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Solo shows

We Might Disappear, The Scottish Arts Club, April 2017
Creatures in Time and Space, The Meffan, Forfar, March 2016
Solo show at Musée des Beaux Arts, Espace Jeunes Artistes, Liège, Belgium, 2013
Solo show at Espace Tendances, Liège, Belgium, 2011


Selected group shows


2018
Subtle/Dazzle, Winter exhibition at the Sutton gallery. November-January
The Edinburgh Art Fair, 23-25 November, as part of the SSA stand
Deluge, group exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers, October-December
Salon Collection, group exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers, October
Impact printmaking conference, Santander, Spain. As part of ‘Paper to Gold’ with Edinburgh Printmakers 
Limited Edition, Group exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers, March
The Artist Book Market at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, February
Open, The Society of Scottish artists and Visual Arts Scotland exhibition together, January-March. (The W. Gordon Smith Award).

2017
From Paper to Gold, Edinburgh Printmakers 50 years anniversary exhibition and portfolio, starting in October 2017
Joyce Gunn Cairns and Cécile Simonis, The Sutton Gallery, October 2017
Made Up, Glasgow Arts Club, August 2017
Artist book fair, The Fruitmarket Gallery, February 2017
 
2016
Society of Scottish artists annual exhibition (Pauline Fay Lazarus prize)
Exquisite corpse, group exhibition, St Andrews Museum
Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition (ECA gallery Prize)
Cupars Art Festival, 'Liminal', drawing exhibition

Artist book fair, The Fruitmarket Gallery, February 2016

2015
Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition, Edinburgh, December 2015-January 2016
Winter exhibition, The Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh, November 2015-January 2015
Summer show, The Edinburgh Drawing School, August 2015
Actinic,  Photography in print, Edinburgh Printmakers, June-July 2015
Limited edition, Gallery Ten, Edinburgh, May-June 2015
Artist book fair, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, February 2015

2014
Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition, Edinburgh, Scotland
No Fixed Abode (collective exhibition of members) at Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland
November-December group exhibition, Wegimont Culture Galerie, Wégimont, Belgium
The Royal Overseas League exhibitions, collective exhibitions of printmakers, London and Edinburgh
July group exhibition, Bon Papillon gallery and framer, Edinburgh, Scotland

2013
XXII Printmaking Prize Exhibion, Printmaking center of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation of Belgium
Moi/Je, collective exhibition, Le comptoir du Livre, Liège, Belgium

2012

Enfance, collective exhibition at Espace Venta, Liège, Belgium
La fin du monde, collective exhibition at Le comptoir du Livre, Liège, Belgium
Winter exhibition (collective exhibition of members) at Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland


2011
Saint Leon’Art, Belgium

Les Electro-Syphons, collective exhibition and event, Liège, Belgium



Prizes and awards

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award
Awarded by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council, February 2018

The W. Gordon Smith Award
Received at Open, The Society of Scottish artists and Visual Arts Scotland exhibition together

Pauline Fay Lazarus Prize for a work using the human form
Received at the Society of Scottish Artists exhibition, 2016


The ECA Library Prize
Received at the Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition in 2016

The Scottish Arts Club Prize
Received at the Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition, 2015

The Meffan Gallery and Museum Prize
Received at the Society of Scottish Artists annual exhibition, 2014

Capitaine Marie prize for an Art student
Given by the city of Liege, Belgium, 2008


Higher education

Master's degree in Art Teaching
Ecole Supérieure des Arts de la ville de Liège (ESAL), Belgium, 2010


Master's degree in visual Arts (illustration)
Ecole Supérieure des Arts de la ville de Liège (ESAL), Belgium, 2008

Erasmus in Accademia di belle Arti di Perugia, Italy 2007


Bachelor's degree in visual Arts (Illustration)
Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc Liège (ESA Saint-Luc), Belgium, 2006


Art teacher

I regularly give lessons at the Edinburgh drawing school, Edinburgh Printmakers, St Cecilia’s Hall (The University of Edinburgh) and
the National Museum of Scotland.

I have also worked with other institutions including Griffinton Art School (Montreal, Canada)  and The National Galleries of Scotland.
I teach illustration, comic books and graphic novels, drawing on location (urban sketching) , advanced drawing, life drawing, portraiture and printmaking.



All images and text ©Cécile Simonis