Nigel Grimmer


Nigel Grimmer is a multi-media artist working primarily with photography. Born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Nigel studied a masters in lens-based media at Central Saint Martins and is currently Senior Lecturer in Visual Art Practice at The University of Bedfordshire. His photographic projects are united by on-going research exploring issues of identity and representation, specifically the changing relationship between images created for public and personal consumption. Within this context, the Art Drag Album can be seen to represent the social media “catfish”, someone who adopts a false identity, particularly to pursue deceptive on-line romances. In 2015 Nigel was one of the winners of Uncertain States photography journal’s survey exhibition of contemporary photographic talent in the UK. He has also been awarded photography prizes selected by Natasha Egan, Director of The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Todd Lippy Director of Esopus magazine, Mark Rappolt, Editor of Art Review magazine and art critic Matthew Collings.