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Nell Brookfield b. 1994, London, England

Nell is a London Based Artist who recently graduated from the Royal Drawing School's Drawing Year Programme. 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. Drawing in soft pastel and painting with pigment on paper, intense colours and patterning accentuate the charged moments between the figures. The animal costumes are 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/Current Exhibitions

'A Crowded Room', Group Exhibition with Matchett & Page, 19th September-4th October 2020, Open Saturdays & Sundays, 10.30–16.30 or by appt, Haybarn, Shatwell Farm, Somerset BA9 8DL

'A Show of Hands', Group Exhibition with September Gallery, September 18 - November 1, 2020, Friday-Sunday, 12-5pm, Arcade Building at 449 Warren Street #3, Hudson, NY 12534.

Past Exhibitions

2020, Royal Drawing School Online 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, E2 7RG

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 Shoreditch, 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