NICK ARCHER



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

2017 Exhibition : Beyond the Sublime. Nick Archer & Jenny Pockley, Gowen Contemporary Geneva

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

Biography
Born in 1963, lives and works in East Sussex, UK

Education and Qualifications
1996-99 Royal Academy Schools, Postgraduate Diploma in painting
1982-85 Leeds Polytechnic BA (Hons)
1981-82 Mid-Cheshire College Art Foundation Studies

Upcoming Exhibition
2017 - The Journey, Long & Ryle, London, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 - Last light paintings by Nick Archer, 10 Gresham Street, London, UK
2014 - Lost in Paradise, Long & Ryle, London, UK
2013 - Dystopie, Galerie Hug, Paris, FR
2013 - Sixty Threadneedle street, in association with Long and Ryle, London, UK
2013 - MCL, France in association with Louise Alexander Gallery, Metz, FR
2009 - Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London W1, UK
2008 - Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, UK
2005 - Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London W1, UK
2005 - Royal Overseas League, London and Edinburgh, UK
2004 - Beaux-Arts, Bath, UK
2002 - Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London W1, UK
2000 - Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 - Beyond the Sublime, Nick Archer and Jenny Pockley, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, CH
2017 - Time Memory and Landscape, Long & Ryle Gallery, London, UK
2016 - Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, London, UK
2016 - ART16, London’s Global Art Fair, Olympia, London, UK
2016 - The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2015 - The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2015 - The London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London, UK
2014 - LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square, London, UK
2014 - ART14, London’s Global Art Fair, Olympia, London, UK
2014 - 6 Contemporary painters, Hastings Museum, East Sussex, UK
2014 - Works on show with Long and Ryle contemporary, London, UK
2014 - Meurtrière Bleue - Nick Archer and Yifat Bezalel, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, CH
2014 - Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, Arts festival Porto Cervo, Italy with Louise Alexander Gallery, FR
2013 - Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, Arts festival Porto Cervo, Italy with Louise Alexander Gallery, FR
2012 - Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, Arts festival Porto Cervo, Italy with Louise Alexander Gallery, FR
2012 - CEAF Wandsworth Museum, London, UK
2012 - Meltwater, Eagle Gallery, London, UK
2011 - Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, Arts festival Porto Cervo, Italy with Louise Alexander Gallery, FR
2011 - Art in Romney Marsh, Installation in Ivychurch, UK
2010 - Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, Arts festival Porto Cervo, Italy with Louise Alexander Gallery, FR
2009 - Threadneedle art Prize, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2008 - Lynn painter-stainers prize, Painters’ Hall, London, UK
2008 - Community in contemporary art, Clifford Chance gallery, Canary Wharf, London, UK
2006 - Contemporary British Art, Chelsea Art Gallery, San Francisco, US
2006 - Arts project space, London Contemporary Art Fair, UK
2005 - Sea Voices, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, East Sussex, UK
2004 - Arts Futures Exhibition, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
2004 - BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2004 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK
2004 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK
2003 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood space, London, UK
2003 - Cast Iron Gallery, New York, US
2002 - BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2002 - Hunting Art Prizes, RCA London, UK
2001 - Hunting Art Prizes, RCA London, UK
2000 - Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
1999 - BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
1999 - Hunting Art Prizes, RCA London, UK
1999 - The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, UK
1998 - BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
1998 - The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, UK
1998 - Singer & Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
1998 - Premiums Exhibition, Sackler Galleries, RA, London, UK
1997 - Premiums Exhibition, Sackler Galleries, RA, London, UK
1997 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK
1994 - Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
1993 - Hunting Art Prizes, RCA London, UK
1990 - Hunting Art Prizes, RCA London, UK

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
1997-98 - 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