Born 1989, Motherwell UK

 

Currently lives and works in Glasgow, UK

 

Education: 

Doctor of Philosophy, 2018 - 2021, Glasgow School of Art.

Master of Letters in Fine Art Practice, 2016 - 2017, Glasgow School of Art.

BA Hons Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking, 2011 - 2015, Glasgow School of Art.

Frew's recent work explores the formal dynamics of a traditional painterly discourse re-appropriated in a Post-internet, Post-analogue painting context.His research is concerned with the role of the painted gesture within the Post-digital, in particular its cultural and formal manifestations as a translative entity; specifically, the polymorphic capacity gesture presents amidst analogue and digital modes of production and reception.

 

He has been featured in Art Reveal Magazine, The Glasgow Herald, List Magazine and STV Online. 

 

Frew is represented by the gallery Art Pistol. His work exists in public and private collections internationally. 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

Glasgow Comedy Festival Exhibition, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow

Group Show

2018

Post-mortem of the Axiom, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow

Solo Show

2017

Glasgow School of Art Postgraduate Degree Show, Tontine Building, Glasgow

Group Show

2017

Art Pistol Winter Show, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow

Group Show

2015

 

Art Pistol Autumn Show, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow

Group Show

2015

 

Art Pistol Graduate Show, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow

Group Show

2015

All You Can Eat, Old Truman Brewery, London

Group Show

2015

Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Tontine Building, Glasgow

Group Show

2015

 

I Am [////] For You, Fleming House, Glasgow

Group Show

2014

 

Berloners, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow

Group Show

2014

 

An Exercise in Pressure, Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Group Show

2013

 

Y2T3, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow

Group Show

2013

 

 

 

 

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

 

Recipient: The John Mather Rising Star Scholarship

The John Mather Foundation

2016/2017

Recipient: Chairman's Medal (for top graduating postgraduate student in the School of Fine Art)

Glasgow School of Art

2017

Nominated: The Foulis Medal

Glasgow School of Art

2017

 

Longlisted: Jackson's Open Art Prize

Jackson's Art

2016

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

James Frew, 'Digital Facture: Painting After New Media Art', in PhotographyDigitalPainting: Expanding Medium Interconnectivity in Contemporary Visual Arts Practice, (Ed. Carl Robinson), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, Autumn 2020