Born in 1966 Angela Reilly studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone from 1984-87. In 1987 she moved to London working as an illustrator.
In 1995 she began to concentrate solely on painting, moving back to Glasgow in 2003.
Subsequently Reilly has exhibited in National Portrait Gallery, the Scottish Royal Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute.
In 2006 Reilly was commissioned to paint Lord Falconer’s - then The Lord Chancellor’s - portrait; was awarded a prize for portraiture by the National Portrait Gallery BP Prize 2006 and in 2007 featured in a BBC documentary.
2021 – Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize London 2021 – ArtGeminiPrize London 2021 – RSA Annual Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh 2011 - BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London 2011 – PAI Paisley Art Institute 2010 - Rollo Contemporary Fine Art London 2009, 08, 07, 06 – RSA Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh 2009, 08, 07, 06 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Mall Galleries London 2008, 06 BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery London 2012, 2009, 08, 07, 06, 05 Royal Glasgow Institute Glasgow 2008 – Solo Show ‘SKIN’ Rollo Contemporary Art London 2006 – Solo Show ‘FLESH’ Rollo Contemporary Art London
Rollo Gallery London Beaux Art Bath Catto Gallery London Enid Lawson London Thompson’s London Flying Colours London Edinburgh Gallery Edinburgh Leith Gallery Edinburgh Arteries Glasgow Glasgow Art Club Affordable Art Fair Battersea and New York