Shirley Ann Tipping was born in Liverpool, England. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1996 with a BA hons degree in Fine Art Photography. Shirley is a practising artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her work focuses on the interchange between the geographical/historical and celluloid American West. She is currently writing a book chronicling the aural and visual histories of the western movie sets still standing today.
2013 - Western Legends Festival - The Visitors Center, Kanab, Utah.
2012 - El Dorado - Big Mouth Coffee Co, Glasgow.
2009 - American West III - His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen.
2009 - American West II - Kelvinside Academy, Glasgow.
2004 - American West - The Art House Hotel, Glasgow.
2001 - Made in America - The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow.
2000 - Fiction - Gilmorehill Film, Theatre and Television Centre, Glasgow.
2000 - Images from a foreign land - The Tron Theatre, Glasgow.
1999 - Close Encounters - Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum, Glasgow.
2012 - AVMAD - High Country Bank, Buena Vista/Salida, Colorado.
2010 - The Residents Return 2010 - The SteamPlant, Salida, Colorado.
2010 - 33 Ideas - Denver International Airport, Colorado.
2006 - BAF Open - Battersea Art Centre, London.
2003 - Three - East Kilbride Arts Centre, Scotland.
2002 - Waygood Open - The Waygood Gallery, Newcastle.
2000 - Luscious - The Pentagon Centre, Glasgow.
1998 - Do Good - RCA, Glasgow.
1997 - Hells Angels - Glasgow.
RESIDENCIES, AWARDS & EVENTS
2016 - Lonesome Dove Reunion Trail - Fort Worth, Texas - Book Research Project.
2014/15 - Lannan Foundation Residency - Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2013 - Helene Wurlitzer Fellowship - Taos, New Mexico.
2012 - Introduction of the Western Movie Sets Book Project (on going).
2010 - Salida ll - Artist Residency, Salida, Colorado.
2010 - Brieske & Costello Travel Award.
2009 - Colorado Art Ranch Residency - Salida, Colorado.
2008 - Helene Wurlitzer Fellowship - Taos, New Mexico.
2007 - Expansion of the American West project introducing aerial photography.
2001/02/03/06/11/12 - Photography projects in exploration of the American West.
2005 - 8 month sabbatical in the American West.
2005 - TJC Travel Award.
1999 - Glasgow City Council Special Projects Environment Grant.
1999 - Glasgow Natural History Society BLB Grant.
1998 - Glasgow New Opportunities Millennium Award.
1996 - Artist in Residence - Strathclyde Arts Centre, Glasgow, Scotland.
1995 - Student Exchange - Michaelis School of Fine Art, Capetown, South Africa.
1995 - The Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust Travel Award.