Nigel Cheney

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Gender MALE
Occupation Lecturer in Embroidered Textiles, NCAD
Location Dublin
Introduction Nigel Cheney, BA (Hons), MA
 After gaining a first class B.A Textiles, with Commendation in Art History, in 1990, Nigel Cheney graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1991 with an MA Textiles. He has held the position of Lecturer in Embroidered Textiles at NCAD since 1993.
Interests He has exhibited widely in both Ireland and Internationally and his work is in many private collections. In 2008 his work was purchased by the crafts Council of Ireland for their permanent collection and his work is also in the permanent collection at Gawthorpe Hall. He has been the Republic of Ireland Selector for the Lódz Tapestry Triennale, Poland, since 2000. He is an expert in Industrial Multi head embroidery and has worked with several companies in Ireland and the UK. His studio practice has revolved around the act of drawing, painting and the production of stitched textiles for fashion, interiors, commission and gallery work. This work is predominantly process led, grounded in tradition and a passion for craftsmanship, with a striving for technical excellence. His training in Textiles has led him to a fascination with colour, surface and mark-making.Textile works range form large to small scale, but all share a love of imagery, surface and colour. Natural objects such as birds, flowers and animals are studied in great depth while his paintings explore the contrast between loose gestural grounds and detailed imagery. Enjoying a full pallete of textile processes including digital printing, hand and machine embroidery his work often explores ambiguous terrortories where childlike phrases are reinterpreted and juxtaposed to create new images.