#34 Cathie Boyd / Cryptic
Cathie Boyd’s international artistic ambitions have continued to expand since founding Theatre Cryptic in Glasgow in 1994 with a mission to ravish the senses. Now known as Cryptic, the company these days focuses on Sonica, a bi-annual festival of sonic arts and year-round global touring programme where sound, vision and big-time sensuality abound.
#52 Rabiya Choudhry
With her first solo exhibition, COCO!NUTS! at Transmission in Glasgow, Choudhry unleashed a body of work that explores the contradictions of her Scots-Pakistani heritage with wit, confessional candour and colourful largesse in paintings that burst forth with a vivid cartoon-style mix of the personal and the political. (NC)
#67 Victoria Crowe
A new painting of Prince Charles was a major draw at Victoria Crowe: Beyond Likeness, a major retrospective of the veteran portrait painter at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Sitting alongside studies of the likes of R.D. Laing, Tam Dalyell and Winifred Rushworth and running alongside a show of new work at the Scottish Gallery, it revealed Crowe as one of the most perceptive artists of her age.
Contributions to The List magazine's Hot 100, November 2018