Ian McCulloch RSA: ‘The stylistic stance I adopt in my work is essentially modernist, with elements deriving from Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism. This enables me to use myth and metamorphosis to examine and give form to my responses to an equivocal and paradoxical, often fearful, world. Such responses are mediated through painting, printmaking, and ceramics.’


‘The major significance of this work is that it manages to convey a vivid anxiety about the state of modern man while at the same time being such a clear celebration of living’ Waldemar Januszczak, The Guardian, 1987


Born in Glasgow, McCulloch studied at Glasgow School of Art (1953–7) and was awarded a RSA Travelling Scholarship. He gained Scottish Arts Council Awards in 1967 and 1972. McCulloch was artist-in-residence at the University of Sussex (1976) and won First Prize at the Stirling Smith Biennale (1985). McCulloch was elected a member of Society of Scottish Artists in 1964. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1989 and a full Academician in 2005.