Duncan Mosley studied Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Winner of the Chalmers Bursary at The Royal Scottish Academy and recipient of The Ian Eadie Painting Prize and shortlisted for The Young Scottish Artist of the Year.

Mosley has been commercially represented for 25 years by galleries in London and Europe and has an extensive international biography of exhibitions. He gained his MA Fine Art with the University for the Creative Arts.

His work appeared in the 2018 exhibition and publication 'Superhumanism 3' at the Nicholas Treadwell Gallery in Vienna.

Mosley's paintings recycle a successive strategy of publication and painting. His images archive their own interior performance in a fiction for both camera and canvas. His work questions how a continuing exchange of new technologies from corporation to end user shifts the permissions and participation in image making. Where a performance is instigated and expected and where advocate and agitator share an equity of resolution and the critique is an urgency to amass spectatorship. Often the exigency to perform outrageous behaviours in one space will implicate the viewer in the other. The work plays on an axis where interests in the high coexist with habits in low. Mosley collects, remembers and responds to images of constructed play. His painting mines but never mimes the aesthetics of objective photographic realities. The language exists through retrievals of representations in both models of painting and electronic image.

Duncan is the Subject Leader for first Year BA (Hons) Fine Art and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Mosley, D. (2018) Superhumanism 3. The Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, Vienna. 29 November 2018 – 31 January 2019.