“Widely regarded as one of the rising stars of contemporary Scottish photography"
Creative Scotland Awards
Alex Boyd was born in Germany in 1984, and grew up on the West Coast of Scotland. Educated at the University of Glasgow, his work has been widely exhibited with solo exhibitions at the Scottish Parliament, and at prestigious venues such as the Royal Scottish Academy. He is perhaps best known for his collaboration ‘Sonnets’ with Poet Laureate Edwin Morgan, and for his landscape work with Victorian processes such as wet-plate collodion and photo-gravure.
In 2012 Boyd was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art (FRSA). He has worked alongside photographers such as Rankin, and trained under Japanese master printer Takeshi Shikama. His work is held in several national collections such as the National Gallery of Scotland, The Royal Photographic Society, The Royal Scottish Academy, as well as private collections across the world.
Currently working with antique photographic processes, In March 2012 Boyd appeared in a new BBC series and book on the history of Victorian photography, and in 2013 with photographer Rankin talking about the work of Hill & Adamson. In 2013 he was announced as the Royal Scottish Academy Artist in Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye. He is currently Artist in residence for North Ayrshire, a role he will hold until late 2015.
The National Galleries of Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Photographic Society, The National Media Museum, The University of Glasgow, St Andrews University, North Ayrshire Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Sabhal Mor Ostaig, The University of the Highlands & Islands, Highland Print Studio, Cape Farewell, The Scottish Maritime Museum, NHS Greater Glasgow & New South Glasgow Hospitals, BC Partners, Cigna, The Yale Center for British Art