Karen Nicol

  • Treasure Trove, 2014
  • Ice Bear, 2017
  • A Good Deed Is Never Wasted, 2016
  • Golden Eagle, 2012
  • Dinner Date, 2014
  • Feature Film, 2015
  • Shoelace Cat, 2012
  • Dear, 2016
  • The Tattooed Bear, 2017
  • World Class, 2016
 
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  • Treasure Trove, 2014
    Treasure Trove, 2014
    mixed media, embroidered, 25.5 x 33.4 in
  • Ice Bear, 2017
    Ice Bear, 2017
    mixed media, embroidered, 40x62 in
  • A Good Deed Is Never Wasted, 2016
    A Good Deed Is Never Wasted, 2016
    mixed media, hand stitched and painted, 39.3 x 57.4 in
  • Golden Eagle, 2012
    Golden Eagle, 2012
    mixed media, embroidered, 39.3 x 24 in
  • Dinner Date, 2014
    Dinner Date, 2014
    mixed media, embroidered and pleated silk, 66.9 x 35.4 in
  • Feature Film, 2015
    Feature Film, 2015
    mixed media, embroidered with hand cut negatives and sequin film, 46.5 x 38.5 in
  • Shoelace Cat, 2012
    Shoelace Cat, 2012
    mixed media, embroidered, 39.3 x 24 in
  • Dear, 2016
    Dear, 2016
    mixed media, hand stitched and painted, 31.4 x 35.4 in
  • The Tattooed Bear, 2017
    The Tattooed Bear, 2017
    mixed media, embroidered, 67x45 in
  • World Class, 2016
    World Class, 2016
    mixed media, embroidered, 39.3 x 29.5 in
Karen Nicol is a mixed media and embroidery artist and designer from Britain who works from her London based studio.
Working a lot with a wide variety of materials and textiles the artist creates authentic artworks. Embroidered and sculptured animals, specially created creatures with bespoke, haute couture ‘skins’ ranging from Napoleonic polar bears to jewel encrusted deer and fringed and sequined zebras.
Unique technics and incredible imagination of the artist give birth to the truly original pieces. The artist’s new work is a sweet and heartwarming interpretation of the animal world we invite you to discover.

For many years Karen Nicol has created fashion textiles for clients such as Alexander Mcqueen, Chloe, Chanel and Givenchy and has designed interior fabrics and products for numerous clients including Wild at Heart, Designers Guild, the King of Qatar and the Pope. Since 2010 Karen has worked and exhibited her work in solo shows and fairs across the world. Karen studied at the Royal College of Art and was senior lecturer, research fellow and Visiting Professor on the textiles masters degree there for over 19 years and is an honorary fellow. In 2015 she was made a Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA.
SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

2016
Fashion pieces for Alexander McQueen and Jasper Conran
World map large scale art commission, Black Rock investment bank, Hong Kong
Europe map large scale art commission, Black Rock investment bank , Paris
Interior works for Katherine Pooley
Solo Show Cricket Fine Art, 'Couture Creatures', London
Exhibited with Wit Gallery, Massachusetts
Exhibited with Ruthin Gallery, Wales

2015
Bull Market and Bear Market art commission, Black Rock investment bank, Copenhagen
Art Pieces for Lidewij Edelkoort Fetishism show, Trapholt museum, Denmark

2014
Solo Show Rebecca Hossack gallery, 'The Edge of the Woods', New York
Royal Academy summer show, London
Art Fairs : Melbourne, Hamptons, New york, London

2013
Art pieces for Lidewij Edelkoort Fashion Fetishism Biennale, Holland
Solo show "Singerie" Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London
Lapada Art and Antiques Fair, London
Art Fairs : Melbourne, Hong Kong, Paris

2012
Solo show, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, New York
Solo show, Marylebone Hotel, London
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, New York
Book launch and exhibition at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Lapada Art and Antiques Fair, London
Decorex International, London
Art Fairs : London, Melbourne, Hamptons

2011
Exhibition "Lovelace", Power House Museum, Sydney
Grayson Perry doll with Liberty London
Art Fairs : London Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair London, Affordable Art Fair New York, Affordable Art Fair Singapore, Art London, Art Melbourne, Art Toronto.

2010
Solo Show of animals and handbags ?Conversation Pieces?, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London
Art Fairt : Sydney Art Fair, Art London
Exhibitions Jerwood Contemporary Makers, London, Edinburg and Dublin
Liberty Shop Window

2008
Triptych for Leeds Cancer Hospital
Form Art Fair, London

2007
Art piece for Shell UK, featured in oceanography exhibition in Santa Fe

2007 -2010
Anthropologie, New York

2005
Solo Show, Karen Nicol skirt range, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Solo Show, Karen Nicol skirt range Mantero concept store, La Tessitura, Como, Italy
Exhibition with Markus Lupfer, Japan
Art Vitam Gallery, Miami

2004
Art Fairs : Palm Beach, Sofa Chicago