© Nik Strangelove 2017

Biography


Nik Strangelove specialises in available-light photography using both analogue and digital equipment. Nik was born in London in 1970 and grew up in Oman and Singapore. He began taking photographs when he was 16. While studying for his degree, Nik worked as the Picture Editor and chief photographer for The London Student newspaper. In 1994 he was awarded the Guardian/NUS Student Photographer of the Year Award. He was nominated for this prize again in 1995.

After graduation Nik worked as a freelance photographer. His clients included magazines, national newspapers and private commissions. In 1996, 2004 and 2013, the National Portrait Gallery in London purchased some of his portrait work, including shots of Eddie Izzard, Tariq Ali, John Hegley, Corin Redgrave, Peter Randall-Page, Anthony Frost and Trevor Bell. In 2013 Nik won the TOWRY Award for The Best From The Southwest of England in the 17th National Open Art Competition. Nik has also written articles for The British Journal of Photography, Professional Photographer and The Guardian.

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Awards & sponsorship

2013
The TOWRY Award for The Best From The Southwest of England - 17th National Open Art Competition

2004/9
Arts Council Grant

2004/5/6
Creative Skills Grant

1995
Kodak Bursary

1994
Guardian/NUS Student Photographer of the Year
University of London Laurel


Competitions/festivals

2013
Selected : 17th National Open Art Competition

2011
Selected : Royal West of England Academy Open Photography Competition : Bristol

2009
Selected : Florence Biennale : Italy
Selected : The Discerning Eye : Mall Galleries, London

2008
Selected : Royal West of England Academy Open Photography Competition : Bristol

2006
Finalist : Seeds of Change / Observer Photography Competition
Finalist : Guardian/Penguin Book Cover Competition
Selected : Festival Internazionale Di Roma : Fotografia
Selected : Black Swan Arts Open Arts Competition : Frome

2003
Selected : The Discerning Eye : Mall Galleries, London

2002
Selected : The Discerning Eye : Mall Galleries, London


Exhibitions

2016
Member's Salon 16: Photofusion, London
Dino Island: Domali, London
Open CueB 2016: CueB Gallery, London

2015
Member's Salon 15: Photofusion, London
Portrait Salon 15: Embassy Tea Gallery, London

2014
Critic's Choice, NSA Show: PZ Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
A Passion For Penzance: Penzance, Cornwall

2011
Unchartered Landscapes : St Ives, Cornwall
Open Photography 2 : RWA, Bristol
Print! : The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall
Colour Works : Stoneman Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

2010
Sites : Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

2009
A Cornish Perspective : Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2008
Through The Lens : Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Drawing The Line : Hilton Young Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall

2007
Lineage : Newlyn Art Gallery/Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Cornwall
Unquiet Earth : St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives, Cornwall
Stuff Art : Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
Exotica : Vitreous Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

2006
Snapping Little Britain : Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
Posers : Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
Summer Light Exhibition : Falmouth Arts Centre, Falmouth, Cornwall

2005
Passing Ships : Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
Pack of Six : Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2004
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
Summer Light Exhibition : Falmouth Arts Centre, Falmouth, Cornwall

2003
Pool : Penzance Arts Club, Penzance, Cornwall
Visualeyes : Cornerstone Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
The Naked Truth : Cornerstone Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
Make Me Smile : Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
Falmouth Festival of Literature & Arts - Falmouth, Cornwall
Summer Light Exhibition : Falmouth Arts Centre, Falmouth, Cornwall
PAN/T3 : Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

2001
PAN/T3 : Mariners Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

1996
The Big Picture : Kiosk Gallery, London

1994
Solo Show : Delicious Blue, London


Education

1992–95
University of Westminster : BA(hons) Degree : Contemporary Media Practice

1991–92
Northbrook College of Technology : Diploma in Photography