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artworks by  Aliisa Hyslop

Aliisa Hyslop was born in 1957 of Finnish/Scottish parentage. She attended college in Portsmouth, obtaining a BA in Fine Art (Drawing and Painting) in 1981. since then she has lived and worked in Edinburgh, developing her own particular style of figurative painting with its mix of joy and melancholy. Aliisa never uses models ' her inspiration is her imagination and experiences. She describes her paintings as a world somewhere 'between reality and imagination'. Her figures are always large but Aliisa does not see them as fat. 'I draw and paint intuitively, and I like large shapes and curves. I think perhaps it is because these images are about the soul, which is immense and boundless.'

PUBLICATIONS

Many of her images have been made into cards and published by Canns Down Press
Biographical feature in Radiance Magazine, USA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
1983 Glassmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, solo show
1984 Mercury Gallery, Edinburgh & London group shows
1985 Netherbow Art Centre, Edinburgh solo show
1986 The Gallery, Cupar, Fife, 2 person show
1987 Loretto Gallery, Musselburgh, 2 person show
1988-2005 Compass Gallery, Glasgow, group shows & art fairs
The Blackadder Gallery, Edinburgh, group shows
1993 WASPS Gallery, Edinburgh, group show
1994 The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, 4 person show
1995 The Stewart Gallery, Idaho, USA, group show
1996 Cambridge Contemporary Art, group show
Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves, Aberdeen, group show
The Stewart Gallery, Idaho, USA, group show
1997 The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, 2 person show
Cambridge Contemporary Art, solo show
Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves, Aberdeen, solo show
1998  Cambridge Contemporary Art, group show
The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, group show
The McIntosh Gallery, Kingussie, group show
1999  Rostra Gallery, Bath, solo show
Cambridge Contemporary Art, 4 person show
2000  Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh, solo show
Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, 2 person show
Cambridge Contemporary Art, 2 person show
Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves, Aberdeen, 2 person show
Stewart Gallery, Idaho, USA, 2 person show
2001  New Directions,Castle Gallery, Inverness, group show
Hartworks, Devon, group show
Rostra Gallery, Bath, 2 person show
Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, 3 person show
2002  Glasgow Art Fair with Castle Gallery
Castle Gallery, Inverness, 3 person show
Cambridge Contempory Art, 2 person show
2003  Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, solo show
Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves, solo show
Green Gallery, Munich, group show
Queens Gallery, Dundee, group show
2004  Queens Gallery, Dundee, solo show
Tolquhon Gallery, Tarves, group show
2005  Artifex, Sutton Coldfield, 2 person show
Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, group show    Hartworks, Dartmouth, group show  Affordable Art Fair, London
2006  Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, group show
Cambridge Contemporary Art, 3 person show
Castle Gallery, Inverness, solo show
2007    Iona House, Woodstock, group show
Red Rag, Stow on the Wold, group show
Baxters, Dartmouth, group show
2008  Cambridge Contemporary Art, solo show
2009  Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, solo show


BOOK COVERS
Lessons from an Angel
Novel by Sarah Dykins 2001 (England)

La Senora De Los Suenos
Novel by Sara Sefchovich 2001 (Mexico)

La Preghiera Degli Alberi
Poetry Collection, Marinella Frani 2003 (Italy)


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