Approved: 13.02.2013

Nick Davies

Artist, Curator, Publisher

Approved: 13.02.2013

Nick Davies is an interdisciplinary artist based in Prestatyn. His work spans a wide range of media and is often collaborative. His work uses a critical yet humorous eye to approach topics surrounding the way we view creativity, intelligence, technology, and 'the public'.

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Artist Statement

Nick Davies is an interdisciplinary artist based in Prestatyn. His work spans a wide range of media and is often collaborative. His work uses a critical yet humorous eye to approach topics surrounding the way we view creativity, intelligence, technology, and 'the public'.

CV & Education

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 – Intention/Invention/Convention, Exeter Phoenix, Devon

2013 – FLOAT, Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 – The Graphic Arts of Photography, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol

2018 – Galleries'R'Us, Preston Street Union, Devon

2013 – Sheffield Artist Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

2013 – IlfraExpo: Art in Public Space, Ilfracombe, Devon

2013 – NOSE 2013 (Art in the Public Realm), Exeter, Devon

2013 – CCANW Soil Culture Fundraising Exhibition, CCANW, Exeter, Devon

2012 – Neoreplicants, Exeter Phoenix, Devon

2011 – Worcestershire Contemporary Open, Artrix, West Midlands

2011 – Title Art Prize, Blankspace, Manchester

2011 – ATTN Library Show, Booklet Press & Library, Tokyo, Japan

2011 – Library of Thoughts, HMC Raday Konyveyshaz, Budapest, Hungary

2008 – 32ºC, University of Leeds, Leeds

 

Public Realm Commissions

2015 – Whitewashed UK Hoarding Fly Postings, Made in Roath, Cardiff

2015 – Riverside Valley Park: What's The Use? Research Residency, Exeter - commissioned by Ginkgo Projects and The Environment Agency

 

Grants / Awards

2015 – Arts Council of England Grant for the Arts for Whitewashed UK

2015 – John Oppenheim Downes Trust Grant

2014 – Arts Council of England Grant for the Arts for The Principal of Limited Sloppiness

2013 – Exeter Arts Council Grant

2013 – Gane Trust Grant

 

Commissions / Collaborations

2016 – Y Cynnwys Ni? G39, Cardiff, catalogue design

2016 – A Bottle of Stout, ACA Public, artist book design in collaboration with Sean Lynch and Wayne Daly

2015 – Redefining Print Symposium, Double Elephant Print Workshop, catalogue design and production

2015 – Hotel of Paper Thin Walls, Exeter Phoenix Paul Carter, artist book design and production

2015 – Alias Arts Artist Commission, Devon

2014 – Beneath the Pavement, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, catalogue design and production

2014 – History is Written by the Winners, Exeter Phoenix, S Mark Gubb, artist book design and production

2013 – Against All Odds, Exeter Phoenix, LOW Profile, Large Scale Window Installation: design and production

2013 – I Am Algorithm, Exeter Phoenix, Charlie Tweed, artist book design and production

 

Curated Projects

2019 – Building Proposals (After Fantastic Architecture), Boxed Publication including artists such as Simon Starling, Mark Titchner, and Sean Lynch

2014 – Duplicate Editions, risograph printed artist editions exhibited at Exeter Phoenix

2012-2013 – Loophole Supplements, risograph printed zines by eight artists distributed for free around venues of relevance to each project

 

Artist Books / Publications

2020 – Apply (if applicable), artist book

2020 – From Tippex Forms, artist boxed publication

2019 – Building Proposals (After Fantastic Architecture), Boxed Publication including artists Simon Starling, Mark Titchner, and Sean Lynch

2018 – included in Im Toten Winkel der Literatur, A. Gilbert, Willhelm Fink, Germany

2015 – Whitewashed UK, artist book

2014 – The Principal of Limited Sloppiness, artist book inc. interviews with eleven artists

2014 – included in Re-Print-Appropriation (&) Literature, ed. A. Gilbert, Luxbooks, Germany

2013 – included in MAN AARG! Poetry, Essay, Art Practice, No Demand/Bokship, London

2011 – d PlsUR of d Txt, artist book

 

Press

2014 – Measuring Meridians in the West Country, Bad At Sports

2013 – Hoax Journal, December, London

2013 – Artist Led Hot 100 by Kevin Hunt (Loophole Supplements), a-n Signpost

2013 – Art Talk: Pitch 92, Radio Cardiff, Cardiff

2013 – Loophole Supplements #1,2,3,4, Gabrielle Hoad, a-n interface

2012 – The Wild Show, Phonic FM, Exeter

2012 – d PlsUR of d Txt & I Like The Smell of eBooks, Nom de Strip, Issue 3

 

Residencies / Appointments

2015 – Associate Lecturer at Exeter College, Devon

2015 – Associate Artist at Exeter Phoenix, Devon

2014 – Arts and Energy Programme Researcher, RegenSW, Exeter

2013 – The Cornwall Workshop, selected by Teresa Gleadowe and Alastair Hudson and led by Simon Starling and Hamish Fulton

2013 – Milkfloat Artist-in-Residence, Cardiff

2012 – AA2A Artist-in-Residence, Plymouth College of Art & Design

2012 – Associate Artist at Double Elephant Print Studio, Exeter

 

Workshops / Artist Talks

Workshops and artist talks undertaken for Spacex, University of Exeter, Exeter Phoenix, Double Elephant, Plymouth Arts Centre.