Jamie writes about looking at paintings on Sunny Blinking Painting Blog and has also written on art for Frieze, The Herald, Burlington Contemporary, The Drouth, a-n The Artists Information Company, and MAP Magazine.

Together with Samuel O’Donnell he’s one half of Painting Nerds.



BA (Hons), Glasgow School of Art, 2011-2015
MFA, Glasgow School of Art, 2015-2017


Awards and misc

a-n Writer Development Programme 2019-2020 (selected writer)

RSA New Contemporaries 2016 (2015)
The Jock Macfie Prize 2015
The RSA Landscape Award 2016
Fleming-Wyfold New Scottish Artists 2016 (selected artist)



Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman
Moira Jeffrey, The Scotsman
Moira Jeffrey, The Scotsman


Interview with The Seesaw



Selected Exhibitions

The Painter Trampled by His Model: A Cautionary Tale of Curating in the 2nd Dimension, co-curated with Naomi van Dijck [forthcoming]

Homage to those green things where I found you (with Samuel O’Donnell), IOTA, Glasgow 2023

Moderato Cantible, (group show, curated by Adrien Delestre), Stoppenbach & Delestre, London 2022

a mean idea to call my own…, Pleinkamer, Amsterdam, 2021

Pitch, (with Samuel O’Donnell), Crownpoint Studios, Glasgow 2019
Making a Mark, (group show) The Pump House, Dulwich College, London 2019

WEDGES, (with Jonathan Pinn), Mercer Chance, London 2018

Steal the Show, (group show curated by Jessica Wilson as part of Glasgow Open House Festival 2017) Flat 3/2, 53 Bentinck Street, Glasgow 2017
Sequel, Centre For Contemporary Arts (CCA) Theatre, Glasgow, 2017
Pendolino Vol.1, (group show co-curated with Jonathan Pinn), New Glasgow Society, Glasgow 2017
Matinee: A Play for Five Paintings in Two Acts, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Theatre, Glasgow 2017

MFA Interim Show 2016, Reid Gallery, Glasgow 2016
New Scottish Artists, David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), London 2016
RSA New Contemporaries, The Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh 2016

War, (group show)The Barras Art and Design (BAaD), Glasgow 2015
All You Can Eat, (group show) The Old Truman Brewery, London 2015
Glasgow School of Art Undergraduate Degree Show 2015, Tontine, Glasgow 2015
Last Minute Futures, (In collaboration with Samuel O’Donnell) The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, 2015

Walking to Vermillion Sands : 100 Covers, (In collaboration with Samuel O’Donnell) The Art School, Glasgow, 2014
An Apple Amongst the Oranges, (group show) The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2014