Owen Normand is a Scottish figurative painter who trained at Edinburgh College of Art. He was winner of the prestigious BP Portrait Young Artist Award in 2013 and in 2014 was named one of 15 emerging artists of great promise from around the world by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art's Chief Curator.

He has had solo exhibitions in Lisbon (2014), Kulmbach (2015) and Berlin (2017), and has exhibited in group shows in London, New York, Berlin, Edinburgh and Glasgow. His work is held in private collections in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.


Artist's Statement:

My work explores an awareness of impermanence and an empathy towards the inevitable passing of all things.



Solo Exhibitions:

2017 All Towers Fall, Giftraum, Berlin (Germany)

2015 Spuren, Historisches Badhaus, Kulmbach (Germany)

2014 Still Worlds, Adamastor Studios, Lisbon (Portugal)

2014 Owen Normand, Nicholson Gallery, Scottish Homecoming, Forres (UK)


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018 Lived on the Bone, GPS, Glasgow (UK)

2017 Untitled, Felix and Spear, London (UK)

2017 L.S.A, Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh (UK)

2017 Macmillan Art, Bonhams Auction House, Edinburgh (UK)

2016 The Royal Society of Oil PaintersMall Galleries, London (UK)

2016 Untitled, Felix and Spear, London (UK)

2016 The Open Contemporary Portrait Award, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle (UK)

2014 Leith School of Art Alumni Exhibition, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh (UK)

2013 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London (UK)

2013 No Cash Bar, Fort Gallery, New York (USA)

2013 BP Portrait Award, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen (UK)

2013 BP Portrait Award, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton (UK)

2012 Kunstmarkt, Stadtbad Wedding, Berlin (Germany)

2011 Parachute, Whale Arts Centre, Edinburgh (UK)

2010 Place Project, Goodstead, Edinburgh (UK)



BP Portrait Young Artist Award 2013