The Hepworth Wakefield is the first public gallery to present a solo exhibition of works by Andrew Cranston. Andrew Cranston: What made you stop here? features 38 new and recent paintings that range from large-scale canvases to intimate works painted on old linen-bound book covers, comprising subjects that include still life, landscape, seascape, portraits, and interior scenes.
Andrew was born in Hawick in the Scottish Borders in 1969, and now lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. Cranston studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and then completed his postgraduate study at the Royal College of Art, where he was taught by Peter Doig and Adrian Berg.
Andrew will be in conversation with Laura Smith, The Hepworth Wakefield’s Director of Collection and Exhibitions, to discuss his exhibition, influences and the visual and literary references in his work.
Before joining The Hepworth Wakefield in 2022/23, Laura was Curator at Whitechapel Gallery for five years and previously held curatorial roles at Tate Britain, Tate St Ives and Nottingham Contemporary. Laura is also a Trustee at IntoArt, which supports people with learning disabilities to be recognised as established artists.