Nick Goss

Nick Goss (b. 1981, Bristol, UK) is an Anglo/Dutch artist. He layers personal and collective history on the canvas through scenes of confident accretion and erasure, constructing and reconstructing phenomena that never had physical form. His paintings clearly summon the space of dreams, where time, space and identity slip, but the sense of a journey propels artist and viewer forward. Goss has been the subject of four solo exhibitions at Josh Lilley, along with multiple solo shows at Simon Preston, New York, and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin. His first institutional survey, “Morley’s Mirror” at Pallant House, Chichester, UK, was accompanied by a catalogue co-published with Koenig Books, London. Goss' work is held in national collections including the Zabludowicz Collection and Pallant House. Institutions in the US include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.

Nick Goss lives and works in London.


2009, MA Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools,
2006, BA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art

Solo Exhibitions

The Undercurrents, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles
Mud Angels, Thelma Hubert, Devon

Margaritas at The Mall, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Nine Mile Burn, Josh Lilley, London

Morley’s Mirror, Pallant House Gallery, London

Dolphin Express, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

De Ramp, Josh Lilley, London

Bluing, Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Green Lanes, Josh Lilley, London

Like Pineapples In A Greenhouse, Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Tin Drum, Josh Lilley, London

Herz Man Sky, Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Veverka, Josh Lilley, London

Paths in the Snow. New paintings by Nick Goss, Image Contemporary Art Gallery, Arezzo

Group Exhibitions

Dear John, Adams & Ollman, Portland

Hommage A Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Rainforest Action Network Exhibition, Eccleston Project Space, London
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London
Preparing for What, Josh Lilley, London

Botánica, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Group Show 2017, Tannery Arts, London
Currents, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei
A New Kitchen Sink, Josh Lilley, London

Rhythm & Depiction,, Centre for Recent Drawing, London
A Place of Our Time,Palazzo Capris, Turin
Water Biscuit, Josh Lilley, London
What are we gonna paint?, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
Bread and Jam IV: Modern Mirror, 52 Whitbread Road, London

Tutti Frutti, Turps Gallery, London

Inaugural Exhibition, Sherrick and Paul, Nashville
A Union of Voices, Horatio Jr Gallery, London
Painting about Painting, Simmons & Simmons, London
Here There and Something In between (Project 1), Horatio Jr Gallery, London
Tan Lines, The Drawing Room, London
Colony Room, Simon Preston Gallery, New York
4 Painters, 10 Works, Josh lilley, London
Beyond The Process, Sammlung Lenikus, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck

Chapter, Austin Forum, London
Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London
Forward Thinking, Horatio Jr Gallery, London
Beastly Hall, Hall Place and Gardens, Kent

Strata, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna
Never Ever Ever Land, Anna Kustera, New York
Forward Thinking, Island Queen, London
Needle in a Cloud, FOLD Gallery, London

Friendship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London
Two person presentation (with Junior Boakye-Yiadom) Hong Kong International 11
Primitive Accumulation, Fold Gallery, London

Gifted, Josh Lilley Gallery, London
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
Ghosts, Luce Gallery, Turin
Dull as I am, I Hope to Live by these Lines, Simon Preston Gallery, New York
Nick and Phil Goss, Centre for Recent Drawing, London
Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London, & national tour

Four New Sensations, A Foundation, London
Daily Miracles, Josh Lilley Gallery, London

Saatchi Online at Concrete and Glass Festival, Beach Blanket Babylon, London
Robert Dowling, Tim Ellis, Nick Goss, Michael Pybus, Jia Jia Wang, Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd, London
Falling out of the Apple Tree, Wilde Gallery, BerlinThrough a Glass, Darkly, Kenny Schachter ROVE, London Premiums 2008, Selected work for Royal Academy Schools Interim Show

The Islanders, Nettie Horn Gallery, London

Art Below Zero, Westbourne Studios, London
England’s Dreaming, British Landscape Painting, 7 Bedford Row, London

Morpho Eugenia, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, San Marino


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3am Somewhere by Nick Goss, 2022
Ridley Road by Nick Goss, 2022
Holiday Inn by Nick Goss, 2022
Buskers by Nick Goss, 2022
Piano Man by Nick Goss, 2021
Stavenisse by Nick Goss, 2021
Chauffeur by Nick Goss, 2021
Allotment by Nick Goss, 2021
Carriage by Nick Goss, 2020
Departure by Nick Goss, 2020
Gangway by Nick Goss, 2020
Express by Nick Goss, 2020
Legionnaire by Nick Goss, 2020
Bakers Dolphin by Nick Goss, 2020
Sunrise by Nick Goss, 2019
Lover Man by Nick Goss, 2018
Commute by Nick Goss, 2018
Lay-By by Nick Goss, 2019
Washing Line by Nick Goss, 2019
Flotsam by Nick Goss, 2017
Striped Bass by Nick Goss, 2017
Morley's Mirror by Nick Goss, 2018
Dolphin Express by Nick Goss, 2018
Southern by Nick Goss, 2018
Installation View: Morley's Mirror by Nick Goss, 2019
Installation View: Morley's Mirror by Nick Goss, 2019
King Rooster by Nick Goss, 2017
Diamond Nails by Nick Goss, 2017
Nevermore by Nick Goss, 2017
Lagoon by Nick Goss, 2017
Installation View: De Ramp by Nick Goss, 2017
Installation View: De Ramp by Nick Goss, 2017
Stairwell by Nick Goss, 2017
D & G by Nick Goss, 2017
Trellick by Nick Goss, 2016
Installation view: Green Lanes by Nick Goss, 2015
Installation view: Green Lanes by Nick Goss, 2015
Pictures Do the Talking by Nick Goss, 2015
Kaieteur Kitchen by Nick Goss, 2015
New Cross by Nick Goss, 2019
Levee by Nick Goss, 2019
Tin Drum by Nick Goss, 2012
Honky-Tonk by Nick Goss, 2012
Installation view: Tin Drum by Nick Goss, 2012
Installation view: Tin Drum by Nick Goss, 2012
Timpani Hill by Nick Goss, 2012
Tin Drum Drawing by Nick Goss, 2012
Phone Booth by Nick Goss, 2012
Doppelganger by Nick Goss, 2010
Untitled by Nick Goss, undefined
Installation view: Veverka by Nick Goss, 2010
The Difference Between Us by Nick Goss, 2009
Side Show by Nick Goss, 2009


Nine Mile Burn at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss

Nine Mile Burn

Solo Show

Stains on a Decade at Josh Lilley, presenting Tom Anholt, Brian Bress, Peter Linde Busk, Gareth Cadwallader, Sarah Dwyer, Derek Fordjour, Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Christof Mascher, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Belén Rodríguez , Kathleen Ryan, Analia Saban, Vicky Wright, Ryan Mosley, Celeste Rapone, Hurvin Anderson, Jack Burton, Ian Davis, Svenja Deininger, Holly Hendry, John Houck, Aliza Nisenbaum, Conrad Shawcross, Leon Kossoff, Tal R, Paula Rego, Euan Uglow & Kaari Upson

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Preparing for What at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Tom Anholt, Jack Burton, Gabriella Boyd & Phil Goss

Preparing for What

Group Show

Independent Brussels at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss

Independent Brussels

Solo Show

De Ramp at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss

De Ramp

Solo Show

A New Kitchen Sink at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Vicky Wright, Ryan Mosley, Dickon Drury, Gareth Cadwallader, Lucy Stein & Tom Anholt

A New Kitchen Sink

Group Show

Water Biscuit at Josh Lilley, presenting Belén Rodríguez , Carla Busuttil, Kathleen Ryan, Matt Lipps, Nicholas Hatfull, Nick Goss, Peter Linde Busk, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Dwyer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Vicky Wright & Yana Naidenov

Water Biscuit

Group Show

Green Lanes at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss

Green Lanes

Solo Show

4 Painters 10 Works at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss, Ryan Mosley, Hurvin Anderson & Norbert Schwontkowski

4 Painters 10 Works

Group Show

Something New at Josh Lilley, presenting Analia Saban, Nicholas Hatfull, Belén Rodríguez , Christof Mascher, Nick Goss, Gabriel Hartley, Marita Fraser, Ruairiadh O’Connell & Robert Pratt

Something New

Group Show

Tin Drum at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss

Tin Drum

Solo Show

Gifted at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss, Rebecca Nassauer, Belén Rodríguez , Benedetto Pietromarchi, Sarah Dwyer, Carla Busuttil, Christof Mascher, Analia Saban, Michael Huey & Clara S Rueprich


Group Show

Veverka at Josh Lilley, presenting Nick Goss


Solo Show

Daily Miracles at Josh Lilley, presenting Vicky Wright, Sarah Dwyer, Peter Linde Busk, Carla Busuttil, Nick Goss, Ryan Mosley, Matthew Musgrave, Matthew Burrows, Ian Whitfield & Valerie May

Daily Miracles

Group Show