Nick Pearson

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Teaching area:

Humanities

Experience:

Nick Pearson is an internationally exhibited contemporary artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us (made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices) deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of 'ordinary' objects. Nick first studied on the Art & Design Foundation Course at Leeds (Jacob Kramer) College of Art and continued his studies at The Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Stourbridge College of Art.

He lectures on modern art and design history and runs other, short art & design units at London College of Contemporary Arts, OPEN Ealing and Richmond Adult Community College. Other work, apart from teaching and lecturing roles at various colleges, universities and the adult/continuing education sector include: Website Project Manager and Production Editor on Channel 4's Big Art Project; Brand Project Manager for University of the Arts' recent rebranding/logo redesign (working for UAL’s Communications Dept., The Rector’s Office and liaising with the design group Pentagram) and Project Manager/Art Director for the university's prospectuses 2011 and 2012 (working with the Communications and International departments). From 2011-2013 he was Artistic Director of OPEN Ealing Arts Centre in West London, which he helped found and continues his association with OPEN as a company director, active Board member and regular lecturer and art workshop leader.

Website:

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/nickpearsonartandpublishing

Exhibitions:

Solo exhibition at Leeds College of Art Gallery: 'I'm Not Being Funny But' a major solo exhibition at the College’s main gallery (2014)

Published Work:

Published interview (to coincide with the exhibition at Leeds College of Art) about the artist's time there as a Foundation student (09.10.14)