Georgina Clapham

Graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016 with a First Class BA Honours in Painting & Printmaking, Georgina Clapham has received numerous awards including the Richard Ford Award Travel Scholarship to the Prado Museum, Madrid, 2014 and the James Nicol McBroom Memorial Prize, 2016. She has recently completed a course at the Royal Drawing School in London and has exhibited at this years RSA: New Contemporaries, at the Royal Scottish Academy.

Clapham’s portraits attempt to draw out the underlying psychology or sexuality of her subjects engaging with storytelling and theatricality. Whilst referencing old master compositions of nobility or elevated mythological subjects, they aim to subvert the hierarchical and gendered artifice of the Renaissance portrait, substituting trite historical symbolism with contemporary costume and fashion.