Chloe Gough

ARTFORMS: Visual Arts , Painting


Originally from Duncanstone, a small village outside Insch in Aberdeenshire, Chloe graduated from the University of Dundee with a degree in fine art and philosophy.

Chloe’s work has been described as delicate, poetic and quietly engaging. One of the top students in her year, Chloe was selected to exhibit in the competitive and prestigious RSA New Contemporary exhibition in 2010. Following the exhibition, she was awarded the David and June Gordon Memorial Trust prize and the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh Purchase prize. Considered to be a hugely talented and original painter, she has exhibited in a number of high-profile galleries.

Chloe moves to Boston for a year to participate in an intensive year of studio art study and practice.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award has enabled Chloe to pursue postgraduate studies in visual art at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Since the Award

A day that Chloe will remember for the rest of her life is being invited, as part of the community of artists at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, to spend a day life drawing from the Boston Ballet Company during rehearsal. Moreover, she enjoyed access to the archives of the Boston Museum of Fine Art and through that link was invited to be a guest lecturer at a first-year undergraduate class at the Boston College of Art and Design. Chloe writes that she returned to Scotland 'with a wonderful and newly invigorated work ethic and absolute dedication to my practice.'

The impact this award will have on my ability to study in Boston is phenomenal, thank you so much.