Marianne Nix working in her studio

ABOUT

Marianne Nix is a London based artist and is concerned with people’s impact on nature and nature’s impact on us.

Marianne Nix likes to explore the boundaries between abstract and figurative art. She experiments with using traditional art making tools and the digital tools of computer and photography.

The impact of digital technology has transformed human expression. New tools can enhance the artist’s creative process towards innovative and unexplored paths.

Series of work

Chusan palm blues 

Marianne uses Cyanotype photography, one of the earliest photographic techniques developed in the 19th Century. Her new work plays with the shadow and light created by the exotic palm leaves of the Chusan palm. This palm originated from the region of the Himalayas to Central China. Marianne now finds this palm growing in her neighbours’s garden in London.

Antarctica

An extraordinary visit to Antarctica introduced Marianne to the 19th Century explorers of the region. The light of the air and the blues of the frozen ice inspired Marianne to use the blues of the Cyanotype to create her artworks. She combined the use of digital technology to create a series of evocative photographs on thick Saunders Waterford watercolour paper.

Hampstead

The local surroundings of Hampstead and the Heath inspire Marianne in her work. For instance, well known people through out history have lived there. For example, Piet Mondrian, Sigmund Freud, Keats, Henry Moore. A series of work includes theirs and other signatures in the ripples of waters that collect on Hampstead Heath and surrounds.

Charles Darwin and JD Hooker correspondence

uan ongoing series of work Marianne Nix looks at the correspondence of Charles Darwin and JD Hooker during their long friendship and exchange of ideas before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species. These letters started Marianne’s obsession with palms and plant explorers. Their legacy is the  changed landscape of Britain.

Representation

Marianne’s work is represented by a selection of galleries.

Ebb.flo gallery via the Affordable Art Fair Online – International sales

Gallery Christian Collin, Paris, France – You may visit this gallery near the Louvre to view a selection of Marianne Nix prints

Rise Art – Marianne is a featured artist on international curated gallery based in London

Affordable Art Fair Online – International curated gallery based in London

Eleanor Elizabeth Arts – beautifully curated gallery based in Knutsford, Cheshire

Saatchi Art  – International online gallery including USA

Singulart – International online curated gallery based in Paris selling worldwide

Artbridge – Curated for architects and interior designers based in London

 2011 – 2019 Marianne Nix work exhibited annually with i-contemporary art and now ebb.flo gallery at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead and Battersea.

Exhibitions

Group exhibitions

2021 Gallery Christian Collin at the international Salon du livre et de l’estampe au Grand Palais, Paris, France

2020 Gallery Christian Collin at the international Salon du livre et de l’estampe au Grand Palais, Paris, France

2011 – 2019 i-contemporary Gallery at Affordable Art Fairs London

2017 Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute, Printmakers Inc

2016 The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, Bankside Gallery London

2015 Fifty Years of Artist Prints, Printmakers Council, Bankside Gallery London

2015 Works on Paper, City of London Barbican Library

2014 Burgh House Museum Hampstead, London

2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2012 – 14 The 8th British International Mini Print Exhibition travelling the UK

2012 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2012 Margate Gallery Group Exhibition with the Printmakers Council

2012 UCLH Arts Group Exhibition with the Printmakers Council

2010 Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court, London June 8th – June 20th.

2005 Burgh House Museum Hampstead, London.

2005 Exhibition at Lauderdale House Gallery, Highgate, London.

Collections

Victoria & Albert Museum London Print collection, Private collections in the UK, Norway, Italy, Germany, USA, Canada, Australia

Shortlisted

National Open Art Competition 2014
Threadneedle prize 2012
Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2013

Education

Middlesex University London MA digital interactive media 1999
University of Gloucestershire BA(hons) fashion design 1982
University of the Creative Arts Farnham – Arts foundation 1978

Related work experience

Director/Producer cultural video documentaries NHK Japan Broadcasting 1989-1998
Digital media product manager Vodafone 2000 – 2003

Publications & Press:

British International Mini print exhibition catalogue ISBN 9780906067031

Sept 2019 – OWNART – The Exploration of Legacy and Ideas | Marianne Nix by Rise Art | London
March 2018 – BBC One – DIY SOS – Nick Knowles and the team help a victim of the terrorist attach on Westminster Bridge, London.
Ham & High Property News August 2017 -‘ This London art gallery lets you try before you buy’
Ham & News April 2015 -‘ Artist captures changing face of Hampstead Heath in new landscapes’
Surrey Life News – Dec 2014 ‘Surrey themed stocking fillers’
Ham & High News 2013 ‘Artist makes Royal Academy show for second year’
Ham & High News 2012 ‘Artist fulfils her dream to exhibit at showpiece’
Ham & High News 2012 ‘Runaway success, Artist Marianne Nix draws inspiration from her surroundings’
art in Hampstead London