About

Mark

Mark Mulholland studied at Edinburgh College of Art – BA (hons) and at the University of Glasgow – PGCE. He is a registered member of the General Teaching Council for Scotland and has disclosure with the PVG Scheme.

Now with over 18 years art teaching experience Mark is a seasoned art educator and award-winning professional artist, showing his artwork in various high-profile art exhibitions and competitions and has recently appeared on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020.

Personal Details:

Born in Glasgow 1971.

Education:

Edinburgh College of Art 1989 - 1993 BA (hons) Sculpture.

University of Glasgow 1999 - 2000 PGCE Art & Design.

Awards:

Andrew Grant Bequest 1990

Helen A. Rose Bequest 1992

John Kinross Scholarship to Florence 1993

Art Related Employment:

1993 - Part time tutor Edinburgh College of Art.

1994 - 1997 - Resident sculptor and caster at Il Cesello Artistic Foundry, Sesto Fiorentino.

2000 - 2018 - Secondary School Art Teacher, Edinburgh.

2018 - present - Self employed artist and educator at Mark Mulholland Artist.

2019 - present - Freelance art tutor with East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust

Exhibitions:

1991 – Woodcarvings Exhibition, Woodland Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh – group exhibition.

1992 – SAAC Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1993 – RSA Annual Students Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1993 – New Generations Exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow – group exhibition.

1993 – Surviving Forms, Stepping Stones Gallery, Edinburgh – 3 man show.

1996 – SAAC Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1997 – SAAC Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1997 – Drawings at Clayton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne – group exhibition.

1998 – SAAC Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

1999 – VAS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2011 – VAS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2012 – Form, Figures & Folds Exhibition, Art Upstairs, Morningside Library, Edinburgh – solo show.

2012 – SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2014 -  BP Portrait Award 2014, National Portrait Gallery, London (26 June-21 Sept 2014) - group exhibition.

2014 -  BP Portrait Award 2014, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (4 Oct – 16 Nov 2014) - group exhibition.

2014 -  BP Portrait Award 2014, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery (28 Nov – 12 April 2015) - group exhibition.

2014 -  SSA Annual Exhibition 2014, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2015 -  BP Portrait Award 2014, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, (17th April - 31st May, 2015) - group exhibition.

2015 -  Macmillan Art Show 2015 (27th-30th August) in Bonhams (Auctioneers) Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2015 -  Summer Exhibition - Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington July/Aug 2015 - group exhibition.

2015 -  Alpha Art Gallery - artwork on show July 2015 - onwards.

2015 -  Christmas Exhibition - Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington Dec 2015 - Jan 2016 - group exhibition.

2016 -  Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Town Hall London 12-14 Feb 2016 – group exhibition.

2016 -  A selection of painting on show at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London (10 - 13 March Spring 2016) at Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eton stand.

2016 -  Representation with The Contemporary Fin Art Gallery, Eton.

2016 -  'The Art of Regeneration' Exhibition, Menier Gallery, Southwark London (26 - 30 April 2016) - group exhibition.

2016 -  Macmillan Art Show 2016 (25th-28th August) in Bonhams (Auctioneers) Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2017 -  Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London. May 2017 - group exhibition.

2017 -  RSA Open Exhibition 2017, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2017 -  Macmillan Art Show 2017 in Bonhams (Auctioneers) Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2017 -  Scottish Portrait Awards - Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh 2017 - group exhibition.

2017 -  Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Show 2017, Mitchell Library, Glasgow 2017 - group exhibition.

2018 -  RSA Open Exhibition 2018, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh – group exhibition.

2018 -  Scottish Portrait Awards - Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh Nov 2018 & Glasgow Art Club Jan 2019 - group exhibition.

2019 -  Macmillan Art Show 2019 in Apex Hotel Edinburgh - group exhibition.

2019 -  Lillie Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition 2019 - group exhibition.

2020 -  Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 - television show.

Public Art & Collections:

1995 – Icarus, bronze sculpture, private collection, Italy.

1997 – Greek Gods Collection, 3 bronze sculptures, private collection, Germany.

2007 – Centenary Pieta, St Peters Church, Edinburgh.

2009 – Gary O’Donnell Memorial Sculpture, St Thomas of Aquins High, St Peters Primary, George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh.

2013 – Portrait of Venerable Margaret Sinclair, for Scotland’s Rio event at Stirling University.

Artwork held in private collections:

UK, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, USA.

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