Shaun Fraser [ 1990 - Present ]

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Shaun Fraser is a sculptor and visual artist based between Scotland and London. Shaun is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. He has been featured in exhibits internationally and has received several awards for his work.

“My work frequently comments upon notions of identity, links to landscape and connections with place. The Scottish Highland landscape in which I was brought up is a constant source of inspiration for me. Landscape has always featured heavily as a part of my notion of self. There’s a certain sense of fidelity which I attach to this topography which is elemental.

My work is representative of this, yet sometimes not directly so. My practice questions how the landscapes, spaces and places which we inhabit form us and can be translated through personal engagement, privileging one’s own memory as a principal source. Through this I acknowledge that memories of landscape, recalled with clarity when first encountered, can over time shift to become completely obtuse and non-linear, they become part-remembered-part-imagined places. In particular, much of my most recent work has been evidence of my attempting to recall through visual means a fleeting sense of a specific place and time.

I often find that I’m as interested in the idea of a place as the place itself and think the actual and the imagined versions are equally valid. What I attempt to do through my practice is to tap into some of that disposition. Including peat and local soils into my sculpture gives the work an innate link to the landscape, something which I believe to be very important in my practice, the ability to evoke that sense of place.”

Messums Exhibitions



Shaun Fraser

26 April – 26 May 2023




7 May – 5 June 2022


Solo/Duo Exhibitions:

2021: ‘Owners of the Soil’, The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh, UK (Duo Show with Will Maclean RSA)

2019: ‘Aggregate’, No20, London, UK (Duo Show with Harry Morgan)

2017: ‘Dùchas is Dualchas/Instinct & Heritage’, An Lanntair, Stornoway, UK (Solo Show)

Group Exhibitions (Edited):

2022: ‘Collect 2022’, North Lands Creative, Somerset House, London, UK

2021: ‘Extraction’, Groundwork Gallery, King’s Lynn, UK

           ‘This Place Where I Stand’, No20, London, UK

2020: ‘LEMA X No20 Arts’, LEMA UK, London, UK

           ‘Summer Show’, No20, London, UK

           ‘The Collector’s Eye’, No20 @ LEMA UK, London, UK

2019: ‘Vibrant Matter’, Fundación Ideograma – Fàbrica Lehmann, Barcelona, Spain

           ‘Ceramics, Glass, Bronze & Concrete’, No20, London, UK

           ‘Collect 2019’ Craft Scotland, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2018: ‘Sinopsi. Exposició col·lectiva: Art Nou 2018’, La Capella, Barcelona, Spain

           ‘Theories of the Earth’, Groundwork Gallery, King’s Lynn, UK

           ‘No20’, Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain

2017: Showcase alongside ‘Monarch of the Glen’, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, UK

           ‘Glasrijk Tubbergen’, Tubbergen, The Netherlands

           ‘Collections’, Juried Exhibition, Private Residence, London, UK

           ‘The Emerging and the Established’, Christie’s, London, UK

2013: ‘RSA Open 2013’, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

           ‘New Highland Graduates’, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, UK

           ‘Grow’, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, UK