Craig Waddell is a recent graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, in BA Photography. He is due to show at the Royal Scottish Academy as one of the RSA’s New Contemporaries for 2017, alongside being named as a finalist in the Fine Art category of the Scottish Portrait Awards 2017. Waddell has shown in group shows internationally and across the UK, most recently Queer Art Now! in London and is soon to have a solo feature in the 2017 Edinburgh Art Fair. Alongside his art practice, he has recently worked with Getty Images on Grant Thornton’s Faces of A Vibrant Economy 2017 campaign, a series of commissioned portraits across the UK celebrating the best of businesspeople, designers and charitable organisations.
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Awards and Nominations
Royal Scottish Academy - RSA New Contemporaries 2018
Finalist - Fine Art Category of The Scottish Portrait Awards 2017
Runner-Up - Astaire Art Prize 2017 

Previous Exhibitions

Solo Featured Photographer at The Edinburgh Art Fair, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, November 2017
Scottish Portrait Awards Fine Art Finalist's Exhibition, The Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, November - December 2017
Grant Thorton's The Faces of A Vibrant Economy 2017 Launch Exhibition, Rich Mix, London, November 2017
Queer Art(ists) Now - Group Visual Arts Exhibition part of And What? Queer Arts Festival, London, October 2017

Stonewall Scotland - Making Equality Happen exhibition, Out Of The Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, October 2017

Undergarments - Multi-disciplinary Visual Arts Show, 107 Projects, Sydney, Australia, August 2017

Queer Pop! Celebrating LGBT+ Art and Artists, Group Exhibition, Gallery 23, Edinburgh, August 2017

Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, May / June 2017

Astaire Art Prize Exhibition, Sculpture Court at Edinburgh College of Art, April 2017

Exhibition Coming Soon - Softbox Collective Photography Group Show, Coburg House, Edinburgh, April 2017

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF), The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh, February 2017 

Touch 2017 - Softbox Photography Collective group show, Fine Roots Gallery, October 2016

Mid-Semester Warning - Photography student exhibition at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, April 2016

Congratulations! You Have a New Match! - Cross-disciplinary student exhibition at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, April 2016

Massachusetts College of Art and Design All School Show - Boston, MA, March 2016

INTIMATE SPACE - Third Year ECA Photography show at Fine Roots Gallery in The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh, November 2015

Hold Me, Baby - Cross-disciplinary student exhibition at Meridian Space, Beijing, June 2015

Double Take - Photography student exhibition at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, April 2015

The Line of Best Fit - Open call cross-disciplinary exhibition at The Settlements Project Leith by Place and Platform, Edinburgh, 2014

ABSURD MODE - Cross-disciplinary student exhibition at Coburg House Gallery and Studios, Edinburgh, November 2014

DRINKS WILL BE SERVED - Photography student exhibition at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, October 2014

White Cube - Cross-disciplinary student exhibition at Argyle House, Edinburgh, April 2014
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