Steven Higginson CV

Scottish portrait artist
Portraits for NHS heroes

EDUCATION

 

  • 2004- Graduated with BA (hons) in Fine Art (Painting and Drawing) from Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 

  • 2023 – Finalist Award, Almenara Art Prize
  • 2021 – Scottish Portrait Awards finalist
  • 2020 – First Prize Award for Drawing and Painting. Aberdeen Art society Annual exhibition
  • 2020 – Scottish Portrait Awards finalist
  • 2020 – BP Portrait Award finalist
  • 2020 – Scottish Portrait Awards finalist
  • 2019 – BP Portrait Award finalist
  • 2019 – Scottish Portrait Awards finalist
  • 2018 – Scottish Portrait Awards finalist
  • 2017 – Scottish Portrait Awards finalist
  • 2007 – The Bell Lawrie Award at The White Gallery, Dundee
  • 2004 – The Aiden Threlfall Travelling Scholarship from The Goldsmiths Company, London

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Steven has had work commissioned by Aberdeen Council, Tennent’s Lager and a major Hollywood film production company to name a few. His work features in private collections across the United States, Ireland, UK, Canada, Spain and Italy.

 

NOTABLE ACQUISITIONS 

 

  • ‘My Brother Ronnie’,  Almenara collection, Cordoba, Spain.
  • Portrait of former Lord Provost of Aberdeen, George Adam.  St Nicolas Room, Town House, Aberdeen.

 

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • 2023 – The Almenara Art Prize 2023 Exhibition. Cordoba, Spain.
  • 2021 – Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual exhibition. The Ulster Museum, Belfast.
  • 2021 – Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition, The Scottish Arts Club Edinburgh, Glasgow & Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
  • 2020 – ‘Perceptions’ Contemporary British Portrait Painters Inaugural Exhibition. The space at Cass Art, London.
  • 2020 – BP Portrait Award. Aberdeen Art Gallery. Aberdeen.
  • 2020 – Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition, The Scottish arts Club Edinburgh, Glasgow. 
  • 2020  – Aberdeen Art Society Exhibition. Aberdeen Museums, Aberdeen.
  • 2020 – Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition. The Ulster Museum, Belfast.
  • 2019 – BP Portrait Award. The National Portrait Gallery, London & The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • 2019 – Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition, The Scottish Arts Club Edinburgh & Glasgow.
  • 2019 – Solo Show: ‘A Different Perspective’. Orchar Fine Art, Dundee.
  • 2018 – Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition, The Scottish Arts Club Edinburgh & Glasgow.
  • 2017 – Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition, The Scottish Arts Club Edinburgh.
  • 2016 – 153rd Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Open Exhibition. The Mitchell Library, Glasgow.
  •  2015 – Royal Glasgow Institute Winter Show, The Kelly Gallery, Glasgow.
  • 2014 –  ‘D&G Out’, James Harvey Fine Art. Chelsea, London.
  • 2014 – Gallery Heinzel. Three-man show. Aberdeen
  • 2012 – Aberdeen Artists’ Society Annual Exhibition. Aberdeen Art Museum. 
  • 2012 – Royal Glashow Institute 151st Annual Open Exhibition,  The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.
  • 2011 – Royal Glasgow Institute 150th Annual Open Exhibition, The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.
  • 2010 – Solo Show, Art in the City, Glasgow
  • 2009 – Aspect Prize Exhibition, Paisley Arts Museum.
  • 2009 – Inaugural Exhibit, Art Raw Gallery, West Chelsea, New York.
  • 2008 – Solo Show, Jam Gallery, Dundee.
  • 2006 – Aspect Prize Exhibition, Paisley Art Museum
  • 2006 – New Artist select Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
  • 2005 – New Faces Exhibition, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • 2004 – Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee.
  • 2004  – Student Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh.