Stuart Mackenzie was born in 1959. He studied at The Edinburgh College Of Art from 1979 to 1983 and then courtesy of The Richard Ford Award in Madrid, Spain. He was the first Artist in residence in Aberdeen Art Gallery in 1987, taught at Robert Gordon’s University from 1987/88, and has taught in The Glasgow School Of Art since 1988, where he currently teaches the Mlitt (Masters in Painting) and is Pathway Leader in Mlitt (Masters) drawing. He has been a Visiting Artist in many national/international Institutions and an external examiner for Leeds Metropolitan University. He is a member of The Academic Council at The Glasgow School Of Art, The Exhibitions Committee, and a Council Member of The Royal Scottish Academy. He is also the Convenor of The Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries Exhibition and sits on The Committee for The Richard Ford Award Madrid Scholarships ( London).
Stuart has shown nationally and internationally, and his work is held in many public and private collections and has been the recipient of many awards and prizes. Recent Exhibitions include: The Club at the Ivy at The London Book Fair, 2015; ‘Surface Value’, James Freeman Gallery, 2015; ‘Learning to Draw, Drawing to Learn’, The Fleming Collection (which he jointly curated with Professor Roger Wilson), 2013; Donghau University Shanghai, 2013; ‘Subtle Subversion’, a drawing conference, 2013; Scottish Drawing Royal Scottish Academy 2014; and The Annual Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy, 2014 and 2015.