GERALD LAING

 

Biography
1936 Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1953 - 55 Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
1955 - 60 Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
1960 - 64 St. Martin’s School of Art, London
1964 - 69 Lived and worked in New York
1965 Artist in residence at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Colorado
1969 - 70 Rebuilt Kinkell Castle, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland.
Civic Trust Award
1970 Established Tapestry Workshop at Kinkell Castle,
which operated until 1975
1972 Artist in Residence at the Aspen Centre for the Visual
Arts, Colorado
1976-77 Visiting Professor of Painting and Sculpture at the
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
1978 Established bronze foundry at Kinkell Castle with
assistance of the late George Mancini.
1983 - 84 Worked in Aspen, Colorado and Brixton, London.
1986 - 87 Taught sculpture at Columbia University, New York
1987 - 95 Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland.

 

Selected Public Collections

The National Gallery, London
The Tate Gallery, London
The National Portrait Gallery, London
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Glasgow Art Gallery
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
The Scottish Arts Council
The Standard Life Assurance Company, Edinburgh
Inverness Museum
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Whiteney Museum, New York
The Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
The Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Indianapolis Museum
The Denver Museum
Gelsenkirchen Museum, Germany
Nagoaka Museum, Japan
The Government of Sierra Leone
The University of: New York, Harvard, Brandeis,Cornell, Denver, Puerto Rico, Aberdeen, Strathclyde, Glasgow and others.

 

Publications
Gerald Laing, Kinkell: The Reconstruction of a Scottish Castle
Latimer New Dimensions, London, 1974; & Ardullie House, Scotland, 1985

Individual Exhibitions
1963 Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1964 Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Richard Feigen Gallery, Los Angeles
Feigen Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles
1965 Richard Feigen Gallery, New York
Richard feigen Gallery, Chicago
1966 Richard Feigen Gallery, New York
Kornblee Gallery, New York
(Hybrid – a project with Peter Philips)
1967 Richard Feigen Gallery, New York
1969 Richard Feigen Gallery, New York
Gallerie M.E. Thelen, Essen
Pennsylvania State Uiniversity
1970 Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh
1971 Multiples Gallery, New York
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio
Aspen Institute for Hymanistic Studies, Colorado
1973 Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Allbuquerque
1977 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1978 Gladsone Court, Edinburgh Festival
1979 Max Hutchinson Gallery, Houston
Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1980 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1981 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton
1982 Bacardi Gallery, Miami
1983 Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
Joanne Lyon Gallery, Aspen
1987 Albert Totah Gallery, New York
1989 Scottish Gallery, London
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
1993 Independent Gallery, London
Harris Gallery, Houston
1994 Thomas Gibson, London
1996 Whitford Fine Art, London
1998 Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness-shire
1999 The Fine Art Society, London
2002 Fine Art Society, London
2003 - 2004 Montreal Museum of Art, Montreal
2004 Aspen Museum, Colorado
2004 Bourne Fine Art Gallery, Edinburgh
2004 Galleria Civicà, Modena
2004 Tate Britain, London
2005 King’s College Cambridge
2005 Spike Art, New York
2006 Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London
2006 O Contemporary, Brighton
2006 Sims Reed Gallery, London
2007 - 2008 National Portrait Gallery, London
2007 Galerie Beddekoetsje, Helmond
2007 Globe Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
2007 StolenSpace, London
2008 Mayor Gallery, London
2008 The Fine Art Society, London
2010 Morton Metropolis
2010 Sims Reed Gallery

Major Public Commissions
1971 Callanish at Strathclyde University, Glasgow
1979 The Frieze of the Wise and Foolish Virgins,
Edinburgh
1981 The Fountain of Sabrina, Broad Quay House,
Bristol
1989 The Conan Doyle Memorial, Picardy Place,
Edinburgh
1990 Axis Mundi, Tanfield House, Edinburgh
1994 Ten Dragons, Bank Underground Stations, London
1995 Four Rugby Players, Twickenham Stadium,
Middlesex
1996 Portrait Bust of Sir Paul Getty KBE, The National
Gallery,
1997 The Wormsley Cricketer
1999 The Icon at Bluewaer, Dartford, Kent
1999 The Glass Virgins, Edinburgh
2000 The Sundial, Wormsley, Buckinghamshire
2001 The Batsman, MCC, Lord’s Ground, London
2003 The Falcon Square Mercat Cross, Inverness
2004 The Highlanders, Helmsdale, Sutherland
2004 The Drovers, Dingwall & Highland Mart, Ross-shire