FAY NICOLSON

Fay Nicolson, 'Rosalia's Party', 2020

Fay Nicolson, 'Rosalia's Party', 2020, pencil crayon, oil pastel and ink on BFK Rives, 21 x 45 cm.

Fay Nicolson, 'Women and Clown', 2021

Fay Nicolson, 'Women and Clown', 2021, pencil crayon and ink on BFK Rives, 21 x 45 cm.

Fay Nicolson, 'Men and Minerva', 2021

Fay Nicolson, 'Men and Minerva', 2021, pencil crayon and ink on BFK Rives, 21 x 45 cm.

Fay Nicolson, 'A Dance without a Faun', 2021

Fay Nicolson, 'A Dance without a Faun', 2021, pencil crayon and ink on BFK Rives, 21 x 50 cm.

Fay Nicolson, 'SPA SONGS', 2018-19

Fay Nicolson, 'SPA SONGS', 2018-19, song cycle, live performance and video documentation, 28 minutes. Image courtesy of the artist and DKUK.

Fay Nicolson, ''OVER AND OVER PURE FORM', 2016-17

Fay Nicolson, 'OVER AND OVER PURE FORM', 2016-17, live performance and video documentation, 28 minutes. Image courtesy of the artist and Kunstraum.

Fay Nicolson, Performance Pieces, (Red Waistcoat) & (Blue Jacket)', 2016-17

Fay Nicolson, 'Performance Pieces, (Red Waistcoat) & (Blue Jacket)', 2016-17, costumes for performance, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of artist and Cristina Ramos.

Fay Nicolson, 'OVER AND OVER PURE FORM', 2015, solo exhibition, Grand Union, Birmingham UK

Fay Nicolson, 'OVER AND OVER PURE FORM', 2015, solo exhibition, Grand Union, Birmingham UK.

Fay Nicolson, 'UN MAKE ME', 2016, solo exhibition, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin

Fay Nicolson, 'UN MAKE ME', 2016, solo exhibition, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin DE.

Fay Nicolson, 'PLAY SENSE', 2015, solo exhibition

Fay Nicolson, 'PLAY SENSE', 2015, solo exhibition, Gerald Moore Gallery, London UK.

Fay Nicolson, 'Between Law and Feeling', 2015

Fay Nicolson, 'Between Law and Feeling', 2015, c-type print, 30 x 40 cm.

ABOUT

Fay Nicolson is a contemporary artist based in London. She has significant experience of exhibiting both nationally and internationally with galleries including: White Cube, Laura Bartlett, Tendepixel (London), Frutta (Rome), Galerie Rolando Anselmi (Berlin), COSAR HMT (Dussuldorf), MAISTERRAVALBUENA (Madrid), Tomorrow (NY), Towards (Toronto), amongst many others.

Primarily concerned with image making and performance, Fay’s recent work uses drawing and painting to explore myth, theatre and subjectivity. Working with oil, acrylic, pencil crayons and ink Fay depicts fictional performances, scenes and objects. Rites of excess, coming of age, celebration or sacrifice are suggested through the interaction of characters. The pictorial illusion of space and the ways pattern and colour can disrupt perceptual certainty, are ongoing fascinations.

Fay is an experienced lecturer and has taught internationally; UAL (CSM, Chelsea, Camberwell); NUA, University of Brighton; Southampton Solent (UK); Dutch Art Institute; Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL); The Royal Institute of Art Stockholm (SE); Academy of Applied Arts Vienna (AU).

Fay has collaborated widely with artists, curators, musicians and performers. Recent collaborations include performances with Katz Mulk at Chapter (Cardiff) and Café Oto (London), 2019.

Fay founded SALOME SALMACIS in 2021. This salon for contemporary art connects with established international artists and aims to explore the processes behind making art.

Portfolio available upon request:

@fay_nicolson

faynicolsonartist[at]gmail.com

CV

EDUCATION

Royal College of Art, MA, 2011

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art, 2006

SOLO SHOWS

SPA SONGS, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth, 2019

TONE POEMS, Invites, London 2019

Sound before Symbol, DKUK, London, 2018

SPA SONGS, Brunel Museum, London, 2018

I Love Your Euclidean Stance, Galileo Flow, Towards, Toronto, CA, 2016

OVER AND OVER PURE FORM, Kunstraum, London, UK, 2016

UN MAKE ME, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, DE, 2015

PLAY SENSE, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK, 2015

A P E L, Almanac Projects, London, UK, 2013

P A R E, West Lane South, London, UK, 2013

WORK WITH MATERIAL, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2013

BAD SIGNS, PLAZA PLAZA, London UK, 2012

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

STRUCTURES, COSAR HMT, Düsseldorf, DE, 2020

The Immeasurable, Thameside gallery, London, UK, 2019

APARREL, Division of Labour, Manchester, UK, 2018

Education, Education, Education, Learn, Learn, Learn, Division of Labour, UK, 2018

Say What?, ASC Gallery, London, UK, 2016

UEP, Addaya Centre d'Art Contemporani, Mallorca, ES, 2016

Basic Structures of, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK, 2016

FACE TO FACE: Artists from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, IT, 2016

The Place of the Scene, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK, 2015>

Madrugada: Louisa Gagliardi, Fay Nicolson, Tomorrow Gallery, NY, USA, 2015

Jacopo Miliani, Fay Nicolson, Jackson Sprague, Frutta, Rome, IT, 2015

2015 Elapse / End, MAISTERRAVALBUENA, Madrid, ES, 2015

Exquisite Collapse, blip blip blip, Leeds, UK,2015

The Decorator and the Thief (…), NGCA & Priestman Gallery, Sunderland, UK, 2015

Mostyn Open 19, Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, UK, 2015

Outpost Members' Open, (selected by Martin Westwood), Outpost, Norwich, UK,2014

ACCORDION, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK, 2014

before breakfast…, Tenderpixel, London, UK, 2014

Textile Languages, Thalie Art Project, Brussels, BE, 2014

Mind Rhymes, Hidde van Seggelen Gallery, London, UK, 2013

Open Cube, Mason's Yard White Cube, London, UK, 2013

Take Me Out, Limoncello, The London Art Fair, London, UK, 2013

Things That Have Interested Me, Waterside Contemporary, London, UK, 2012

PERFORMANCE / SOUND / EVENT

Twang Achoo Clang Oooff!, RTM / TACO!, London/Online, UK, 2020

Art Night 2019, Open, Walthamstow, UK, 2019

Katz Mulk, Chapter Arts Centre and Café Oto, Cardiff and London, UK, 2019

Art Education: Interesting Histories and Alternative Futures, Loughborough University, UK, 2019

Open Sound, Outpost Gallery, Norwich, UK, 2018 Soft Roc, KELDER Projects, London, UK, 2018

A COMMUNITY OF SENSATION, Jupiter Woods, London, UK, 2017

P S Y C H O P L A S T I C, Estorick Collection, London, UK, 2017

OVER AND OVER PURE FORM, Royal Institute of Art, Stockhlolm, SE, 2017

Alpha, Isis, Eden, event, Showroom, London, UK, 2017

Painting: Speech Bubbles and Atoms, ICA, London, UK, 2017

Quantum Leap, event for 24 SPACES: A CACOPHONY at Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, SE and Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, 2013

Lecture Performance, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK, 2013

An-artist, Unlearning, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK, 2013

Prospectus, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK, 2012

COMMISSIONS & BURSARIES

ACE Emergency Covid Fund, 2020

a-n Artist Bursary, 2018

10th Niche Commission, The National Trust, 2016

Go and See Bursary, a-n bursary to visit and review the Venice Biennale, 2015

ACE Project Grant for PLAY SENSE, 2015

ACE Project Grant for Accidentally on Purpose, 2012

RESIDENCIES

Jupiter Woods, London, 2017

Montiverdi Gallery, curated by Sarah McCrory, Sienna, 2015

Eltham College / Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK, 2013-15

Triangle International Artist Workshop, with Gasworks and the British Council, Muscat, Oman, 2013

PRESS

Interview with Elizabeth Corkery, print Club, 2019

Cura Blog, feature of solo exhibition, May 2016

Mousse Blog, feature of solo exhibition, May 2016

Mousse Blog, Feature of group exhibition, December 2015

Artnews, The Year in Galleries in New York, feature of group exhibition, December 2015

Cura, feature of group exhibition, September 2015

Dazed Digital, The most Exciting Shows to See this Summer, feature of group exhibition, July 2015

Art Forum, review of group show at Frutta, July 2015

Kaleidoscope Blog, MEET Fay Nicolson by George Vasey, May 2014

© Fay Nicolson 2021