Main image: Psyche by Yeon Ju, 80cm x 100cm, 2021, acrylic and oil on canvas The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI) are happy to announce this year’s winners of the RGI Graduate Award. The recipients, Yeon Ju and Jennifer McNeil are both recent graduates from The Glasgow School of Art, having studied Fine Art Painting & Printmaking and Fine Art Photography retrospectively. The RGI Graduate Award is awarded to emerging artists at the GSA Degree show, in recognition of outstanding work. About the Artists Yeon Ju (B.1995) is a Korean artist based in London, UK. She mainly works with acrylic and oil. Her main interest is to traverse the relationship between love and sadness. Yeon’s painting captures fantastic scenes associated with the relationship of feelings. They are translated to painting in a poetic and symbolic way with a sense of metaphor. Surrealistic metamorphosis is happening in the painting. Her work is enchanting with flowing, lively and slick brush marks. Her canvas explores imaginative narrative which comes from her wish. She Brings the Rain 120cm x 150cm, 2021, acrylic and oil on canvas Worship in the Bedroom 120cm x 150cm, 2021, acrylic and oil on canvas Jennifer Elizabeth McNeil is a multidisciplinary artist from Glasgow. Working in a variety of mediums including, photography, performance and drawing, Jennifer explores her surroundings and personal and social histories. On a cathartic journey she wanders the territories of where she lives – the forest and nature are places of escape and solace. The uncanny, loss, time and memory are themes she explores. Jennifer’s work uses a hybrid mix of media, producing a home-made aesthetic. What Big Teeth You Have, ‘Family Album Series’, mixed media, 28.2 x 17.4 cm, 2021. Moving image from Territories, 2021. Animation, from 35mm photography and archival ink. Into the Woods, 2021, 35mm photography Ink jet print, 20.3 x 25.4cm. The RGI Graduate Award Exhibition will open in spring 2022 at The RGI Kelly Gallery, 118 Douglas Street, Glasgow, G2 4ET. Discover more about past winners here.