NICK ARCHER



Nick Archer, Moon, 2012-13, oil on canvas, 183 x 200 cm

Exhibition: Meurtrière Bleue, Nick Archer and Yifat Bezalel, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, 2014

Biography
Born in 1963, lives and works in Hastings, UK

Education and Qualifications
1996-1999 Royal Academy Schools, Postgraduate Diploma in painting
1982-1985 Leeds Polytechnic BA (Hons)
1981-1982 Mid-Cheshire College Art Foundation Studies

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 ‘Lost in Paradise’, Long & Ryle, London
2013 'Dystopie' Galerie Hug, Paris
2013 Sixty Threadneedle street, in association with Long and Ryle London
2012 MCL, Metz, France in association with Louise Alexander gallery
2002, 2005, 2009 Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London W1
2008 Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
2005 Royal Overseas League, London and Edinburgh
2004 Beauxs Arts, Bath
2000 Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, W. Yorks

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 ‘Time Memory and Landscape’, Long & Ryle Gallery, London
2016 Olympia International Art & Antiques Faire, Olympia, London
2016 ‘ART16’, London’s Global Art Fair, Olympia, London
2016 The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2015 The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2015 The London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2014 LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square, London
2014 ‘ART14’, London’s Global Art Fair, Olympia, London
2014 '6 Contemporary painters', Hastings Museum, East Sussex, England
2014 Works on show with Long and Ryle contemporary, London
2014 ‘Meurtrière Bleue - Nick Archer and Yifat Bezalel’, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva
2012 CEAF Wandsworth Museum, London
2012 ‘Meltwater’ Eagle gallery, London
2011 Art in Romney Marsh, Installation in Ivychurch
2010/11/12/13/14 Art Paris, Grand Palais , Paris, Arts festival Porto Cervo, Italy with Louise Alexander Gallery
2009 Threadneedle art Prize, Mall galleries, London
2008 Lynn painter-stainers prize, Painters hall, London
2008 ‘Community in contemporary art’ Clifford Chance gallery, Canary Wharf
2006 ‘Contemporary British Art‘, Chelsea art gallery, San Francisco
2006 Arts project space, London Contemporary Art Fair
2005 Sea Voices, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, East Sussex, England
2004 Arts Futures Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, London
2003 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood space, London
2003 Cast Iron Gallery, New York
2000 Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1998/9, 2002/4 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
1990/3/9, 2001/2 Hunting Art Prizes, RCA London
1998 & 1999 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1998 Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
1997 & 1998 Premiums Exhibition, Sackler Galleries, RA, London
1997 - 2004 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
1994 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Career History
2013 part time art tutor, studio school, Rye, East Sussex
2005 Guest speaker on contemporary portraiture, National portrait gallery
2001- 2013 Part-time Lecturer- Heatherley School of Art, Chelsea, London
1999 - 2000 Artist in Residence, London Business School, London
1999 Visiting Lecturer- Loughborough University, Winchester School of Art & John Moores `University, Liverpool
1997-1998 President of Students Union, RA Schools
1994 & 1986 Leeds Metropolitan University, Visiting Lecturer, printmaking
1991 Florence Trust, London- 10 Month Residency
1990 Cyprus College of Art
1987 St Pauls Gallery, Leeds- Artist in Residence

Awards, Publications & commissions
2012 Commissioned by the Historic Royal Palaces, Tower Bridge, London
2008 Winner of ING Fresh Eyes competition
2006 commissioned portraits for the Royal family of Kuwait
2002 1st Prize, Hunting Art Prizes
2000 Commissioned by ‘The Mill’ film production company
1999 "Cyril Sweett Award," Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers, for the most outstanding Post-graduate degree show of 1999
1999 Haite Travel Scholarship
1999 "London Prize", Hunting Art Prizes
1998 "Commended" BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
1998 Discerning Eye Award for figure painting
1998 Elizabeth Scott-Moore Watercolour Prize, RWS
1998 Richard Jack And George Isted Prizes for portraiture, Premiums Exhibition, Sackler Galleries, RA, London

Selected Public and Corporate Collections
The future satellite of the Hermitage Museum, Moscow
‘Peoples Portraits,’ Girton college, Cambridge
‘The Mill’ Film production company, London
London Business School
‘The Hurlingham’ sports club, London
Smith and Williamson Bank, London
El –Sabah family collection, Kuwait
Historic Royal Palaces, Tower of London
Royal Overseas League, St James’s, London

Bibliography
2009 Melanie Abrams, Galleries Magazine, June 2009
2003 John Holden, Galleries Magazine, April 2003
2003 Sue Hubbard, ‘Forever England’, Independent, 8 April
2003 Martin Gayford Catalogue introduction April 2003
2000 Jay Merrick. ‘Reflections in a darkling eye’, The Independent, 14 March
1999 Martin Gayford. 'Freudian tendency', Daily Telegraph, 30 June
1999 Morgan Falconer. 'Archer quietly hits the bullseye- yet again', Highbury and Islington Express, 8 February
1998 William Packer. 'Changing face of contest', Financial Times,7 July
1998 Martin Gayford. 'Choose from lively, quirky or accomplished', Daily Telegraph, 22 July
1998 Martin Gayford. 'Painting in the rain', Daily Telegraph, 30 September