Nicola Chamberlain is course leader for fine art and teaches on all of the practice based units. She studied fine art at Goldsmith’s College of Art before completing a masters degree in fine art media at the Slade School of Art, UCL. She is currently studying for a PHD at The Royal College of Art.
She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and was most recently represented by Arte Contemporanea and the 404 Gallery in Italy.
Prior to joining Solent University, Nicola was Research Fellow/Artist in Residence at Gloucestershire University and a lecturer at the Arts University of Bournemouth.
Nicola's specific interest lies in drawing with the digital line. In most drawing software, the line is auto corrected in order to be fluid and continuous - this might be viewed as a kind of straightening device. Nicola investigates whether there might be a potential for queerness when drawing with the discontinuity of a pixelated line - might it open up some kind of fissure, gap or space of opposition through which something other might be more fully recognized or represented?
Nicola's research activities also include:
Article published in the book ‘Invisible Identities and the Creative Act’, 2019, Q-Art Professional Practice: 20 Questions, Bookwork launched at Hauser and Wirth Gallery, 2016.
Nicola is currently working on ‘Artists Network and Training South’ Research and Innovation Project and ‘The Parasitic Art School’ Research Project