Michael Kirkman studied at Edinburgh College of Art before completing a Masters at the Royal College of Art in London. Now living and working in Edinburgh, Kirkman produces mainly linocut prints and drawings.
"Kirkman’s drawings are like memories inscribed, or vignettes of lived experience. Just as one can have detailed memories of particular objects from places we have visited, but no recollection of other aspects, so too Kirkman’s images convey a sense of our selective memory.
- Simon Martin, Director, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Kirkman’s works have been commissioned prints by the National Theatre, Faber and Faber, and Palace of Westminster (as part of the Jubilee celebrations), as well as being featured in the collections of York Art Gallery and Palace of Westminster.