Blue Spine Collection, for Glasgow Women’s Library (installation view), The Mitchell Library, Glasgow 2010. Photo credit: Alan Dimmick.


Shauna McMullan

Shauna McMullan (b.1971 in Northern Ireland) is an artist and educator based in Glasgow.

She studied Sculpture in Cheltenham, England followed by a Masters Degree at Glasgow School of Art and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received a number of awards including a Scottish Arts Council Scholarship at the British School at Rome and residencies at the NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art) in the Faroe Islands and Triangle Artist Workshop in Karachi, Pakistan. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally at major museums as well as through permanent public commissions such as 'The Albert Drive Colour Chart' for Tramway, Glasgow (2013); 'The Blue Spine Collection' made for Glasgow Women’s Library (2010); 'Travelling the Distance' commissioned by and for the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh (2006); and 'Via' shown in the Toyota Museum of Modern Art, Japan (2005).

Shauna’s main areas of research are in community, mapping and place. She is interested in the relationship between geography and art and wonders whether it is possible as an artist to employ the language of cartography to create alternative mappings or counter cartographies. At its core the work attempts to deal with the collision of these two fields - cartography and fine art.

She works as a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art where she is a contributor to the GSA Reading Landscape Research Group.