Patricia Cain (b. 1963, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England)


Patricia Cain’s work can be found in public collections including The Fleming-Wyfold Collection, Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow Museums, Glasgow Royal Physicians and Surgeons, Lillie Art Gallery, Hospitalfield House, BBC Scotland, Aberdeen Asset Management and private collections worldwide.



2004-2008 PhD Glasgow School of Art

2000-2004 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central St Martins and University of Cumbria


Solo Exhibitions 

2018       Seeing Beyond the Immediate, Lillie Gallery, Glasgow

2017       Seeing Beyond the Immediate, Gracefield Art Centre Dumfries,

               and the Scott Gallery, Hawick

2015       Inte/Exte, A-side B-side Gallery, London

2012       Drawing (on) Riverside, 11 Spitalfields Gallery, London

2011       Drawing (on) Riverside, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

2013       Tri Juncta in Uno, The Meffan Gallery, Forfar

2011       Recent Work from Florence and Glasgow, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

2008       Drawing Construction, Lillie Gallery, Glasgow

2004       Surfaces Geologia, Glasgow School of Art


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018       Derwent Art Prize Touring Exhibition

               166 Annual Open Show, Royal West of England Academy

2017       Millefolia, Rebecca Hossock Gallery

               Kilmorack Gallery

 2016      Sward, John Green Fine Art

               Colour, Royal Society of Watercolour Artists

 2015      Faces and Places, Lime Tree Gallery, Bristol

               Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries London

 2014      Affordable Art Fair London, Broth Art

               RSW Contemporary Watercolour Society Competition, Bankside Gallery

               Thompsons, Aldeburgh 

2013       7th International Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale Venice

               Drawology – Drawing is Phenomenology Bonnington Gallery

               Derwent Art Prize

               New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries

                Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize

2012       Threadneedle Prize

               Built, Mall Galleries (Curator and exhibitor)

2011       The Discerning Eye, London

               The Force and Form of Memory, Compass Gallery

               Contemporary Perspectives on Watercolour, The Mall Galleries

 2010      The Threadneedle Prize, The Mall Galleries

               The Aspect Prize, The Wyfold-Flemming Collection

               14 RSA Residency Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh

                Hospitalfield Alumni, Compass Gallery

                Hospitalfield Residents 2002-09, Scottish Art Club

 2009      BBC Scotland Collection, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art

               Glasgow Art Club Fellowship, Glasgow Art Club

               Scottish Show, Thompsons Gallery

 2008      McLean Museum and Art Gallery

               Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition 

2006       International Drawing Research Institute Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art

               New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy of Art, Edinburgh

               Drawing as Reflective Analysis Touring Show, London, Lincoln, Glasgow,

               Sydney Australia 

2005       Vision 05, The Left Wing Gallery

               Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition


Selected Awards

 2018 Finalist Derwent Art Prize

2017 VACMA Award

2015 Oppenheim John-Downes Award

2014 Conte à Paris Award, Pastel Society UK

2013 Finalist Arte Laguna Prize, Venice

2013 RSA Residency Award – Barns-Graham Trust

2012 PSUK Award

2010 Winner Threadneedle Prize

2009 Winner Aspect Prize

2009 RSA Residency Award, Arts Trust of Scotland Award

2009 RSW Visual Arts Residency Hospitalfield

2008 Glasgow Art Club Fellowship

2007 RSA John Kinross Scholarship

2006 Oppenheim-Downes Memorial Trust Award

2006 New Contemporaries shortlist: Rootsein Hopkins shortlist

2005 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Prize, RGI

2004-07 Horace W Goldsmith Scholarship for Drawing, Glasgow School of Art