About

“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, Cincinatti, USA
Education:  City and Guilds of London Art School; Canterbury Christ Church University.

Nancy Cadogan is a British artist based in Northamptonshire, UK.  Since 2005 she has been exhibiting her work globally, with shows in London, Oslo, Miami, New York and Southampton, USA.  Her work features in some of the world’s most important private collections.

Nancy is the daughter of leading archeologist Gerald Cadogan, renowned for his work in Crete and Cyprus, and a writer mother.  As a young child, the family led a peripatetic life travelling across America and Europe for her father’s work before settling in Northamptonshire.  She completed her studies at The City and Guilds of London Art School and Canterbury Christ Church University before returning to New York.  She shared a studio in the Starrett-Lehigh Building with artist Franco Ciarlo before landing two solo shows at Frost & Reed, New York. 

In 2008, Nancy returned to the UK to present Still Reading for The Sladmore Contemporary Gallery in London.  Later that year, Nancy featured in several group shows in Miami, Southampton and London. In 2017, 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 2018, Nancy opened Mind Zero, a new series of eleven large-scale oil on canvas paintings to mark her first solo exhibition for The Saatchi Gallery and signaling a new direction for the artist. The show was a sell-out success, praised by the global 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 and 2021, Nancy will present a new collection of work for leading institutional and commercial galleries in Rome and New York.

Nancy Cadogan continues to live and work in Northamptonshire, England.