Isobel Brigham

Painter Isobel Brigham was born in Hampshire in 1963. She studied fine art at Chelsea School of Art (1988-92) before completing her postgraduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art (MA, Painting, 1992-94). Brigham won 2nd Prize at the BP Portrait Award (1995), was awarded a bursary by The Prince of Wales Drawing School (2001), was chosen for The Threadneedle Figurative Prize (2008), and won the ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary (2016). She lives and works in London.

Solo Exhibitions
2004 Browse & Darby, London
2006 Prints: New Editions, Sims Reed Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
1991, ’98, ’03, ’09, ‘10 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1992 BP portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery
1996 Die Kraft Der Bilder, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
In The Looking Glass, Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1997, ‘98 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1999, ‘04 Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London
2009 Grove Women, Beverley Knowles Gallery, London
2011 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Exhibition, Kings Place Gallery, London
2012 Material, Salon 94, New York a collaboaration with fashion designer Duro Olowu during New York Fashion Week
2014 Mystery Portrait Postcards, National Portrait Gallery
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London
2017 Ruth Borchard Prize, Kings Place Gallery, London

Awards and Prizes
1990 Christie’s Contemporary View, Royal College of Art, 2nd Prize

1991 NatWest Prize for Art, London

1995 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, 2nd Prize

1998 Awarded Royal Overseas League Travel Scholarship

2001Awarded Prince of Wales’s Drawing School Bursary

2006 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, London

2005 The Garrick /Milne Prize, London

2008 Threadneedle Figurative Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2016  First Prize, The ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary

2017   Ruth Borchard Prize, Kings Place Gallery, London

2018   Wells Art Contemporary, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset

Public Collections
Bloomsbury Publishing
Lincolnshire County Council
Sportsman’s Aid Society
Garrick Club