Nick Waplington portrait

Nick Waplington

It is my reasoning and understanding that art practice should engage with the world in which we live, I consider art as a calling not a vocation and have been lucky enough to have spent the last 30 years making art full time. It is my goal to deal with the issues and complexities of the contemporary world by using a mixture of different artistic endeavours while keeping photography at the centre of my practice.
I come from Steyning, West Sussex and attended Worthing Art College after which I travelled globally for many years working on various art and photographic projects. My work has appeared in both solo and group exhibitions in a variety of venues including Brooklyn Museum, New York (2014), Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery, London (2012), The Spaceship, Tel Aviv (2010), ICA, London (2007), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2007), White Space Gallery, London (2006), Biennale de Quebec (2004), 49th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale (2001) among others.
I have produced 18 Monographs, including most recently, Settlement (Mack Books, 2014), Alexander McQueen, Working Process (Diamini Press, 2014), Surf Riot (Little Big Man Books, 2011) right back to the first one I produced and became known for, Living Room (Aperture, 1991).
My work features in a number of Public Collections including Guggenheim Art Gallery in New York, Museum of Modern Art in New York, National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, National Museum of Film, Photography and Television in Bradford, Government Art Collection in London among others. I will have a solo show at Tate Britain in spring 2015.
I currently live between London and New York but will be living with my family back in Steyning for the summer while I undertake the One Planet Living commission. I am also a life long supporter of the Albion and was at both matches at Wembley in 1983.