Photo: Mike Drummond

Bio

Nigel Cox was a previous finalist in the prestigious Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual

Exhibition in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil

Painters 2010, 2015 and The Discerning Eye Prize.

Based in London, UK he shows internationally with recent group and solo exhibitions in

London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Mykonos, Italy, Germany, Austria and Ireland.


With a love of solitude, developing thought provoking narratives and in capturing fleeting

moments in the life of a solitary figures, Nigel's work draws influences from a multitude of

inspirations, from the Dutch Masters to the Surrealists, the landscapes of the Transglobe

Expedition and modern culture, with an appreciation for a refined technique that invokes

the past but with a  contemporary edge.


Nigel grew up on the edge of a small harbour/market town - Dundalk in Ireland.

In his early 20s he was a part of the Transglobe Expedition’s team who successful

circumnavigated the globe, via both poles, by land, sea and ice, with Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

This three year expedition to the ends or the earth has strongly influenced his life and paintings.

His minimalist landscapes and solitude can certainly be attributed to this period of his life.


After many years of travel and living for long periods in Germany and Holland, Nigel returned to

London, UK in 1989 and has made it his permanent home.


Exhibitions

Prizes and Awards selections

 

2015 - The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London, UK

2015 - ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London, UK

2015 - Art Gemini Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, UK,

2012 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London, UK

2011 - London Lives Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK,

2010 - The Royal Institute of Oil painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London, UK

2010 - Silver Award, London Lives Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK  

2010 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London, UK

2009 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London, UK

2008 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London, UK

2007 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Pall Mall, London, UK

 

Solo Exhibitions


2016 - Galerie Hegemann Gallery, Munich, Germany (With sculptor Michael Pickl) 14 Oct - 21 Nov 2016

2014 - Oblivious, Coates & Scarry, 8 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, UK

2011 - GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK

2010 - GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK

2009 - GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK

2008 - GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK

2007 - GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK

2006 - GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK

2006 - (Dual exhibition) Gallery 27, Cork St, London, UK

2005 - GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK

2004 - GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London, UK

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2017 - Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, USA - 7th to 28th  January 2017

2016 - CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami, USA with Corey Helford Gallery

2016 - Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2016 - Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin 2, Ireland

2015 - Gallery ELL,War on Terror, New York

2015 - Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece,

2015 - Barbara Stanley Gallery, 27 Connaught Street, London UK

2014 - Quantum Contemporary Art, Art Wynwood, Miami, Florida

2014 - Galerie Lindengrün, Vienna, Austria

2013 - Sanguine, Elisabeth Weinstock and Coates & Scarry, LA, California

2013 - Coates & Scarry, Philadelphia Street Gallery, Bristol, UK

2013 - Stroke Urban Art Fair, Coates & Scarry, Munich, Germany

2013 - Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

2013 - Trailblazers, Above Second Gallery/Coates & Scarry, Hong Kong

2012 - Coates & Scarry, 12 Perry Road, Bristol, UK

2012 - Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

2012 - Coates & Scarry Roving Gallery - Art Melbourne, Australia

2012 - Rarity Gallery Summer Salon Show, Mykonos, Greece

2012 - Galerie Lindengrün, Vienna, Austria

2011 - Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

2011 - Art London, Design Centre, Islington, London, UK

2010 - Clifford Chance Pride Exhibition, Clifford Chance Building, Canary Wharf, London

2010 - Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

2010 - London Art Fair, Design Centre, Islington, London, UK

2009 - Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

2009 - Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland

2009 - London Art Fair, Design Centre, Islington, London, UK

2008 - Courcoux & Courcoux Summer Exhibition – group Show

2008 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London, UK - Group Show

2008 - Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

2008 - Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland

2008 - London Art Fair, Design Centre, Islington, London, UK

2007 - Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

2007 - Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland

2007 - London Art Fair, Design Centre, Islington, London, UK

2007 - Courcoux & Courcoux, Stockbridge, Hants, UK

2006 - Gallery 27, Cork St, London, UK

2006 - Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

2006 - Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2006 - London Art Fair, Design Centre, Islington, London, UK

2006 - Courcoux & Courcoux, Stockbridge, Hants, UK

2005 - The Laurin Gallery, Santa Margherita, Italy

2005 - Cannes Art Fair, Cannes, France

2005 - Quantum Contemporary Art, London, UK

2005 - Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2005 - Contemporary Art Fair, New York City, USA

2004 - RCA – Secret Postcard Exhibition, Royal College of Arts, London, UK

2004 - Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2004 - Gormley’s Gallery, Omagh/Belfast, N. Ireland

2004 - Tracey McNee Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2004 - Arthouse, Brighton, UK



International Art Fairs


Nigel has exhibited extensively at international art fairs including:



CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami, USA with Corey Helford Gallery 2016
London Art Fair 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Art Wynwood, Miami, USA 2014

Art London

AHAF Hong Kong

Art Palm Beach USA
Art Melbourne
Houston Fine Art Fair
Chelsea Art Fair
Art Hamptons
Toronto International Art Fair
20/21st Century International
AAF Singapore
Art Brussels
Art Amsterdam

 

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