Hula. Edinburgh
Sept 2013 London Art Book Fair Whitechapel Gallery. London
Aug 2013 Artspace2let Exhibition Edinburgh
March 2013 Contemporary Responses To Peploe National Gallery of Modern Art. Edinburgh
March 2013 6x4” Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Dundee
March 2013 Landforms Andrew Grant Gallery. Edinburgh College of Art
Nov-Jan 2013 Middle Land: Responses to drawing Royal College of Art. Birmingham
Oct 2012 Miscellaneous St Margaret's House. Edinburgh
Sept 2012 London Art Book Fair Whitechapel Gallery. London
March 2012 Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize Bank Street Arts. Sheffield
Nov 2011 Tekken Complete! UDK Berlin group show. Edinburgh College of Art
Feb 2011 So What? ECA Exhibition. Edinburgh College of Art
Nov 2009 So Far... ECA Exhibition. Art's complex, Edinburgh