Lorna Macintyre is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow. Macintyre’s varied practice draws upon literature, poetry, archaeology and mythology, creating both photographic and sculptural works, which see materials pushed to develop in unexpected ways, allowing chance and process to take pivotal roles.
Her work takes the forms of photographic and sculptural installation and takes leave where these two fields intersect and overlap – investigating ways in which photographs can exist in space as three-dimensional objects and also how they can depict the physicality of the material world. She foregrounds the materiality of photographs, as objects that are porous – that can absorb liquids and inhabit three-dimensional space, in doing so playing with the boundary between what is depicted and the materiality of the work itself, between what is inside and outside the image. Macintyre studied for both a BA (1999) and MFA (2007) at The Glasgow School of Art.
Solo exhibitions include: Pieces of You Are Here, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2018); Spolia, Cample Line, Dumfriesshire (2017); Much Marcle, Chapter, Cardiff (2016); Material Language or All Truths Wait in All Things, Mary Mary, Glasgow (2015); Four Paper Fugues, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, part of GENERATION, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland (2014).
Group exhibitions include: Elementum, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Mallorca (2020); These Fingers Read Sideways, Fettes College, Edinburgh (2018); A Portrait of Beth Harmon, Tender Books, London (2017); Ambit: Photographies from Scotland, Stills, Edinburgh (2017); Ur Phenomenon, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (2015); Dirt and not Copper, 221a, Vancouver (2014).