Biography
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photo courtesy Anthony Lycett

Since Nigel's first solo show at Galerie Givaudan Paris in 1967, he has had over 100 solo and over 300 group exhibitions around the world. Solo shows include the Kunsthalle Mannheim 2004, a major retrospective at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2008 and The Royal Academy, London 2011. In 2020 he exhibited in South Korea at Mo J Gallery and in 2021 he had a solo show at Annely Juda Fine Art Gallery in London.

Nigel is well represented in numerous public collections including the Tate Gallery, London, MoMA, New York, and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Born and schooled in Bristol he grew up in the Gloucestershire countryside, studied at West of England College of Art 1960-64 and went on to the Royal College of Art 1964-67. A Harkness Fellowship in 1967 took him to United States for two years, choosing California as his base to experience both the city of Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert.

From 1971 to 1981 Nigel was a lecturer and external examiner of the Royal College of Art, London, and ran the MA sculpture course at Chelsea College of Art and Design. In 1995 he won the Pollock-Krasner Award and in 2001 he had a residency at Chretzeturm, Stein Am Rhein, Switzerland. In 2002 Nigel was awarded the Jack Goldhill Sculpture Prize and a year later he was elected a Royal Academician. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts, London.

Nigel lives and works in London. His studio, a 60 feet by 60 feet converted church hall in Balham has been his artistic base since 1991.

Many of his sculptures are viewable outside to the public around London, Cambridge and Yorkshire.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Institute of Chicago

British Museum, London

Churchill College, Cambridge

Dallas Museum of Fine Art

Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma

Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Goteborg Art Museum, Sweden

Hall Art Foundation, Vermont, USA

Iwaki City Museum of Modern Art, Japan

Kunsthalle, Mannheim

Kunsthaus, Zurich

Los Angeles County Museum

Louisiana Museum, Denmark

Musée d'Art Moderne, Brussels

Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris

Museum Biedermann Donaueschingen, Germany

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Museum of Art, Osaka

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Said Business School, University of Oxford

Sapporo Sculpture Park

Schoenthal Monastery, Switzerland

Tate Gallery, London

Tel Aviv Museum, Israel

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum

University of Iowa, USA

Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

AXA AG, Cologne

​Bank of America, London & Pairis

Bank for International Settlements, Basel

Banque Lambert, Brussels

British Airways

​Clifford Chance, London

Deutsche Bank, Athens & London

Deutsche Leasing, Bad Homburg, Germany

Energiedienst AG, Laufenberg, Switzerland

Falcon Private Bank, Abu Dhabi, Geneva, Hong Kong & Zurich

Fidelity, London

Glaxo Research & Development, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Goldman Sachs, London

Kirkpatrick Oil, Hennessey, Oklahoma

Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz​

Landeszentralbank in Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz

​Mercedes-Benz, Sindelfingen & Stuttgart, Germany

NTT, Tokyo

NTT, DoCoMo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Qantas Airlines

Sparkasse, Lörrach, Germany

​Unilever Collection, London & Rotterdam

SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS

2021 Free standing sculpture in corten steel for Business School University of Iowa, USA 400 x 408 x 79cm

2021 Free standing sculpture in bronze for private collection, Switzerland, 250 x 149 x 45cm

2017 Wall mounted bronze for private collection, Mannheim, Germany, 200 x 300 x 30.5cm

 

2015 Free standing sculpture in painted steel for Kensington Leisure Centre, London16ft 5in high x 11ft 8in x 5ft 11in (500 x 354 x 71cm)

2011 Free standing sculpture in painted steel for Kirkpatrick Oil, Hennessey, Oklahoma, US 8ft 10in high x 2ft 5in x 2ft 2.75in (269 x 73.4 x 68cm)

2008 Free standing sculpture in corten steel for Energiedienst AG, Laufenburg, Switzerland 9ft 7in high x 9ft 10in x 5ft 3in (293 x 300 x 160 cm)

2006 Wall mounted sculpture in polished wood for Bank for International

Settlements, Basel 4ft 3.5in high x 9ft 2in x 1ft 3in (129.5 x 280 x 37.5cms)

2005 Wall mounted sculpture in polished wood for Said Business School, University of Oxford
10ft 6in high x 7ft  x 1ft 7in (320 x 212 x 49cms)

2003 Free standing sculpture in corten steel for Bank of America, London 7ft 6in high x 7ft 6in x 4ft 1in (230 x 230 x 125cms)

 

2001 Free standing sculpture in corten steel set in landscape at Schoenthal Monastery, Langenbruck, Switzerland

11ft 10in high x 27ft 2in x 6ft 4in (360cms x 828 cms x 192 cms)

 

1998 Free standing sculpture in painted steel outside entrance to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, DoCoMo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 11ft high x 15ft 6in x 8ft 4in (332.5cms x 474 cms x 254.5cms)

 

1996 Wall sculpture in polished wood for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, Tokyo 6ft 6in x 10ft x 2ft  (200cms x 300cms x 60cms)

 

1994 Wall sculpture in wood for Glaxo Wellcom Medicines Research Centre, Stevenage, Hertfordshire In two parts: 7ft x 11ft 6in x 1ft 4in  (210cms x 350 x 40cms) and 8ft 2in x 8ft 2in x 2ft (250cms x 250cms x 60cms)

 

1993 Free standing steel sculpture for entrance to Thameslink Road Tunnel, London Docklands 30ft high x 27 ft 6in x 10ft (914cms x 838cms x 305cms)

 

1988 Free standing sculpture in cast bronze for Olympic Park in Seoul 15ft 6in x 15ft x 12ft (472cms x 457cms x 365cms)

 

1982 Wall mounted sculpture for entrance to Australian National Gallery, Canberra 12ft high x 24ft long (365 x 730cm) Painted aluminium