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1991-1993 Royal College Of Art MA (RCA)
1986-1990 Glasgow School Of Art BA (Hons)
The Fleming -Wyfold Foundation
in Glasgow, John MacAualay graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1990 and from
The Royal College of Art in 1993, specialising in Printed and Mixed
Media textiles. His working practice includes Painting, Printmaking and
paintings are inspired from observations of urban and domestic life and
form a narrative; they are captured moments from actual events and
mixed with remembered ones, depicting people in ordinary everyday
settings. The daily mundane activities we all do or see. The sometimes
ambiguous scenes and the titles encourage the viewer to continue their
MacAulay has recently been using his working practice as a reference and
inspiration for his paintings, Work In Progress II and III, are examples
of this narrative, depicting a day in the studio, either busy working
or looking for inspiration and in The Collection the work references
his design practice; creating printed and embellished garment shapes for
the fashion market.
narrative approach has also been extended to his practice as a
successful and award winning textile designer and he is in the process
of creating a collection of narrative based printed textiles for the
has exhibited regularly with London galleries, among others Lena Boyle,
Neville Contemporary, Modern Artists Gallery, StART Space, Pryory Art,
Cadogan Contemporary, Thompson’s and Macgregor Fine Art, as well as
mixed exhibitions in Glasgow, Oxford, Bristol, Edinburgh Miami and New
His work is also included in The Fleming Collection, London as well as numerous private collections.
John is also currently employed as a part time lecturer on the BA Textiles course at Norwich University of The Arts.