PROFILE 
(b.  1979 Elgin, Scotland)
After graduating in 2002, James worked in a central London commercial art gallery for 3 years. Following this he moved into the public sector where over the past 14 years he has worked for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, Arts Council England and the UK Government Art Collection (where he is currently employed part-time). 
In January 2019, after a 17-year hiatus, he went back into the studio to continue his art practice in London.
EDUCATION
MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design – 2001-2002
BA (hons) Fine Art (painting), Gray’s School of Art – 1997-2001
EXHIBITIONS
RA Summer Exhibition 2021, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 22 September 2021 - 2 January 2022
'Figurative Art Now', Mall Galleries, London (online exhibition), 7 July - 20 September 2021
'Touch Me, Hold Me', WB Gallery, USA (online exhibition), 1 June - 13 July 2021
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020, TheGallery, Arts University, Bournemouth, 17 May - 2 July 2021
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, 9 January - 22 January 2021
36th Annual Open Online, Southwark Park Galleries, London, 2 December 2020 - 31 January 2021
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, 13 November - 19 December 2020
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020, Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, 2 October - 31 October 2020
35th Annual Open, Southwark Park Galleries, London, 20 November - 8 December 2019
The London Ultra Exhibition, Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf, London, 31 October – 10 November 2019
The Nude 2019, Candid Arts Trust, London, 27 September – 6 October 2019
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021 - Shortlisted and then Selected for Exhibition
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 - Awarded Special Commendation
John Moores Painting Prize 2020 - Longlisted
COLLECTIONS
Mario Testino (UK)
Jasper Garvida (UK)
Joseph Rodota (US)
Private Collections (UK, US and China)
PUBLICATIONS / FEATURES
UN//TITLED - An Anthology of Queer Contemporary Art // 2016-2020, Published May 2021
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 Exhibition Catalogue, October 2020
WOTISART? Magazine, portfolio #31, October 2019
Average Art Magazine, portfolio #39, October 2019
A5 Magazine, portfolio #29, August 2019
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