Patricia Cain: Curriculum Vitae


2004/08        PhD, Glasgow School of Art

2000/04        BA (Hons) Fine Art – Cumbria College of the Arts

2002               UK Intra-transfer Test – Law Society of Scotland

1988/89        Law Society Finals – Northumbria University

1984/87        LLB (Hons) Law – Northumbria University

1982/83        1st Year BA (Hons) Illustration – Central St Martins

1982               Arts Foundation Course – Cumbria College of Art and Design


Selected Awards



Royal Watercolour Society Award, RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2014, Finalist, Arte Laguna Prize 2013 Venice, RSA Residency Award 2013 – Barns-Graham Trust, James B S Curr Memorial Award, Paisley Arts Institute 124th Annual Exhibition, Discerning Eye Scottish Regional Prize 2012, Winner Threadneedle Prize 2010, Winner Aspect Prize 2010, The Bet Low Trust Award, Daler Rowney Award The Pastel Society, Finalist International Drawing Annual (INDA) 2010, RSA Residency Award 2009, Arts Trust of Scotland Award, RSW Visual Arts Residency, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute, House for an Art Lover Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship 2007, Oppenheim – John Downes Memorial Trust Award, Colonel McClean Trust Scheme/Logan and Johnston School Scheme Award, Golden Jubilee Fellowship Fund Award, New Contemporaries Shortlist, Rootstein Hopkins Shortlist, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute, Horace W. Goldsmith Scholarship for Drawing, Glasgow School of Art


 Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012             Drawing (on) Riverside 11 Spitalfields Gallery

2011             The Riveted Eye House for an Art Lover

2011             Drawing (on) Riverside Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

2010             Tri Juncta in Uno The Meffan Gallery

2009             Recent work from Florence and Glasgow, House for an Art Lover

2008             Drawing Construction, Lillie Gallery

2006             Clyde Redevelopment, Backdoor Gallery

                        New Work, Glasgow Royal Institute Kelly Gallery

2004             Surfaces Geologia, Glasgow School of Art

                        Surfaces Geologia, RIAS Gallery, Edinburgh

2001             Lake District Landscapes, Theatre-by-the-Lake Gallery, Keswick


Selected Group Exhibitions


Kilmorack Gallery

Lime Tree Gallery

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2015


Broth Art, Affordable Art Fair London

Spring Fling 2014

Kilmorack Gallery

RSW Contemporary Watercolour Society Competition

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2014

Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition

Thompsons Aldeburgh

Art by Distinction, Glasgow


New English Art Club Annual Exhibition

Drawology – Drawing is Phenomenology, Bonnington Gallery

The Derwent Art Prize Exhibition

7th International Arte Laguna Prize 2013, Arsenale Venice

Pastel Society

Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition 2013


Threadneedle Prize

Built, Mall Galleries – Curator and exhibitor

Gallery Heinzell

Threadneedle Prizewinner’s exhibition, Mall Galleries

Duncan McGill  Gallery


The Discerning Eye Exhibition

Liminal Spaces RGI Kelly Gallery

Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition

The Force and Form of Memory, Compass Gallery

 Colour and Structure, Stirling Smith Gallery (joint show with Sam Cartman)

 Contemporary Perspectives on Watercolour, The Mall Galleries

The Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries


The Threadneedle Prize 2010

Royal Scottish Academy Residency Exhibition, RSA

Hospitalfield Alumni, Compass Gallery

The Scottish Summer Exhibition, Flemming Collection

The Crinan Gallery

Nairn Open Art Competition

Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition

The Pastel Society, The Mall Galleries

Glasgow Art Fair, John Green Fine Art

Glasgow Art Club Spring Show

Hospitalfield Residents 2002-2009, Scottish Arts Club

The Aspect Prize, The Fleming Collection


BBC Scotland Collection, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art

Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Show, Glasgow Art Club

Nairn Open Art Exhibition

Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition

Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition

Glasgow Art Fair, John Green Fine Art

Thompsons Gallery, London, Scottish Show


John Green Fine Art, Glasgow – Christmas Show

McLean Museum and Art Gallery

Red Barn Gallery

Thompsons Gallery, Autumn Show

Panick Gallery

Paisley Institute Annual Exhibition

New Faces at the Art Club, Glasgow Art Club


Glasgow Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition

Drawing as Reflective Analysis, the Air Gallery London, Lincoln School of Art, Glasgow School of Art, and Sydney

The Scottish Show, Thompsons Gallery, London

Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition


Drawn In Lillie Gallery, Milngavie

International Drawing Research Institute Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art

Royal Scottish Academy of Art, Edinburgh

Drawing as Reflective Analysis – Air Gallery, London – travelling to Lincoln, Glasgow, and Sydney Australia


Vision 05 The Left Wing Gallery

Glasgow Royal Institute Exhibition


Scottish Society of Architect Artists, Royal Fine Art Commission

Ligne et Couleur International Architect Artists, Warsaw


XII Esposizione Internationale degli Architetti Artisti, Stamperia del Tintoretto, Venice


Public Art

2011    Architectural Installation in collaboration with architect Anne Nisbet Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glass Installation in collaboration with Glass Artist Alec Galloway Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
2010    Haggs Gate, Pollockshaws, Glasgow


Selected Conferences, Presentations, Lectures and Workshops


The Artists Studio Masterclass, House for an Art Lover

Curator and speaker for  Construction: Making as Thinking Symposium Mall Galleries, London

Drawing on Riverside, 11 Spitalfields, London


Drawing as thinking for Architects II, Scott Sutherland School, Aberdeen

Project Context, Matthew Gallery, Edinburgh University

The Riveted Eye Lecture, House for an Art Lover

Location Drawing Masterclass, Hospitalfield House

Tri Juncta in Uno Public Lecture Paisley Art Galleries

Drawing as thinking for Architects Lecture Scott Sutherland School

Drawing as thinking for Architects Lecture, Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee


Drawing as Thinking, Royal Glasgow Institute Lecture Series

The Big Draw Event for Glasgow Royal Institute Kelly Gallery

Enactive Copying: A First Person methodology for investigating thinking processes and the nature of knowledge gained from practice Practices of Imitation, Association of Social Anthropologists Conference 2009

Drawing as thinking for Anthropologists: a workshop, University of Aberdeen

Drawing: how we think and learn as we make Creative Practices Conference, York St John’s University


The Big Draw, Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum, Glasgow

Drawing as thinking for Architects, Glasgow School of Art

On not using the head Drawing Workshop, Lilllie Gallery


Conference Paper , Light of Academy Symposium, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing

Undertaking PhD Research in Art and Design, Lecture for Glasgow Society of Women Artists

Conference Paper, International Drawing Research Institute Easter Symposium, Glasgow School of Art


On Drawing Research, University of Leeds and University of Newcastle

About drawing and thinking, Lecture Kingston School of Art



Flemming-Wyfold Collection, Glasgow Museums, Royal Scottish Academy, Lillie Gallery, BBC Scotland, House for an Art Lover, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, North Glasgow Housing Association, Bam Construction