Self Portrait, coloured pencil on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2018

Glasgow artist Kirsty Lackie was born in 1989, and a sense of her fleeting existence looms large in her work. She enjoys using poetry, theatre and film to parse upon the quotidian and conjugate a sense of performance often with surreal interactions. Her recent work depicts somewhat dream-like scenes shot through with a sense of otherness and humour. Her degree in psychology (2011) from the University of Glasgow went some way to helping her understand the mechanics of a mind, and through her degree in Communication Design from the Glasgow School of Art (2018) she’s finding a mode of articulation and expression for these thoughts and observations. Her work often plays with the juxtaposition between our temporary existence and things like, the infrangibility of everyday objects, or the awkwardness in the minutiae of the everyday. But she isn’t morose or downbeat about any of this, instead she likes to set it free with humour and a healthy dose the absurd.


2014 - 2018
First Class BA (Hons) Communication Design, The Glasgow School of Art 

2008 - 2011
MA Psychology, The University of Glasgow


Cromarty Arts Trust Student Residency Award, 2018

Shortlisted for the GSA Newbery Medal, 2018


2021  Life on Venus II: The Human, The Tub, Hackney, London

2020  Curated for Christmas, Bowes Parris Gallery, London

2020  Art on a Postcard, online auction

2020  All Mouth Gallery, solo online presentation

2019  For 2 Hours, The Project Café, Glasgow

2018  Cromarty Arts Trust student residency award, solo exhibition and talk, The Stables, Cromarty

2018  So, What Now? GSA Degree Show, The Glasgow School of Art

2018  KHIO-GSA, The Glasgow School of Art

2017  Communication Design WIP Show, The Glasgow School of Art

2017  A Poster for a Poster Exhibition, The Glasgow School of Art

2016  Epilogue 3/4, Barras Art and Design, Glasgow

2015  Peep Show, The Glasgow School of Art

© Kirsty Lackie 2021                                 :)