Biographyb.1979 UK
lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland
EducationNew York Academy of Art, USA (MFA)2004
Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (BFA)2001

Solo Exhibitions

Cassart, GlasgowBarberium2019
Leeds College of ArtCurator’s ChoiceAug 2017
Trongate 103, GlasgowMary Barbour: Centenary of Rent Restriction ActNov 2015
Lillie Art Gallery, GlasgowHerstory PortraitApril 2015
Paisley Museum, PaisleyHerstory Portrait (in tandem with Equals)Jun 2012
Trade Hall, Glasgowherstoryportait.comMar 2011
The North Wall Arts Centre, OxfordTales of Shiney-ShineyOct 2009
Museet For Religios Kunst, DenmarkApotropaicMar 2009

Selected Group Exhibitions

Leeds College of ArtFeminist Public Sculpture2019
Intermedia, CCA, GlasgowBeyond EpilepsyJune 2016
Trongate 103, Glasgow20/20Nov 2015
Museet For Religios Kunst, DenmarkVokse-Vaerk: Museum Collection Of The Last 20 YearsSep 2015
CCA, Glasgow & Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh21 Revolutions2013/14
Allegra Laviola, New YorkSummer ExhibitionJun 2013
(e) merge, Washington DCSharon Thomas/Giacinto Occhionero/Scott GrodeskySep 2011
Project Room, Glasgow9/11: A New York DectologySep 2011
Tramway, GlasgowLoopMar 2011
Solonos 42, AthensPreview to a site (Art Athina 2010)Nov 2010
Teverina Fine Art, ItalySara Jessie kane, Sharon Thomas, Edwina AshtonAug 2010
Breeder Gallery, AthensArtists for Athens PrideFeb 2010
Air Gallery, New YorkMother/motherDec 2009
Cherry Pit Gallery, VermontRe-BirthMar 2009
Glasgow Print StudioThe Mundane Shell (part of Glasgow International 2009) (two-person show with Laurence Figgis)April 2008
PPOW Gallery, New YorkRisky BusinessAug 2006
The British School at RomeOverlap 3 Jun 2006
NYAA, New YorkSalon 2006Mar 2006
Cornerhouse, ManchesterBritishness (Another Product), Part of British Art Show 6Jan 2006
Times Square Gallery, NYCTheme of the UnseenFeb 2005
Spike Gallery, New YorkReality CheckApril 2014

Film Projects

Epilepsy Awareness Week, Associate Producer/Story ConsultantZone Card: 2019


Guthrie Award, Royal Scottish Academy Dec 2009
Glasgow Visual Artists Grant SchemeMay 2008
British School at Rome Award (Sainsbury Scholarship)Oct 2005
International Council Travel Scholarship (New York Academy of Art)May 2004
Sainsbury Scholarship (New York Academy of Art) 2002-2004
Villore Scholarship (New York Academy of Art)June 2001


Sharon Thomas: Mary Barbour Wikipedia link (2018)
Online blog collaboration and installation CCA show (2016)
Janice Forsythe Show (Nov 2015) BBC Radio Scotland, Mary Barbour interview with Edie Stark
Mansfield, S. (2015), A Perfect Birthday, The Scotsman Weekend Life Magazine, p16-17 (8/3/2015)
Monument to Mary Barbour, Newsnight Scotland: Interview with BBC Laura Maxwell (May 2013)
BBC Radio Scotland: Morning show- International Women’s Day celebrates the life of Mary Barbour (March 2012)
McMeekin, E. (March 2012). New Artwork to celebrate the life of Govan Heroine, The Herald Scotland,
Athens Voice (Feb 2010). Artists for Athen’s Pride
Grainne Rice, (2010), Preface: The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman
Francesco Nevola, (2010). Sharon Thomas’ Herstory in Context
Patrick, Adele, (2010). Telling the Herstories: a perspective on Glasgow, gender and the marking of women’ histories
Peacocke, H. (Nov 2009) Sharon Thomas at The North Wall, Oxford Times
Butler, S. (Jan 2009). Neo-Maternalism: Contemporary Artists’ Approach to Motherhood, The Brooklyn Rail
Overlap 1 (2005)


Patrick, A. (Ed.) (2014) 21 Revolutions Freight Books & Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow
Directors welcome, (2011). GSA Prospectus, Glasgow
Nevola, F. & Rathje, G. (Ed.) (2009) Apotropaic, Museet for Religios Kunst, Narayana Press, Denmark, Glasgow (2008)
Gi: Glasgow International Cross Section, Glasgow (2008)
Canziani, C. (Ed.) (2007) Ma Come Mai? Rome
Fine Arts 2005-6, Benci, J. (Ed.) (2006) British School at Rome, ISBN 0904152502
Young Scottish Painters Exhibition (2001) Renfrew, M. Phillips Auctioneers, Edinburgh
Sum, Painting Department, 2001) GSA ISBN 0901904929

Art Fairs

Art Chicago, Butler FieldArt Chicago (With Jack the Pelican Presents)April 2005
Una Hotel Tocq, Milano, ItalyFlash Art Fair (With Jack the Pelican Presents) April 2005


Royal CollectionDenmark
Museet for Religiøs KunstDenmark
People’s PalaceGlasgow Museums
Scottish Women’s ConventionScotland
Unite the UnionGlasgow
Agnes TolmieGlasgow
Jean McFaddenGlasgow
Maria FyfeGlasgow


www.2776.usOne Kid One World: charity music/comedy album design2014
Glasgow Women’s Library21 Revolutions: Mary Barbour project2011-12


Lord Provost Charity, Glasgow City Council

Artists Talks

Research Forum with Griselda Pollock, Hazel Reeves and Rachel Reeves, Leeds Arts University2019
Mary Barbour: Making of a woman in Art and Politics, Caledonia University (Science Week: Two Marys)2018
Mary Barbour: Making of an art work and its legacy, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow2016/2017
Mary Barbour: Making of an art work and its legacy, Riverside Museum, Strathclyde University, Glasgow2016
Mary Barbour: Making of an art work and its legacy, Arcadia University, Glasgow2015
STUC, Women’s Council of The Isles, Glasgow2015
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (Ken Currie lecture), Glasgow City Chambers, Glasgow2011
NYAA, New York, USA2009
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow2006
British School at Rome, Italy2005
East Harlem School at Exodus House, New York, USA2005