Gabriella Boyd (b. 1988, Glasgow, UK) lives and works in London. Boyd studied at Glasgow School of Art 2007-11 (Chairman’s Medal 2011) and is at the Royal Academy Schools London 2014-2017. She was one of the five winners of the John Moores Painting Prize in 2016 where her work was exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2016). Her works, which consist mainly of oil paintings on canvas, revolve around the merging of private and public spaces. Boyd builds up paintings of imagined locations in stages, often allowing purely formal considerations of colour and line to determine their direction. It is through this process that figures emerge. Psychological states become theatrically realised as characters’ inner and outer realities blur and shift. Working from photographs, drawings and recalled social observations, Boyd tries to depict fleeting interactions or moments of failed intimacy. Her work has featured in the following solo and two-person shows: Gabriella Boyd & Marco Giordano, Glasgow International, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow (2016); Illustrated Freud’s Interpreting Dreams, Folio Society, London (2015); and Strong Necks, High House Gallery, Oxford (2013). Selected group exhibitions include: Everyone is Rich Now Apparently, Supplement & Arcadia Missa at CANAL St, New York (2017); Premiums: Interim Projects, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016); Masks, Hunter/Whitfield, London (2016); Whispers, Ronchini Gallery, London (2015); Go Figure, Cob Gallery, London (2014); Catlin Art Prize 2012, Londonewcastle Project Space, London (2012); Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing (2012); The Yellow Wallpaper, Cob Gallery, London (2012); and Saatchi New Sensations (special commendation), Victoria House, London (2011). In early 2016, Boyd studied under Peter Doig at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf during a three-month exchange programme.