about- c.v.

Louise Ritchie C.V. PhD Candidate, MFA, PGcert, PGDip, BA (Hons) PPSSA


2019-Present   PhD Candidate at DJCAD, University of Dundee (UoD) Supervisors Professor Graham Fagen and Professor Mary Modeen.  Year 4 of a 5-year part time PhD.

                            Title- Hybrid States: A practice-led exploration examining the ways in which artists experiment and improvise with materials, making-processes and concepts in the creation of artworks.

2017-18             MFA Art & Humanities at DJCAD, UoD

2014-15             PGCert TQFE UoD

1990-91             PG Diploma, Drawing & Painting DJCAD, Dundee

1986 -90            BA (Hons) Fine Art DJCAD, Dundee


   2011-Present    Lecturer Fine Art- City of Glasgow College (CoGC) /University of West of Scotland

2019-22   Invited Artist/ Lecturer, DJCAD- Open Tutorials, CAP/ Art & Philosophy- Expanded Module Delivery, Group Crits and Staff Illness Cover. This period also includes working with Delia Baillie and Level 3 CAP students to create a pop-up exhibition at WASPS Meadow Mills Project 1 Space in my capacity as a member of Project 1 curation panel. In addition, I devised & delivered a 2D into 3D online practical workshop for Interior & Environmental Design Level 2.

2013-18    Guest Lecturer: UWS, MA: Creative Media Practice, School of Media Culture & Society

1996-05    Glasgow College of Building & Printing/ Glasgow Metropolitan -Lecturer Fine Art

1996-Pres Self-employed artist practice


2022      In Praise of Silos, Transformative Teaching: Focus on Pedagogy, Architecture Media Politics Society, UoD.

2021      Reflecting on Brackish Waters- Open Rivers-e. journal  Ritchie, Louise. 2021. ‘Reflecting on Brackish Waters.’ Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community, no.20. https://editions.lib.umn.edu/openrivers/article/reflecting-on-brackish-waters/.

2021      Decolonising Place-Based Arts Research – ISBN 978-1-899837876 Ritchie, Louise. ‘On Belonging’, (pp 106-109), in Modeen, M (Ed), Decolonising Place-based Arts Research, (Dec. 2021) DJCAD, University of Dundee, in association with the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota, and Te Ipukarea Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology, Huia Press, With contributions by 16 artist/scholars. (Modeen is Editor and Contributor.) ISBN: 9 78 -1-899837 87 6. Auckland, NZ. 128 pp. 

2021      Me, a Swan? 100ºC Hauntology, Turmoil, Change, PhD Conference, University of Dundee (online)

2020      Material Stories, Encounters PhD Symposium, DJCAD/UoD

2019      Hidden in Plain Sight: An Approach from Within Milligan A, Adams R, Bruce-Simpkins N, Ritchie L. In Architecture and Collective Life: 16th Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference AHRA Conference 2019. Architectural Humanities Research Association. p. 50-51. Conference Paper, Between The Lines, contribution to Hidden in Plain Sight: An Approach from Within.

   2014-15 Co-Editor of 11:11 Nove Mosty / New Bridges publication. Supported by the Charge D’Affairs of the British Embassy, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and the Fine Arts Fund, Slovakia in collaboration with SSA & Association of Slovak Printmakers, ISBN: 978-80-971656-9-7 


2019-22   Research & Professional Development Funding Award, CoGC (PhD)

2017         Post Graduate Alumni Scholarship, DJCAD, UoD

2017-18   Research &Professional Development Funding Award, CoGC (MFA Art & Humanities)

2016-17   Engage UK – Extend, Leadership Programme (Creative Scotland/ CoGC)

2013         International Partnerships & Networks Funding Award for Society of Scottish   Artists/Creative Scotland

2011-14   Co-Founder TRiGGER Research Network, ArtWorks Scotland/Creative Scotland/AHRC/Paul Hamlyn Foundation


2019       Best Exhibition Award, Hybrid International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid

2018       The Duncan of Jordanstone MFA Art & Humanities Prize 2018

2018       Studio Faire Student Residency Award, Nérac, France

2015       Dundee Visual Artist Award, Dundee City Council and Creative Scotland
1998       The Glasgow Art Club Fellowship, RGI, Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow
1997       The Scottish Arts Club Prize, SSA, Edinburgh
1992       Dundee District Council Purchase Prize

1992       Nominated for Young Scottish Artist of the Year, Miller Homes
1990       Nominated for Young Scottish Artist of the Year, Miller Homes
1990       Paris Cite International Des Arts Award Winner Miller Homes Scholarship, Paris

1989       The Hospitalfield Fine Art Scholarship– Hospitalfield School of Art, Arbroath, Scotland


2022      Tales of The Unexpected- Scotland’s Stories, Lamb Gallery, UoD-Archives

2022      Nietzsche- Science Art Life-International Conference, UoD

2022      Pentalogia Feminina- Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh.

2022      thought space– South Block, Glasgow, with Celia Garcia and Lorna Mitchell

2022      On Time -Tatha Gallery, Newport- with Delia Baillie and Georgia Rose Murray

2022      Weights of Responsibility– Birnam Arts, Dunkeld, with Jenny Pope and Susie Johnston

2021-22 Presence of Absence– Edinburgh Printmakers-with Leena Nammari

2021       Nexus-Group exhibition, UoD

2021      157 Reliquaries– Hidden Door Festival Commission

2020      Material Stories- 2 Person Exhibition with Rosalind Lawless, The Briggait, Glasgow

2019-20 Alma College, Michigan, USA- MFA Art & Humanities Alumni Exhibition

2019      Hybrid International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid-co-curator, Winner of Best Exhibition

2019      Resolute, Tatha Gallery, Newport

2018      Hybrid States, at DJCAD, MFA Art & Humanities Exhibition

2018      PPSSA Exhibition- Wall Projects, Montrose

2018      Sleeping with Mary Shelley, City of Glasgow College

2017      This Exhibition Has Been Cancelled– Symposium with GoMA Curator and members of Engage UK in conversation with Students of Contemporary Art Practice, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

2017      This Exhibition Has Been Cancelled, with Lorna Mitchell, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

2017      Verdant @ Verdant, Verdant Works, Dundee Heritage

2016      UNpainting Solo Exhibition, WASPS Project Space 1, Meadow Mills, Dundee

2016-22 60 x 60 International Touring Print Exhibition including Paris, Japan, Bulgaria, and China

2016       Liminal- Cupar Arts Festival, Guest Artist

2016       Paint>Print>Paint, Collaboration with Leena Nammari at The Meffan Gallery

1998-19 SSA Annual Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh

2014       Colour Flood, Solo Exhibition,&Collective Gallery, Bridge of Allan & Edinburgh
2013       Abstract, Lamb Gallery, UoD

2013       In the Eye of the Needle, Solo Exhibition, NOMAS* Projects and McManus Galleries, Dundee
2012-18 The Affordable Art Fair, London represented by Bridgegate Gallery

2012       Imagineering, Solo Exhibition,The Meffan Gallery, Forfar

2011       Chromatopia, Solo Exhibition, Bridge View Gallery, Aberdeen
2011-15 RSA, Royal Scottish Academy, NGS Edinburgh
2007       Award Winners, Air Gallery, London,

2007       Visiones en Color, Solo Exhibition, The White Gallery, Barcelona
2006      The London Contemporary Art Fair, Islington
2002      Richard DeMarco Foundation, Group Exhibition, Edinburgh

1996      Land Light Vision, Solo Exhibition,Compass Gallery, Glasgow
1993      Espania Joven, CCA Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
1993      The Collector’s Eye, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh


2022         Invited Guest Prize Judge-The Big Art Show, Paisley

2021         Invited Speaker and Roundtable Participant, Ethics, Advocacy and
Decolonizing Place-Based Research Symposia
, organised by DJCAD
(Dundee, Scotland) and the College of Liberal Arts University of Minnesota

2020          Encounters PhD Symposium, DJCAD, UoD

   2019          Invited speaker with colleagues from Universities of Portsmouth & Northumbria, Hidden in Plain Sight: An Approach from Within for the Architecture & Collective Life Conference, DJCAD for the Architecture & Humanities Research Association

2019          Member of Dundee Print Collective

2018-Pres Member of Visual Arts Scotland, (VAS)

2019          Elected Selection Panel for SSA 2019, National Galleries, Edinburgh

2017          Guest Facilitator, Fife Contemporary Arts; TRiGGER Active Listening Sessions- Off the Rails Collective, Fire Station   Creative, Dunfermline

2016-17     Engage UK – Extend, Creative Leadership Programme, 2017 Alumni

2015-Pres Project 1-Meadow Mills Curatorial Panel Member, Dundee

2012          Creative Dundee Pecha Kucha, Juggling Acts, Vol 1, Dundee http://vimeo.com/32804825 

2009-15    Guest Lecturer Museum of St Andrews & International Summer School of St Andrews

   2009-14    Artist in Residence, Angus Council-projects included community engagement, site specific art projects and working in a variety of formal and informal learning settings.

2011-13     Elected President Society of Scottish Artists (SSA)
2009-11     Elected Vice President of SSA
2009-13     Board Member of ESSA: Exhibiting Societies of Scottish Artists

2008-13     Elected Council Member SSA

1997-99     Elected Council Member SSA

1998-Pres Professional Member Scottish Artists Union (SAU)


2019         Represented WASPS Studios at Hybrid Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid

2015         Invited Special Guest- Xth International Residential Print Symposium, Castle Mojmirovce, Slovakia

   2015-18   60 x 60, International Printmaking Touring Exhibition Project launched in Antwerp, Belgium

   2015-16   Co-Editor of ’60×60′ publication, accompanying an international travelling exhibition to 60 countries launched in Gallerie Epruve, Antwerp, Belgium.

2014-16   New Bridges 11:11 International Touring Exhibition, Nitra, Trencin, Piestany, Bratislava, Slovakia

2013         Distance Learning, with Leena Nammari, British Ambassador`s Residence, Bratislava, Slovakia

2012          Amaterus Paper Arts Academy Biennale, Sofia, Bulgaria

2011-12    Mosty / Bridges 1X,  Piestany, Slovakia, supported by the Slovak and The British Consul

2011-13   Design in Action GIDE, creative lead in research-led international workshop with DJCAD+ V&A Dundee


2021      157 Reliquaries– Hidden Door Festival Funded Commission, with Susie Johnston, Edinburgh

2021       Nexus: Collaborative PhD Artist Book Project + Exhibition, DJCAD  

2018       Co-Curator, Project Lead, and symposium co-organiser, Ways We Work @ West Ward Works, Dundee  

2017       Project co-Lead, Verdant @ Verdant, Conversation + Collaborative Exchange, Verdant Works High Mill & Dundee Heritage with artists Delia Baillie RSA and keynote by Eddie Summerton RSA

2017       Engage UK: Extend– Project Lead, There’s a Hole in My Bucket: Experimental Workshop Project & Research Enquiry, The Tetley: Contemporary Art Gallery, Leeds

2016       Commission-site specific artwork, Elegy for City of Glasgow College for the New City Campus

   2011-12  Community Arts and co-design collaboration, Eastern Primary School Gate Project with Louise Scullion for The Big Art Project, Dundee City Council, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Gvlnw6IR0

2009-14 Community Arts & co-design collaboration for Project Blueprint, Angus Council, Ginkgo Projects, Creative Scotland

2009       Community Arts and co-design collaboration for Wide Open Space Seaview Primary and Creative Scotland

2009       Curator for Juteopolis, acollaboration with DJCAD and Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) at Vision, Dundee

2009       Curator for The Jute Bag Project, an arts outreach event targeting regional schools in collaboration with Dundee City Council, Verdant Works, and Dundee Heritage Trust, Overgate Centre, Dundee


2013      Lyke a River short film for Son of the Sea Productions, Dundee- Lyke A River by Stephen Knight OFFICIAL VIDEO – YouTube

2009      Speaking the Land, performer, and vocal coach for Dalziel + Scullion, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Gingko Projects- Speaking the Land: Dalziel + Scullion – Environmental Art

2009      Meet Sid, short film for Wide Open Space with the Care Commission and Dundee Rep Education outreach programme and Youth Theatre

 2006     Killing Time atDundee Contemporary Arts with Graham Eatough (Suspect Culture) and Graham Fagen- Installation Performer- https://youtu.be/fboNAqpuphU

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