Aimée Nelson

Aimée Nelson

Aimée Nelson is visual artist based in Belfast. She graduated in 2019 from the Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art. Working in sculpture and lens based mediums, Aimée is interested in the scientific and philosophical principles of light.

Her work examines physical reality, our consciousness and the fragility of perception, considering concepts that are increasingly relevant to our modern ‘mediated’ world, in which it can often be difficult to decipher what is real and what is not. She playfully experiments with ideas of duality, exploring parallels between light and shadow, visibility and invisibility, interior and exterior, reality and illusion aiming to manipulate the viewer’s experience of light, to play with perception and one’s feelings of self. Aimee is currently exploring light using photographic techniques such as photogram and cyanotype, which use artificial light and sunlight in order to make an image.

Following her degree show, Aimée has been awarded exhibitions in FCB Studios, Artisann Gallery, Queens Street Studios and the Royal Ulster Academy 2019 Annual Exhibition to which she went on to win The Mullan Gallery Award for Best Sculpture. Aimée was shortlisted for the Woon Foundation Sculpture and Painting Prize 2019 and exhibited with the 10 shortlisted artists from across the UK in an exhibition at Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne. Her work is in public collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Aimee was Artist in Residence at Belfast School of Art for the academic year 2019/20 and currently, she is working towards a body of work for her first Solo Exhibition in Ards Arts Centre in 2022.

Aimee Nelson
Aimee Nelson Translucence

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