Nadia Hebson (b. UK) works across painting, large scale prints, apparel and texts, working obliquely with the legacy of women artists her practice has sought to comprehend the relationship between painting, biography, persona and clothing, most recently through a consideration of the legacies of painters Christina Ramberg, Winifred Knights and Marion Adnams. Who she conceives as fictional mentors. Alongside her practice she convenes conversations, seminar series and reading groups, with the intention of making visible creative female friendships.
Recent exhibitions and conversations include Speaking With Her, Royal College of Art, London, Gravidity & Parity &, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; one on one: on skills, The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, EKKM, Tallinn, Material Matters, KKH, Stockholm, I See You Man, Gallery Celine, Glasgow, Alpha Adieu, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, M HKA and Choreography, Arcade, London.
In 2014 with AND Public she published MODA WK: work in response to the paintings, drawings, correspondence, clothing and interior design of Winifred Knights (an expanded legacy). In 2017 with Hana Leaper she co-convened the conference, Making Women's Art Matter at the Paul Mellon Centre, London. She is currently working on a new publication which explores the work of Christina Ramberg and her creative female circle.
Nadia Hebson lives and works in Stockholm and is Senior Lecturer in Painting at the Royal Institute of Art. Her practice and teaching have developed through a close consideration of art education and the provocation An appropriate Fine Art education for women? Her billboard commission is titled Women Are Art Schools.