Nick Gammon was born in Pembroke, Wales in 1958 and grew up in the Mumbles near Swansea, before studying painting at Chelsea School of Art and Bath Academy of Art, better known as Corsham. During the 80s he was Howard Hodgkin’s studio assistant, whilst also running his own studio in London.

In the early 90s he made his first solo shows in London, since when he has exhibited in numerous galleries accross Europe, from Brussels to Berlin and Barcelona and from Munich to Milan, Paris and London. He has been shortlisted for the John Moore’s painting prize and was artist in residence to the city of Munich.

Having moved to Ireland in the early 90s he moved to Biarritz in 2002 and then to Amsterdam in 2016. Over the last ten years, he became increasingly interested in photography – in both its reportage and plastic forms.

His work has followed a trajectory from the idea of painting being mostly about matter, a visual "thing" and how you see it, to include narrative which is the primary function of photography. Currently he is attempting to braid these two threads,object and subject, together.


2019          Foto Atelier BW5, Voorburg, Netherlands, Protest! (solo)

2017         Amsterdam Art Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands, ‘Nick Gammon: New Photographs’ (solo)

2014         Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium, ‘Full House’

2010         Espace Lhomond, Paris, “Ocean House Paintings” (solo)

2010         Lorrenzelli Arte, " Red”

2007         Mar and Partners, Turin, Italy 'Where's Dora?' (solo)

2006         Musée de Guéthary, Biarritz, France 'Green Room Paintings' (solo)

2003         Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, UK. ‘Size Matters’
                  Yoo Appartments, London, UK
                  Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, UK. Gallery Artists Group Show II
                  Musée de Guéthary, Biarritz., France

2002         ART2002, London.
                  Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, UK. ‘Gallery Artists I’

2001         Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium, ‘Psychedelia’

1999         Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, UK ‘Oceans and other Paintings’ (solo)
                  Stephen Lacey Gallery, London. ‘Pure Paint’,

1998         Villa Waldberta, Munich, Germany, ‘Drie Dyptichen” (solo)

1997         Reed’s Wharf Gallery, London, UK. ‘Gallery Artists’
                  Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK. ’Moores ‘97’

1996         Reed’s Wharf Gallery, London., UK. ‘Hard Edge’,
                  Barbican Centre, London, UK. ‘Crosscurrents’,
                  Barcelona Art Fair, Barcelona., Spain
                  Chateau de Sacy, Paris, France, ‘London Exotics’

1995         Alfred, London, UK. ‘Four For Fred’.
                  Blue Gallery, London, UK. ‘Totems and Pianos’ (solo)

1993         Berning & Daw. London, UK (solo)

1992         Spitalfields Heritage Centre, London, UK
                  ‘Adam McEwan, Wilma Johnson,Nick Gammon’


“Where’s Dora?", catalogue essay by Olga Gambari translation Miriam Hurley and Claudia Ricci (pub Mar & Partners, Turin) 2007

catalogue essay by Jean François Larralde “Le jardin paradisiaque de la chambre verte”, Musée de Guéthary 2006

"Oceans and Other paintings", catalogue essay by Mel Gooding,“Following the Drift: On the Paintings of Nick Gammon”, 1999 (pub. Stephen Lacey Gallery ISBN 1902734 017)


“Where’s Dora? “ by Olga Gambari translation Miriam Hurley and Claudia Ricci catalogue essay for “Where’s Dorra” (pub Mar & Partners, Turin) 2007

La Stampa, “Un Caleidoscopio Ispirato del Surf ” January 26 2007, Lisa Parola Segno N° 211 Jan - Feb 2007,

“Le jardin paradisiaque de la chambre verte” Jean François Larralde , Musée de Guéthary 2006

Sud Ouest, “L’ ouverture au patrimoine” Phillippe Hemmert, 10 May, 2006 Le Journal, May 2006

“Peintres Jusqu’a Bout de l”Ocean” Revista Magazine, July / August, 2004,

Evening Standard, “Oceans and Other Paintings” , February 1999

Sunday Telegraph, “Nick Gammon”, John McEwan, February 21, 1999

“Following the Drift: On the Paintings of Nick Gammon”,
Mel Gooding, 1999 (pub. Stephen Lacey Gallery ISBN 1902734 017)

Esquire, “The Wet Look,:The Obsessive Surf Artists Who Brush With Death”, Louisa Buck, February 1999

Elle Decoration, July 1999

Süddeutsche Zeitung, “Die Ruhe des Ozeans”, Anna Goebels, January 30 1998

John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 20. (ISBN 0906367905), !997

Sunday Telegraph, “Free Range is Better Than Battery”. John McEwan, November 9, 1997

Independent on Sunday, “Cool for Hamsters”, Tim Hilton, November 23, 1997

Financial Times, “Colourful Statements of Intent” William Packer, July 23, 1996

Sunday Telegraph, “Cross Currents”, John McEwan, July 28, 1996

Welt am Sonntag, “Ein Edorado für Liebhaber junger Kunst”,
Ulrike Grünewald, August 11 1996

Art Monthly, “Hard Edge”
Mel Gooding, March 1996

Daily Telegraph, Laura Stewart, April 24 1995

Time Out, “Nick Gammon”,
David Lillington, March 17 - 24

Sunday Telegraph, “Robert Gober and Other New Shows”,
John McEwan, March 28, !993

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