Ade Adesina RSA RGI RE
Day Watchers. Linocut. 76cm-56cm. 2013.j

Born in Nigeria, Ade Adesina now lives and works in Aberdeen, having studied at and graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2012.


A traditional print maker, painter and sculptor, his highly accomplished craftsmanship has won him many accolades and awards including: The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Award, Walter Scott Global Investment Award, Art in Healthcare Purchase Prize and The Royal Scottish Academy Residence 13, among others.


His works are held in The Royal Scottish Academy Collection, Robert Gordon University Arts and Heritage Collection, Art in Healthcare Edinburgh, Bietigheim Bissingem and Stadtisch Galerie 

Collection, as well as being held in private collections throughout the UK.

‘Decline’ a 112 x 76cm linocut was exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, alongside works by Yinka Shonibare and Tracey Emin. 


During Adesina’s Residency at Glasgow Print Studio he travelled around Scotland, Shetland and Orkney gathering research for works and completed several works in collaboration with other artists.

He was selected to be part of Generation showcasing the past 25 years of Scottish art across Scotland at The Royal Scottish Academy of Art. The Scotsman labelled him ‘One to Look out For’. 

'Day Watchers'

Ade Adesina