Roland Corbin (b. 1978, Edinburgh, UK) takes artistic inspiration from the natural world, finding beauty and symmetry in the animal and plant kingdoms. His technical ability and dedication to detail bring the expressive elements and character of his subjects to life.

 

In 2000, Roland achieved a BA (1st Class Hons) in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art and was awarded The Catriona White Prize. After winning the John Kinross Scholarship from the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) he then went on to spend four months drawing and painting in Florence where the light and colour left an indelible impression. A New York Academy of Arts Merit Scholarship was awarded on his masters course in America. In 2009, he was awarded The Morton Fraser Award, Visual Arts Scotland. Roland has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including: The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London and the Royal Institute in Painters in Watercolour Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London and has twice contributed to The Elephant Family. Roland's work features in numerous private collections worldwide including Hong Kong, New Zealand, Montenegro, U.S and the U.K. Roland lives and works in London.

 

Education

New York Academy of Art 2002-03 MA in drawing

Edinburgh College of Art 1996-2000 BA (Hons), 1st class

 

Exhibitions

2019 Patchings Art Festival, Nottingham

2019 Childwickbury Art Fair, Hertfordshire

2019 Wade Gallery Summer Exhibition, Fife

2018 Childwickbury Christmas Art Fair, Hertfordshire

2018 The Open Eye Gallery, On a Small Scale, Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh

2018 Childwickbury Art Fair, Hertfordshire

2018 Wade Gallery Summer Exhibition, Fife

2017 The Open Eye Gallery, On a Small Scale, Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh

2017 Royal Scottish Academy, Ages of Wonder, The Mound Edinburgh

2017 Childwickbury Christmas Art Fair, Hertfordshire

2017 Pittenweem Arts Festival

2017 Summer Exhibition, The Jerram Gallery

2017 Wade Gallery Summer Exhibition, Fife

2017 Childwickbury Art Fair, Hertfordshire

2017 Dower House Gallery, Hampshire

2017 Weem Gallery, Fife

2017 The Pastel Society 118th Annual Exhibition, London

2017 New Year, New Art, Jonathan Cooper, London

2016 The Jerram Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Sherborne

2016 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts,153rd Annual Exhibition, Glasgow 

2016 On a Small Scale, Annual Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 

2016 Wade Gallery Summer Exhibition, Fife

2016 Weem Gallery, Fife

2016 Green & Pleasant Land, Jonathan Cooper, London

2016 The Pastel Society 117th Annual Exhibition, London

2016 New Year, New Art, Jonathan Cooper, London

2015 Wade Gallery Summer Exhibition, Fife

2015 Islington Art Fair, London

2014 BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, London

2014 Still Life & Flowers, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London

2013 Christmas Exhibition: New Contemporaries, Jonathan Cooper, London

2013  Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Annual Exhibition, London

2012 On a Small Scale, Annual Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2012 The Sunday Times Water Colour Competition, London

2012 The Big Egg Hunt, Elephant Family, London 

2012 RSA Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy

2011 On a Small Scale, Annual Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2011 Axolotl Christmas Show, Edinburgh

2011 Elephant Family, Jungle City, Edinburgh 

2011 - 2017 Giant Birds Exhibition, Aikwood Tower, Selkirk

2011 RSA Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, National Gallery, Edinburgh

2011 Affordable Art Fair, London

2010 RSA Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, National Gallery, Edinburgh

2010 On a Small Scale, Annual Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2010 Wings, Scales and Neon, Solo Show, Axolotl Gallery, Edinburgh 

2010 Affordable Art Fair, London

2010 Axolotl Gallery Group Show, Edinburgh

2009 On a Small Scale, Annual Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

2009 RSA Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

2001 Royal Scottish Academy, The John Kinross Scholarship to Florence Exhibition, Edinburgh – Roter Salon

2000 Catriona White Prize: Solo Show, Edinburgh College of Art

2000 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Student Exhibition, Edinburgh

 

Awards

2016 Caran d'Ache Award, Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London

2009 The Morton Fraser Award, Visual Arts Scotland, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

2002 The New York Academy of Art Merit Scholarship, New York

2000 The John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2000 The Catriona White Prize, Edinburgh College of Art

2000 The Rendezvous Gallery/Linda Clark Nolan Award, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

1997 Andrew Grant Travel Fund, Edinburgh College of Art

Collections

Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh)

Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

Giclee UK, Summerhall, Edinburgh

© 2018 by Roland Corbin

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