Born: Barnsley (England), 1986

Lives & Works:  Glasgow (Scotland)

Ric Warren’s practice considers how our manmade surroundings have symbolic meaning beyond their basic functions and his artworks are informed by an interest in urban spatial and social politics, distilled through a minimalist artistic sensibility.

Art Education

The Glasgow School of Art, 2005-08

Fine Art (Environmental Art)

Leeds College of Art & Design, 2004-05

Foundation Studies in Art & Design (Fine Art)

Selected Solo & Collaborative Exhibitions

Site Acquired 

Mount Florida Gallery & Studios Garden, Glasgow International Art Festival, 2018


Mount Florida Gallery & Studios, Glasgow, 2017


(with Scott Brotherton)

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow International Art Festival, 2016


Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 2013

Preventative Measures: On The Spatial Dynamics of Control, Counteraction, & Conflict

Superclub Gallery, Edinburgh 2012

Nothing Fades Quicker Than Yesterday’s Ideas About Tomorrow 

(Collaboration with Kate Gallagher)

Merchant City Festival, Glasgow 2011

Borders, Boundaries & Barricades: Redeveloping Geographies of Division 

David Dale Gallery, Glasgow 2011


(Collaboration with Kate Gallacher)

New Work Scotland Programme, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh 2010


Edinburgh Art Festival, Charlotte Sq Gardens, Edinburgh 2008

Selected Group Exhibitions:

You do you, do you? (Thank You Very Much)

The Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2018

The Ultimate Vessel

Koppe Astner, Glasgow 2015

Finite Project Altered When Open

David Dale Gallery, Glasgow 2015


(project by Laura Aldridge and Anna Mayer)

Trongate  103, Glasgow, 2014

Mathew Higgs / John Riepenhoff / Ric Warren

SWG3 Project Space, Glasgow 2014

New Works : Open Studios

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 2013


(with Dominic Samsworth, Rachel Walker & Emma McIntyre)

SWG3 Studios, Glasgow, 2012

Industrial Aesthetics

Hunter College, New York City 2011


(with Keith Allen & Caroline Gallagher)

CCA Intermedia, Glasgow 2011


Cornish College of Art, Seattle 2011

Characters In Search Of An Exit

MOT International, London 2011

Mobile Museum

V&A Museum, London 2011


The Pigeon Wing, London 2010

Research: Awards in Focus

RSA, Edinburgh 2009


White House Gallery, Glasgow 2009

RSA New Contemporaries

RSA, Edinburgh 2009


Bargehouse Gallery, London 2008


Open Glasgow Project Funding

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, 2016

Glasgow Visual Arts Award

Glasgow Life, 2015

Skills Development Fund

Trongate 103, 2010

Professional Development Funding

Creative Scotland, 2010

Residencies for Scotland

Royal Scottish Academy, 2009

John Kinross Scholarship

Royal Scottish Academy, 2008


The Bothy Project Residency

Sweeney’s Bothy, Isle of Eigg, February 2017

The Bothy Project Residency

Inshriach Bothy, Cairngorms National Park, November 2015

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Micro-Residency

Edinburgh, October-December 2012

The Pigeon Wing Studio Residency Project

London, August 2010

Edinburgh Printmakers Studio Residency

(RSA Residencies for Scotland), February – May 2010

Florence Research Residency

(RSA John Kinross Scholarship), Florence, Italy, October –December 2008

LindArt Fine Arts Colony

Lendava Castle, Slovenia, July 2008

Bloom! Hotel Project

Brussels, Belgium, September 2007

Public Talks: 

Pecha Kucha: Glasgow International Artists in the City

The Whisky Bond, Glasgow, April 2016

Ric Warren: Architecture / Sculpture

5710 Architects Association, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & The Built Environment, Aberdeen, November 2013

Contextualising The City: Thoughts on Urban Formations

Pigeon Wing, London, August 2010

Life After Art School: Professional Practice Presentation

Glasgow School of Art, March 2010

Ric Warren: Artists Talk

Lendava Castle, Slovenia, July 2008

Socio-Spatial Segregation & Displacement  (Dissertation Conference)

Glasgow School of Art, April 2008

The European Situation: Art in Scotland

Bloom Hotel, Brussels, August 2007

Print Publications:

Bothy Sketchbook

Scott Brotherton & Ric Warren, 2016

Zero Zine 2: End of History Edition (Contribution)

Zero Zine, 2015.

Queens Park Music Club Volume 2 (Contribution)

Queens Park Railway Club, 2015

Purlieu (Contribution)

Matzine, March 2013

Paper X Volume 2 (Contribution)

Paper X, November 2009