Graham Lister (b.1982) is a painter and researcher based in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2016, he completed a Practice-based PhD at the Glasgow School of Art. Within this extensive body of research, he focused on the use of painting as a tool for exploring contemporary everyday experiences of space and place through examining surface materialities and barrier forms.
His ongoing painting practice is concerned with the activity of painting as a way of distilling lived physical and virtual experiences. His work encompasses gradual abstraction processes which allow him to better understand the visual codes and surface materialities of the spatial environments which so often go unnoticed within our everyday lives. Recent exhibitions in Edinburgh, Manchester and Berlin have made use of large-scale painting installations to explore ways in which gallery spaces can be controlled and altered through the creation of internal barrier-type works.
Graham is currently a Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art, within the department of Painting and Printmaking, is based at the Briggait in Glasgow and can be found on Instagram @lister_art