My work stakes as its territory the space between painting and sculpture. While the works are often of a formal nature, the use of colour amongst the assemblages addresses painterly concerns. A sensitivity to materials and a range of scale within the work creates further juxtapositions, suggesting reference points beyond these formal concerns, from architecture, art and design to more everyday cultural
2007-2009 MFA Sculpture, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.
2001-2005 BA (Hons) Sculpture, 1st class, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
1995-1998 Master of Arts, The University of Glasgow.
2016 Head, William Bennington Gallery, London.
2015 Villa Charlotte, 9B Projects, London.
2014 Post-Model Montage, Standpoint Gallery, London.
2013 Euclidean Display Unit, m2 Gallery, London.
2012 Iain Hales, COLE, London.
2006 Folly, Hyperground, Edinburgh. Part of the Edinburgh Annuale.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS
2015 I'm in Love with Rococo, part of ITA, curated by (It's All) Tropical, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds.
2014 Show-Off, LeandaKateLouise, London.
Putt Putt #2, Turf Projects, Croydon.
2013 Trade Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham.
Sculpturing, Two Queens, Leicester.
2012 SWITCH, curated by Phyllida Barlow, BALTIC 39, Newcastle.
A Wall Is A Surface, LeandaKateLouise, London Newcastle Project Space, London.
2011 Two in the Hand, Space Gallery, Folkestone.
26, LeandaKateLouise, London.
2010 Underfoot, 93-99 Clerkenwell Road, London.
Formal Inquiry, COLE, London.
Changing the Nature, Purge Projects, Vuples Vulpes, London.
2009 MA Show, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.
2008 Interim Show, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.
2006 Nimes Biennale, Nimes, France.
ESW’s New Members Exhibition, Leith Festival, Leith, Midlothian.
2005 Magazine, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops, Edinburgh.
430° and Rising, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
RSA Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2004 Who chewed ma pencil… Total Kunst, Edinburgh.
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2013-14 Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, Standpoint Gallery, London.
2009 Craignish Trust Emerging Artist Residency, Cove Park, Argyle And Bute, Scotland.
2009 Adrian Carruthers Studio Award, The Slade School of Fine Art (shortlisted).
2008 Residency at the Merz Barn, Littoral Arts Trust, Ambleside, England.
2007-09 Student Awards Agency Scotland, Post-graduate Study Grant.
2005 The Andrew Grant Bequest, Edinburgh College of Art.
Villa Charlotte, by Emma Letizia Jones, EROS Journal – Issue VI, ‘Homotopia’, summer 2015.
Iain Hales, by David McLeavy, YAC (Young Artists in Conversation), April 2015.
Summer Salon, Ambit Magazine – Issue 217, summer 2014.
Post-Model Montage, Iain Hales: Mark Tanner Sculpture Award. Standpoint Gallery publication, with essay – Warehouse Republic – by Chris Fite-Wassilak, 2014.
Showcase: Iain Hales, The Skinny Magazine, November 2012.
Material Man, Surface Magazine, New York, Marina Cashdan, April 2012.
RELEVANT PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016 Visiting Lecturer, School of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames. Invited to give a talk on ‘Colour’ to Masters architecture students.
2016 Visiting Lecturer, Manchester School of Art, Manchester.
2015 Guest Critic, Visual Arts Department, Richmond University, London.
2014 Artist Talk, Slade Summer School, Slade School of Fine Art, London.
2010-14 Guest Critic, School of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames.
2013 Urban Design Charette, with Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor Architects, hosted by the Architects’ Journal and Argent, Birmingham.
2010-13 Artist Assistant to Phyllida Barlow, London.