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About

Nick (b. Chatham, UK 1974) studied BA (hons) Fine Art at Cumbria College of Art and Design, graduating in 1998. In 2008 he completed a PGCE at the University of East London. His work has been selected in a number of group shows locally and across the UK over some years, including Creekside Open and in 2017 the Holt Art Prize. Also, two person with Aaron Fickling for Zweimal at STEW in 2013. He was awarded a solo show at the Barbican Arts Group Trust in 2012 and his most recent solo exhibition was at Nunns Yard, Norwich in 2017. In 2016 he collaborated with other artists to organise /CPE, (Contemporary Painters East) a mixed group show of eight painters based in the East of England in Magdelen Street, Norwich. He currently works at Outpost Studios.

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CV

Selected Solo

2017- Recent paintings, installation of 22 small scale paintings exploring memory and figuration, Nunns Yard, Norwich
2012 - New paintings, Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust (BAGT), London, E17

Selected Group

2017 – Holt Art Prize, Auden Theatre, Holt, Norfolk,
2017 – Outpost Studio Holders Show, Norwich
2017- Beer and Sardines, Thirteen A, Norwich
2016 – Machine Flight, Pictorem Gallery, Walthamstow, London
2016 -Community, Gildengate House, Outpost Studios, Norwich
2016 –/CPE (Contemporary Painters East), Freight Gallery, Norwich
2015 –Caldewgate, Alumni Group Show, University of Cumbria, Carlisle
2015 –Science! Pictorem Gallery, Walthamstow
2015 –Smiths Row Open, Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
2014 -1441, Aaron Fickling and Nick Spiers, Wharf Academy, Norwich
2013 -Group Show, Undercroft, Norwich Fringe Festival
2013 -Zweimal, with Aaron Fickling, Stew Gallery, Norwich
2013 –Summer Show, Penny Fielding, Walthamstow
2013 –Creekside Open, APT gallery, Deptford, London
2011 -Artworks Open, BAGT, London, E17
2011 -Tasting Counter, Majestic Wine Warehouse, London, E1
2010 -BHVU Open, Summer Show, Stoke Newington, London
2009 -Zed Bar, Stoke Newington
2009 -Open Studios, Euroart, Tottenham, London
2005 -The Alexander, Muswell Hill, London
2001 -Chichester Open, Edes House
1999- Quay Open, Michael West Gallery, Newport, I.O.W
1999 -Chichester Open, Edes House
1998 -Chichester Open, Edes House, Chichester, West Sussex
1998 -Degree Show, Cumbria College of Art and Design, Carlisle
1997 -Seconds Out, Shaddon Mill Visual Arts Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria


Curated
2016 - /CPE (Contemporary Painters East), organized painting show, featuring Emily Cole, Russell Eade, Anna-Lise Horsley, Rosie Greenhalgh, David Sullivan, Andy Rhodes, Aaron Fickling and Nick Powell. Freight Gallery, Magdelen Street, Norwich

Prizes
2011 -Second prize, Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Trust, selected by Kiera Bennett and Graham Crowley
1998 and 1999 - Best painting by an artist under 26, Chichester Open, (now National Open Art Competition), selectors including Paul Huxley and Norbert Lynton

Education
2007- 08 - PGCE Primary, University of East London
1995- 98 - BA (hons) Fine Art, Cumbria College of Art and Design
1993-95 - GNVQ Art and Design, Chichester College of A, S and Tech