Nicola Green is a critically acclaimed social historian and visual artist. Green has established an international reputation for her ambitious projects that change perceptions about identity and power; exploring themes of race, spirituality, religion, gender, and leadership. Green is renowned for gaining unprecedented access to iconic figures from the worlds of religion, politics, and culture, including collaborating with Pope Francis, President Obama, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dalai Lama.

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 momentous occasions taking place across the globe. Inspired by her own mixed-heritage children and multi-faith family, she is 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, Green builds and curates substantial archives. It’s this meticulous process that gives all her work its intellectual foundation.


Public Collections:

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

The Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Glenhurst Gallery of Brant, Canada

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

Jewish Museum, London

Paintings in Hospitals, UK

Bruce Castle Museum, London

Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford

Edinburgh College of Art

Anti-Slavery International, London

BBC Radio 4 Sound Archive, London


Recent Solo Exhibitions:

2019 A Witness to Power Saïd Business School, Oxford

2018 Encounters St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

2017 Solo Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester, Sussex

2016 The Dance of Colour Flowers Gallery, London

2015 Jealous Gallery, London

2014 Jewish Museum, London

2013 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Soane Museum, London; Australia House, London; Flowers Gallery, London 

2012 Stadium Suite, Cultural Olympiad, Olympic Park, London

2011 Library of Congress, Washington DC

2010 Harvard University, Boston; Bruce Castle Museum, London

2007 Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

2005 Vinyl factory, London 

Recent Group Exhibitions:

2018 Grayson Perry’s Room of Fun Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London; London Art Fair, Islington Design Centre, London

2017 The Diaspora Pavilion 57th Venice Biennale, Venice; Good Nature Candida Stevens Gallery

2016 Icon Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester, Sussex

2015 Small Is Beautiful Flowers Gallery, London; Good Figures Mall Galleries, London; Good Figures The Downland Jerwood Gridshell Museum, Sussex

2014 Small is Beautiful Flowers Gallery, New York; The Discerning Eye Mall Galleries, London; Local Reflections: Nelson Mandela and the Haringay Anti-Apartheid Movement, Bruce Castle, London; London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London

2013 Art, Election and History Flowers, London; Recent Prints Flowers, London; Small is Beautiful Flowers, London

Multiplied Christie’s, London; Pulse Contemporary Art Fair New York; The London Print Fair Royal Academy, London; 

The Loughborough Hotel, London

2012 BlindArt Moorfield Hospital, London; Cultural Olympiad Haringey, London; Pellafort Press London

2011 BlindArt Banbury Museum, Banbury

2010 Inspired by Soane The Soane Museum, London; Touching Art Touching You Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton; East Wing Collection The Courthauld Institute, London

2009 Permanent Collection, Royal College for the Blind, Hereford

2008 BlindArt Museum of Modern Art, Wales; BP Portrait Award exhibited at: National Portrait Gallery, London; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum; Aberystwyth Arts Centre

A Sense of Space: The Blind Culture exhibited at: McIntosh Gallery, Western University, Ontario; Glenhurst Gallery of Brant, Canada; Touching Art Touching You Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro; On Time The Courthauld Institute, London

2007 Permanent Collection, Ontario Glenhyrst Gallery of Brant, Canada; Boundless Menier Chocolate Gallery and Southward Council, London

2006 BP Portrait Award exhibited at: National Portrait Gallery, London; Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; Blind Art USA exhibited at: National Public Library for the Blind, New York; British Embassy, Washington D.C.; Shoes - The Agony & Ecstasy exhibited at: Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead; Norwich Castle Museum; Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford; Tully House Museum, Carlisle

2005 Portraits 2005 Arndean Gallery, London; BlindArt Royal College of Arts, London

2004 New Sound New York The Kitchen, New York; Winchester Festival of Art & the Mind, Winchester; Retrospective 291 Gallery, London

2003 A Laughing Portrait exhibited at: Cork Arts Festival, Ireland; Port Eliot Literary Festival Cornwall; Royal Brompton Hospital, London; Your Shout Awards Winchester