Robert Powell (b 1985) graduated with an MA in Fine Art (2008) and an MFA in Art, Space and Nature (2011) from Edinburgh College of Art.


Powell is the recipient of the SSA Deloitte Award (2015), SSA Engramme exchange (2013), RSA Benno Schotz Award (2011), John Watson Award (2008) and has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe, Japan and North America.  



2009 – 2011 Edinburgh College of Art: Art Space and Nature MFA (distinction)

2003 – 2008 Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art; MA Fine Art in Painting


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020 Phantom Things, The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh

2019 Bound For Other Isolations, Kilmorack Gallery

2018 Between Lost Spaces, The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh

2016 Species of Space, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh

2014 The Palace of Forgetting, Kaname Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan

2014 The Palace of Forgetting, Warburton Gallery, Edinburgh
2014 Histoire Universelle de l'Infamie, Engramme Print Gallery, Quebec, Canada

2013 The Thinking Machine, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Akiyoshidai, Japan

2012 Mapping the Burning Lands, Aichi Prefecture University of Fine Art and Music, Nagoya, Japan

2011 The Bone Library, Summerhall, Edinburgh

2011 Histories of the Perplexed, Stag Studios, Edinburgh

2010 Macpherson’s Cave: Shadow and Enlightenment, The Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh

2009 The Modern Agoge: The Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh

2009 John Watson Prize 2008: Robert Powell, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

2008 Lecturing Upon a Shadow: The Art of Robert Powell, Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh



2015 SSA Deloitte Award

2013 SSA Engramme Exchange

2011 RSA Benno Schotz Award

2011 Nominated for the ECA Chairman’s Medal

2008 John Watson Award

2007 Andrew Grant Award

2006 Joint-winner of RMJM Architecture Award



2015 Paradigm North, Timespan, Helmsdale, Scotland

2013 Yamaguchi Society for Contemporary Art Residency, Kimachi House, Yamaguchi, Japan

2013 Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Akiyoshidai, Japan

2011 Madness in Revolt, Edinburgh University

2010 Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment, Glasgow University

2008-2009 Edinburgh Academy