Nicki Rolls artwork statement/cv news


Installation view at A.P.T Gallery

Walking in the Air, Installation view at Colliderscape exhibition at A.P.T Gallery, March, 2016


Nicki Rolls works with film, painting, drawing and installation to produce works which explore cinematic and virtual worlds and the tension which arises between the natural world and its appropriation by technological process. She seeks to interrupt and break down this process, attempting to wrest the image from the grasp of technology.

In a series of paintings, drawings and videos, she has plundered early Disney animation films, especially Bambi, reconstructing its kitsch imagery within the bounds of computer generated geometric pattern or areas of void, empty space. She is investigating the construction of virtual space and its propensity to exploit our emotions, to both invite and repel within the vast remotness, rigour and coolness of computer generated simulation. and exploring what it is to be a spectator in a digital age.






Nicki is a London based artist. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2005 with a BA(Hons.) Fine Art and in 2011 she completed her MA in Fine Art at London Institute, Wimbledon College of Art.

To find out more, including forthcoming exhibitions and how to purchase works, contact or 07906 220798.

Nicki Rolls  



  Jerwood Drawing Prize, Student Award, 2011
  Shortlisted for Jerwood Moving Image Awards, 2008
  Solo Exhibitions
  ArtLacuna, London, 17-20 September, For One Night Only: Nicki Rolls, Animation Flatlands, 2015
  Hayward Gallery's Concrete Cafe, 27 March - 3 June, On and On, 2012
  Hampton Court, site specific exhibition and performance, 10 Minute Tour, 2003
  Group Exhibitions and Screenings
Leyden Gallery, London, 30 June - 11 July, Inside/Out
Brighton Fringe Festival, 5,6,7,12,13,19,20,26,27,28 May, Drawing Connections by the Sea
Air Gallery, Altrincham, Manchester, 17 April - 12 May, Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
London Art Fair, 17 - 21 Jan, Quick Quick Quick screening
Vintage Cinema, Hull Truck Theatre, 7-8 Nov, screening for This way up conference
47/49 Tanner St, 1-2 July, Game Face
Filter4, Basel, 13 May - 27 May, Searching the Line
Palazzo Flangini, Venice, 16 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017, Contemporary Venice
  Palazzo Flangini, Venice, 16 December 2016 - 15 January 2017, Contemporary Venice
A-side B-side gallery, London, 2 - 8 Nov, A Many Sided Thing
  hARTslane, London, 23 Sept - 2 Oct, On Our Way To Where?, part of Art Licks Weekend
  Kardomah94, Hull, 23 - 30 July, Amy Johnson Festival 75 Second Film Challenge Awards
  CGP London, 8-24 July, Annual Open Exhibition
  A.P.T Gallery, London, 17 March - 4 April, Colliderscape

Unrooted exhibition, Redlees Gallery

Works on paper at Redlees Gallery, 2015

Everything's going to be all right

Everything's going to be all right at ArtLacuna, 2015

Bargehouse, London, We all Draw @ UAL, 5-8 Nov
The Museum of Club Culture, Hull, One Minute Hull, Artists Moving Image Festival
Directors Lounge Contemporary Art and Media (Berlin), Art Ruhr Media Art Fair, 1 minute volume 7
Redlees Gallery, London, 4-5 April, Unrooted
Tate Britain, 7 February, Late at Tate Britain 1840s GIF Party
Furtherfield Gallery, London, 25-26 January & 1-2 February, Screening of One Minute Remix
Happenstance Gallery, London, 19-24 June, Salon des Refuses
Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green Road, 23 May - 3 June, Second Nature
Art Lacuna Film Festival, 18/19 May
Screening of one-minute shorts at 4 national/international venues,One Minute Version 4,5,6 and 7
Jotta at Kopparberg Un-Establishment, Shoreditch High St, London, 21-25th October, Refraction
360 degree Cinema Dome, Weymouth, 10th-11th August, Welcome to the Treasuredome, part of Cultural Olympiad, 2012
Vibe Gallery, London, 19 - 29 May, Desperate Artwives
National Touring ofJerwood Drawing Prize
Screening of one-minute shorts at national/international venues, One Minute Version 5 and 6
  Jerwood Space, London, 13 September, Jerwood Drawing Prize
  Wimbledon College of Art, 5 September, Wimbledon MA Show
  HMV Curzon Wimbledon 20 June Moving Image South
  The Horse Hospital, London, 6 April, London Underground Film Festival
  Chisenhale Dance Space, London, 17 March, TV Dinners Festival
  The Nunnery Gallery, London, 10 March, Futura Bold, Futura Oblique, Wimbledon MA Interim Show
  National screening of one-minute shorts: One Minute Version 5
  HMV Curzon Wimbledon 13 September Moving Image South
  242 Gallery London 23 September Monster
  Arthouse, Deptford, 24 September, Deptford X
  Flat Time House London MA Salon 3
  Nunnery Gallery, London i swore i sore
  Auto Italia Gallery, London MA Salon 2
  Screening of one-minute shorts at national/international venues, One Minute Version 4
  Jerwood Moving Image Awards website, shortlisted for Jerwood Moving Image Award
  Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust London, Disposable Fetish
  St Pancras Church Crypt, London, Life cycles
  Cafe Gallery Projects, London, Projektor

One Minute DVD series: a collection of one-minute shorts, curated by Kerry Baldry, screened at international galleries and projection rooms over 2010 - 2014

  One Minute (Vol 7), 2013
  One Minute (Vol 6), 2012
  One Minute (Vol 5), 2011
  One Minute (Vol 4), 2010
  Limited Edition Artist's Book, Teeny Weeny Gran, 2002 held at:
  National Arts Library Special Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  Artist's Book Collection, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London