Kirsty Lackie (b.1989) was brought up in Edinburgh and then moved to Glasgow thirteen years ago. Her degree in Psychology (2011) from the University of Glasgow went some way to helping her understand the mechanics of a mind, and since graduating in Communication Design from the Glasgow School of Art (2018) she’s been finding a mode of articulation and expression for these thoughts and observations. Lackie has exhibited across the U.K. with her most recent being the group show, 'In Reverie'. She was shortlisted for GSA’s Newbery Medal and was awarded the Cromarty Arts Trust Student Residency Prize in 2018.

    “I’m interested in blurring the line between illustration and fine art, where I enjoy testing perceptions of reality and fantasy. I take inspiration from poetry, film and human encounters to parse upon the quotidian and attempt to conjugate a sense of performance often with surreal interactions. My recent work 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. I try not to be downbeat about any of this, instead I like to set it free with humour and a wee dose of the absurd.”
 

EDUCTAION

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

2008 - 2011
MA Psychology, The University of Glasgow



EXHIBITIONS

2021 Exhibit Auctions, solo exhibition and auction, Serenity Now, Glasgow

2021 Small Pleasures Part Two, All Mouth Gallery, online exhibition and auction 

2021 In Reverie: Part 1, Acava Maxilla Walk Studios, London

2021  Bigger Pleasures, All Mouth Gallery, online exhibition and auction with The Auction Collective

2021  Small Pleasures, All Mouth Gallery, online exhibition and auction with The Auction Collective

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