Curriculum Vitae

JOHN MACKECHNIE RSA

1949 Born Glasgow, Scotland
1971 Glasgow School of Art (DA), Drawing and Painting
1971 - 73 Faculty of Art & Design Brighton Polytechnic, Post Graduate Printmaking
1972 – 1973 Printmaking Assistant, Brighton Polytechnic
1973 – 1976 Printmaking Assistant, University of Northumbria, Newcastle
1978 – 1979 Master Printer, Glasgow Print Studio
1980 – 1982 Workshop Manager, Glasgow Print Studio
1983 – Present Director, Glasgow Print Studio

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Parallel Lines, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 2016
Bluejay Gallery, Boston 2015
Destinations and Reflections, Glasgow Print Studio 2010
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow 2005
Compass Gallery, Glasgow 2005
Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen 2005
Eye 2 Gallery, Edinburgh 2004
Lawrence Graham, London 2003
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 2001
RIAS Gallery, Edinburgh, 2000
Eye 2 Gallery, Edinburgh, 2000
"Urban Myths" Glasgow Print Studio Gallery, Glasgow 1999
Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh 1984
Third Eye Centre (CCA), Glasgow 1981
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh 1981

2/3 PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Photography in Printmaking (with Robert Paul)
Underground Gallery, Glasgow (with Sue Mackechnie)
Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle (with Paul Rogers)
Thumb Gallery, London (with Paul Rogers & Will Cowan)
Northern Arts Gallery, Newcastle (with Paul Rogers & Will Cowan)
Spectro Gallery, Newcastle, American Viewpoints (with Jack Miller)
New Associates, Royal Scottish Academy


GROUP EXHIBITIONS INCL.

Scottish Printmaking i2 Gallery, Edinburgh
Places Seen Glasgow Print Studio
Living and Working in Scotland Scotland House, Brussels
Hitch, Hitchcock theme exhibition Glasgow Print Studio
Expressions – Scottish Art 1976 – 1989 Dundee Contemporary Art, Dundee
Etching McManus Galleries, Dundee
Art For Europe Scotland House, Brussels
The Clyde Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
Society of Scottish Artists Royal Scottish Academy
New Scottish Prints USA & Canada (tour)
Ljubljana Print Biennale Slovenia
Alter Ego/Self Portrait Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
Northern Printmakers Gallery F15, Norway
Scottish Printmaking Slovenia (tour)
5 Contemporary Etchers Thumb Gallery, London
Printmaking from Scotland New Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai…(6 cities tour)
Scottish Print Open Scotland (tour)
Imprint Ceolfrith Gallery, Sunderland
30 Contemporary Printmakers Arnolfini, Bristol
Impressions Scottish Arts Council (tour)
World Print Competition San Francisco
Bradford International Print Biennale Bradford
Epinal Biennale France
Art Fairs Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, Bath, Edinburgh, Chicago, New York, Sydney
RSA Annual Exhibition Edinburgh, annually since 2000
RA Summer Exhibition London, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Urban Images British Council Tour 1983 – 1989
Scottish Printmakers Contemporary Print Center, Connecticut
New Editions Scotland IPCNY New York
Translations and Discoveries Portland, Oregon
Glasgow’s Art GOMA Glasgow
Urban Images British Council Touring Exhibition
Originals 09 Mall Galleries, London


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS INCL

The Scottish Arts Council
Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Norrkoping Museum, Sweden
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, Glasgow
GOMA, Glasgow
The British Council
McManus Art Gallery, Dundee
MIMA, Middlesbrough
Pallant House, Chichester
The British Museum, London
Grampian Hospitals Trust
Art in Healthcare

AWARDS

Scottish Arts Council Travel Award
Northern Arts Major Award
Glasgow Educational Trust Award
Elected ARSA - Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy
RSA – Royal Scottish Academician – elected 2005