Bobby Niven brings together anthropomorphic sculptures with more solemn, abstract structures, finding humour in the tension between animate and inert forms.
Noteable solo shows include:Palm of the Hand, Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh Art Festival (2013); ISLAND, SWG3, Glasgow (2012); Hermit’s Castle. Chez GALIP, Sierra Metro, Edinburgh (2010); Black Milk and Blind Owls, CSA Space, Vancouver (2006). Niven has also exhibited widely in group show such as: 157 Days of Sunshine, Walled Garden, Glasgow, presented by The Bothy Project (2013); Hermit’s Castle, Madatac Film festival, Madrid (2011); Resident 11, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2011); This Matter, the Royal Standard, Liverpool; Kiss Of Life, Glue Factory, FINN collective, Glasgow International (2010). In 2012 he was the recipient of the Glasgow Sculpture Studio and Triangle France residency in Marseille. In 2006 he was awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship, CCSP, through Canadian/UK Government grants.
Bobby Niven (b.1981) lives and works in Glasgow, UK.