Rosie O’Grady (b. 1990 in York, England) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.
O’Grady uses film, interventions, events and research to respond to social, economic, political and historic contexts. Through an ongoing research project, The Amateur Library, O’Grady explores the potential of amateurism to provide useful strategies and vocabulary for re-imagining creative practice in the face of a culture of pervasive professionalism.
O’Grady graduated from Glasgow School of Art and University of Glasgow with an MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) in 2015, and from Glasgow School of Art with a BA(Hons) Fine Art (Painting & Printmaking) in 2013. She was selected for a Graduate Residency at Hospitalfield (2015) and was awarded a special commendation as a Finalist in Saatchi’s New Sensations (2013). O’Grady is a current committee member at Market Gallery. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Solo shows include: The Amateur Library at Centre for Contemporary Arts (foyer), Glasgow (2015); ‘Profile’, Spares, Glasgow (2015).
Group exhibitions include: ‘Over Over Over’, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit (2015); ‘New Sensations’, Victoria House, London (2013); ‘Prismism’ (members’ show), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2013).