Artist profile

Nigel Hall

Nigel Hall is one of Britain’s most distinguished sculptors. His works, principally made of polished wood or steel, are concerned with three dimensional space, mass and line. His abstract and geometric sculptures give as much prominence to voids and shadows as to the solidity of material and each work changes with light and viewpoint reflecting the landscapes that inspired them.   

He is well represented in numerous public collections in USA, Asia, Australia and Europe including the Tate Gallery, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has also undertaken many private and public large-scale site-specific commissions.

Biography

1943
Born in Bristol
1960–64
West of England College of Art, Bristol
1964–67
Royal College of Art, London
1967–69
Harkness Fellowship, USA
1971–74
Tutor, Royal College of Art, London
1974–81
Principal Lecturer, Head of MA Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art, London
1995
Pollock-Krasner Award
2001
Residency at Chretzeturm, Stein Am Rhein, Switzerland
2002
Jack Goldhill Sculpture Prize, Royal Academy
2003
Elected to The Royal Academy, London
2017
Awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts, London

Selected exhibitions

2018–19
50 Years, 50 Artists, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2018
From Memory, Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich
2017
Drawings and Smaller Works, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge
2017
Sculpture in Steel and Bronze, Heidelberg Sculpture Park, Germany
2016
Here and Now, There and Then, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2015
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg
2015
Curved Spaces, Galerie Alvaro Alcazar, Madrid
2013
Churchill College, Cambridge
2012
Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich
2011
Artists Laboratory, Royal Academy of Art, London
2011
'The Spaces Between', Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2010
Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
2009
Galeria Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca
2008
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2008
Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul
2007
Centre Cultural Contemporani Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2005
Forms in Light and Shade: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, Annely Juda Fine Art, London

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