American-born Nancy Fouts has lived and worked in London most of her life. Originally studied art at the Chelsea School of Art and the RCA and later pursued a career in advertising. Despite her commercial success, Fouts has always retained a fine art approach to image-making. The artworks of contemporary surrealist artist Nancy Fouts frequently explore themes of time, religious iconography, nature and humour. Fouts typically works with everyday objects, injecting them with her unique wit and manipulating them in such a way that we seem to recognise them for the first time. During the 1960's Fouts co-founded the pioneering design and model-making company Shirt Sleeve Studio, creating seminal ad campaigns for Tate Gallery and album covers for significant bands including Jethro Tull and Steeleye Span amongst others. Some of Fouts’ work is presented at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Nancy Fouts’ artwork will be exhibited in our Mix Summer show between 28th August and 2nd of September 2017.