Nadine Mahoney, b. 1981 London.
Identity has always been an illusive concept to me, born to a french mother and Irish Father in London, my works explore multi layered sense of self. My painting practice employs a wide range of materials from pigment, to fused glass and printmaking. Materials play a significant part, their sense of touch navigate the space between the art object and and its emotional connection. Historical representation of portraiture is constant source of inspiration, from lockets and coins to love statues, mirrors and selfies. The works subjectively investigate a fragmented sense of self, where nothing is fixed, and identity become a re adjusting puzzle.
She gained her MFA from Slade School of Art, UCL in 2011 and BA from Chelsea College of Art, UAL in 2005. She has exhibited internationally, including Practice In Progress,NARS foundation New York; Mothership, Bruton Art Factory, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Jerwood Gallery; Summer Show Royal Academy of Art, London; ReLaunch, UCL, Art Museum, and Heads, The Java Project, New York. Nadine has given talks and run workshops at Residency Unlimited, NY; The Courtauld Gallery, London; UCL Art Museum, London. She was awarded a scholarship at Urban Glass, Brooklyn in 2018 and shortlisted for the Beers Contemporary Visions Art Prize (2015); Jerwood Drawing Prize (2012) and finalist for The Threadneedle Prize (2011).