Nick Gentry

b: 1980 London, England, Lives and works in London

Drawing on recycled and obsolete technological materials as the grounds for his paintings, London­ based artist Nick Gentry creates a conversation between digital and analog processes. Gentry constructs his painting supports out of materials such as 35mm film negatives, VHS cassettes, X-­ray prints, and floppy discs. “These objects are no longer in the spotlight,” the artist has said of obsolete artifacts, “but by placing them there for a second it becomes easier to comprehend the speed and extent of the changes that are taking place today.” 

The materials are sourced directly the public in a ‘social art’ project. This open working practice is a fundamental starting point of each new work and allows shared histories to form collective identities. The rigorous conceptual basis of this work explores the areas where reality meets illusion, while drawing on references from consumer waste, to pop culture and found art. Known for his portraits and installations that treat the human form not as a subject in itself, but rather as the vehicle to carry the medium. In his art, Gentry questions the fundamental relationship of the human being to both our created world and what we call reality. 


2006 Central St. Martins College, London, UK (MA)

2002 Liverpool Art School, Liverpool, UK (BA)

1999 University of Hertfordshire, UK (Foundation)



2016  Psychic Compound, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2015  Memoryscapes, Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke Belgium

2014  Synthetic Daydreams, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, USA

          Nick Gentry pop-up solo showOzwald Boateng, London, UK

2013 XChange, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2012 Collective Memory, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2011 Nick Gentry Solo show, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

         Dataface , Whisper Gallery, London, UK

         Artefacts(pop-up solo show), Selfridges, London, UK

         Le Pen Stage, Pantocrator Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2010 Auto-Emotion  (pop-up solo show), Studio55 Gallery, London, UK



2016   Art Miami, C24 Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

           Contemporary Istanbul, C24 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

          Art Southampton, C24 Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, USA

          Art New York, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2015 Miami Project, Miami Art Basel, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami FL, USA

         SCOPE, Miami Art Basel, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

         What's in Your DNA?, Barbican,  public display, London, UK

         Summer Show, Absolute Art Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

         Reimagined, Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL, USA

         PULSE New York, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, USA

         Urban Art, Opera Gallery, Singapore

          Teknology, Galeria Impakto, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

         British Contemporary, Opera Gallery, Singapore

2014 YELL-O, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

          Insiders Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

          Urban Renewal, Opera Gallery, Hong Kong

          Forward Looking, Showcase Gallery, Southampton, UK

2013 The Many Faces of David Bowie, Opera Gallery, London, UK

          Tra-SHA-art,  Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

          Misuse: Creating Alternatives, The Class Gallery, London, UK

          London Portraits, Gallery Flash, Munich, Germany

          Contemporary Masters Art Walk, in Cannes, France

          Mo-tor Cor-tex,  Florida Gulf Coast University Gallery, Fort Myers, FL, USA

2012 Urban Masters, Opera Gallery, London, UK

         Interface, Rook and Raven Gallery, London, UK

         1 Jahr, Flash Gallery, Munich, Germany

        9, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2011 Whisper Gallery, London, UK

         Art Paris, Absolute Art Gallery, Paris, Fance

         Absorb Arts, Open Studios, London, UK

2010 Untagged, Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA, USA

          In / Human, Rook and Raven Gallery, London, UK

2009 Cut-Copy, T & P Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA