Andrew Cranston

Scottish, b. 1969

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Andrew Cranston

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Scottish, b. 1969

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Andrew Cranston was born in Hawick in 1970, and studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic then Gray’s School of Art. He later completed an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 1996.

Cranston is often described as a “storyteller of sorts” because he uses fiction as the starting point to explore feelings, thoughts, scenarios, and characters in his art, while leaving it a mystery whether the compositions relate to his own life.

Cranston has had several Scholarships and residencies in Austria, Norway and Germany, and solo shows at the RSA, Edinburgh and The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield. He has worked as a part-time lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, and became a full-time lecturer in Painting at Gray's School of Art in 2000.


In 2004 Cranston was commissioned to write and direct "Lion Thief", a promo video for the The Beta Band. Cranston received the Rootstein Hopkins Sabbatical award for lecturers in 2006, and in 2007 was selected to participate in East International, Norwich Gallery.

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Andrew Cranston was born in Hawick in 1970, and studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic then Gray’s School of Art. He later completed an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 1996.

Cranston is often described as a “storyteller of sorts” because he uses fiction as the starting point to explore feelings, thoughts, scenarios, and characters in his art, while leaving it a mystery whether the compositions relate to his own life.

Cranston has had several Scholarships and residencies in Austria, Norway and Germany, and solo shows at the RSA, Edinburgh and The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield. He has worked as a part-time lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, and became a full-time lecturer in Painting at Gray's School of Art in 2000.


In 2004 Cranston was commissioned to write and direct "Lion Thief", a promo video for the The Beta Band. Cranston received the Rootstein Hopkins Sabbatical award for lecturers in 2006, and in 2007 was selected to participate in East International, Norwich Gallery.

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