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Nell Brookfield currently lives and works in London.

b. 1994, London, England 

Nell Brookfield investigates absurdity of human life, by offering humorous and bizarre compositions taken from her everyday experiences. Inspired by people around London, films, and books, Nell paints from observation, memory and imagination with acrylic and oil paint on canvas. Unexpected crops show intimate sections of what could be larger works, asking the viewer to imagine what might lie just beyond the canvas. Each work is covered in detailed patterns and texture, accentuating the charged moments. Nell hopes the viewer will consider what it would be like to reach out and touch the fabrics she paints, or exist within the work.


2019-2021 MFA Painting, Pratt Institute, New York City

2017-2018 Postgraduate MA-Level, Royal Drawing School, London

2014-2017 BSc, Anthropology, University College London

Current/ Upcoming Exhibitions

Eve Leibe Gallery, Solo Exhibition, London, 23rd-30th November 2021

Watch the Fire From the Shore, Linseed Projects, Shanghai, November 2021

Bow Open Selected by Gal-Dem, London, October- December 2021

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibiton, London, September 2021

Past Exhibitions

2021. On Reflection: 700 Years of Dante Alighieri, London

2021, @topainterstopaintings selected by Ornis and Jeanine of Althuis Hofland

2021, The Columbia, June-September, London

2021, In Reverie, ACAVA, London

2021, Art on a Postcard, Hoxton Gallery, London

2021, Amongst the Chaos,155A Gallery, London

2021, Small Pleasures, All Mouth Gallery, Online Auction

2021, For the Many Not the Few, Guts Gallery, Online

2021, Cave Canem, Eve Leibe Gallery, Online

2021, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition, Willis Museum 

2021, Wilder Gallery & Purslane, Online

2020, Buildings, Matchett & Page Gallery, Somerset

2020, Curated For Christmas, All Mouth & Bowes Parris, London 

2020, With Love, @Painttalk, Online 

2020, A Show of Hands, September Gallery, Hudson, New York 

2020, A Crowded Room, Matchett & Page, Somerset

2020, Royal Drawing School Alumni Summer Show, Online 

2020, Curated For Covid, Online 

2019, Saturnalia, 124 Columbia Road, London

2019, A High Hang, Eccleston Project Space, London

2019, The Pratt Institute, New York City

2019, Ash & Rind, Medicine Gallery New Cross, London

2019, Laura Lopes Summer Exhibition, Wiltshire

2019, Man-Made Disater with Do the Green Thing, Protein Stuios, London

2019, The RISD Drawing Marathon Exhibition, RISD, USA

2018, Best of the Drawing Year, Christies, London

2018-2019, The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition, Royal Drawing School, London

2018, Drawing Year Open Studios, SPACE, London 


Winter Session Residency/ Drawing Marathon at Rhode Island School of Design, 2019, Providence, USA

Borgo Pignano Painting Residency, July 2018, with the Royal Drawing School, Italy

The Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School


It’s Nice That, Interviewed by Dalia Al-Dujali, July 2021 

Art Maze Magazine, issue 22, selected by The Fortnight Institute, 2021

Evening Standard Magazine’s ‘New Art Power List’ October 2.10.2020

Matchett and Page Gallery, Interviewed by Matt Page, 2021

Cover of the Prattfolio Spring/Summer 2020 Edition

Unseen Sketchbooks, Interview, 2020

She Curates, Interview, 2020 


Created the artwork for ‘Cusp’ a book with Ache Magazine