Nicholas Homoky Biography

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Nicholas Homoky was born in Hungary in 1950. He trained at the West of England College of Arts in Bristol and at the Royal College of Art, London. He has taught regularly since 1976 and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the West of England College of Arts, Bristol.

Nicholas is an innovative potter whose work is mainly centred around the vessel, seen primarily as a visual object. This is achieved through the deconstruction of both the visual and practical elements which are re-interpreted as a visual composition. Line and form are his chief concerns, though his work is also formed through his interest in painting, sculpture, folk art and design. 'My work attempts to close the gap between the innocence of Alfred Wallis and the purity of Ben Nicholson'.

EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:

2003
Loes & Reiner International Ceramics. Deventer, Netherlands.

2001
'Feat of Clay', Victoria & Albert Museum, London

2000
Peters Barn, Midhurst, West Sussex (solo)

Los Angelos County Museum of Art, USA

1998
'Clay into Art', Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

1997
Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, London (solo)

Loes and Reiner International Ceramics, Deventer, Holland

'Smash and Grab', Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1996
British Council invitational South American Touring Exhibition

1994
Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne, Dorset (solo)

1992
British Council touring Exhibition to India

1988
Crafts Council at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London (solo)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA - New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA - Boymans Museum, Rotterdam, Holland - Buckinghamshire County Museum, England - The Contemporary Arts Society, London - The Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh - The Fitzwilliam Museum and Art Gallery, Cambridge - Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, Holland - Keramion Frechen, Germany - Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery - The Victoria & Albert Museum, London - The British Council Collection, London - The Crafts Council Collection, London, The British Museum.

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