‘I am fascinated by Primitivism, Outsider Art and Folk Art as catalysts for my creative visual language. I become fixated with making the same idea over and over again, obsessively looking for different and new iterations or interpretations.’ Michael Agnew
Born in 1968, Michael Agnew is an artist and art educator and is currently Course Leader in Painting at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, having previously been Head of Contemporary Art Practice and of Printmaking. Michael gained his first degree in Fine Art Printmaking at Gray’s and followed this in 1992 with a Masters in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London. Michael was elected a Royal Scottish Academician in 2008. Working mainly in collage, printmaking, and water-based media, his work often concerns ideas about collective memory and emblematic traditions in Scotland.
Agnew has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and has work in private and public collections including, the Royal Scottish Academy, Robert Gordon University Heritage Collection and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.