Artist CV & Bio

Nina McMullan

ARTIST BIO

Born in East Lothian, April 1999

Lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Studying at Edinburgh College on the Contemporary Art Course

Nina McMullan is a multimedia artist from East Lothian, currently residing in Edinburgh. Recurring themes in their work revolve around feminism, identity, and mental health – expressing personal topics through the power of creation as a non-binary queer artist. They enjoy working with these subjects alongside their love for portraiture, text, collage, and textiles.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a multimedia artist studying, working, and growing in Edinburgh. My art most often explores the themes of feminism, mental health, and religion – driven by my childhood and current life as a proud non-binary queer artist.

I have always been passionate about portraiture and using the human form in my work, which has remained a key visual element in my art. I enjoy using myself as a subject and am greatly influenced by my love of film, music, and fashion. My use of text is often influenced by excerpts from my diaries and personal notes, as well as song lyrics and film scripts. The power of words alongside my drawings has always felt a powerful way to express myself in an honest and open manner.

EDUCATION

HND Contemporary Art Practice, Edinburgh College

EXHIBITIONS

2019 – ‘BEINGS’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2020 – ‘Body as Material’, North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh

2020- ‘New Works’, Websters Theatre, Glasgow

2020 – ‘2-Dimensional’, HUBCAP Gallery, Edinburgh

CONTACT

Email – ninaashermcmullan@gmail.com

WordPress – @ninamcmullanhnd

Tumblr – @gnasherart