Born 1987, Edinburgh. Lives and works in Glasgow
Education 2005–09 BA Honours Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland 2008 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, USA.
Based in Glasgow, Rachel Maclean (1987) was educated at Edinburgh College of Art where she completed her BA in Drawing and Painting in 2009. In 2017, Rachel premiered her new film commission Spite Your Face, as the representing artist for Scotland+Venice at the 57th Venice Biennale 2017.
Maclean has risen to significant recent acclaim with major contemporary art commissions, resulting in solo UK and international presentations. With recent exhibitions including; ‘Just B Yourself’ at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin (2018), ‘Wot u :-) about?’ at HOME, Manchester and Tate Britain, London (2016-17) 'We Want Data!' at Artpace, San Antonio, USA (2016).
Her work A Whole New World won the prestigious Margaret Tait Award in 2013, she has twice been shortlisted for the Jarman Award, and has achieved widespread critical praise for Feed Me (2016) in British Art Show 8.
Maclean has also been commissioned for TV and featuring on; Random Acts Channel 4 (2013 and 2016); 'Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime', BBC One Scotland, BBC (2017) and 'Rachel Maclean: The Shopping Centre, Artist in Residence', Bullring Birmingham with Firecrest Films and Channel 4 (2018).
Upcoming shows and commissions in 2018-2019 include; 'Rachel Maclean' Solo Exhibition at Zabludowicz Collection London, 'Hooked' at London Science Gallery, Kings College London, KWA Artscentre in Beijing, Rachel Maclean curated exhibition with Birmingham Museums and Arts Council Collection.