Anna H. Geerdes

Born in Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, she moved to Scotland in 1991. She graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2010, achieving a 1st Class BA Hons Degree in Painting Fine Art.

On meeting Anna at her highly successful degree show, she was invited to have a solo exhibition in Compass Gallery in 2015 which was met with critical acclaim from audiences both in Scotland and abroad. Her paintings display equally intriguing and superbly powerful scenes which explore and develop her interest in human interaction with our planet, the maps of our land and the nature of the landscape, relating to today’s shifting circumstances.

Since graduating, she has had eight successful solo exhibitions in Compass Gallery, Glasgow; Meffan Institute, Forfar; and in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Orkney. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and events including: the Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition; Islington Art Fair; the SSA; a regular exhibitor at Aberdeen Artist Society; Paisley Art Institute; and mixed and themed exhibitions in New York. She is a recipient of numerous awards, with her work being exhibited throughout the UK, and is in private, public and corporate collections.

2021 W. Gordon Smith & Jay Gordonsmith Award (RSA Annual Exhibition)
2018 The Bet Low Trust Award at PAI 2018
2016 Paisley Art Institute, Art Hire Award
2014 MSD Young Painter Award, Aberdeen Artist Society
2011 Royal Scottish Academy Landscape Award
2011 David & June Gordon Memorial Trust Award
2010 Purchase Award by RGU Arts and Heritage

Solo Shows
2021 ‘Borderline’ Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2019 ‘Dust In My Eyes’ Gallowgate Artists Studios, Glasgow
2017 ‘The Ground Beneath Our Feet’ Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2015 ‘As Far As The Eye Can See’ Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2012 ‘No Place’ The Meffan Institute, Forfar
2009 ‘Flux’, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen
2004 ‘Still Lives’, The Belmont Cinema, Aberdeen
2002 ‘Moments in Time’, The Green Room, Hoy, Orkney

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition
2020 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition
2018 Themed Exhibition, Central Booking, New York (USA)
Paisley Art Institute, Annual Exhibition, Paisley
Spring Exhibition, The Velvet Easel, Portobello, Edinburgh
Selected for publication in Vellum Art Magazine20, New York
2017 Islington Art Fair, London (represented by Compass Gallery)
Central Booking, New York (USA)
Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2017, Edinburgh
2016 Islington Art Fair, London. (represented by Compass Gallery)
Paisley Art Institute, Open exhibition, Paisley
Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2016, Edinburgh
100 Paintings, 20 Artists. Dovehill Studios, Glasgow
Summer Exhibition 2016, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2015 Winter Exhibition 2015, the Meffan, Forfar
Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2015, Edinburgh
Winter Exhibition 2015, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Selected for Publication in ‘Pushing Out the Boat’ North-East Scotland’s
Magazine of New Writing and the Visual Arts
2014 Winter Exhibition 2014, the Meffan, Forfar
Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2014, Edinburgh
Islington Art Fair, London. Representing Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2013 ‘Still Spaces: The Allotment Project’ Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2012 Aberdeen Art Fair, representing Aberdeen Artist Society.
2011 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2011, Edinburgh
‘Northern Lights’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Venus + Demarco + Beuys’ Richard Demarco, Edinburgh
‘New Contemporaries’ Royal Scottish Society, Edinburgh
Scottish Society of Artists; Annual Exhibition (invited) Edinburgh
2008-15 Annual Exhibition. Aberdeen Artist Society, Aberdeen

Group/Open Shows and Events
2016-17 Open Exhibition Gallowgate Artist Studios, Glasgow
2015 Exhibition work of Artists of Dovehill studios, at Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow
2013 ‘Under the Hammer’ Artists Collective Exhibition, Aberdeen
2012 ‘Couleur Café’ Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
2010 ‘Gray Area’, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
2009 ‘Trust’ (National Trust & Limousine Bull) Drum Castle, North Deeside
2008 ‘Postcards and Wee Souvenirs’, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen
2002 Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney