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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 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.




Education

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 Exhibition

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

2021, Art on a Postcard, Allbright Mayfair, London

2021, The Columbia, Lancaster Gate, London

Past Exhibitions


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 

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, 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 


Residencies/Awards

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

Press

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

Cover of the Prattfolio Spring/Summer 2020 Edition

Projects

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


Interviews 

https://matchett.page/Interview-1-Nell-Brookfield

https://www.unseensketchbooks.co.uk/2020/06/20/interview-nell-brookfield/

https://www.she-curates.com/interviews/artists/nell-brookfield/

Words 

https://www.royaldrawingschool.org/blog/notes-new-york-may-2020/

https://www.royaldrawingschool.org/blog/philemona-williamson-interview/

https://www.royaldrawingschool.org/blog/notes-new-york/

https://royaldrawingschool.org/blog/risd-drawing-marathon-2019/