The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eton: Artist Biography - BRIAN HENDERSON

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BRIAN HENDERSON

Born Edinburgh 1952 Edinburgh College of Art 1971 - 75 Post-Graduate Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art 1975 - 76 (Distinction) Moray House College of Education 1978 - 79 Elected Professional member, Society of Scottish Artists 1978 Taught Art and Design at Scalloway JH School, Shetland, 1979 - 2011. Lived in Huntsville, Alabama for 13 months on Fulbright teaching exchange, 1984 - 85 Moved back to Edinburgh from Shetland 2014 Awards: First Prize: Winsor and Newton National Painting Award, Mall Gallery, London 1975 Andrew Grant Travel Scholarship, Paris, 1975 Runner-up Pernod Scottish Painting Award 1976 Best painting, Bonhoga Open Exhibition, Shetland, 2001, 2004 and 2005 Macintyre Jewellery Purchase Prize (at Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition) October 2003 Henderson's Art Shop Travel Prize (at Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition) October 2005 Exhibitions include: Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh, 1976 Old Jerusalem Gallery, Israel, 1976 Talbot Rice Art Centre, Edinburgh University, 1978 University of Alabama at Huntsville Gallery, USA, 1985 Old Jerusalem Gallery, Israel, 1986 Shetland Museum (several between 1981 and present) Vaila Fine Art, Shetland, 2006 Shetland Community Development Trust, 2008 Vaila Fine Art, Shetland, 2009 Vaila Fine Art, Shetland, 2011 Shetland Museum and Archives, 2013 Gallery 38, Edinburgh, August 2014 Leyden Gallery, London, 15 September - 3 October 2015 Group Exhibitions include: Scottish Young Contemporaries, Edinburgh, 1975 Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh (several) Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (several) The Mall Gallery, London Shetland Museum (several) Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland (several) Merz Gallery, Edinburgh, 2006 Godfrey & Watt Gallery, Harrogate, 2007 Veer North (Shetland Artists Group) touring exhibition, 'Crossing Waater', Farum Kulturhus, Denmark, Inchmore Gallery, Inverness, Shetland Museum & Archives, 2009 Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick, Spring Exhibition, 2014 Leyden Gallery Winter Salon, London, November 2015 - January 2016 Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, December 2015 - W Gordon Smith Award Exhibition, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, January 2016 Resipole Studios, Acharacle, 2016 - Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition, July - August 2016

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