Christian Nicolson graduated with a degree in Design in 1992 and worked as an Art Director in design and advertising agencies until 2004. He won ‘Magazine Designer of the Year’ in 2004 at the NZMPA for designing ‘Pulp’ Magazine.
Since then Nicolson has pursued his career as a full-time artist, both in painting, sculpture and large environmental installations. Nicolson’s installations have received wide acclaim, particularly his ‘Toi Toi Experiment’. He has also been part of many sculpture symposiums, the most recent being the 2015 ‘Sculpture on the Gulf’ exhibition. Ten of his sculpture works are now in the Wallace Collection along with several of his paintings and photographic work.
Nicolson has also recently completed a multi award winning self-funded feature film which was released in 2016, ‘This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy.’
Parnell Gallery has represented Nicolson since 2005.