Alicia Bruce’s award winning photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, winning several artists’ residencies and bursaries including the Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award. Her images have featured in national press including The TimesThe Scotsman, BBC News and STV News, and are represented in several public and private collections including the National Galleries of Scotland, St Andrews University Special Collections and The RSA.

Alicia is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and accepts commissions locally, nationally and internationally. Her commercial portfolio features an impressive list of high profile clients including the National Galleries of Scotland, Project Ability, engage, Zero Tolerance, Crisis and more. 

She is honoured to be featured in The List Magazine’s 2018 Hot 100 “The Edinburgh-based photographer and lecturer tackled domestic violence in her portrait series Violence Unseen at the Stills Gallery in association with Zero Tolerance, photographed Mhairi Black for the 209 Women project, and created the photographic element of the Our World Heritage exhibition at Edinburgh's Tron Kirk. (DP)”

Shed studio at Woodend Barn Allotments Residency

Shed studio at Woodend Barn Allotments Residency


Zero Tolerance, Crisis, Edinburgh World Heritage, NewsDirect, National Galleries of Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, engage, Project Ability, University of St Andrews, Broomhouse Primary School, The Barn, The European Parliament, NHS, V&A Dundee, 209 Women, Emotionworks


National Galleries of Scotland, Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Collection, Royal Scottish Academy, RSA, Edinburgh Napier University Photography Collection, Ffotogallery, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, University of St Andrews Photography Collection, Zero Tolerance, Various private collections


2018 ‘Violence Unseen’ Stills, Edinburgh, UK (Touring commission for Zero Tolerance)

2018 ‘Our World Heritage’ Tron Kirk, Edinburgh, UK

2017 ‘Menie: TRUMPED’ Fix Photography Festival, London, UK

2016  ‘Menie: TRUMPED’ St Andrews Photography Festival, UK

2015  ‘The Sim Project’, RSA, Edinburgh, UK

2015  ‘Digging for Diamonds’, EU Buildings, Brussels, Belgium

2014  ‘Digging for Diamonds’, Woodend Barn, Scotland

2013  ‘Encore’ RWCMD, Cardiff, Part of Diffusion Festival

2013  ‘Menie’ The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, UK

2011  ‘Menie’ Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK

2011  ‘Menie’, Belmont Picturehouse, Aberdeen, UK

2011  ‘Menie’, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, UK

2011  ‘Menie’, Edindocs Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK

2008  ‘Alicia Bruce: Artist in Residence’, Aberdeen Art Centre, Aberdeen, UK


2019   ‘209 Women’ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2019   ‘Cascade’ University of Edinburgh, UK

2018   ‘209 Women’ UK Parliament, London, UK

2017   ‘Ages of Wonder’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

2017   ‘When the Light Shifts’ Glasgow Women’s Library

2015   ‘Collecting Now’ Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2015   ‘Fleece to Fibre’ National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

2014   ‘Industries’ VU, Meduse, Quebec City, Canada

2014   ‘Industries’ Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

2014   ‘Fleece to Fibre’ The Fleming Collection, London, UK

2014   ‘Fleece to Fibre’ Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

2014   ‘Fleece to Fibre’ Inverness Art Galleries and Museums, UK

2014   ‘Made in Wales’ A Fine Beginning Collective

2013   ‘The Valleys Re-Presented’ RWCMD, Cardiff, Part of Diffusion Festival

2013   ‘Fleece to Fibre’ Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Art Festival

2013   ‘Encore’ Les Rencontres d’Arles, France

2012   ‘Echt? Jetzt!’ Regensburg, Germany

2012   ‘Self Reliance (1841)’ Out of the Blue, Edinburgh Art Festival

2012   ‘Menie’ Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, UK

2012  ‘The Gathering’ Rhubarb Rhubarb, Diemar/Noble Photography, London

2011   ‘Foto8 Summershow’, Host Gallery, London

2009   ‘Feedback Loop’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2009 The Scottish BAFTAS

2008  ‘Flood in the Highlands: after Edwin Landseer’ Aberdeen Art Gallery

2008  ‘Flood in the Highlands’ City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, UK

2008  ‘Feedback Loop’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK

2006  ‘Napier University: Creative Industries, Degree Show’


2016 St Andrews University Purchase Award

2015 RSA Muirhead Purchase Award

2014 The Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award 2014

2013 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Awards Honourable Mention

2013 The Scottish Parliament, Motion S4M-05749

2012 Format Festival/ Synapse Residency Shortlisted

2012 ArtWorks, Artists residential at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Scotland

2012 Aberdeen City Council, Funding to exhibit and speak at an International Photography Symposium in Regensburg, Germany

2012 Bursary to attend engage International SummerSchool, Helsinki, Finland

2012 British School at Rome Document Residency, Shortlisted

2011 Ffotogallery, Photographer in Residence at Blaenavon World Heritage

2010 Aberdeen City Council, Visual Arts Award (for film and video works)

2009 Project Slogan Two week residency in artist run space, Aberdeen

2009 Street Level Photoworks, Bursary to attend Rhubarb-Rhubarb International Review

2009 Street Level Photoworks, Bursary to attend Rhubarb-Rhubarb Cultivate

2009 The Jonathan Jones Memorial Prize, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen

2009 Shell, Commended for Aberdeen Art Gallery Exhibition

2009 The Sally Schofield Memorial Prize, Visual Arts Scotland

2008, Aberdeen Arts Centre, Artist in Residence

2007 The Institute of Contemporary Scotland: Young Scotland Programme

2003 Scottish Photographers, Young Photographer Award


‘209 Women’, Bluecoat Press, 2019

Violence Unseen, Zero Tolerance, 2018

SSHoP,  Studies in Photography, 2016

 ‘Coming Up Trumps’, Cameracraft, 2016

‘The Glasgow Boys’, Drents Museum, Netherlands, 2015

'‘Aspire’, Project Ability, Glasgow, 2015

‘Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained’ Grant Scott, Focal Press 2014

‘European Prospects’ Ffotogallery 2014


Fife College,  City of Glasgow College (Curriculum Leader), Edinburgh College of Art, Ffotogallery, Edinburgh College College, Street Level Photoworks,  The Fruitmarket Gallery,  National Galleries of Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Ingleby Gallery,  University of Aberdeen, University of Hertfordshire,  University of St Andrews, University of West Scotland, VU Photo (Quebec)