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Nina studied her BA in Painting at the University of Brighton and MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London where she received the Stanley Smith Scholarship. She now paints in her studio in Brighton on the South coast of England. She swims in the sea most days and records light in the sea, under the surface of the waves and the shoreline. Having exhibited nationally and internationally, highlights include ‘London Art’ fair, Scope in Miami and at Paradise RCA in Milan. She has paintings in both public and private collections in London and Brighton notably 6KB and Alex de Brye amongst others. Last year Nina took part in two two-month research residencies at Phoenix Art Space in Brighton ending in an exhibition in the gallery; a two person show at The Fishing Quarter Gallery Brighton; exhibited in group shows in London and Brighton and painted a mural in an arts festival in Andalucía Spain. While there she researched and explored the sea by snorkelling Malaga’s coastline to experience the corals, sea life and water quality.


She is an abstract painter experimenting with a range of paints and mixed media, techniques and surfaces creating internal and universal scapes. 'I am in wonder of the connection of the repeated symmetry of forms found in nature, from the universe to our own anatomy physiology'. Her paintings highlight humanities disruptive impact on nature and altered states in our bodies through chemical imbalance. Her paintings contemplates the middle ground between what is real and what is not, pushing the view of the objects she paints to the point where they lose their identity, thus revealing an altered more honest and therefor emotive view, that could be looking to the depths of the ocean, into the universe or travelling deep inside the body.

While studying her MA in Painting Nina explored different media including experimental moving paintings with film footage of human plastic detritus and playing with light and reflection. Through the process of filming and editing they became abstract leaving a sense of them and what impact they have on nature. This changed her painting practice forever. Looking closely at the light, medium and act of painting itself, often realized in video/sensory installations and exhibiting live painting experiments.  A dreamy investigation of what it is to be human and our impact on the world. Nina is heavily influenced by her formative years of the dark deep poetic 'goth' music and then house music. Being a child of the advent of the house scene she embraced the intense emotional feeling of euphoria the music and daglow nightlife culture around it made her feel, "It's as if my whole body was filled & pulsating with the music". It was at this time she was realising that there were more ways and plains in which we exist in. Nina went on to travel in South America by road from Ecuador through Bolivia, Chile, Argentine, Paraguay, Brazil and Venezuela in eight months then on to Australia driving around the country in a four wheel drive Toyota 4 Runner in eleven months camping beneath the stars, hiking mountains and swimming in the seas. The experience changed her life for experiencing the beauty of nature on this magnitude was awe inspiring and an emotionally overwhelming experience. This is when she first experienced of our impact on the planet first hand from seeing devastation of trees and wildlife in the rainforests of Peru to tower block size shards of glacier falling into the sea in Monero national park in Argentina to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

For more context on her current work




2010-12      Royal College of Art, MA Fine Art Painting

2005-07      University of Brighton, BA Hons Fine Art Painting

2003-05      City College Brighton & Hove, HND Fine Art

Awards & prizes

2010 -2012    Stanley Smith Scholarship to the Royal College of Art, MA in Painting

2010              Salon Art Prize 2010, Matt Roberts, Bethnal Green

2015              Threadneedle Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London


2023   Sept                  Art Tolox Arts Festival, Andalusia, Spain

2023   May & June      Studio Residency & Phoenix Open Studios, Phoenix Studios, Brighton

2023   Jan & Feb         Phoenix Main Gallery Studio Residency & exhibition, Brighton


2018           George Clarks Old House New Home, Channel 4

2010           HOTEL, Artist Residence, The Hotel Inspector’, Brighton  - filmed group show

Exhibitions -  solo, art fairs,  2 person &  group

2023          InnSaei, Solo Show, Trafalgar House, Brighton 

2023.         Southwark ParkGalleries Salon show, Bermondsey, London

2023          Press + Play, Festival of Print, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton

2023          Whoopsadaisy Art Auction, Soho House, Brighton

2023          Immersion: colour - abstraction - contemplation, 2 person show,  Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton

2023          WRAP Open House, May Festival, Brighton

2023          Flamingo House, Hove

2023          Overtone, group show at WRAP, Brighton

2022          Print Release party &  show Robertson Yard

2022           Embrace, 2 person show, Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton

2022          7 , Ruminators Arts Collective, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton

2022          Open studios, May Festival, Robertson Yard, Brighton

2022          Flamingo House, Hove

2021          Solo show, Rever Gallery, Brighton

2021          Boom at Dynamite Gallery, Ruminators Arts Collective group show, Brighton

2020          Phoenix Windows Exhibition. Brighton

2019          Haiku, Phoenix Art Space, Brighton

2019          Old RAF Base Exhibition Space, Kings Hill

2018          APEC Open Studios, Hove

2018          Flamingo House, May Festival, Hove

2017          Flamingo House, Hove

2017          Shortlisted Royal Academy Summer Show, London

2016          Hinter Revisited Presents, Hinter Space, Brighton

2016          Paintywainty Show, The Last Refuge, Peckham
2015          Pushing Paint, Mauger Modern Art, London

2014           20 Painters, Phoenix Gallery,  Brighton

2013           Rusty Pipe Painted Brick, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

2013           Hinter Hinter Presents, Hinter Space, Brighton

2012           Final Light, Phoenix Gallery,  Brighton

2012           Peckham Arts Olympiad, The Last Refuge, Peckham

2012           SHOW 2012, Royal College of Art, Battersea

2012           Paradise, RCA Milan,Fine Art Meets Design, group show Milan

2011           Elizabeth House Project, Elizabeth House, Waterloo

2011           Fine Art W.I.P Show 2011, Royal College of Art, South Kensington

2010           Desire is a Golden Carrot, The Albion, Battersea

2009           There's Still Life, A show by Mauger Modern Art, Art London Art Fair, Royal Chelsea  & Scope Miami Art Fair

2009           APEC Open’09, Brighton Fringe Festival

2009           Toovey's Contemporary Art Auction & exhibition, Worthing & Horsham Museum

2008           'Around Photography’, Brighton Photo Biennial Fringe, Hove

2008           APEC Open’08, Brighton Fringe Festival

2008           Group show, Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon

2007           Skin Deep, Liverpool Biennial, City of Culture, Liverpool, curated and exhibited in this group show

2007           New Contemporaries - National Graduate Competition, Stroud House Gallery

2007           The Burt Brills & Cardens’ Graduate Show, University of Brighton

2006           Group show at Gallery 100, Brighton

2006           Group Show at John Packer Associates, Uckfield

2006           You May Experience Paint, University of Brighton

2006           Group show at Gallery 100, Brighton

2005           ‘Whats Goin On?’, group show at The Kettle Gallery, Hove



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