Born in, and lives in the UK.
Studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland 1978 – 1982, graduating in fine art printmaking.
Has been a member of staff at the Glasgow Print Studio since 1984, was Studio Manager
from 1989 - 2002 and is now the Studio Etching Master.
He was elected a Fellow of the RE (Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers), an Academician of the
RSA (Royal Scottish Academy), a professional member of the SSA (Society of Scottish Artists) and is a member of the IMS (International Mezzotint Society).
Currently working primarily in etching, mezzotint, digital printmaking and oil painting based at his home studio in the North East of Scotland, the Glasgow Print Studio and the Jerusalem Print Workshop.
Edited list of exhibitions includes:
2020 Edinburgh (scheduled 24 October - 22 November 2020). "Peace Starts with a Smile"
Solo exhibition Royal Scottish Academy of Fine Art and Architecture
2019 London. Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, invited artist.
2019 Russia. International Mezzotint Festival V, Ekaterinburg.
2019 Glasgow. If Angels Cast Shadows... , solo exhibition of oils and printmaking at Compass Gallery.
2019 Jerusalem. If Angels Cast Shadows... , solo exhibition of mezzotints and etchings at Jerusalem Print Workshop Gallery.
2018-19 Milano. Invited Artist for the IX Primio Leonardo Sciascia exhibition, touring Palermo, Fabriano, Florence, Rome and Venice
2017 Ekaterinburg. 4th International Mezzotint Festival, Russia (short-listed for major award)
2017 Edinburgh. Of Reason or Revelation, solo exhibition at Leith School of Art
2017 Glasgow. The Jerusalem Palimpsest, Featured Artist solo exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio Gallery
2013 Glasgow. Reason or Revelation, solo exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio Galleries l and ll
2013 Glasgow. 40:40, 40th Anniversary exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio Galleries l and ll (invited artist)
2012 London. Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition
2011 Edinburgh. Royal Scottish Academy Annual exhibition, featured artist
2011 Glasgow. IMPRESSIT. An exhibition of printmaking from the GPS editioning print crew, RGI Kelly Gallery
2010 Glasgow. Pop goes the easel. An exhibition of work incorporating "pop" culture. Glasgow Print Studio
2008 Edinburgh. Velvet. An exhibition of mezzotints by four artists from the Netherlands, Scotland, France and Japan. Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery l
2008 San Francisco. Masters of Mezzotint - 50 artists/40 countries/250 years. Warnock Fine Arts
2008 Quebec. International Mezzotints. Gallerie de la Fontaine des Arts, Rouyn-Noranda.
2007 Edinburgh. Tabula Rasa. Solo exhibition of new mezzotints, etchings and oils, Open Eye Gallery
2006 Canada, and touring to Japan, China and Korea. Invited artist representing the UK for the Maritime
and Atlantic Printmakers Society international exhibition
2006 Dumfries, Scotland and UK tour. 6th International British miniature print exhibition
2006 Edinburgh. Open Eye Gallery, A tale of two cities
2005 Aberfeldy, Scotland. Temple Gallery's invited artist for their inaugural exhibition
2005 London. Royal Academy of Art, summer exhibition
2005 London and Glasgow. International Contemporary Art Fair
2004 Seattle. Two International Mezzotint Artists. Davidson Galleries
2003 Dumfries and touring the UK. 5th British International Miniature Print Exhibition (invited artist)
2003 Edinburgh. Between Paradise and the Abyss (solo exhibition) Leith School of Art
2002 Edinburgh. Street of Prophets (solo exhibition) Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery
2002 New Zealand. Whanganui School of Fine Art (solo exhibition to support visiting lecturer placement)
2002 London. National Print Open, Mall Galleries (also ’93, ’95, '00 and ’01)
2001 Glasgow. Sacred Science (solo exhibition) Glasgow Print Studio Gallery l
2000 London. Royal Academy of Art, summer exhibition
1999 Santa Monica. Glasgow in Santa Monica
1998 Jerusalem. Dreaming of Jerusalem (solo exhibition) Jerusalem Print Workshop
1998 Mumbai. Glasgow Print Studio Printmakers, touring to Delhi, Baroda, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chennai and Bhubaneswar
1998 Seattle. International Mezzotint Artists, Davidson Galleries
1998 Japan. UK/Iwate arts festival
1997 Glasgow. Dreaming of Jerusalem (solo exhibition) Glasgow Print Studio's Original Print Shop
1996 Edinburgh. Royal Scottish Academy members festival exhibition
1995 Glasgow. The Colour of Ashes (solo exhibition), Glasgow Print Studio Galleries l and ll
1995 Canada. Scottish Printmaking, Drake University, Illinois
1994 Glasgow. Royal Glasgow Institute
1994 Edinburgh. Society of Scottish Artists (touring)
1993 Ukraine. International Graphic Art, Kharkov Museum
1992 Glasgow. Alive and Printing, 21 years of the Glasgow Print Studio
1991 Moscow. Scottish Contemporary Printmaking, Artists Union Halls
1990 New York. International miniature prints (touring USA) also exhibited in in '85 and '89
1990 London. Royal Festival Hall, presented by the Glasgow Print Studio
1990 Bradford and London. 11th International Print Biennale
1989 Glasgow. Nostalgia (solo exhibition) Glasgow Print Studio Galleries l and ll
1989 Edinburgh. Laughter and Forgetting (solo exhibition) Scottish Gallery
1988 Berlin. Ka De We exhibition of Scottish printmaking
1988 Los Angeles. International Contemporary Art Fair
1987 Glasgow. Scottish Print Open 4 (touring)
1986 Los Angeles. International Contemporary Art Fair
1985 Spain. International miniature prints, Cadaques
1983 Glasgow. Etching and other Intaglio Techniques, Scottish Arts Council tour
Awards and elections include:
2016 Royal Scottish Academy Sir William Gillies Bequest Award for travel and research in Jerusalem
2012 BI-ARTS (British Council in Israel) award for study and research in Jerusalem
2006 Royal Scottish Academy Sir William Gillies Bequest Award for travel and research in Belfast, NI
2005 Elected Full Academician of the R.S.A. (Royal Scottish Academy)
2004 Artist in Residence, Belfast Print Workshop, Northern Ireland
2003 Invited artist, 5th British International Miniature Print Exhibition
2000 Award winner, S.S.A. (Society of Scottish Artists) Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
1996 Elected Associate of the R.S.A. (Royal Scottish Academy)
1996 Exchange artist to Jerusalem Print Workshop
1995 Elected Fellow of the R.E. (Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers)
1995 Elected professional member of the S.S.A. (Society of Scottish Artists)
1992 Exchange artist to Moscow Senej Print Workshop
1991 Elected Associate of the R.E. (Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers)
1989 Award winner, Ist British miniature print exhibition
1989 Award winner, 2nd Irish miniature print exhibition
1989 Award winner, Scottish drawing exhibition
1987 Scottish Arts Council award to study and travel in Italy
1987 Award winner, 1st Irish miniature print exhibition
Printmaking Today, "To dream of Jerusalem" An essay on the artists experiences in Jerusalem. Autumn 2001.
Printmaking Today , "Into the light". An essay on the work of Barbara Rae. Winter 2000
Printmaking Today ,"The colour of ashes". An essay on the artists work. Autumn 1995
Printmaking Today , "The etchings of Elizabeth Blackadder". Summer 1994
"Elizabeth Blackadder-Printmaker". Introductory essay for the Glasgow Print Studio exhibition catalogue .
Printers’ Press. Various features on printmaking papers, professional practice and health and safety in the arts.
Works by Stuart Duffin are in public and private collections including the Scottish Arts Council
(Creative Scotland), the Kharkov Museum, Jerusalem Foundation, British Broadcasting Corporation,
Glasgow City Council, Strathclyde University, Glasgow University and in the U.K., Russia, U.S.A., Canada,
New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Eire and Switzerland.
Stuart Duffin works mainly in intaglio printmaking (mezzotint, etching), digital printmaking and oil painting
at the Glasgow Print Studio where he was Etching Technician from 1984 - 1989, Studio Workshop Manager
1989 - 2002 and is now the Studio's Etching Master.
He regularly presents professional practice seminars and teaches specialist printmaking classes at
studios, colleges and universities worldwide as well as at the GPS, lecturing on Scottish printmaking and his own work.
He has been a selector for a range of artist’s opportunities and exhibitions, including the Moscow and Kyoto exchanges, RSA student and annual exhibitions and the National Print Open at the Mall Galleries in London.