Christine Borland - Set Conversation Pieces, Detail, Convolvulus

Hand painted bone china, 1998. Courtesy the artist.

Christine Borland

Christine Borland was born in Darvel, Ayrshire and studied at Glasgow School of Art and the University of Ulster, Belfast. Her work has often involved collaboration with non-art related institutions, exploring areas such as forensic science, the history of medicine, medical ethics and human genetics. Borland frequently asks us to consider the fragility of human life and the way in which it is valued by social systems and institutions. She works with a variety of materials, including glass, china, fabric and bronze. Borland was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997. She lives and works in Kilcreggan, Argyll.