“So much of painting is prefaced with thinking, letting the mind wander over things, and yet you cannot control what you return to, what your eye is drawn to, or what your unconscious offers up.”
– Nancy Cadogan
Born: 1979, Cincinnati, USA
Education: City and Guilds of London Art School; Canterbury Christ Church University.
Nancy Cadogan is a British American artist. She has been exhibiting her work globally since 2005 with shows in London, Oslo, Miami, New York and Southampton, USA. Her work features in some of the world’s most important private collections.She studied at The City and Guilds of London Art School and Canterbury Christ Church University before moving to New York in 2002. She had two solo shows at Frost & Reed, New York in 2004 and 2005.
In 2006, Nancy returned to the UK to present a new show of paintings about Ghana and Lake Como. After a quieter period raising her three children, she returned to creating new work, and in 2016 she was featured in group shows in Miami, Southampton and London. In 2017 Nancy returned to London to present ‘Still Reading’, a solo show, for Sladmore Contemporary in conjunction with Shapero Rare Books. Later that year, Nancy was selected alongside Tracy Emin, Rachel Whiteread and Cornelia Parker as one of 93 British female artists for The Ned Hotel’s Vault 100 collection, a permanent exhibition highlighting the disparity between male and female CEO’s.
In 2019, Nancy opened ‘Mind Zero’, a new series of 11 large-scale oil on canvas paintings to mark her first solo exhibition for The Saatchi Gallery, and signalling a new direction for the artist. The show was a sell-out success, praised by the art world and media with The Evening Standard describing her work as, “Heaven on canvas”. ‘Footnotes’, Nancy’s follow-up exhibition for The British Art Fair, continued the artist’s bold new direction. In 2020 Nancy particpated in numerous group shows with Lyndsey Ingram Gallery, Gillian Jason Gallery and Zuleika Gallery.
In October 2020 ‘Gusto’ opened at the Keats Shelley House museum in Rome. This is her first institutional show, and celebrates the Bicentennnial of Keats’s death. The show has been extended to the end of May 2021, and reflects her constant interest in literature. In addition, later this year Nancy will present a new collection of work for a solo presentation in Brussels.