ECA Profile
Miriam Hancill is an artist and practice-based PhD researcher. She lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Miriam's practice thematises the generative nature of the printmaker’s studio, re-contextualising its apparatus and processes from mechanical means of technical mastery to central elements in the artist’s decision-making process. It makes explicit the media, tools, decisions and actions of the printmaker within the workshop setting, highlighting the labour and tactile nature of practical application.


2021-2025, PhD Art (by practice), Edinburgh College of Art, UK

2018-2020, MFA Contemporary Art Practice, Edinburgh College of Art, UK

2011-2015, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University, UK

2010-2011, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, University of Sunderland, UK


peripheral acts, ECA Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, UK.

PhD Showcase 2023, The Fire Station at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK.

Projects Half Done, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK.

South College Street: Past, Present, Future, Edinburgh Futures Institute at The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

OutBound, Out Of The Blue (Drill Hall), Edinburgh, UK.

ALT-D 2020 (online), Edinburgh, UK.

Summer 2020: ECA Degree Show (online), Edinburgh, UK.

RELICS, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

Dig Deep, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

RestUnrest, Fire Station at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

I give you the end of this golden thread, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Printmakers, Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


November 2021- Interdisciplinary Residency (Print Place), Hospitalfield, Arbroath

October 2017-April 2018, In Print Bursary Holder, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 2015-June 2016, AA2A Artist in Residence, Sunderland University


2022, Monoprint: An opening up of 'printness'?, IMPACT12 International Printmaking Conference, UWE, Bristol, UK.

2021, Monoprinting Workshop, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2020, One-offs: Monotype Workshop, Newcastle University, UK

2016, Visiting Artist at Sunderland University, UK.


Monoprint: an opening up of ‘printness’? (2023) IMPACT Printmaking Journal,(1), 18.

Sadgrads Zine #1, 2020