Collection: Peter Nadin

Peter Nadin (b. 1954-), is a British-born, New York based, American artist. Nadin was born in Bromborough, England He studied fine art at Newcastle upon Tyne University, before moving to New York in 1976. Upon his arrival in New York City, Nadin worked as a construction worker, along with the artist Christopher D’Arcangelo, with whom he began collaborating at the time. Together, they established a non-commercial gallery in Nadin’s Tribeca loft at 84 West Broadway, New York. 

In this space, artists and musicians were invited to respond to the conditions they found in the gallery. Friends and guests were invited to stay and live there among work by artists such as Daniel Buren, Sean Scully and Dan Graham, with each new work responding to works installed earlier in the space; none of the work was for sale and everything remained in the gallery. 

Nadin’s principal medium throughout the 1980s was painting, although he also produced sculpture and published poetry, including “Poetry Room,” a one-year installation at American Fine Art Gallery. Although, his work from this time passed through a variety of styles, its primary focus is the representation of consciousness through painterly marks, a theme that Nadin returned to throughout his career.

He's had solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, and has shown at Brooke Alexander Gallery in New York. He also participated in many group shows, including the 1988 Venice Biennale.

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  • The Usual Silence, 1986
    Peter Nadin
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