Edinburgh based Irish Illustrator and educator,
recent graduate of Edinburgh College of Art.

b. 1994
Mhairi Braden is an Illustrator, printmaker and teller of stories; creating a range of different works - often in book form - from sensitive autobiographical comics, to bold pieces on the gods and rituals of her Scottish and Irish heritage.
She approaches each project with in-depth research - making every mark deliberate despite her loose hand in drawing.

Instagram: @mhairibraden

Contact // mhairi.illustration@gmail.com

BA Illustration, First Class with Honours
Edinburgh College of Art (2012-2016)

Studio Assistant at Edinburgh Printmakers
(Jan-Mar 2015), (Jun-Dec 2016)
Graduate (Printmaking) Studio Assistant at Edinburgh College of Art
(Sep 2018 - May 2019)

Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh
Good Press, Glasgow
Travelling Man, York
Gosh! Comics, London
Orbital Comics, London
&PensPress, Los Angeles

Fairs and Exhibitions:
ELCAF 2019, Stall and Workshop, The Round Chapel, London (June 7-10)
Technically Speaking III, ECA Sculpture Court, Edinburgh (April 8-20)
Artists’ BookMarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

Shop of Alll Sorts, 101 Henderson Row, Edinburgh
Market, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
Deluge, Edinburgh Printmakers.
IMPACT 10, Santander, Spain
ELCAF 2018, The Round Chapel, London.
Folklore, Hamilton House Gallery, Bristol.
Equinox, The Island Gallery Space, Bristol.
Bookmarks, Edinburgh College of Art.
Limited Edition, Edinburgh Printmakers.
Artists' BookMarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
Live Drawing for 30 Under 30, YWCA, Scottish Parliament.
Paper to Gold: 50 Years of EP, Edinburgh Printmakers.
RSA Open, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Bright Young Things, Pan Macmillan x Dutch Uncle, London.
ELCAF 2017, The Round Chapel, London.
Pissed Modernism, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh. 
Bookmarks, Edinburgh College of Art.
Artists' BookMarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
PrintMAKERS Market, Edinburgh Printmakers.
7th International Illustration Symposium, Edinburgh College of Art.
RSA Open, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. 
D&AD New Blood, The Truman Brewery, London. 
BA Illustration, Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art.
Bookmarks, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
Italian Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh.
Artists' BookMarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. 
Edinburgh Student Art Festival, City Art Centre. 
Night Swimmers, Gayfields Kiosk, Edinburgh.
DesignMarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
Famous Faces, Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh.
Glasgow Zine Fest, Stereo, Glasgow.
Ex Libris Fair//Aye Write! Book Festival, Mitchell Lib, Glasgow.
Edinburgh Student Art Festival, The Assembly's Roxy.
Bookmarks Zine & Book Fair, ECA Sculpture Court, Edinburgh.
French Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh.
Yuck 'n' Yum Zine Fair, The HMC, Dundee.
Glasgow Zine Fest, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow.
Morton Frazer Annual, Edinburgh's Quartermile. 
Grassmarket Books, Scottish Book Week, Analogue Books, Edinburgh.