The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Hello, my name is Oliver Braid. I am an acquired taste living in Phew, an island off the coast of Glasgow. I was born in Birmingham in 1984 and studied at Falmouth College of Art and Glasgow School of Art. I have made solo presentations of my work throughout the UK, including: I’ll Look Forward To It, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, part of New Work Scotland (2011), My Five New Friends, The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2012), Snorlax Beanbag, Intermedia Gallery, CCA Glasgow (2013) and Communal Dolphin Snouting, Transmission, Glasgow (2013).
Throughout 2012 I co-hosted a weekly pop-philosophy radio show with the artist Ellie Harrison, the Ellie & Oliver Show, through CultureLab Radio, Newcastle. As part of the Ellie & Oliver Show we co-presented five special radio shows for Edinburgh Art Festival and co-curated a radio mini-festival for Glasgay. In 2014 we recorded two special reunion shows for Glasgow Open House. I was also a founding member of the experiential therapy group for artists, Artists Anonymous (2011-2012).
In 2013, I undertook a 4-month residency at Triangle France, Marseille sponsored by Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow City Council International Office and Creative Scotland and in 2014 I was awarded a Creative Scotland Artist Bursary. From 2011 to 2014 I coordinated the Many Studios' Graduate Residency Programme and worked as part of The Telfer Gallery team. In 2015 I was artist-in-residence at the Cooper Gallery, Dundee, presented a new solo exhibition, The one where we wonder what Friends did at WASPS Hanson Street, Glasgow and launched my first seasonal events venue Phew.
In early 2016 I presented my latest solo exhibition The Nude Ignity at Vane, Newcastle and I’m currently working towards a new project The Old Mechanics launching in Edinburgh and travelling to Liverpool and Plymouth during the summer.