Fading, 48 x 184 cm, Four-colour lithograph, Printed and published by Nutmeg Editions, 2017, POA, Installation shot
Nicholas Houghton’s work refers to the tradition of narrative art, updated to a contemporary art and social context. Each piece juxtaposes images and text which at first sight appear to be at tension, although when the connections are made, the overall work becomes much more than the sum of its parts.
He has exhibited in the UK, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and has had one person shows in a range of venues including Marlborough Fine Art, Montreal and Mira Godard Gallery Toronto. He recently participated in Art.Language.Location in Cambridge, UK. He has work in various public collections, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown. He teaches at the University for the Creative Arts.
Educated at Wimbledon School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, his work was recently included in a major, touring exhibition organised by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia called ‘The Last Art College: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978’.