Jim Pattison RSA

Winner of one of the Art in Healthcare Purchase Awards, supported by Hope Trust Scott.

 

Jim Pattison RSA was born in Dundee and studied Architecture for a year at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and then Drawing and Painting (1974 - 1979). Pattison taught in schools in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow from 1980 until 1989 and then taught Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone from 1990 until 2012. Pattison's work employs a range of autographic and digital media to manipulate images and information. In his series, Translations, Pattison made visual responses to personal experiences of renal failure, dialysis and kidney transplantation. Recently he has investigated ways in which tartans have been designed and assigned and suggested new ways of designing tartan setts using information from his family history and from his own DNA.