Ian Hartshorne

Ian Hartshorne is Head of Painting and M.A Painting course leader at Manchester School of Art. He trained for his M.A at Chelsea College of Art and was a Stanley Picker fellow at Kingston University and a subsequent Boise Scholar at The Slade School, London. He completed a PhD, which investigates the affect on our social memories in relation to digital production methods. He has exhibited extensively across U.S.A and Europe. He is a founder member of the Teaching Painting organisation, a coalition of educators, which explores the relationship between teaching and painting – hosting conferences, publications, exhibitions and workshops. He recently completed curating a six-part exhibition cycle called ‘Fully Awake’ which brought together 72 institutions and 238 artists in an intergenerational sequence of shows; visiting six U.K venues. He is also co-editor of the book ‘Teaching Painting: How can painting be taught in British art schools?’ Published by Black Dog press.