Robert Powell was born in Edinburgh in 1985

He attended Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2008
He lives and works in Edinburgh.

Like a Borgesian Aleph glimpsed in an Edinburgh New Town basement, A Universal History attempts to show the story of civilisation from its beginning to its very end, and then back again. This series hopes to show the same thing from every angle simultaneously.

Robert Powell, since graduating from the MA in Fine Art from Edinburgh University in 2008 and an MFA from ECA in 2011, has exhibited widely and won several awards.


Solo Exhibitions

2011 Histories of the Perplexed, Stag Studios, Edinburgh
2010 Lecturing Upon a Shadow: The Art of Robert Powell, Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh


2014 SSA Deloitte Award
2013 Engramme/SSA Exchange Award
2011 RSA Benno Schotz Award
2008 John Watson Award
2007 Andrew Grant Award
2006 RMJM Architecture Award


Yamaguchi Society for Contemporary Art Residency, Kimachi House, Yamaguchi, Japan, October - November 2013

Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Akiyoshidai, Japan, September-October 2013

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

Edinburgh Academy, 2008-2009