Nicholas Devison trained in Painting at Wimbledon School of Art graduating in 1988 and completed his MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art in 2000. Nick has over thirty years experience of teaching in art schools in both the independent and public sectors and at all levels including Foundation, Degree and Postgraduate level courses. From 2001 Nick was a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for MA Fine Art and MA Printmaking at Anglia Ruskin University. More recently he has taught at Leith School of Art as Course Leader on the Year-long Printmaking Course and as a lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University and University of Edinburgh Centre for Open Learning. In addition Nick has taught master classes at Edinburgh Printmakers. Nick was appointed to the role of Principal at Leith School of Art in January 2020.
Nick has contributed to national and international exhibitions and conferences and has work represented in a number of collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He has curated a range of shows including Viewfinder which brought together artists whose work addressed our reading of the digital and photographic image. The project toured internationally travelling to Seoul, South Korea; Melbourne, Australia and venues in the UK.
Nicks specialist area of practice is printmaking which for him is the perfect medium for testing visual ideas, solving problems and creating new and exciting images. Although his practice is rooted in tradition, he is constantly surprised by the possibilities for innovation and experimentation that printmaking provides. In recent work, he has manipulated found imagery in an attempt to elaborate new patterns of meaning, teasing out the allusions and potential narratives that emerge between invention and appropriation.