Mhairi McPhail (she/her) is a Scottish Visual Artist based in Edinburgh. She graduated with a First-Class Honours in Painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 2021. Mhairi is now has a shared space at Abbeymount Studios, where she continues to develop her professional practice.
Using methods of drawing, painting, printmaking and installation, the domestic interior is the crux of Mhairi's work. Seemingly nostalgic and pleasing images of domestic patterns, children's toys and cartoon animals entrap the viewer. The familiar and ornamental images are subverted alongside images of armoury and weapons to create an innocuous tension. Lured by the construction of fantasy spaces, the artist hopes to reclaim a sense of protection and strength.
Edinburgh College of Art Painting BA (Hons) First Class 2017-2021
Ceramics (Hand Building/Throwing) Level 1-3, Edinburgh Design School 2021-2022
2-day Laser-cut Printmaking Course DCA, Dundee, December 2019
Life Drawing at Edinburgh College, Granton 2016/17
Portobello High School 2011-2017
Eye to Eye at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 13th - 23rd September 2022
GUT at Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh 5th - 8th September 2022
The Grass is Always Greener, EMBASSY gallery, April 23rd - May 1st 2022
In Touch, Postal Exhibition with EMBASSY gallery, December 2021
New Becoming Normal a washing line exhibition November 2020
Space Jam, Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh March 2020
Hospitalfield House Micro Residency, Arbroath, 7-8th March 2020
Untitled DOKument 27th-29th April 2018 (Link)