Nathan Pendlebury
Nathan Pendlebury

Image courtesy of Phil Poole Photography

About Me

Born in Chester in 1973. Nathan grew up in various places across the North West, including Salford, Greater Manchester and Warrington. Nathan studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University from 1993 to 1996 specialising in painting. He later stayed in Liverpool and is still based there today and currently has his studio with Dot-Art in Burlington House, Waterloo (just outside Liverpool town centre).

Artists Statement

There is a fundamental need for me to create a bridge for which words can not be found. There is a compulsion to make, and for me making paintings somehow seems the way forward.

My subject is 'life'. I am interested in colour, and I want my paintings to be confident, positive and vibrant. I prefer to produce more abstract work but the marks and shapes still tend to produce associations nonetheless. Associations are produced like glimpses without always being totally direct in realistic or figurative terms.

I also love music, and the feelings I get from it, and part of what I want with my work is for people to get the same feeling from looking at my painting that I do from listening the music that I like.


Solo Exhibitions

2017
On Paper, Egg Café, Liverpool, UK.

2015
The Really Interesting Eating Co. (In Association with Dot-Art), Liverpool One, UK.

2014
‘Learning To Walk’. St George House, Bolton, UK.

2013
"Learning to Walk". The Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington, UK.

2009
'Underscapes', at Real Camera, Manchester, UK.
'Memoirs of a Pedestrian', Dot-Art, Liverpool, UK.
'Still', Laurie's Centre, Birkenhead, UK.

2002
‘Wild Wood’, Lower Place, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.


Two Man Exhibitions

2011
The Beacon, Whitehaven, UK. ANTHONY & NATHAN PENDLEBURY.

2010
Romano & Pendlebury, Editions Gallery, Liverpool, UK. NATHAN PENDLEBURY & PAUL ROMANO.
'Little By Little'. Unity Theatre, Liverpool, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY

2009
'A Place Worth Living', MerseyBio Gallery, University of Liverpool, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.
'A Place Worth Living', Blyth Gallery, Manchester Northern Quarter, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.
'Small Things Too', Headspace Gallery, Egg cafe, Liverpool, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.

2008
'Summer Exhibition', Bridge End Farm Gallery, Eskdale Valley, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.
'Outside', Almiro Gallery, Waterloo, Liverpool, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.
'Alone Together', Harris Museum & Gallery', Preston, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.
'Small Things', Portico Library & Gallery, Manchester, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.
'As is Now', Collage Gallery, Gostins Building, Liverpool, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.
'Paintings & Photographs', Total Treatments NW Ltd., Warrington, UK. NATHAN PENDLEBURY & LANZA MARTINETA.

2007
‘Begin’, Liverpool Academy, Liverpool, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.


Group Exhibitions

2017
Chroma, Dot-Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
Liverpool Academy at Corke Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
Lancashire Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK.
Winter Exhibition, Arteology, Colne, Lancashire, UK.

2016
WCAF 2016 Open Exhibition, Warrington Museum & Gallery, Warrington, UK.
REX (Pop-up shop), Liverpool, UK.
'West Lancashire Open Exhibition', Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK.
"Aerosol", Dot-Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
'Experimental Photography', Dot-Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
'Dear Liverpool', Dot-Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.

2015
Winter Exhibition, Arteology Gallery, Colne, Lancashire, UK.
"Abstract Exhibition", Wet Paint Gallery, Cirencester, UK.
REX (Pop-up shop), Liverpool, UK.
Atelier Rose & Gray, Sale, Manchester, UK.

2014
REX (Pop-up shop), Liverpool, UK.
Atelier Rose & Gray, Sale, Manchester, UK.

2013
Winter Exhibition. Atelier Rose & Gray Gallery, Sale, Manchester, UK.
Winter Exhibition. Atelier Rose & Gray Gallery, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, UK.
‘Thoughts & Pictures’. The Vice Chancellors Lodge, Liverpool, UK.
'Liverpool Open.' Editions Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
Fallout Factory 1st Open Exhibition. Fallout Factory Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
Art in the City. Princes Trust Charity Exhibition, Metquarter, Liverpool, UK.

2012
"Trinity". The Gallery Liverpool. Liverpool, UK.
"Five Angles (Photography Exhibition)". The Gallery Liverpool, UK.
Temp Display. Wall To Wall Gallery, Liverpool. UK.
"Liverpool Open." Editions Gallery, Liverpool, UK.

2011
‘Victor Pasmore Exhibition’, Wet Paint Gallery, Cirencester, Cotswolds, UK.
‘Contrast’, OK Gallery, Standish, Lancashire, UK.
‘Temp Display’, Wall to Wall Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
Eskdale Art Show, Eskdale, UK.
'West Lancashire Open Exhibition', Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK.
'Pop-Up Shop', with Dot-Art Gallery, at Metquarter, Liverpool, UK.
'Liverpool Open', Editions Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
'Twinned', Contemporary Urban Centre & Headspace Galleries, Liverpool, UK.

2010
'Art Merseywide', National Conservation Centre, Liverpool, UK.
'5th Wirral National Open Art Exhibition', Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral, UK.
'Summer Exhibition', Central Village, Bold Street, Liverpool, UK.
'Abstract Liverpool', The Gallery Clayton Square, Liverpool UK.
'West Lancashire Open', Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk UK.
'Light Night', The Gallery Liverpool, UK.
'Eskdale Art Show'. Eskdale UK.
'Celebration of Colour'. Mere Grange Gallery. St Helens, UK.
'Easter Exhibition', The Gallery Liverpool UK.

2009
'Summer Exhibition', Central Village, Bold Street, Liverpool, UK.
'Eskdale Art Show'. Eskdale, UK.
Alan Joyce Gallery, Waterloo, Merseyside, UK.
Lass O'Gowrie Pub Gallery, Manchester, UK.
'Pink & Blue', Charity Exhibition at Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool UK.
'Migration', Red Dot @ NOVAS Gallery, Liverpool UK.

2008
'Pre-Paid' Charity Exhibition at The Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
'Sefton Open', Atkinson Gallery, Southport, UK.
'Best of Merseyside' Conservation Centre, Liverpool, UK.
'Summer Show', Arthouse Gallery, Brigham, UK.
'4th Wirral National Open Art Exhibition', Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral, UK.
'Summer Exhibition' Dot-Art, Liverpool, UK.
'Hearts & Minds' Red Dot @ Liverpool Academy, Liverpool, UK.
'Eskdale Art Show' Eskdale, UK.
'Winter Show', Dot-Art Gallery. Liverpool, UK.
'Tripping The Light Fantastic', Agora Gallery, New York, USA.

2007
'Winter Blues 2', Headspace Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
'Rags to Riches', Red Dot at International Gallery, Liverpool. UK.
'Gosforth Craft Show', Gosforth, UK.
'Bravo', Liverpool Academy of Arts, Liverpool, UK.
'Temporary Exhibition', View 2, Liverpool, UK.
'Opening Show' Dot-Art, Liverpool, UK.
‘Untitled’, Cockermouth Town Hall, UK.
'Chelsea International Fine Art Competition', New York, USA.
'Sefton Open', The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, UK.
'Aiming for Heights', Redwire Studios at The International Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
'Illumination', Headspace Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
'Come Together: Beatles Open Exhibition', Liverpool Academy of Arts, Liverpool, UK.
'West Lancashire Open Exhibition' Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, UK.
'Exchange', Almiro Gallery, Waterloo, UK.
'Living with Art and Energies', Ullet Grange Liverpool, with 'Gallery 4 All Arts', UK.
‘Contrast’ Headspace Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘Overview’, Loop Gallery at the Cornerstone, Liverpool, UK.
‘Redrow Showroom Exhibition’, with Dot-Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘Buy One Get One Free’, Headspace Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘Dot-Art Show’, Dot-Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘January Showcase Exhibition’, Almiro Gallery, Waterloo, UK.

2006
‘Changing 8’, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘3rd Wirral Open Exhibition’, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK.
‘Christmas Open Exhibition’, Liverpool Academy of Arts, UK.
‘Winter Blues’, Headspace Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘White/Night’, Blackburne House, Liverpool, UK.
‘Soup v Gazpachio’ (Tate v National Museums Liverpool Staff), Albany Liverpool, UK.
‘Open exhibition’, Bazaar arts & Crafts, Cockermouth, UK.
‘Opening’, Dot-Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘Revealed’, Exhibition of canvas prints, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, UK.
‘Dare to Dream’, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, UK.
‘Pride in Liverpool’, Met-Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘Popchoc Group Show’, Stark Gallery London, UK.

2005
‘Popchoc Group Show ’, Q Gallery, Glasgow, UK.

2004
‘Sefton Open’, Atkinson Gallery, Southport, UK.

2003
‘Scape’, Tea Factory, Liverpool. GROUP.
‘Open Exhibition’, Domino Gallery, Liverpool, UK.

2002
‘Open Exhibition’, Lowes Court Gallery, Egremont, UK.
‘Valentine Show’, Domino Gallery, Liverpool, UK.


Art Fairs

2017
Liverpool Art Fair, Pier Head, Liverpool, UK.
Summer Arts Market, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, UK.
Art in the Pen, Skipton, Yorkshire, UK.

2016
Winter Arts Market, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, UK.
Buy Art Fair, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, UK. (Showing with Erpen).
Art in the Pen, Skipton, UK.
Liverpool Art Fair, The Gallery Liverpool, UK.

2015
Buy Art Fair, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, UK.
Art in the Pen, Skipton, UK.
Art in the Pen, Carlisle, UK.
Affordable Art Fair. Hampstead, London, UK. (Showing with the Barker Gallery).
Liverpool Art Fair, The Gallery Liverpool, UK.

2014
Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh UK. (Showing with Barker Gallery & Deborah Butler Gallery).
Buy Art Fair. Spinningfields, Manchester. UK. (Showing with Erpen).
Affordable Art Fair. Hampstead, London, UK. (Showing with the Barker Gallery).
Liverpool Art Fair. The Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool. UK.

2013
Liverpool Art Fair. Camp & Furnace, Liverpool. UK.
Buy Art Fair. Spinningfields, Manchester. UK. (Showing with Erpen).

2012
Brighton Art Fair. Brighton, UK. (Showing with Erpen).
Buy Art Fair. Spinningfields, Manchester. UK. (Showing with Erpen).
Liverpool Art Fair. Camp & Furnace, Liverpool. UK.

2011
'Buy Art Fair'. Spinningfields, Manchester, UK. (Showing with Erpen).
'Art in the Pen'. Skipton, Yorkshire, UK. (Showing Solo as Nathan Pendlebury).
'Reading Contemporary Art Fair'. Reading, UK. (Showing with Erpen).

2010
'Buy Art Fair', Spinningfields, Manchester UK. (Showing with Erpen).
Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow UK. (Showing with Popchoc Gallery).

2009
'Buy Art Fair', URBIS, Manchester, UK. (Showing with Erpen).
'Art in the City', Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK. (Showing with Erpen).

2008
'Buy Art Fair', URBIS, Manchester, UK. (Showing with Erpen).
Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow, UK. (Showing with Popchoc Gallery).

2007
‘Love Arts Manchester’ (MCR Art Fair), GMEX, Manchester, UK. (Showing with Erpen).

2005
‘Glasgow Art Fair’ with Popchoc Gallery’, Glasgow. (Showing with Popchoc Gallery).


Nathan Pendlebury Achievements/Awards

2017
Commendation for painting "Protagonist" at Lancashire Open Exhibition.

2016
Album Artwork for Jake Bugg ‘On My One’ nominated for “Best Art Vinyl 2016”, being one of only 50 shortlisted.

2015
Guest Selector on the panel for the 2015 West Lancashire Open.

2013
2nd in People's Choice Award at the Fallout Factory Open Exhibition.

2011
2nd Prize Winner at the 'West Lancashire Open' Exhibition.

2010
Specially selected to take part in the 'Art Merseywide' Exhibition.

2008
Specially selected to take part in the 'Best of Merseyside' exhibition.
Painting selected to be used as the Sefton Open poster and flyer.
Prize winner at the 4th Wirral National Open Art Exhibition.
Commissioned to produce 9 paintings for the John Lewis Liverpool Espresso Bar.

2007
Represented by the New York 'Agora Gallery'.
Shortlisted for prize receiving recommendation by judges at 2007 Sefton Open Art Competition.
Prize winner for the 2007 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Selected by Tina Kukielski (from the Whitney Museum, New York).

2006
Joint 3rd Prize winner at the ‘3rd Wirral National Open Art Exhibition’, Williamson Art Gallery.

1993
Awarded ‘KM Herring Award ’, by Warrington Collegiate Institute.

1992
Nominated for ‘BTEC Student of Year ‘being one of 500 nominees out of possible 215,000.


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