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Helen Eel is a practicing Glasgow based artist, mainly working in gouache and ink illustration and painting. Her work is based around themes of emotion, unease and strange scenes of dreams and everyday life populated by characters and symbols of her own imagining. She graduated from GSA in 2018 and worked as a contemporary portrait painter, exhibiting in the National Portrait Gallery London and elsewhere. She has been part of many group and solo shows across the UK since 2014 - most recently creating the immersive mixed media exhibition 'Glue' with textile artist Andrew Sutherland in 2022. She is a member of  Glasgow based G20 artists collective and has worked as a curator and creative coordinator since 2020.

Selected exhibitions:

Solo show - Helen Robinson – An Exhibition of Works, 25th January – 1st February 2019, Ilkley Arts Studio, The Manor House Courtyard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Degree Show, 2nd – 8th June 2018, The Tontine Building, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

An Exhibition of Five Artists, 8th March 2018, 13 Rupert Street, Glasgow

Material Girl, 1st May 2017, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Series Three, 20th - 21st April 2017, The Glue Factory, Glasgow

Twenty Five Percent Extra, 10th - 12th June 2016, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow

Pat Tested, 5th - 10th May 2016, The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

BP Portrait Award Exhibition, 13th June - 20th October 2019, The National Portrait Gallery, London

Cass Art Face to Face 2019 Exhibition, 5th - 29th September 2019, The Space, Cass Art, Islington, London

'Last Resort' 11th - 31rst December 2020, The Alchemy Experiment, Byres Road, Glasgow

'Love and Chaos' 8th October 2021 - 7th November 2021, The Alchemy Experiment, Byres Road, Glasgow

'Maximum Tilt' Winter exhibition, SaltSpace Cooperative, 270 High Street, Glasgow

‘Glue’ with Andrew Sutherland 29th July – 11th August 2022 , The Alchemy Experiment, Byres Road, Glasgow


Easel Words for 'The Jackdaw' - September/October issue 2020

'Love and Chaos' October 2021 as curator and publishing artist

'Ninabyron' Animae Noctis - Issue 3, December 2021

‘It’ll Be Alright’ November 2022 as curator

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