Senior Lecturer, School of Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art
Founder and former Head of Master of Fine Art programme, The Glasgow School of Art.

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Forthcoming Paper for IACA (International association of Art Critics) conference (Dublin) to be published 2007.

“The end of a lifetime project, the beginning of a new one” Profile by Andrew Eaton, The Scotsman, 6th June.


“The Red Queen” profile in Glasgow Herald, Jan 22nd
“The One Hundred most influential people in Glasgow” Profile, Evening Times, Jan 25th.


Catalogue Essay for Tramway exhibition, "Show me to the Tradesman’s entrance


Catalogue essay, Glasgow Inbox, MFA exhibition at National Centre for the Arts, Mexico City.


Year long absence due to major illness.


Witness, Listen and Sign as Having Seen, Wim Catrysse. Interview with Sam Ainsley. Argos, Editions ISBN 90-76855-07-02, Brussels.
Satoshi Watanabe Exhibition catalogue. Mitaka Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan and Mackintosh Museum, GSA. Essay: Here and There, Then and Now. The work of Satoshi Watanabe. Published Mitaka City Arts Foundation 6-12-14 Kami-renjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo.
Haiku Installation Curated by Aya Iguchi, Glasgow & London. Introductory essay by Sam Ainsley.
no small feat, review, Elizabeth Mahoney, The Guardian, July 20th
Diplomatic Immunity, MFA work at Times Square Gallery, New York, 120 page colour catalogue, ISBN 0 901904 18X


Review of Mapping the Difference, Stella Sevastopoulou, Athens News.
Ainsley, S. essay contribution, ‘Step it up and Go’, in Directions, Vol. 18 No.1 Journal of Nat. Assoc. for Education in Art and Design
Review, Clare Henry, The Red Space exhibition, Glasgow Herald, November 1999.


Ainsley, S. essay contribution to the book "Decadent; Public Art; Contentious Term and Contested Practice” Ed. David Harding and Pavel Buchler, published by the Foulis Press, Glasgow, February.
Review of Mapping the Difference, Davina Thackera, Sculpture Magazine, June '98
Ainsley, S., essay contribution to book on art outside the gallery, “Outside in the distance”published by Platform Artists Group Inc. Melbourne, Australia.


Ainsley, S. "Hello, this is a wake up call “ Make magazine, September (Education) issue.
Ainsley, S. ‘Shroud’ catalogue essay, exhibition by Patricia Mackinnon Day, Collins Gallery, Glasgow and Wrexham Arts Centre.
Ainsley, S. and McKee F. catalogue essays, "Made in Glasgow" exhibitions and events, Brussels, Belgium
Ainsley, S. Report on "Memory and Legacy” Symposium, Berlin, published in NICA notes, Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin.


Connors, T. Mapping the Difference. Dialogue magazine. U.S.A. Nov/Dec.


Ainsley S. and Henderson K. "On Research", CIRCA arts magazine, Scottish Supplement, September.


Patrick, A.'Sam Ainsley’ Women’s Art Magazine, Sep/Oct


Currah, M. City Limits, 8 March
Henry, C. 'Sam Ainsley', Glasgow Herald, 8 June.
Smith, W.G.'Sam Ainsley', Glasgow Herald, 8 June
Simpson, A. Glasgow Herald, 29 August


Dorsey, J. 'Institute Shows Cover Wide Range of Work', Baltimore Sun, USA. 24 January.
Purchase,'Show of Works by visiting Artists is a Good Reason to Visit MICA Galleries' The Evening Sun, Baltimore, USA.
Henry, C. Glasgow Herald, 31 March.


Henry, C. Arts Review, Autumn


Henry, C. 'Red Signals A StunningShow', Glasgow Herald, 23 January
Bain, A. 'Theatre Call', The List, 23January-5 February, p18.
Robbie, J. 'Red Alert', The Scotsman Magazine, Vol8, No.4, July, pp7.
Henry, C. 'The Scottish Phenomenon', Arts Review, 31 July, pp6-8.
Henry, C. Studio International, Vol200, August, pp? -48
Arthur, J. Review of 'The Vigorous Imagination’ Art Line, August, pp31           
Bain, A. 'Flying the Flag', Festival Visitor, August, pp31
Feaver, W.'Scottish Painters', Vogue, August, pp 18-20.
Bain, A. 'New Art in Scotland', The List, 7 August, pp49
The Times, 8 August.
Hall, D. 'Scottish Art Alive and Kicking', The Scotsman, 10 August, pp7.
Coia, E. 'Explosive impact of the young Scots', Festival Scotsman, 10 August, pp6-8
Jones, T. 'Glasgow Boys, Glasgow Girls',Country Life, 13 August
Ferguson, W. 'The Vigorous Imagination', 14 August
Henry, C. 'Bulls-Eye’ Glasgow Herald, 14 August
Feaver, W.'Queen Bee's Buzz', The Observer, 16 August


Anderson, G.N. 'Five Artists', Aspects, No.28, Autumn.


Liddle, D. The Observer, 6 March
Henry, C. 'Double Celebration' Glasgow Herald, 15 March
Innes, S. 'Women Artists Take to War-Paint', The Scotsman, 18 March


Henry, C. 'Contemporary Abstractions', Glasgow Herald, 12 June Cage, E. 'Bias away from Euclid to Expression', The Scotsman, 15 June
Oliver, C. 'Contemporary Abstraction', The Guardian, 30 June
Scottish Young Contemporaries, 1981 Exhibition at the Talbot Rice Centre, Edinburgh, Craftwork, 44 Nov/Dec