Morwenna Grace Kearsley

Visual Artist

b. 1983, Edinburgh


2013-2015 Master of Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art

2004-2007 BA(hons) 1st Class Photography Film and Imaging, Napier University, Edinburgh


2019 The Richard & Siobhan Coward Foundation

2019 Visual Arts & Crafts Maker Awards

2016 The Eaton Fund for Women Artists

2013-2015 Leverhulme Scholarship for Fine Art (The Glasgow School of Art)

Residencies & Commissions

2020 CCA Creative Lab Residency, CCA, Glasgow

2019/2020 Picturing Paisley Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme, Paisley

2019 Atelier EB Jasperwear Collection (advertising images)

2018 Community Shapes Squad Wester Hailles Moving Image Festival

2017/18 Digital Artist Residency, CPK, Museums of Perth & Kinross

2017 Artist in Residence, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland

2013 Artist in Residence, Vis-à-Vis/Limiti Inchuisi, Oratino, Italy

2012 AiR Artist in Residence, Fondazione Fotografia, Modena, Italy

Film Initiatives

2015 – 2018 Mount Florida Screenings (a bi-monthly screening event for moving image led by artists Morwenna Kearsley & Myles Painter), based at CCA and formerly at Mount Florida Studios and GoMA, Glasgow


2019 Alchemy Film Festival Hawick, Scotland

2018 CIVES GRATI! & Sunrise with Seamonsters Morwenna Kearsley & Myles Painter, CCA Cinema, Glasgow

2018 CIVES GRATI! Perth Museum & Galleries, Scotland

2018 16th International Architecture Biennale Venice, Italy

2017 Uncanny Loop: New Habitats. Deborah Stratman (USA), Yuri Pattison (IRE), Morwenna Kearsley (UK), Emily Richardson (UK), and Jon Schorstein (UK), curated by Transit Arts as part of the Crossing the Line strand, Glasgow Film Theatre

2017 The Ethereal Wireless of the Dreaming Mind, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

2016 Southside Film Festival, Glasgow

2016 Grrl Haus Cinema Boston, U.S.A

Selected Duo & Group Exhibitions

2019 Ambit: Photographies from Scotland 2019 Stills, Edinburgh

2018 SuckerSuccourSucker Laurieston Arches, Glasgow

2018 The Ethereal Wireless of the Dreaming Mind, The Lighthouse (part of 150 years of Macintosh), Glasgow

2018 ANIM8 X: HOPE Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2017 Hidden Doors Festival Citadel Theatre, Leith, Edinburgh

2016 Members Video Mini-Festival Transmission, Glasgow

2016 The Weight Of Things (Lutz Mommartz, Semiconductor, Jonas Staal, Jeremy Okun & Morwenna Kearsley, Curated by Emily Gray and Transit Arts, part of the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow

2016 This Is Not a Mask (Morwenna Kearsley & Roi Carmeli) Le Laptop, Paris

2016 MFA Alumni Group Show CitizenM, Glasgow

2016 Hidden Doors Festival King Stables Road, Edinburgh

>016 Open House Roma Vis à Vis Artists in Residence Project, Rome

2016 Bloomsberg New Contemporaries Glasgow Masters Series, Glasgow

2015 Paraphernalia The Art School Assembly Hall, Glasgow

2015 Indelible Traces Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh

2015 MFA Degree show, The Glue Factory, Glasgow

2014 MFA Interim Show, The Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art

2013 PAST FORWARD: Alternative Processes in Contemporary Photography, Britony Fletcher, Alexander Hamilton, Morwenna Kearsley, Nicola Murray, Justin Quinell, Susanne Ramsenthaler and Katie Stenaford; curated by , Susanne Ramsenthaler, Edinburgh College of Art

2012 Work In Progress (Caroline Douglas, Lena Dubrowska & Morwenna Kearsley) Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

2012 An Alternative Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

2011 RSA Open Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2008 Believe (Film Stills) Dir. Paul Wright, Young Productions, Glasgow

2007 Napier Graduation Show Mansfield Traquir, Edinburgh

2007 Room 104 Second Space Gallery, Brick Lane, London

2007 Face in the Crowd installation piece commissioned by Richard DeMarco and Edinburgh International Festival, a collaboration between photography and interior design students at Napier University.

Selected Teaching & Workshops

2017/18 Lead Artist Talkin’ Aboot Ma Past Roots Heritage Project, West Lothian Council

2017 Lead Artist A Seat at the Table National Galleries of Scotland & Action for Children

2017-Ongoing National Galleries of Scotland (Tours & Workshops)

2010 – Ongoing Stills (Tutor for Intro Black & White analogue photography, CONTACT, Stills Academy & Eyes Open)