“Nettle Grellier’s works are small-scale and intimate, their raw paper edges mirroring the imperfections of her (and all of our) characters. Her figures turn away from the viewer, avoiding eye-contact, and we are denied the intimate encounter that we are used to in traditional portraiture. Women have been put on full, beautified display throughout art history – through direct eye-contact and welcoming grins, we are given intimate access to the muses and models of visual culture. Grellier’s figures are having none of it. They owe you nothing.” - Verity Babbs review of the work on paper show In Heat at Blue Shop Cottage
Education: Fine Art Painting (BA Hons), University Of Brighton, 2015
Recent Exhibitions: : In Heat with Plum Cloutman at Blue Shop Cottage Gallery, London, April 2021, Safe as Milk Group exhibition co-curated by Anna Choutova and Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, March 2021, Back to Back with Rafaela de Ascanio, Bowes-Parris Gallery London, January 2021 When Spiders Unite, They Can Tie Down a Lion Group exhibition at Daniel Raphael Gallery, London August 2020 Tender Kith Group exhibition at 155A Gallery London, October 2020
Antisocial Isolation Group Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, Curated by Delphian Gallery, London November 2020
IRL Group exhibition at Unit London, December 2020
Awards: Finalist of the Delphian Open Call 2019. Shortlisted for ACS Studio Prize 2019. Finalist for the Hopper Prize 2019. Finalist for ArtPiquers Award 2019.
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