Nicole Coson

Nicole Coson (b. 1992) is an artist raised in Manila and currently based in London. In 2014, she completed her studies in Fine Art graduating with first class honours from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. In the same year Coson was nominated for the Saatchi New Sensations Award. She also recently graduated with a MFA in Painting, from the Royal College of Art, London, UK. Coson works on a variety of media, focusing on painting and analogue printmaking techniques, often combining opposing materials and methods, such as digital languages and raw materials. Nicole Coson bases her work on the exploration of visibility and disappearance, combining the familiar and the alien, anonymous and personal. She aims to challenge the viewer to detect cultural precursors as memories, where identity and location blend into seamlessness constructing a space which is both familiar and alien, escapist and entrapping. Her solo exhibitions include Deflect, Galerie Untilthen, Paris, France (2019); Camouflage, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines (2017); Process of Elimination, Display Gallery, London, UK (2016); How to Appear Without a Trace II, Asia House, London, UK (2015); Ghost, Stamperia Del Tevere, Rome, Italy (2015); Untitled, Finale Art File, Makati City (2014); Spirit Captures, West Gallery, Quezon City (2013). Nicole Coson’s group exhibitions include (Upcoming), Tonight The Air Is Warm, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2021); Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020, London, UK (2020); Cacotopia 04, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK (2020); Snapshot, Dyson Gallery, RCA, London, UK (2020); Painting, Differently, Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines (2019); Tirada, Curated by Patrick Flores, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines (2018); Undisciplined, NA Collective, London, UK (2015); Di Carta, Palazzo Forgazzaro Schio, Vicenza, Italy (2015); Collection of Small Paintings, The Contemporary London, London, UK (2015); Field Trip, Display Gallery, London, UK (2014); Dislocation, INIVA, London, UK (2013); Curious Limbo: Scavenger Sale, Post Gallery, Manila, Philippines (2013).