Briony Anderson’s work pursues an investigation into the Western visual tradition of landscape painting, and the historical specificities of its development. Paintings take as their reflective starting point and subject matter, historical landscape paintings from which figures, or any traces of human presence are erased so that our relationship to the landscape can be explored.
Briony received her MA, Fine Art (Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University (200-2005). Solo exhibitions include: Dances for Landseer, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen (2006); Two, Air-Space Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (2007); The Melancholy Thistle and Other Works, Aberdeen Art Gallery (2008); Studies for Raeburn, The Royal Society of Edinburgh/Edinburgh Art Festival (2009); Briony Anderson, Meredith Gunderson Projects, London (2010) and Emergent View, EB&Flow Gallery, London (2013).
Selected group exhibitions include: Old Masters Reinterpretation, Rollo Contemporary Art, London (2009); The Scottish Summer Exhibition, The Fleming Collection, London (2010); RSA Annual Exhibition, invited artist, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2011), Sum Parts, Acme Project Space, London (2011); Since Tomorrow and Works on paper, EB&Flow, London (2011, 2012) and VOLTA8, Basel (2012).