Nicola Green has established an international reputation for her ambitious projects that change perceptions about identity and power; exploring themes of race, spirituality, gender, and leadership. Green is renowned for gaining unprecedented access to iconic personalities from the worlds of politics, religion, and culture, including collaborations with President Obama, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama and Elle MacPherson.
Driven by her belief in the power of the visual image to communicate important human stories, Green chooses to assume the role of ‘witness’ to significant occasions taking place across the globe. Inspired by her own mixed-heritage children and multi-faith family, she creates and preserves religious, social, and cultural heritage for future generations. Recording these events as they happen, and investing thousands of hours of academic and artistic research, she builds and curates substantial archives. It’s this meticulous process that gives all her work its intellectual foundation.
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UK based artist Nicola Green graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, in 1998 with a Distinction in Master of Fine Arts (MFA) following a First Class Honours Degree in Drawing and Painting (BA), winning the Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship in 1997 and 1998 and a Department for Education Scholarship in 1996.
She has exhibited widely in the UK including the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. She was a trustee of the charity Paintings in Hospitals from 2006-2014, is a patron of the Prince's Drawing School Drawing Clubs and is on the board of the Edinburgh College of Art's alumni council and is on the Benjamin West committee at the Royal Academy. She won the Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship in 1997 and a Department for Education Scholarship in 1996.
In Seven Days... is in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Library of Congress, Washington D.C; International Slavery Museum, Liverpool; and The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.