GAYLE NELSON

Born 1970 / St. Andrews, Scotland

Education

1992                BA (Hons) Fine Art, Drawing and Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland

2008                Diploma in Teaching in Further Education: An Introduction, SQA.

2012                Postgraduate Certificate (Teaching Qualification, Further Education), University of Dundee, Scotland

Since 2014                  MEd Autism, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Lecturing & Consultancy

2014                Invited Speaker, FCA&C Forum, Rothes Halls, Fife, Scotland

2014                Visiting lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

2006                Lecturer and Course Leader, Fife College, Cupar, Fife, Scotland

2013 – 2014     Mentor, Fife Contemporary Art and Craft (freelance), Scotland

2011                Guest Panel Member, FCA&C Forum, Rothes Halls, Fife, Scotland

2010                Visiting Lecturer, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

2008 – 2011     Workshop Delivery (freelance)

1995 – 1999     Production Designer, Last Gasp of San Francisco, USA

1997 – 1998     Art Editor, Siren Magazine, USA

1993 – 1995     Art Instructor, Ruchill Youth Project, Glasgow, Scotland

1991, 1992      Art Instructor, Kirkland High School and Community College, Fife, Scotland

Curatorial / Research’ / Projects

2015                Wondering Mind, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2015                Curator, EMPIRE, WALL PROJECTS, Montrose, Scotland (upcoming)

2103                Elected President of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA)

2011 – 2013     Elected Vice President, SSA

2011                Board Member, ESSA (Exhibiting Societies of Scottish Artists)

2011               Elected Professional Member, SSA

2010               Member of Council, SSA

2008               Festival Director and Fundraiser, Cupar Arts, Fife, Scotland

2010                Curator, ‘things we learned as girls’ Exhibition, Cupar, Fife, Scotland

1998               Curator (with Keith Knight, Trisha Lagaso), Method and Curatorial Committee Member, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1997                Curator, Neurosis, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1995 – 1996     Visual Arts Coordinator/Curator, Scottish Cultural and Arts Foundation, San Francisco, USA

Awards

2010                Fife Visual Arts Award, Scotland

2009               Grampian Hospitals Art Trust Purchase Prize, Scotland

2005               Painting Prize, St Andrews Festival Exhibition, Scotland

1992                Farquhar Reid Prize, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland

Clydesdale Bank Prize, Royal Overseas League, London, United Kingdom

Over a period of twenty years has been involved in solo and group exhibitions in Scotland, UK, most recently in the Royal Scottish Academy, St Andrews University, at the Cupar Arts Festival, and in Slovakia. She is a lecturer at Fife College, Scotland.

She lives in Cupar, Scotland.

Contact: gayle_e_nelson@yahoo.co.uk

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