Dr Alistair Payne is the Head of the School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art. Previously he was an Undergraduate Programme Leader at the GSA, and the MA Fine Art Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (Painting) at The University of Wolverhampton. He has also worked at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Painting Department (2002-2005) and as a Visiting Lecturer at different UK institutions. In 2006 he was awarded a PhD from Chelsea College of Art, he also has a Fine Art Degree from The University of Hertfordshire and an MFA from The University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
In 2013 he has a book chapter titled 'The Virtual and Interdisciplinarity' being published through IGI Global and will be exhibiting his new work at the Beton7 Gallery, Athens. In 2008 he published the book 'Painting as an Interdisciplinary Form' and he has also exhibited widely throughout the UK and also in the US. Over the last four years he has organised painting conferences and exhibitions collaboratively under the title 'Conversations in Painting'.