Lorna Macintyre

Lorna Macintyre (b. 1977, Glasgow, Scotland) lives and works in Glasgow.  Lorna 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.  Lorna Macintyre studied for both a BA (1999) and MFA (2007) at the Glasgow School of Art.

Macintyre’s recent 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), Solid Objects, Glasgow Project Room (2015); and Four Paper Fugues, Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, part of GENERATION, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, (2014). 

Group shows include These Fingers Read Sideways, Fettes College, Edinburgh, (2018), A Portrait of Beth Harmon, Tender Books, London, Ambit: Photographies from Scotland, Stills, Edinburgh, (both 2017), Ur Phenomenon, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (2015), Dirt and not Copper, 221a, Vancouver, Canada, (2014), A Constellation of Forms and Processes, Catherine Bastide, Brussels, (2012), Better Living With, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Signs of Life, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles and Neugierig?, Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn (both 2010)

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