Pendlebury, Nathan

WHITE-TREE-2-Aerosol-and-acrylic-paint-on-paper-100Nathan Pendlebury, Painting / Photography

Nathan Pendlebury


Studied fine art at Warrington Collegiate Institute and Liverpool John Moores University.

Painting / Photography




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 Moore’s University from 1993 to 1996 specialising in painting. He later stayed in Liverpool and is still based there today.
He continued to paint after university with breaks for periods of time due to family commitments, and currently has his studio at his home in Bootle (just outside Liverpool town centre).

He was a Prize-winner at the 3rd and 4th Wirral Open exhibitions at the Williamson Art Gallery, and was selected for the ‘Best of Merseyside’ Exhibition in 2008 and the ‘Art Merseywide’ Exhibition in 2010 at the National Conservation Centre.

Nathan was also commissioned by John Lewis to produce 9 paintings for permanent display in their new Liverpool John Lewis Stores Espresso Bar (which are still on display).
In 2006 Nathan turned to the medium of Photography due to a lack of room to store and produce paintings. He approached his photography very much through the eyes of a painter, composing out of focus abstract images in camera.

In 2007 he won a place in the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition in New York (with his photography), he was alongside only a handful of artists from across the globe that were chosen out of thousands of entries by esteemed Curator Tina Kukielski at the New York Whitney Museum. His photography and painting now sit side by side and he exhibits both. Nathan has recently taken to using film ‘Lomography’ and ‘Polaroid’ photography, which offer a new side to his portfolio, and a much more figurative dream like set of images.

“Although some of my new works on Polaroid are quite different to previous work, I see my new photographs as a natural progression, they felt right. An artist should try new things whenever he can, it keeps you fresh, and hopefully this will push me further and forward, into other new things, new subjects, and new mediums? After all Picasso tried his hand at Ceramics didn’t he? And there is an artist that everyone should aspire to.”

Specially selected to take part in the ‘Best of Merseyside’ exhibition.
Painting selected to be used as the Sefton Open poster and flyer.
Organised ‘Art Market’ in Bootle on July 12th.
‘Prizewinner’ at the 4th Wirral National Open Art Exhibition.
Commisioned to produce 9 paintings for the John Lewis Liverpool Espresso Bar.
Represented by the New York ‘Agora Gallery’.
Painting selected as artwork of the day 21/09/07 by .
Shortlisted for prize receiving recommendation by judges at 2007 Sefton Open Art Competition.
Prizewinner for the 2007 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Selected by Tina Kukielski (from the Whitney Museum, New York).
Nominated for the ‘2007 Liverpool Art Prize’.
Selected to be a member of the Wirral Society of Arts (WSA).
Joint 3rd Prize at the ‘3rd Wirral Open’ Exhibition, Williamson Art Gallery.
Two drawings selected for ‘Sefton Open’ Exhibition at Atkinson Art Gallery.
Awarded ‘KM Herring Award ’, by Warrington Collegiate Institute.
Nominated for ‘BTEC Student of Year ‘being one of 500 nominees out of possible 215,000.

Public Collectors of Nathan Pendlebury’s Artwork
John Lewis Liverpool (Espresso Bar)
Hilton Hotel Liverpool (Business & Meeting Rooms).

Solo Exhibitions
‘Underscapes’, at Real Camera, Manchester, UK.
‘Memoirs of a Pedestrian’, Dot-Art, Liverpool, UK.
‘Still’, Laurie’s Centre, Birkenhead, UK.
‘Photographs’, Olivier’s Cafe, Liverpool, UK.
‘Drawings’, Café Latte, Liverpool, UK.
‘Wild Wood’, Lower Place, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, UK.

Two Man Exhibitions
Romano & Pendlebury, Editions Gallery, Liverpool, UK. NATHAN PENDLEBURY & PAUL ROMANO.
‘Little By Little’. Unity Theatre, Liverpool, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY
‘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.
‘Summer Exhibition’, Bridge End Farm Gallery, Eskdale Valley, Cumbria, 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.
‘Begin 2’, Sellafield Visitor Centre, Cumbria, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.
‘Untitled Exhibition’, Cockermouth Tourist Information Centre’, Cumbria, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.
‘Paintings & Photographs’, Total Treatments NW Ltd., Warrington, UK. NATHAN PENDLEBURY & LANZA MARTINETA.
‘Begin’, Liverpool Academy, Liverpool, UK. NATHAN & ANTHONY PENDLEBURY.

Group Exhibitions
‘Twinned’, Contemporary Urban Centre & Headspace Gallery, Liverpool UK.
‘Liverpool Open’, Editions Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘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, Cumbria UK.
‘Celebration of Colour’. Mere Grange Gallery. St Helens, UK.
‘Easter Exhibition’, The Gallery Liverpool UK.
‘Summer Exhibition’, Central Village, Bold Street, Liverpool, UK.
‘Eskdale Art Show’. Eskdale, Cumbria, 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.
‘Pre-Paid’ Charity Exhibition at The Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘Sefton Open’, Atkinson Gallery, Southprt, UK.
‘Best of Merseyside’ Conservation Centre, Liverpool, UK.
‘Summer Show’, Arthouse Gallery, Brigham, Cumbria, 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, Cumbria, UK.
‘Winter Show’, Dot-Art Gallery. Liverpool, UK.
‘Tripping The Light Fantastic’, Agora Gallery, New York, USA.
‘Winter Blues 2’, Headspace Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘Rags to Riches’, Red Dot at International Gallery, Liverpool. UK.
‘Gosforth Craft Show’, Gosforth, Cumbria, UK.
‘Bravo’, Liverpool Academy of Arts, Liverpool, UK.
‘Temporary Exhibition’, View 2, Liverpool, UK.
‘Opening Show’ Dot-Art, Liverpool, UK.
‘Untitled’, Cockermouth Town Hall, Cumbria, 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.
‘2007 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.
‘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, Cumbria, 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.
‘Popchoc Group Show ’, Q Gallery, Glasgow, UK.
‘Sefton Open’, Atkinson Gallery, Southport, UK.
‘Scape’, Tea Factory, Liverpool. GROUP.
‘Open Exhibition’, Domino Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
‘Open Exhibition’, Lowes Court Gallery, Egremont, Cumbria, UK.
‘Valentine Show’, Domino Gallery, Liverpool, UK.

Art Fairs
Reading Contemporary Art Fair, Reading UK. (Showing with Erpen)
‘Buy Art Fair’, Spinningfields, Manchester UK. (Showing with Erpen)
‘Buy Art Fair’, Spinningfields, Manchester UK. (Showing with Erpen)
Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow UK. (Showing with Popchoc Gallery).
‘Buy Art Fair’, URBIS, Manchester, UK. (Showing with Erpen)
‘Art in the City’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK. (Showing with Erpen)
‘Buy Art Fair’, URBIS, Manchester, UK. (Showing with Erpen)
Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow, UK. (Showing with Popchoc Gallery).
‘Love Arts Manchester’ (MCR Art Fair), GMEX, Manchester, UK. (Showing with Erpen)
‘Glasgow Art Fair’ with Popchoc Gallery’, Glasgow. (Showing with Popchoc Gallery).

all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated
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Beach – Polaroid Photograph
Mum’s Telephone – Polaroid Photograph
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Old Liverpool Customs House – Acrylic aerosol and charcoal on paper 2009
White Tree – Aerosol and acrylic paint on paper 2004
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Pink Flowers – Polaroid Photography