Gabriella Boyd*

Gabriella Boyd (b. 1988, Glasgow) is a painter whose work intricately translates internal sensations and memories into visually arresting paintings, blurring the lines between representation and symbolism. With a unique palette and exploration of urban environments, her art delves into power dynamics and the ephemeral nature of human experience.

Boyd studied at Glasgow School of Art and Royal Academy Schools, London. Notable exhibitions include Landing at GRIMM, London (2023); The Descendants, curated by Melanie Lum, Micki Meng, and Kevin Poon at K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong (2023); Walking Against the Wind, Micki Meng and Parker Gallery, New York, NY (2023); Mixing It Up: Painting Today at Hayward Gallery, London (2021); Fifteen Painters at Andrew Kreps, New York (2021); Reconfigured at Timothy Taylor, London (2021); The Garden at Royal Academy, London (2019); Silent Tourist at Mackintosh Lane, London (2019); The London Open at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); and Dreamers Awake at White Cube Bermondsey, London (2017). Boyd was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize in 2016, and was commissioned by the Folio Society to illustrate a new edition of Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams in 2015. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Arts Council Collection, London; Royal Academy of Arts, London; and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. She will have an upcoming solo exhibition at Cample Line in London in 2024.