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 a solo exhibition with Exhibit Auctions. She was shortlisted for GSA’s Newbery Medal and was awarded the Cromarty Arts Trust Student Residency Prize in 2018.

    “ A touch of the surreal, a poetic sharpness, often simply a thought inspired by the awkwardness of everyday encounters. Over the years I’ve found my work moving into those sorts of areas most. A sense of my own guilt hangs over many pieces, and I try and rail against it with humour or temper or something rebellious. I keep coming back to the dark poetry of Selima Hill, Stevie Smith, the soft and loose drawings of Jockum Nordström, the films of Michael Haneke and Ingmar Bergman, but I want to form and reform my interests too. A sense of my womanhood often appears, although I almost never set out to make it about that, as does routine, as does indulgence, decadence too. But the work can only be really understood by the work, it says what it is, in the most succinct way possible. ”
 

EDUCATION


2014 - 2018

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

2008 - 2011

MA Psychology, The University of Glasgow



EXHIBITIONS


Current

2022  The Garden of Eden, The Artists Contemporary, Arc, Painswick


Previous

2022  Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, solo exhibition, The Alchemy Experiment,                 Glasgow

2022  Art for Ukraine: A Charity Auction, Exhibit Auctions, The Glasgow Art                 Club, May 8th 2pm

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