Born in Glasgow in 1943, Colin Cina studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Central School of Art and Design, before going on to paint and exhibit in the UK and abroad, and also to teach. He was appointed the first Dean of Art at Chelsea College of Art 1998-2003.
After a trip to the USA in 1966, Cina began painting minimal ‘Colour-field’ works. The M.H. series, which he began in 1969, features angled lines in paired colour combinations against a constant vertical notation. It can be seen in the Crush Hall, Pathfoot Building.