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 absurdist or 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. She believes her work is attempting to explain a sense of marginality she has felt in her life, but she doesn’t want to give it sadness, instead she tries to set it free.
2014 - 2018
BA (Hons) Communication Design, The Glasgow School of Art (First Class)
2008 - 2011
MA Psychology, The University of Glasgow
Cromarty Arts Trust Student Residency Award, 2018
Shortlisted for the GSA Newbery Medal, 2018