Liz Knox DA (Edin) PAI PPAI graduated from Edinburgh College of Art 1971, where she studied under the tutorage of Sir Robin Philipson and David Michie. Knox is the recipient of the Aspect Prize 2003, the Diploma of the Paisley Art Institute (PAI) and The University of the West of Scotland Award for Painting. Her work is represented in corporate, public and private collections in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Canada, Australia and USA.


Knox exhibits regularly with Paisley Art Institute, Group 13 Artists, Glasgow Art Club, Visual Arts Scotland, Glasgow Society of Women Artists and RGI. Knox was elected President of the Paisley Art Institute 2007-10 and an elected council member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts 2010-2017. She is an elected artist member of the Paisley Art Institute; elected professional member Visual Arts Scotland; elected artist member Glasgow Art Club and elected artist member Glasgow Society of Women Artists.



1971  Newcastle with Janet Tod

1972  Pool Theatre, Edinburgh with Alasdair Gray

1992  Calton Gallery, Edinburgh - Solo, Rozelle House, Ayrshire - Solo, William Hardie Gallery, Glasgow with Connie Simmers and Cara Mackinnon Crawford, Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh + 1993, Macauley Gallery, Stenton + 1993, Barclay Lennie, Glasgow

1993  Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington with John Bathgate, William Hardie Gallery, Glasgow + 1995, 90s Gallery, Glasgow

1995  Adam Gallery, Bath,  Open Circle, Mayfest Glasgow

1996  Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh- Solo, Anna-Mei Chadwick, London + 1997, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr

1997  Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen -Solo, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow with Meg Telfer and Dorothy Bruce, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen + 1998,2004, 2005

1998  Timespan Gallery, Helmsdale "Aspects and Attitudes" with Meg Telfer, Glasgow Womens' Library 'Body Politics'

1999  St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral "Locations Empirical"- Solo, Queen's Gallery, Dundee, Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh- Solo

2001   Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, Twickenham +2002,2003 

2002  The Design and Artists' Copyright Society (DACS) at CISAC 2002 conference, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London. Exhibitors included Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Joe Tilson, Francis Bacon, Holly Johnson etc.

2003  House of Scientists, St. Petersburg, Russia        

2004  Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond, Main exhibitor Aspect Prize Exhibition, Duncan Campbell Fine Art, London- Solo, The Leith Gallery, Leith, The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh + 2004 - 2017 incl,  Ainscough Contemporary Art, Chelsea, Manorhouse Gallery, Chipping Norton + 2004-2008 incl, DACS 20th Anniversary Exhibition Mall Galleries, London. Curated by Peter Blake. Exhibitors included Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, Peter Howson, Stanley Cursiter, Stanley Spencer, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso etc.         

2005  Iona House Gallery, Woodstock- Solo, The Edinburgh Gallery with Charles Anderson, Hagen Aria , East Sheen "Caledonian Girls II", The Green Gallery, Aberfoyle with Chris Bushe, Ronald Smith and Stephen Carruthers, Art London, Chelsea with Ainscough Contemporary Art, Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond

2006  Duncan Campbell Fine Art, London -Solo, Queen's Gallery, Dundee with Kim Scouller, The Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London + 2007, Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton with Ronald Smith and Chris Bushe, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen with Chris Bushe and Archie Mackintosh Dunbar

2007  The Leith Gallery, Leith- Solo, Stenton Gallery, East Lothian- Solo

2008  Eastwood Theatre Gallery, Glasgow -Solo, Duncan Campbell Fine Art, London -Solo

2010   'The River runs Through It' Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow, Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton Scottish Show, Blackheath Gallery, London + 2011+2016

2011  Coltbridge Gallery, Buckinghamshire- Solo, Lapin Bleu Gallery, France, Flying Colours, London

2012  'Singular', major retrospective exhibition Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr- Solo, Edinburgh Gallery -Solo, Catto Gallery, Hampstead

2013  Edinburgh Gallery- Solo, Catto Gallery, Hampstead- Solo,  Smithy Gallery, Blanefield- Solo, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr + 2011, 'Locations Empirical II' Queen's Cross Mackintosh Church, Glasgow- Solo

2014  Gullane Art Gallery, East Lothian with Pam Carter, Joe Hargan and Helen Tabor

2015  'Emphatic Interpretations' collaboration with musician "First Family Riot" at MacGyver, Westermarkt, Amsterdam -Solo

2016  Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh

2019  Grilli Gallery, Edinburgh -Solo

Represented by Kilmorack Gallery since 2014



Lectures, workshops and masterclasses include Skerray Studio Sutherland, Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Paisley Museum, East Renfrewshire Council, Friends RSA Edinburgh, GSWA, Friends Maclaurin Galleries Ayr, Troon Art Club, Bearsden Art Club and Na Caragol School in Arta, Baleares.

1971 - 73 Taught Art, secondary education. 

1974 Art therapist, Long Grove Psychiatric Hospital Epsom.

1983 Taught drawing and painting evening classes in East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire. 

1983 - 2003 Lectured in drawing and painting further education. Curriculum development included writing entire HND Environmental Art and developing all drawing and painting elements of this. Validated by SQA, panel chaired by David Harding Head of Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art.

Also during this period, Internal Verifier for art and member of Advisory Panel Gray's School of Art Aberdeen. In 2003, Knox resigned from lecturing to paint full time. 



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