Born in Falkirk, Scotland, June 1969.

Represented by R O O M, London 

Publications & Reviews 

  • Lesley Punton : Upland Birds - artist book, Published by Shoebox, July 2016 (ISBN 978-0-9935996-0-6)
  • Future Now - The publication featuring artists shortlisted for the 2016 Aesthetica Art Prize, UK. Spring 2016
  • Visual/bind - Issue No 1. Australia, Essay by David Watson, Walking as Knowing on the work of Lesley Punton, October 2015, (ISBN 0 9578366 7 8)
  • Lesley Punton - 8 Ardtornish flowers, artist book, Published by Shoebox, July 2014
  • Lesley Punton - Mountains without end, artist book/monograph, with commissioned essays from Thomas A Clark, (Scotland), Dr David Watson (Australia), and contributions from Alec Finlay (Scotland), and an introduction from Sandie Macrae. Published by ROOMBOOKS, London, Sept/Oct 2013, (ISBN 978 0 95499 156 2)
  • Back to the things themselves, interview with Magdalena Chau in the Daily Serving, http://dailyserving.com/2012/05/back-to-the-things-themselves/ May 2012
  • Art Monthly, May 2009, Issue No 326, Review of "Collaborators" by Larne Abse Gogarty, (ISSN 0142 6702)
  • Next Level, London, No. 12, October 2007 (ISSN 1476-4369)
  • The Showroom Annual 2005/6, The Showroom London, (ISBN 0 9542362 5 4)
  • Flower of the West, produced by An Lochran to accompany exhibition and concert; May 2005
  • Flash Art International, review by Judith Finlay of where deer sleep, Vol.XXIX #187, March/April 1996 edition, (ISSN 0394 1493)
  • Fotofeis '95, published by Fotofeis; Oct. 1995 (ISBN 09521396 2 6)
  • Shadows on the Water, exhibition catalogue published by Fotofeis; Nov 1995 (ISBN 0 9521396 1 8)
  • Swarm, exhibition catalogue published by SAC; June 1995 (ISBN 1 85119 0732)
  • Portfolio ~ The Catalogue of Contemporary British Photography, published by Portfolio, Edinburgh; Issue 20/ Dec 1994, (ISSN 1354 4446)
  • New Art in Scotland, exhibition catalogue published by CCA; Nov. 1994 (ISBN 1 873331 10 X)
  • Revisions - Zeitgennossische Fotografie aus Schottland, exhibition catalogue published by Nazraeli Press; June 1994 (ISBN 3 923922 25 6)
  • Dirty Holes, 10 minute audio tape catalogue published by Modern Art & Orangebox; Feb. 1994
  • Fuse, folio of postcards produced by Community Industry, Glasgow; Nov. 1993
  • Invisible Cities, exhibition catalogue published by The Fruitmarket Gallery & MA Fine Art GSA; Feb. 1992

 Residencies & Conference papers

  • The Bothy Project : Artist residency at Inshriach Bothy, Cairngorms, Scotland, March 2014,
  • Artists residency in collaboration with Jim Hamlyn at Sydney College of Art, Sydney, Australia, Summer 2011
  • "Experiments in Situated Knowledge" - conference at National Institute of Experimental Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, August 17th - 20th 2011. Co-authored with Jim Hamlyn
  • Artist Residency at Lapplands Konstnarskoloni, Gallivare, Lapland, Sweden; September 1997

Awards & Commissions

  • Glasgow School of Art research award to assist in the making of mountains without end, artist book/monograph published by ROOMBOOKS, London, (ISBN 978-0-9549915-6-2) Sept 2013
  • Glasgow City Council grant to assist in the presentation of new work for exhibition at ROOM, Bristol, England, April 2004
  • British Council travel award to attend opening of solo show at Miller/Geisler Gallery, New York, July 2003
  • Scottish Arts Council (SAC) Award (small assistance grant) for production costs for a solo exhibition at Miller/Geisler, New York; July 2003
  • Research Fund award from The Glasgow School of Art to assist in the production costs for a solo show New Work at Intermedia, Glasgow, September 2001.
  • SAC Award (small assistance grant) to complete the photographic series Badlands; April 2001
  • SAC Award (small assistance grant) to attend Lapplands Konstnarskoloni, Sweden; September 1997
  • SAC Award (small assistance grant) to assist in the creation of a new body of work; May 1996
  • Fotofeis Award/artists commission to make where deer sleep, solo exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery, Oct. 1995
  • SAC award (small assistance grant) to make work for  Revisions, Kunstlerwerkstatt, Munich;  May 1994
  • Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; John Kinross Scholarship to Florence; July - Sept. 1990
  • Royal Academy, London; David Murray Memorial Travelling Scholarship; Aug.1989
Employment
  • Acting head of Fine Art Photography, The Glasgow School of Art, July 2013 - present
  • Full time lecturer in Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art  Sept 2000 - June 2013
  • Full-time lecturer in Photography at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, Sept 1998 - Sept 2000
Education & Qualifications
  • PGCert Learning & Teaching, (Distinction), University of the Arts, London, 2010
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, March 2003 - Present
  • MA Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art; 1990 - 1992
  • BA (Hons.) Fine Art (1st Class): Dept. of Drawing & Painting, Glasgow School of Art; 1986 - 1990