NIGEL MULLINS

BIOGRAPHY

NIGEL MULLINS 

(b. 1969, Grahamstown, South Africa)

Nigel Mullins completed his Master of Fine Art degree with distinction at Rhodes University, South Africa in 1993. Since graduating, he has had numerous solo exhibitions in South Africa, the UK and Germany and has taken part in some 50 group shows. His work has been represented on the Cape Town, Johannesburg, Frankfurt and London art fairs and on the Mumia International Underground Animation Festival, Brazil.

In 2014 he exhibited a body of work called Chaotic Region at Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  Mullins is the winner of the first prize at the Royal Over Seas League 14th Annual Open Exhibition in London in 1997, he was a nominee for the Daimler Chrysler Award for Contemporary South African Art in 2000 and recipient of a merit prize at the ABSA Atelier in the same year.

Mullins work is held in public and private collections in South Africa, the UK and Europe.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Nigel Mullins: Mass Gatherings, Everard Read, London, UK 

2018
Glorious Order, CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2017
Artefacts from the Antrhopocene, CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016
Retrogressive Propaganda, Everard Read Cape Town, South Africa
Nigel Mullins: 21st Century Talismans, CIRCA Gallery, London , UK

2015
The Obsolete Remnants of the Industrial age, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, South Africa

2014
Buy You Time, Equus Gallery, Western Cape, South Africa
Chaotic Region, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa

2013
Chaotic Region, curated by Tanya Poole, Rhodes University Alumni Gallery and Standard Bank Gallery, South Africa
Chaotic Region, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2008
Caveman Spaceman, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2006
Earthlings, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2005
Ends and Escapes, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2004
Pacifier, ABSA Bank Gallery, Johannesburg. South Africa

2003
Fix, Rhodes University Alumni Gallery, Albany Museum, Grahamstown Arts Festival, South Africa

2001
Hopeful Monsters, Hanel Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Superhuman, ROSL, London and Edinburgh, UK
Hopeful Monsters, Hanel Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany
Hopeful Monsters, Lithographs in Collaboration with Fine Line Press

2000
New Work, Dorp street Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

1999
Superhuman, Hanel Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

1998
ROSL Prizewinner Exhibition, Continuum, Landings Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Continuum, Lamont Gallery, London, UK
Momentum, Grahamstown Arts Festival and Association of Arts, Pretoria, South Africa

1994
Window into the South African Landscape, Grosvenor St, Mayfair, London, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Summer, Everard Read, London, UK
Winter, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa
Summer, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa
Southern Aspect - A Group Exhibition, Everard Read, London, UK

2018
Summer, Everard Read, London, UK
In the Forests of the Night, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa
Winter, Everard Read, London, UK

2017
Bronze, Steel and Stone II, Everard Read Gallery, London, UK
Winter Collection, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, SA
FNB Joburg Art Fair, Everard Read Circa Booth, Johannesburg, SA
Cape Town Art Fair, Everard Read Circa Booth, Cape Town, SA
Summer, Everard Read, London, UK
Reality Check, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa
Summer, Everard Read, Franshhoek, South Africa

2016
Opening Exhibition, CIRCA Gallery Group exhibition, London ,UK

2015
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, CIRCA Gallery Booth, London, UK
FNB Jo burg Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery Booth, Johannesburg, South Africa
Cape Town Art Fair 2015, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Empire , Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
Winter, Everard Read,  Cape Town, South Africa

2014
Cape Town Art Fair 2014, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Johannesburg Art Fair 2014, Johans Borman Fine Art, Johannesburg, South Africa
Everard Read Winter Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa

2013
Tom Waits For No Man, curated by Gordon Froud, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Weerberig, Curated by Luan Nel, Aardklop, South Africa
Kunstfees, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Johannesburg Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011
MullinsPoole, The Bettendorffsche Gallery, Germany

2010
View From The South, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa
On Colour, Colour a Colloquium. Albany Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa
8th MUMIA – Underground World Animation Festival 2010. Brazil
Juncture.Painting from South Africa. Nigel Mullins, Tanya Poole, Luan Nel. artSPACE, Berlin, Germany
International Festival of Animated Film of Fortaleza,. Brazil

2009
Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
X2, Albany Museum, Grahamstown National Arts Festival, South Africa
Hang in There, Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2008
Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa
Between Meaning and Matter, Bell-Roberts, Cape Town, South Africa

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

ABSA, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
Ann Bryant Art Museum
Deloites and Touche
Ernst and Young
Hollard Insurance
Ken Logan Art Collection, USA
KPMG
Nandos UK
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Old MutuaL Bank
Pretoria Art Museum, Sanlam
Rhodes University Collection
South African Association
Spier Art Collection
SAB
SASOL
Telkom, Rand Merchant Bank
Westminster and Chelsea Hospital Collection, London , UK
ZENECA

SELECTED AWARDS

2000
Merit Prize, ABSA Atelier

1999
Nominee for the Daimler Chrysler Award for Contemporary South African Art

1997
First Prize, Royal Overseas League 14th Annual Exhibition. London.