Born in Edinburgh and based in East Lothian, Scotland, Charlene Scott is a visual artist who graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2023 with a BA (hons) Degree in Fine Art Intermedia. 

Working primarily with the extraction, material and research of botanical pigments to create works on paper, Scott’s creative practice is concerned with the parallels she finds between minimalism and the principals of ecology; intimate observation, distillation and attention to nuance. These qualities are essential in her practice where she works with botanical colour and repetition through line, folds and pattern in order to explore quietude and connection to place.

Characterised by simplicity, repetition and abstraction, Scott’s practice has become a kind of homeopathic mechanism that resembles the process and gestures of its making. Through nuance and the exploration of mark making, her intention is to carry an essence of her relationship to environment that 'con-spires' with plants in celebration of the quiet and undramatic.


              Artist in Residence at Glenfiddich Distillery

past exhibitions

2024   Quiet, duo exhibition with Roanne O’Donnell, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh
             Bookmarks Showcase, ECA Library, Evolution House, Edinburgh
             RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
             Bookmarks, The Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art
             Then & Now: 100 Years of VAS, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2023   Graduate Show, Edinburgh College of Art
             Escalate, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art

2022   SSA 130 years | Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
             Fourth Year Artists in Your Area, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art
             Cartography of Care, Spilt Milk Gallery, Edinburgh Palette
             Barnacle Dust and Amber Rocks, Edinburgh College of Art
             Library of Ideas, BOOKMARKS and the University of Edinburgh’s online exhibition platform.          Available here
             Three, Edinburgh College of Art

2021     tides that bind, tides that break, pop-up gallery, Aberdour
              CRTL-ART-DEL, Edinburgh College of Art online exhibition

2020    CAPsule, Edinburgh College online exhibition

2019     Art Island, Pig Rock Bothy, Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
              Re:Birth, Spilt Milk Gallery, Edinburgh Palette
              2Dimensional, HubCap Gallery, Edinburgh


2023 BA(hons) First Class Fine Art Intermedia, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh
2020 HND Contemporary Art Practice, Edinburgh College
2018  UAL Art and Design Foundation Diploma, Edinburgh College

residencies & scholarships

The Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Award
RSA John Kinross Travel Scholarship


Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation New Contemporaries Award
Glasgow Print Studio Award
NHS Lothian Charity Tonic Arts Award (Purchase Prize)
VAS Lily McDougall Award
The Bookmarks Prize, Edinburgh College of Art
Winner of the Astaire Art Prize
Finalist for Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase Exhibition
Selected Artist for the RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition
James Cumming Award for Draughtsmanship