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Nell Brookfield b. 1994, London, England

Nell is a London Based Artist who graduated from the Royal Drawing School's Drawing Year Programme in 2018. Previous to this Nell Received her BSc in Anthropology at UCL in 2017. She has recently spent a year living and studying at the Pratt Institute in New York City.

I investigate the emotional and physical spaces between people that are present in both intimate or tense moments; and the feelings of alienation this provokes. Using sight, imagination and memory, I respond to the human and natural world around me. There is a sense of tenderness and touch between the figures, whilst always the possibility of struggle and strife. The patterning accentuates the charged moments between the figures, being used as tools to either mask, or reveal human instincts of desire, frustration and rejection.


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

Upcoming Exhibitions

2021, Eve Leibe Gallery, ‘Cave Canem’, March 

Past Exhibitions

2021, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Exhibition, Willis Museum in Basingstoke

2020, ‘Buildings’, Group Exhibition with Matchett and Page Gallery, Somerset

2020, ‘Curated For Christmas’, All Mouth and Bowes Parris, London 

2020, With Love, Virtual Exhibiton with @Painttalk

2020, 'A Show of Hands', Group Exhibition with September Gallery, Hudson, NY

2020. 'A Crowded Room', Group Exhibition with Matchett & Page, Somerset

2020, Royal Drawing School Alumni Summer Show 

2020, May-June 8th - Curated For Covid, Virtual Exhibition curated by Beth Rodway and Rachael Neale

2019, ‘Saturnalia’, Group Show, 124 Columbia Road

2019, ‘A High Hang’, Group Show Curated by Christabel MacGreevy and Mark Connolly, London

2019, 24th-26th May - ‘Ash & Rind’, @rdsdrawingyear18 x SpaceHoney, Five Bells, London

2019, Laura Lopes Summer Exhibition, 11th May-17th May, Wiltshire

2019, ‘Man-Made Disater’ curated by ‘Do the Green Thing’, at Protein Stuios, London

2019, The RISD Drawing Marathon Exhibition, RISD Nature Lab, Providence, USA

2018, Group Exhibition at Christies London

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

2018, Open Studios Space Studios Hackney, London


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

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

The Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School


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

Cover of the Prattfolio Spring/Summer 2020 Edition


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