Lot 18 - Elaine Woo MacGregor - Little black dress
Lot 18 - Elaine Woo MacGregor - Little black dress

Lot 18 - Elaine Woo MacGregor - Little black dress

Acrylic on paper

2023

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Jo McLaughlin

ARTIST INFO

About 

Elaine Woo MacGregor’s artistry offers a unique perspective, encompassing a fusion of cultures. Through her eclectic use of mark making and imagery, she weaves together atmospheric and theatrical narratives. While her painted stories may often be fictitious, they are rooted in real people, places, and objects. 

Education 

1999 - 2003  
BA(Hons) Fine Art - Drawing and Painting, Glasgow School of Art 

2022 
Finalist in the Jackson's Painting Prize 
Art Paisley Prize for outstanding work and Velvet Easel Award from Paisley Art Institute 

2023 
RSA Blackadder Houston Mid-Career Travel Award. She will be travelling to Hong Kong and Shanghai for art research in 2024. 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

2024

LA Art Fair, USA

Revisiting Scottish Painting From The Glasgow School - Elaine Woo MacGregor and Alastair Gordon, London

2024 
Reframing the Muse, Platform 2023, London Art Fair, showing with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery.  

2023 

Reframing the Muse, Platform 2023, London Art Fair, showing with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery.
Maman et Muses, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh 

Art on a Postcard, London 

Women in Art Fair, Mall Galleries, London 

ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 

Art Miami, USA 

Expo Chicago, USA 

2022 
Young Masters, London 

The British Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London 

Gallery Representation 

The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

The postcard artworks are expressive, quirky and calligraphic paintings created in alla prima style looking at the power of fashion, fashion history and iconography. All four paintings were worked on simultaneously, started and completed in one day. They have a feeling of fluidity, urgency and directness. Liquid acrylics were painted directly onto the paper with no preliminary studies or drawing. They have an energy of fashion illustration, interwoven with my subjective response on the life of Audrey Hepburn and her partnership with Parisian couturier Hubert de Givenchy.  “Givenchy's clothes are the only ones I feel myself in. He is more than a designer; he is a creator of personality.” 

-Audrey Hepburn. In this series I want to give my viewers the pleasure of paint and my interpretation of beautiful fabrics and iconic dress silhouettes. They are all painted with feeling, an added touch of surrealism and ultimately a celebration of femininity.   

 

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