Liz Knox DA (Edin) PAI PPAI

Curriculum Vitae




Studied drawing and painting under Sir Robin Philipson and David Michie.

Graduated Edinburgh College of Art 1971.

1971 - 73 Taught Art, secondary education.

1973 Worked in Spain.

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.

2003 Resigned from lecturing to paint full time.


2007 - 10 Elected President Paisley Art Institute.

2010 - 2017 Elected council member Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.


2007, 2009 Assessor, Scottish Drawing Competition.

 2010, 2011 Assessor Aspect Prize.


 Elected artist member Paisley Art Institute; elected professional member Visual Arts Scotland; elected artist member Glasgow Art Club; elected artist member Glasgow Society of Women Artists.


Recipient of several awards among which are The Aspect Prize 2003,  the Diploma of the Paisley Art Institute "PAI" and The University of the West of Scotland Award for Painting.



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 + 1994

          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 + 2015

         " 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



Exhibits regularly with Paisley Art Institute, Group 13 Artists, Glasgow Art Club, Visual Arts Scotland, Glasgow Society of Women Artists and RGI.


Work held in corporate, public and private collections UK, Europe, Middle East, Canada, Australia and USA..

Painting "Retrospection" selected as book cover for work published by Bloodaxe Books.


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.




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