After completing a BSc (hons) Chemistry, Fiona McGurk worked as a development chemist for 15 yrs before completing a BA (hons) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art in 2012.

Fiona has been the recipient of a number of awards; Visual Artists and Craft Maker Award (2021), Creative Scotland Open Project Fund Award (2019), The Hope Scott Trust Visual Arts Award (2016), RSA: New Contemporaries 2013 and The Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship (2012 and 2010).  She has exhibited in the UK and further afield; New York, Japan, Greece, Singapore and Germany and has undertaken residencies nationally and internationally; Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residency, Arbroath, Scotland (2021), NARS Foundation, New York (2019), 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan (2016), Pharmaceutical Research Centre, CMAC, University of Strathclyde (2013/2014), Snehta|Athens, Greece (2012). 

Forthcoming activities and events include a two-person exhibition with artist, Moira Salt curated by Aga Paulina Mlynczak, 16 Nicholson Street Gallery, Glasgow, February  2022.

Fiona is a studio holder and member of the board at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.