Laurence Figgis

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Fine Art-Painting & Printmaking

The Glasgow School of Art

Research Interests

Drawing, Painting, Creative Writing, Storytelling in 20th-Century Art

Research Profile

I am a practicing artist and writer, working in drawing, painting, collage, poetry and fiction. I have previously exhibited work in Glasgow, London, Rome, Graz and Perth, Australia. As an artist-writer I have produced numerous specially commissioned texts for individual artists in gallery exhibitions and catalogues including for Lorna Macintyre, Zoe Williams, and Turner-Prize nominee Cathy Wilkes. My recent exhibitions include ‘Human Shaped’ at Sculpture & Design, Glasgow (for Glasgow International 2016), ‘Oh My Have’ at 1 Royal Terrace, Glasgow and ‘ANYKENT’ at the Briggait, Glasgow (both 2015). My live-performance work ‘Even Or Perhaps’ which took place at DCA, Dundee, in August 2014 was programmed as part of Generation, a nationwide celebration of contemporary art in Scotland.

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  1. 'Bad Retail': A romantic fiction

    Laurence, Figgis (2017) 'Bad Retail': A romantic fiction. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 10 (1). pp. 5-26. ISSN 1753-5190
  2. Human Shaped

    Figgis, Laurence (2016) Human Shaped. Sculpture and Design, Glasgow, 08-25 April 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  3. Where Dalí Meets Disney

    Figgis, Laurence (2016) Where Dalí Meets Disney. In: Friday Night Mixer: Surreal Encounters, 08 Jul 2016, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.

    Figgis, Laurence (2015) ANYKENT. The Briggait, Glasgow, 18th September - 20th November 2015 [Show/Exhibition]
  5. About 'The Great Macguffin'

    Figgis, Laurence (2015) About 'The Great Macguffin'. In: Silence: A Semiotics of (In)Significance, 1st - 3rd July 2015, University of LIverpool.
  6. Oh My Have

    Figgis, Laurence (2015) Oh My Have. 1 Royal Terrace, Glasgow, 30th March - 19th April 2015 [Show/Exhibition]
  7. American Gothic: Chaos, Anachronism and Modernity in Eyvind Earle's Sleeping Beauty

    Figgis, Laurence (2015) American Gothic: Chaos, Anachronism and Modernity in Eyvind Earle's Sleeping Beauty. In: PCA/ACA National Conference Animation (Silverman and Chanthanakone) Division, 1st-5th April 2015, New Orleans.
  8. Blonda (scarf design commissioned by Briggs and Cole)

    Figgis, Laurence (2014) Blonda (scarf design commissioned by Briggs and Cole). [Artefact]
  9. Men and bits of paper whirled by the cold wind

    Hynd, Lynn and Figgis, Laurence (2008) Men and bits of paper whirled by the cold wind. Domestic Garden Shed, Glasgow, 27 - 28 September 2008 [Show/Exhibition]
  10. The Mundane Shell

    Figgis, Laurence and Thomas, Sharon (2008) The Mundane Shell. The Glasgow Print Studios, Glasgow, 11/04/2008-27/04/2008 [Show/Exhibition]