MacGregor, Thomas

Bio

Thomas MacGregor is a Scottish Artist living and working in East London. After graduating in Drawing and Painting from ECA he held a residency at ‘The Stand Comedy Club’, resulting in a large number of comedian portraits as well as the omnipresent ‘Stand cowboy’ logo.

Thomas lectured in art at HMP Edinburgh. The prison environment helped to feed some of the social realism within his figurative style, which draws heavily on the Weimar artists such as Beckman, Dix, Grosz, as well as Guston’s early murals.

In 2007 He held a two year long residency in Bolivia, encompassing three solo shows. This added a new and more vibrant dynamic to his work .

Thomas works predominantly as a portrait painter and Illustrator, exhibiting regularly across London and the wider UK.

Exhibitions

  • 2017 Patron saint of Dogs (solo show), Palm tree Gallery, Portobello rd, London
  • 2016 Leyton Painter (solo show), Pictorem Gallery, Walthamstow, London
  • 2009 Se Cambian Bolivianos (solo show), Kiosks, Santa cruz, Bolivia
  • 2009 Seguridad (solo show), Maradero, Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • 2008 T.D.MacGregor (solo show), Caja Verde, Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • 2006 Big Gay Paintings (solo show), Bongo club, edinburgh
  • 2016 SHE, an international art collaboration exploring the construct of femininity, Sweet Art, Tanner st, London
  • 2016 Islington art fair, Candid arts trust, London
  • 2016 Parallax Art fair, Chelsea town hall
  • 2016 Islington art fair, Candid arts trust
  • 2016 summer salon , Islington arts factory
  • 2016 hop gallery open, Hop Gallery, Lewes
  • 2016 portrait exhibition, Candid arts trust, London
  • 2016 islington contemporary art fair, candid arts tust, London
  • 2016 Platform for emerging arts#9, Leydon Gallery, London
  • 2015 Free Painters and sculptors open, Menier Gallery, London
  • 2015 Garage, Garage, Edinburgh
  • 2015 Society of scottish artists group show,, Rosalux gallery, Minneapolis,US
  • 2015 islington contemporary art fair, cabdid arts tust
  • 2014 The society of Scottish artists 117th Annual Open Exhibition, RSA Edinburgh

Education

  • 1999 BA(hons)fine art, Edinburgh College of Art

Links

Dancing Bear
Dancing Bear

AIR3483075: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Dancing Bear, Printers proof prior to aquatint
Dancing Bear, Printers proof prior to aquatint

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El Bar Tropical
El Bar Tropical

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The Roaming Jew
The Roaming Jew

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Boids
Boids

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Card Birds
Card Birds

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Semana Santa
Semana Santa

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The Greatest of Virtues
The Greatest of Virtues

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DR Miranda Sheild Johansson
DR Miranda Sheild Johansson

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Edith
Edith

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Huevones No Mas
Huevones No Mas

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Reset Panic
Reset Panic

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Fresh Blood
Fresh Blood

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Rita
Rita

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Rita #2
Rita #2

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San Roche (The Patron Saint of Dogs)
San Roche (The Patron Saint of Dogs)

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The Optimists
The Optimists

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After the Goldfinch
After the Goldfinch

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After The Flood
After The Flood

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Birds on Black and White on Red
Birds on Black and White on Red

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Boids (screen print)
Boids (screen print)

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In the Land of the Cockatoo
In the Land of the Cockatoo

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Low birds
Low birds

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Pool Birds
Pool Birds

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The Song of Love
The Song of Love

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Birds Buoy Swell
Birds Buoy Swell

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Flyover
Flyover

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Birdiehoose
Birdiehoose

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Birthday beard skull
Birthday beard skull

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two birds on Albers rug
two birds on Albers rug

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Boids
Boids

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bird pole
bird pole

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Green Boyle
Green Boyle

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Lemmy
Lemmy

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Lemmy 2
Lemmy 2

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Oldenbirds trousers
Oldenbirds trousers

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Plug bird
Plug bird

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Piano birds
Piano birds

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se Pagan Multas
se Pagan Multas

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Beard skull
Beard skull

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15 stories
15 stories

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Owl
Owl

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Leyton Pitch'n'Putt (overgrown now)
Leyton Pitch'n'Putt (overgrown now)

AIR3589106: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Camp pistol
Camp pistol

AIR3589107: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Leyton Pitch'n'Putt (overgrown now) #2
Leyton Pitch'n'Putt (overgrown now) #2

AIR3589108: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

San Fotocopia
San Fotocopia

AIR3589109: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Gate
Gate

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Alambres
Alambres

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Depressing drinks after work in the A&E Homerton
Depressing drinks after work in the A&E Homerton

AIR3589112: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Abba Zabba
Abba Zabba

AIR3589113: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

J.Kwakye
J.Kwakye

AIR3589115: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy

AIR3589118: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Kenny
Kenny

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Leyton Pitch'n'Putt (overgrown now) #3
Leyton Pitch'n'Putt (overgrown now) #3

AIR3589120: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Leyton Pitch'n'Putt (overgrown now) #4
Leyton Pitch'n'Putt (overgrown now) #4

AIR3589122: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Mobeen
Mobeen

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pistol
pistol

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Roberto the fur seller
Roberto the fur seller

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Rock'n'roll teddy bear
Rock'n'roll teddy bear

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Simon, hello
Simon, hello

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Pistola uno
Pistola uno

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Pistola dos
Pistola dos

AIR3589129: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Stand Cowboy
Stand Cowboy

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The coach
The coach

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warren fletcher maze
warren fletcher maze

AIR3589132: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Self portrait
Self portrait

AIR3589133: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

CITE, 2018, oil on canvas
CITE, 2018, oil on canvas

AIR3725731: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Depressing drinks after work in the A&E homerton
Depressing drinks after work in the A&E homerton

AIR3725732: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

El Bar Tropical
El Bar Tropical

AIR3725733: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Epsom road
Epsom road

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Florence
Florence

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Getting wood
Getting wood

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Getting wood #2
Getting wood #2

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Hackney marshes Cricket pavilion air vent #2
Hackney marshes Cricket pavilion air vent #2

AIR3725740: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Hackney marshes Cricket pavilion air vent
Hackney marshes Cricket pavilion air vent

AIR3725741: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Las Cochabambinas
Las Cochabambinas

AIR3725742: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Marcus
Marcus

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New Barnet
New Barnet

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Pizza guy
Pizza guy

AIR3725745: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Tower block
Tower block

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Trellick tower
Trellick tower

AIR3725747: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

View from the courtman rd allotment
View from the courtman rd allotment

AIR3725748: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

View from 38 chesterfield rd
View from 38 chesterfield rd

AIR3725749: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

View over Safron Walden or Thaxted
View over Safron Walden or Thaxted

AIR3725750: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Tower block #2
Tower block #2

AIR3725809: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Bolivian Tanker
Bolivian Tanker

AIR3725823: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Bolivian Tanker underpainting
Bolivian Tanker underpainting

AIR3725824: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images

Bolivian Tanker underpainting #2
Bolivian Tanker underpainting #2

AIR3725825: © Thomas MacGregor / Bridgeman Images


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