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Nancy Nightingale

Nancy Nightingale
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Nancy Nightingale is an Artist based in Edinburgh, who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh in 2018, specialising in Painting.

Within her work Nancy observes how changing daylight transforms spaces through elongated shadow forms. Currently, the focus of Nancy’s practice is the translation of light and shadow within spaces possessing a cinematic quality into textured mark making. Directing the viewers’ eye using the frame, linking the interior with the exterior, is a tool Nancy often uses to invite potential narrative. The construction of space is made with sensitivity to materiality, imitating visual moments containing both harsh and subtle light . The artist’s main body of work is often process-led which allows for a controlled restriction of information given to the viewer by removing detail. Materials are used as a tool for creating visual noise, where quieter moments exist within subtle changes in texture. By abstracting the original space, Nancy is able to capture the mood without the need for explicit definition.
STUDY

BA (Hons) Painting Degree from The University of Edinburgh
Foundation Year at the Royal Drawing School

EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING
2019

Patriothall Gallery, Stockbridge, Edinburgh: 6th-22nd Sept
'Encounter' - In Collaboration with Sophia Pauley

PAST

2018

Kobi & Teal, Frome
‘Making Space’ - Exploring Architecture and Art, Aug 1st - Sept 22nd

Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
‘Best of Degree Show 2018’, Jul 19th- Aug 17th

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
DEGREE SHOW, Jun 2-10

Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh
‘Meuse’, late night exhibition, April

Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
‘The Salon’, members show, April

TENT Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Foreshadow’, collaborative exhibition with Pavel Isupov, Mar

2017

Gallery 23, Edinburgh
‘Build Up’, Dec

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
‘Nuanced’, collaborative exhibition with Louis Caro, Nov
‘Two Ends’ Film Screening, Solo Show, 4 April
'After the Storm', Feb

AWARDS

Best Film Award and Audience Choice Award
‘At First Light’ -Film in collaboration with Louis Caro.
'Two Paintings and a Drawing' - Work in context
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  • 'Two Paintings and a Drawing' - Work in context
  • Installation
ECA Degree Show Piece 2018
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  • ECA Degree Show Piece 2018
  • Installation
'Untitled', Film Still
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  • 'Untitled', Film Still
  • Video
Water Soluble Wax Crayon Drawing on Paper, Part of Degree Show Installation (60 x 42cm)
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  • Water Soluble Wax Crayon Drawing on Paper, Part of Degree Show Installation (60 x 42cm)
  • Drawing
Untitled
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  • Untitled
  • Photography
'Restaurant' Water Soluble Wax Crayon Drawing on Paper, Part of Degree Show Installation (60 x 42cm)
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  • 'Restaurant' Water Soluble Wax Crayon Drawing on Paper, Part of Degree Show Installation (60 x 42cm)
  • Drawing
Untitled, Spray Paint on Canvas (60 x 42cm)
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  • Untitled, Spray Paint on Canvas (60 x 42cm)
  • Painting
'Beam'
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  • 'Beam'
  • Photography

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