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Louise Reynolds



Processing the oversaturated daily news cycle and our constant consumption of media forms the crux of Louise Reynold’s practice. Noticing how often news sources juxtapose serious global issues with flippant pop culture or celebrity articles, Reynolds takes visual references from both ends of the cultural spectrum and transforms them into highly detailed, narrative-driven artworks that reconcile both high and low culture, reframing hierarchies of importance in a world of magical realism. Working primarily in coloured pencil and oil paint on wood, as well as etching, the strength of Reynold’s mark-making is seen in her considered use of line that plays with the grain of the wood.




2021-22  The Royal Drawing School, London

2016-20 The Glasgow School of Art

2018 Student exchange to the Pratt Institute, NYC






Red Sky at Morning. Unit, London, UK

The Future of Loneliness. Eve Leibe, Turin, Italy



TEN : A Decade of Unit. Unit, London, UK

Always on my Mind, for The National Brain Appeal. Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK

Once Bitten Twice Shy. Unit, online

Red in Tooth and Claw. Filet Space, London, UK



Best of the Drawing Year. Christie’s, London

The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition. The Royal Drawing School, London, UK

The Drawing Year Open Studios. SPACE studios Hackney, London, UK

From Appearance To Exposure. 67 York St, London, UK



Open Cut. Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK

The Scottish Portrait Awards. Edinburgh & Glasgow Art Club, UK

The Alt Degree Show. Rogart St Campus, Glasgow, UK

Life Interrupted: Painting in the Pandemic. SHIM & TSDAP, on Artsy



GSA Online Degree Show. Glasgow School of Art Website, online

The (Grad) Show Must Go On. Auc Art, online

The Scottish Portrait Awards. Edinburgh & Glasgow Art Club, UK

Across the Sea. New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, UK

2020 Showcase. Sixfoot Gallery, Glasgow, UK



Across the Sea. Dekalb Gallery, Pratt, New York, USA

SOUP. The Glue Factory, Glasgow, UK

CREASED. Tontine Building, Glasgow, UK



The Day The Tide Stopped. GSA Project Space, Glasgow, UK

Test Bed. Tontine Building, Glasgow, UK

Cahoots. The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, UK



Invisible Threads are the Strongest Ties. 13 Ross Street Teller Gallery, Glasgow, UK



Awards & Residencies



RSA John Kinross Award Scholarship Recipient

Hauser & Wirth Braemar artist residency