Painting (MA)

Adam Mc Gowan

Born in Derry, N. Ireland. Currently based in London.  

 

Solo shows:  

Solo Booth at New Art Dealers (NADA) with Galeria Mascota, Miami, USA, 2019  

‘Open Construction’ at Galeria Mascota, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019  

‘Light Industry’ at Gloam Gallery, Sheffield, UK, 2017  

Duo/Group shows:  

‘Four by 1’ duo show in collaboration with IKO at Flatland Projects, Hastings, UK, 2020  

‘Autumn Yield’ at Bridget Riley Studios, London, UK, 2019  

‘Zone Rooms’ at Gas Contemporary, North Shields, UK, 2019  

‘Sensitive Matter’ at Bridget Riley Studios, London, UK, 2019  

‘Group Show’ at Gray Contemporary, Houston Texas, USA, 2019  

‘Royal College of Art Work in Progress Show’ at Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2019 

‘Paper Cuts’ with curator Kristian Day at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2018  

‘Behind the New Museum’ at 195 Chrystie St, New York, USA, 2018  

‘An image of Ireland’ Imago Mundi at Fabrica press, Dublin, Ireland, 2016  

Publications and Residencies:  

Tzvetnik online article covering ‘Four by 1’ at Flatland projects on the occasion of our collaborative show in February, 2020  

Fad Magazine article covering ‘Four by 1’ at Flatland projects on the occasion of our collaborative show in February, 2020  

Hardback publication accompanying solo show ‘Open Construction’ at Galeria Mascota. Printed and distributed in Mexico, USA and Europe. Contains two essays and a large selection of images of recent works.  

Light Industry review - Local Cultural Writings, written and published by Lucy Holt, Sheffield, UK, 2016  

Publication ‘An Image of Ireland’ - Imago Mundi, Fabrica Press, Italy, 2016  

Work published in ‘FutureNow’, Manchester, UK, 2015  

Leverhulme Scholarship awarded to attend Wysing Arts Centre Summer Residency, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK, 2014  

Works held in a number of collections in Mexico, USA, UK, Italy and Ireland   

Contact

adam.mcgowan@network.rca.ac.uk

Website

Instagram

Purchase on Shopify

Degree Details

School of Arts & Humanities

My recent works are made using small interventions and slight variations with basic materials (wood, fixings and paint). These wall-based structures are influenced by a myriad of images, drawings, photographs and texts gathered in an ongoing body of research.  

Currently and throughout lockdown, I have had a pre-occupation with circular or part-circular shapes and motifs. Recent drawings and finished works relate to notions of movement, activity and space (clock faces, life cycles, public architectural space) and mechanics (cogs, drives, bicycle wheels, movement of industrial parts).   

Wasp

Wasp

Wasp

Painting

Medium:

Oil and gesso on plywood

Size:

43 x 38 x 6cm
Design
painting
Sculpture

Pool Corner

Pool Corner

Pool Corner

Painting

Medium:

Gesso on plywood

Size:

16 x 17 x 7cm

Feidir

Feidir

Feidir

Painting

Medium:

Oil and gesso on plywood

Size:

17 x 27 x 7cm

Pink Lock

Pink Lock

Painting

Medium:

Oil on plywood

Size:

37 x 37 x 6cm

Whistle

Whistle

Whistle

Painting

Medium:

Oil on plywood

Size:

20 x 22 x 8cm

Opening 1

Opening 1

Opening 1

Painting

Medium:

Pine wood and fixings

Size:

9 x 180 x 9cm

Open Box

Open Box

Painting

Medium:

Gesso on wood

Size:

12 x 17 x 10cm

Untitled

Untitled

Painting

Medium:

Gesso on wood

Size:

15 x 14 x 12cm
Social
Royal College of Art
Registered Office: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2EU
RCA™ Royal College of Art™ are trademarks of the Royal College of Art