Nigel Conway
Nigel Conway was born in 1966 in Leigh, outside of Manchester, England. Famous for his abstract figurative paintings with their captivating big eyes and lips, Nigel has made his career into an artistic adventure, continually exploring new subjects and creating paintings that excite him and his collectors.
His self-taught style combines his playfulness and deep connection with the subjects he paints, working on a painting sometimes for months just to add a minute detail. Nigel’s paintings have an almost magnetic effect on their viewers, attracting collectors both nationally and internationally. His work is displayed in public and private collections across the world.
“The thing about painting for me, the big deal about it, is that I feel compelled to do it every day and to new levels. There’s always something going on in my head, some non-sense up there that I am trying to achieve. So I am compelled to do it. If I let my head wrap around the task of painting, I wouldn’t have a painting out there. My head would have never given me permission to start being a painter in the first place” – Nigel Conway

2014 to present: POP Gallery is pleased to represent Nigel Conway exclusively in Santa Fe, NM.


Selected Exhibitions:
1998 – One man show at Klaudia Marr Gallery in Santa Fe, NM
1999 – One man show at Van de Griff Gallery in Santa Fe, NM (photographs of the Khampas in Tibet)
1999 – The Darkroom Santa Fe, NM (group Show/Photographs)
2002 – CMG Gallery in Santa Fe, NM
2002 – Neopolitan Gallery in Memphis, TN
2002 – JKS Gallery in Portland, OR
2003-05 – Art Auction benefiting the SITKA CENTER FOR ART AND ECOLOGY, OR (contributing artist)
2003 – Modern Media Gallery in Portland, OR
2003 – Skeleton Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM
2003 – Emerging Artist Expo in Santa Fe, NM
2004 – Mainsite Contemporary Art in Norman, OK
2005 – Modern Media Gallery in Portland, OR
2003-2010- Art Auction benefiting the CASCADES AIDS Project in Portland, OR (contributing artist)
2003-2008- Art Auction benefiting ARTPAPERS MAGAZINE in Atlanta, GA (contributing artist)
2008 – seven-o-seven Contemporary Gallery Group Show in Santa Fe, NM
2009 – One man show “NEW WORKS” at GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2009-10 – AID AND COMFORT Auction benefiting the Santa Fe Southwest Care Center (contributing artist)
2009 – painting (“the Beach”) purchased by the PERMANENT ART COLLECTION of the State Of New Mexico
2010 – “SLANT” Group Show at GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2010 – One man show “THE CURIOUS WORKS OF NIGEL CONWAY” at Rangewest, NM
2010 – “SMALL WORKS” Holiday Group Show at GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2011 – “IN MINIATURE” Group Show at Metallo Gallery, NM
2011 – AD 2021 Art Fair in Boston, MA
2011 – San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco CA
2011 – Art on the Rockies in Vail, CO
2011- painting (“we crush cans” 48×48) purchased by the ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM funded by the NEW MEXICO ARTS DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
2011- DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Group Show at Metallo Gallery, NM
2011 - ”SMALL WORKS” Holiday Group Show at GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2012 – Sweetheart Art Auction benefiting the SANTA FE CANCER INSTITUTE (contributing artist)
2012- Auction benefiting the Santa Fe ARTSMART Program, supporting Art in public schools, contributing
2012 – Cherry Creek Arts Festival
2012 – painting (“trouble” 36×36) purchased by the ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM funded by the
NEW MEXICO ARTS DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
2012 – painting (“Just Grand Then” 60×48) purchased by the ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM funded by the NEW MEXICO ARTS DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
2012- Cooks, Corks & C0-Conspirators: solo show, Portland OR
2012 - “MARKET VALUE” Group Show at GF Contemporary, NM
2012 – Affordable Art Fair, Seattle WA
2013 - "FOUNDLINGS" solo show at GF Contemporary, Santa Fe NM
2013 - Santa Fe Artist's Emergency Medical Fund, contributing artist
2013 - Matthews Gallery Art Auction
2014 - Santa Fe Studio Tour
2014 - Madrid & Cerrillos Studio Tour

Art Fairs:
2009 – Affordable Art Fair, NY
2011 – Art & Design, Boston MA
2011 – Fine Art Fair, San Francisco CA
2011 – Art on the Rockies, Edwards CO
2012 – Art & Design, Boston MA
2012 – Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver CO
2012 – Affordable Art Fair, Seattle WA

Selected Public Collections:
2011 – New Mexico State, Permanent Collection, Bataan Memorial Building, Santa Fe, NM
2011 – Portales Public Health Department, Portales, NM
2012 – New Mexico State, Permanent Collection, Santa Fe, NM
2014 - permanent collection of the The Brooklyn Art Library

Selected Publications:
2004 – ART PAPERS Magazine, Atlanta GA
2009 – AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, Artist Focus
2009 – BLISS Magazine
2010 – CANVAS Magazine, “The Young Collectors” Dubai UAE
2012 – STUDIO VISIT Magazine
 
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