Alison Kinnaird

Alison Kinnaird, MBE MA FGE

Born 1949 Edinburgh, Scotland

2010 MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Awards, Hall of Fame
2004 Glass Sellers Award
2002 Creative Scotland Award
2001 Adrian Sassoon Award
1998 CC Chelsea First Exhibitors Award
1998 Inches Carr Crafts Bursary
1997 MBE for services to art and music
1987 Glass Sellers Award
1980 SDA/CCC Crafts Fellowship

Member of the award panel for Creative Scotland Award 2003-2004
Scottish Arts Council Crafts Committee 1993-1996
Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers
BBC Broadcasting Council for Scotland 1984-1987
Contemporary Glass Society
Glass Art Society
Scottish Glass Society
Index of Selected Makers, Crafts Council

Masterclasses, International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge, England
Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
College of Art and Design, Wroclaw, Poland
Northlands Creative Glass, Scotland
Corning Glass Studio, Corning NY, USA
Frauenau, Germany

Selected exhibitions
2013 SOFA, Chicago
2013 Solo Exhibition, Edinburgh International Fringe Festival
2013 Johansfors, Sweden
2012 Solo Exhibition, ‘Luminesce’, Linlithgow, Scotland
2012 Fleming Collection, London
2012 Solo exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2012 Travelling exhibition, Wroclaw, Jelenia Gora, Ostrow, Lesno, Poland
2010 British Glass Biennale, Invited Artist
2009 UrbanGlass, New York
2008 The Cutting Edge, Royal Museums Of Scotland
2007 Invited Artist, Visual Arts, Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy
2006 British Glass Biennale
2006 Coburg Glaspreis Exhibition, Germany
2006 Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark
2005 21st Century British Glass, London
2004 Psalmsong, V&A London Museum, London
2004 British Glass Biennale, Stourbridge
2004 Broadfield House Glass Museum, Dudley
2002 Art for Europe, Brussels
2001 Art Glass Gallery, Santa Fe
1999 Kaminesky Senov, Czech Republic
1999 National Glass Centre, Sunderland
1998 Contemporary Applied Arts, London
1996 British Glass, Prague
1996 Contemporary Arts Centre, Utrecht
1988 Solo Exhibition, Coleridge, London
1987 Group Exhibition, Gallery Galerie de Vier Linden, Asperen, The Netherlands
1984 Group Exhibition, Habatat Gallery, Detroit, USA
1979 The Bowl, British Crafts Centre, London, organised by World Crafts Council
1977 Salzburg Festival, Art Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
1975 Contemporary Scottish Artists, Exhibition Centre Edinburgh

Selected Collections
2012 Standing Feathers, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum
2010 Adam and Eve, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
2008 Maze, Royal Museums of Scotland
2005 Psalmsong, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
2005 Streetwise I, Tutsek Foundation, Munich
2005 Streetwise II, Dundee Museum & Art Gallery, Dundee
2003 Portrait of Roy Dennis, National Portrait Gallery of Scotland
2001 Evolve, Broadfield House Glass Museum
2001 White Lies, Crafts Council Collection
1995 Triptych, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1989 Man into Seal, Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA
1988 Ring of Crystal, Ring of Stone, Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
1987 Disc – Leap, Ulster Museum, Belfast 1986 Doors on the Past, Royal Museum of Scotland
1986 Disc – She is Summer, Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow
1980 Doors – engraved block, Scottish Development Agency – Scottish Crafts Collection, Edinburgh

Selected commissions
2014 Windows, Dornoch Cathedral
2012 Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Donor Window)
2009 Self Portrait, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
2007 Interface-Panels for Murano Hotel, Tacoma USA
2006 Butterfly panels, Marchmont St Giles Church, Edinburgh
2004 Praise Window, Dornoch Cathedral
2003 Portrait for National Portrait Gallery of Scotland – Roy Dennis
2000 Millennium Commission, Broadfield House Glass Museum
1993 British Film Institute Awards
1992 Door panels, commissioned by Lord Bute of Mount Stuart
1991 Alumnus of the Year Award, commissioned by Edinburgh University
1990 Gift for his Imperial Highness, the Crown Prince of Japan, commissioned by Royal Bank of Scotland
1989 Screen of 10 panels, commissioned by Lord Bute of Mount Stuart
1986 Gift for HM The Queen Mother, commissioned by Royal College of Physicians
1983 Duke of Edinburgh Design Award
1980 Wedding bowl for HRH The Prince of Wales, commissioned by The Scotsman newspaper
1979 The Wealth of Nations presented to the Institute of Bankers in England, commissioned by Institute of Bankers in Scotland

2013 Reflections – The Art of Alison Kinnaird, Kinmor
2011 Life story recorded for BRITISH LIBRARY ‘CRAFTS LIVES’ series
2011 PORTRAIT OF THE NATION, Trustees of the Scottish National Galleries
2008 20th CENTURY BRITISH GLASS, Charles Hajdamach, Antique Collectors Club
2007 Invited Contributor, V & A MUSEUM, 150th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ALBUM
2005 25 YEARS OF NEW GLASS REVIEW, The Corning Museum of Glass
2003 CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL GLASS, Jennifer Hawkins Opie, V & A Pub.
2002 ARTISTS IN GLASS, Dan Klein, Late Twentieth Century Masters in Glass, Mitchell Beazley
1999 ENGRAVED GLASS, Marilyn & Tom Goodearl, Antique Collectors Club
1996 GLASS ART, Peter Layton, Black/Washington