Liz Knox DA (Edin) PAI PPAI

Studied drawing and painting under Sir Robin Philipson and David Michie.

Graduated Edinburgh College of Art 1971.

1971 – 73 Taught Art, secondary education.

1973 Worked in Spain.

1974 Art therapist, Long Grove Psychiatric Hospital Epsom.

1983 Taught drawing and painting evening classes in East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire.

1983 – 2003 Lectured in drawing and painting further education. Curriculum development included writing entire HND Environmental Art and developing all drawing and painting elements of this. Validated by SQA, panel chaired by David Harding Head of Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art.

Also during this period, Internal Verifier for art and member of Advisory Panel Gray’s School of Art Aberdeen.

2003 Resigned from lecturing to paint full time.

2007 – 10 Elected President Paisley Art Institute.

2010 – 2017 Elected council member Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.

2007, 2009 Assessor, Scottish Drawing Competition.

2010, 2011 Assessor Aspect Prize.

Elected artist member Paisley Art Institute; elected professional member Visual Arts Scotland; elected artist member Glasgow Art Club; elected artist member Glasgow Society of Women Artists.

Recipient of several awards among which are The Aspect Prize 2003, the Diploma of the Paisley Art Institute “PAI” and The University of the West of Scotland Award for Painting.


1971 Newcastle with Janet Tod

1972 Pool Theatre, Edinburgh with Alasdair Gray

1992 Calton Gallery, Edinburgh – Solo

         Rozelle House, Ayrshire – Solo

         William Hardie Gallery, Glasgow with Connie Simmers and Cara Mackinnon Crawford

         Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh + 1994

         Macauley Gallery, Stenton + 1993

         Barclay Lennie, Glasgow

1993 Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington with John Bathgate

         William Hardie Gallery, Glasgow + 1995

         90s Gallery, Glasgow

1995 Adam Gallery, Bath

         Open Circle, Mayfest Glasgow

1996 Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh- Solo

         Anna-Mei Chadwick, London + 1997

         Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr

1997 Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen -Solo

         Kelly Gallery, Glasgow with Meg Telfer and Dorothy Bruce

         Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen + 1998,2004, 2005

1998 Timespan Gallery, Helmsdale “Aspects and Attitudes” with Meg Telfer

         Glasgow Womens’ Library “Body Politics”

1999 St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral “Locations Empirical”- Solo

         Queen’s Gallery, Dundee

         Kingfisher Gallery, Edinburgh- Solo

2001 Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, Twickenham +2002,2003


2002 The Design and Artists’ Copyright Society (DACS) at CISAC 2002 conference, Queen  Elizabeth Conference Centre, London. Exhibitors included Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Joe Tilson, Francis Bacon, Holly Johnson etc.


2003 House of Scientists, St. Petersburg, Russia

2004 Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond – Main exhibitor Aspect Prize Exhibition

         Duncan Campbell Fine Art, London- Solo

         The Leith Gallery, Leith

         The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh + 2004 – 2017 incl.

         Ainscough Contemporary Art, Chelsea

         Manorhouse Gallery, Chipping Norton + 2004-2008 incl.

         DACS 20th Anniversary Exhibition Mall Galleries, London. Curated by Peter Blake.

         Exhibitors included Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, Peter Howson, Stanley Cursiter,

         Stanley Spencer, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso etc.

2005 Iona House Gallery, Woodstock- Solo

         The Edinburgh Gallery with Charles Anderson

         Hagen Aria , East Sheen “Caledonian Girls II”

         The Green Gallery, Aberfoyle with Chris Bushe, Ronald Smith and Stephen Carruthers

         Art London, Chelsea with Ainscough Contemporary Art

         Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond

2006 Duncan Campbell Fine Art, London -Solo

         Queen’s Gallery, Dundee with Kim Scouller

         The Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London + 2007

         Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton with Ronald Smith and Chris Bushe

         Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen with Chris Bushe and Archie Mackintosh Dunbar

2007 The Leith Gallery, Leith- Solo

         Stenton Gallery, East Lothian- Solo

2008 Eastwood Theatre Gallery, Glasgow -Solo

         Duncan Campbell Fine Art, London -Solo

2010 “The River runs Through It” Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow

         Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton Scottish Show

         Blackheath Gallery, London + 2011+2016

2011 Coltbridge Gallery, Buckinghamshire- Solo

         Lapin Bleu Gallery, France

         Flying Colours, London

2012 “Singular”, major retrospective exhibition Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr- Solo

         Edinburgh Gallery -Solo

         Catto Gallery, Hampstead

2013 Edinburgh Gallery- Solo

         Catto Gallery, Hampstead- Solo

         Smithy Gallery, Blanefield- Solo

         Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

         Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr + 2015

         “ Locations Empirical II” Queen’s Cross Mackintosh Church, Glasgow- Solo

2014 Gullane Art Gallery, East Lothian with Pam Carter, Joe Hargan and Helen Tabor

2015 “Emphatic Interpretations” collaboration with musician “First Family Riot” at MacGyver, Westermarkt, Amsterdam – Solo

2016 Doubtfire Gallery, Edinburgh

2019 Grilli Gallery, Edinburgh -Solo

2020 Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly – Solo


Represented by Kilmorack Gallery since 2014

Exhibits regularly with Paisley Art Institute, Group 13 Artists, Glasgow Art Club, Visual Arts Scotland, Glasgow Society of Women Artists and RGI.

Work held in corporate, public and private collections UK, Europe, Middle East, Canada, Australia and USA.

Painting “Retrospection” selected as book cover for work published by Bloodaxe Books.

Lectures, workshops and masterclasses include Skerray Studio Sutherland, Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Paisley Museum, East Renfrewshire Council, Friends RSA Edinburgh, GSWA, Friends Maclaurin Galleries Ayr, Troon Art Club, Bearsden Art Club and Na Caragol School in Arta, Baleares.


The Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945 by David Buckman

Who’s Who in Scotland

Who’s Who in Art

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