Beneath the Surface, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

I am delighted to be included in the group exhibition Beneath The Surface at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh. Beneath the Surface features work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland – Sara Brennan, Michael Craik, Eric Cruikshank, Kenneth Dingwall, Callum Innes, Alan Johnston, James Lumsden, Karlyn Sutherland and Andrea Walsh. Each of them articulates a minimalist aesthetic through abstraction in their work, ranging from constructions, drawings and paintings to ceramics, glass and tapestry. The exhibition is curated by Maeve Toal and there is a catalogue to accompany the show.










Share this:

Artmag review

Thank you to Viviene Devlin for the positive review in artmag of my two-person exhibition with Jeffrey Cortland Jones at &Gallery in Edinburgh.

You can read the review here –

The exhibition ends on 24 March 2018














Share this:


Painting included in OPEN 2018 exhibition

I am delighted that my painting Vesige2017_19 has been selected for the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland annual exhibition OPEN 2018.

The exhibition is open daily 29 Jan – 08 at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh.














Share this:

Charity postcard exhibition at Zembla Gallery

Delighted to take part in this exhibition at Zembla Gallery of ‘altered’ postcards by over 30 invited artists. The exhibition is in aid of the children’s ward at the Borders General Hospital and runs over the weekend of the 9th and 10th December. Contact the gallery for more information.

Zembla Gallery, Little Lindisfarne, Stirches Road, Hawick, TD9 7HF
Tel 07843625232

Michael Craik, Seven Skies, collage, 11cm x 16cm

Share this:

Charity exhibition at Detail Framing

I am delighted to have my work included in an exhibition of small works at Detail Framing in Edinburgh, to raise money for Maggie’s Centre, Edinburgh and Socialbite Homeless charity. The exhibition runs from 20 Nov – 23 Dec, contact Detail Framing for more information.

Detail Framing, 5 Lochrin Place, Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9QX
Tel 01312293324

Michael Craik, Untitled (two works), acrylic on card, 15cm x 21cm

Share this:

Hydrofoil exhibition at Galerie Schmidt & Schütte

Following my exhibition at Verein for aktuelle Kunst / Ruhrgebiet e.V. in Oberhausen, I was invited as a guest artist to show my work in the group exhibition Hydrophil at Galerie Schmidt und Schütte in Cologne. The exhibition opened at the end of June and will run until 02.09.2017. Please visit the following website for further details and opening times:


Share this:

Exhibition at VfaKR in Oberhausen

I am delighted to announce the opening of my forthcoming exhibition with Gisela Hoffmann and Jan Scharrelmann at Verein for aktuelle Kunst / Ruhrgebiet e.V. in Oberhausen. The opening is on Sunday 28 May at 11:30am and the exhibition runs until 02.07.2017. Please visit the following website for further details and opening times:

Verein für aktuelle Kunst / Ruhrgebiet e. V.
Hansastraße 20, 46049 Oberhausen, Deutschland



Share this:

Forthcoming exhibition in Sweden

The Relative Medium is my next exhibition. The show is a joint exhibition with fellow Scottish painter Eric Cruikshank at Galleri Konstepidemin in Gothenburg. This is the first time we will both present our work in Sweden. You can find out more information on the following website:




Galleri Konstepidemin

Konstepidemins Väg 6

413 14 Göteborg, Sweden

Telephone +46 31 41 00 53


Opening hours 12:00 – 16:00

no images were found

Share this:

Exhibition in Kyoto ends with Ikebana installation

My exhibition ‘Intime’ in Kyoto has closed with a beautiful installation of Ikebana by Japanese artist and director of Galerie Weissraum, Takaya Fujii. I am grateful to Takaya for installing this wonderful display during my exhibition and you can discover more about Takaya’s ikebana and his wider artistic practice on his website:

Please click on the images below to enlarge.

Share this:

INTIME | solo exhibition at Galerie Weissraum, Kyoto

I am pleased to announce that my new solo exhibition will open on 4 October at Galerie Weissraum in Kyoto. For this exhibition I am delighted to present a new series of large watercolours on paper and acrylic paintings on aluminium. To view a PDF version of the catalogue please click here


4 – 30 October 2016

2016年10月4日 – 2016年10月30日

Galerie Weissraum
Evis Building 3F, 82 Shimotutumicyo,
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu
Telephone +81 75 761 8565
Opening hours 15:00 – 19:00

京都市左京区下堤町 82 恵比須ビル3階
電話番号 075 761 8565
営業時間 15:00 – 19:00 (不定休)

Project supported by a Fife Art & Craft Visual Artist Development Programme Grant





Share this:

Poet and artist Angela Rawlings visits Sea Loft

Last week, Sea Loft welcomed Canadian poet and interdisciplinary artist, Angela Rawlings (A.K.A. a.rawlings). Angela visited Sea Loft with French student and current collaborator Laureen Burlat. During their stay they explored the inception of a new performance based work, derived from the language of morse code. While painting away, I was privileged to be an audience of one at their first study and the photograph shows the results of a further run-through traced onto Kinghorn beach.

a.rawlings_kinghornFollowing an enjoyable and insightful chat about my own practice, Angela was very kind to share her thoughts about my work in a short text. I’ve included what she wrote below and you can discover more of her own fascinating work by clicking on the link:


On what is ‘intime’ – Angela Rawlings

I sit in the Sea Loft at Kinghorn on a sunny February afternoon, watching freight and oil ships traverse the Firth of Forth, an estuary of the North Sea. To the east, I can see two offshore oil rigs, stout and towering from their ocean perches. To the south, I can see the Lothian coastline stretching like a mirrored inversion of my view in Reykjavík of the Reykjanes peninsula. Mid-peninsula, a volcanic point and then at the end, choppy cresting hills. Flat between. Lava field or farmland?

The practice of an artist, at times, engages a slower speed and repetition. Michael Craik’s studio sits beside Elizabeth Ogilvie’s in the Sea Loft at Kinghorn, where he works with endurance painting techniques that experiment with how hues stretch and distort over time. For serial work with titles such as Vestige and Trace, Craik paints aluminum with acrylic; once it dries, he layers the paint repeatedly up to fifty times. Then he sands down the edges of his canvas, revealing paint sedimentation through the process. His canvases drip-dry around their edges, the thick paint forming stalactites. In his newest experiments, Craik paints paper with monochromatic watercolour, then dips half the paper into a bucket of water. The paint streaks, revealing striated and occasionally winging dispersion of colour as it soaks down the canvas. Craik repeats his processes on his different canvases, using a variety of monochromes and variously sanding or water-dipping. Aluminum, sand, sedimentation, stalactites, water, water, water. The geomorphology of his practice reveals an interplay of human mark with material logic.

Share this:

Exhibition in South Korea

I am pleased to announce that my work is included in the exhibition The Memory of Time at Wootdali Cultural Village in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

The exhibition will run from 13 – 30 November and will include the work of Korean artists Hye Kyung Cho and Jaiyoung Cho.

the memory of time

Share this:

Exhibition at Galerie Ulf Larsson in Cologne

I am very pleased to announce that my work will be included in a group exhibition at Galerie Ulf Larsson in Cologne in July.

The exhibition will run from 3 July until 12 August and will also include the work of Antoni Tàpies, Aurelie Nemours, Gabriele Schade-Hasenberg, Joaquin Chancho, René Dantes and Tadaaki Kuwayama.

Galerie Ulf Larsson
Blankenheimer Str. 59 (Auerbachplatz)
50937 Köln-Sülz


Share this:

Kunstkonzept SZA 2015-2016

Last week I travelled to Frankfurt to install a series of paintings and screenprints that have been selected for an exhibition in the offices of the law firm Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz. Each year a new project is curated by Merja Herzog-Hellsten and new artists are selected to install work. This year I will be exhibiting alongside the following artists:

Jürgen Klugmann (Tübingen)
Michael Kolod (Maintal/ Frankfurt)
Volker Steinbacher (Frankfurt)
Heide Weidele (Frankfurt)
Merja Herzog-Hellsten –
Share this:

Malerei Catalogue

Click on the image below to view the catalogue which accompanied my joint exhibition with Eric Cruikshank Malerei at Galerie Suzanne Albrecht in 2013.

Malerie Catalogue

Share this:

Strata Catalogue

Click on the image below to view the catalogue which accompanied my group exhibition Strata at Sarah Myrescough Gallery and Patriothall Gallery in 2008.


Share this: