Nina Mae Fowler

Nina Mae Fowler

They Took Away My Veil: Part I, 2012
Compressed charcoal + eyelets
166 x 152 cm

They Took Away My Veil: Part VI, 2012
Compressed charcoal + eyelets
120 x 156 cm

It's Just My Funny Way Of Dancing: Part IX, 2011
Conte + eyelets
183 x 135 cm

It's Just My Funny Way Of Dancing: Part VII
Conte + eyelets
115 x 174 cm

"I’ve long admired the work of Nina Fowler both as a technician and, although it might seem a strange choice of phrase, as a conceptual artist. Her technical facility could position her work at the center of the academic tradition but it seems to me that her choices and the application of technique site her work in a much more contradictory experimental locus. The portrayal of iconic faces of twentieth century ‘Pop’ culture is nothing new in the Fine Arts – obviously Warhol looms large but more recently, from Elizabeth Peyton via the various so called YBA’s to the Italian Francesco Vezzoli, famous and infamous faces from mass media pantheons of celebrity are scattered through the contemporary art world. However, with Fowler the bar is raised. The virtually autistic application of detail in execution is applied to an archeological approach to famous faces from the past. " John Maybury, artist and film director, 2009.

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Bachelor of Fine Art: Sculpture, Brighton University, East Sussex

Solo Shows:
2011 – It’s Just My Funny Way of Dancing: Parts I-XIII, Lazarides: The Outsiders, London
2011 – A Real Allegory: Parts I & II, Dukan Hourdequin, Paris.
2009 – Valentino’s Funeral, Dukan Hourdequin, Lyon.
Selected Group Shows:
2012 – Sex and Death, Guts for Garters, London
2012 – Hors Les Murs, Drawing Now, Paris
2012 – Face Value, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong
2011 – Anatomy, Guts For Garters, Cob Gallery, London
2011 – Young Masters, Sphynx Fine Arts, London
2011 – MurmurART, Soho Gallery, London
2011 – Auction East, Five Hundred Dollar Gallery, London
2010 – Winter Exhibition, The Outsiders, London
2010 – Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London + UK Tour
2010 – New Entries, Dukan Hourdequin, Marseille
2009 – Mystery Portrait Postcards, National Portrait Gallery, London
2009 – Salon, Whitecross Gallery, London
2008 – Soho Society, Lazarides Gallery, London
2008 – Whitecross Gallery, London
2008 – BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery. London + UK Tour
2008 – Photo-Stories, Miss Micks, Berlin
2008 – Don’t Stop Me Now – The Body Beyond Death, Trolley Gallery, London
2008 – Salon, Whitecross Gallery, London
2011 – 500 Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
2010 – Jerwood Drawing Prize, Catalogue, p.37
2010 – Valentino’s Funeral, Artists Publication, Dukan Hourdequin, Marseille
2009 – Soho Society, Bernie Katz, Quartet Press, London, p.21
2008 – BP Portrait Award, exhibition catalogue, p.18
Selected Bibliography:
2011 – Livia Lüthi, L’Envers Du Décor, Les Lettres & Les Arts, No. 10 Oct.
2009 – Roxana Azimi, Une foire qui prend ses marques, Le Journal des Arts, No. 310 Oct.
2005 – Eva Wiseman, Introducing…, Observer magazine, August.

Public Collections:
Try-Me Collection, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Groucho Club, London
Dean st Townhouse, London
New College, Oxford, UK
Private collections in Europe + United States

Represented in France by Galerie Dukan Hourdequin

2012–13 – Black & Blue Restaurants, Work on temporary exhibition at Borough Market and Wigmore st branches, London
2012 – Little Joe – A Little Film Club, Panelist for post-screening discussion of Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon (Nigel Finch for Arena,1991).
2011–12 – Portrait commission of Professor Richard Dawkins, FRS, for New College Oxford
2005-09 2012 – Assistant to John Dunbar, founder of Indica Gallery, London

I have been invited to show in Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg and Drawing Now (Paris) in 2013.