Kay Vinson
Kay Vinson studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL achieving a first class B.A Hons Degree and M.A in Painting. Awards include the Boise Travelling Scholarship to Russia, Italy and Istanbul and she is a two time recipient of the Canadian Elizabeth Greenshield’s Foundation Award for figurative painting.

She has work in public and private collections including UCL and Jesus College Cambridge and has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Millenium, St Ives and Penlee House Penzance.


1965                         Born, 25 March, Corbridge, Northumberland

1983 – 1984             Falmouth College of Art Foundation Diploma

1984 – 1988             The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

First Class B.A. Honours Degree in Fine Art awarded

1988 – 1990             The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London M A in Fine Art

1993 – 1994             Goldsmiths College, University of London PGCE in Art & Design Education (Secondary)

Painting Awards and Scholarships

1985             William Coldstream Prize for the most promising newcomer

1988             Rosa Morrison Scholarship

1988             Douglas Woolf Award

1990             Boise Travelling Scholarship – travelled to Russia and Italy

1991             Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award

1994             Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award

Selected Joint/Group Exhibitions:

1987             ‘Staff & Students from the Slade School of Fine Art’, the Robertson Mort Gallery, Bedfordshire

1990             ‘A New Perspective’, Leighton House, London

1991             ‘A Second Perspective’, Leighton House, London

1992             Royal Academy Summer exhibition

1994             Exhibition of Paintings: Mark Dunford, Ken Maycock, Kay Vinson & Leslie Whittaker Blackheath Concert Halls, London

2012             Limbo, Truro, Cornwall

2012             Drawing Survey, Bucca, Newlyn, Cornwall

2013             Draw the Line, Millenium Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

2014             Penlee Inspired, The Penlee Art Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

Selected Publications

2005             The Public Catalogue Foundation London: The Slade and UCL
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