Mr Neill Kidgell


I studied at the Royal Academy Schools (PG Dip Fine Art, 2013-16), Chelsea College of Art and Design (BA Hons Fine Art, 2000-03) and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (Foundation, 1999-2000).

Recent exhibitions include: Work Work at Tintype, London (2017); Farce at Lychee One, London (2017); Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2017); Summer Blue at Lychee One, London (2016); and RA Schools Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016).

I live and work in London and am currently a lecturer on the BA Fine Art course at Kingston School of Art.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Fine Art


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London (2013 - 2016)
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2000 - 2003)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught


I make paintings that involve abstract form, mark making and representational suggestion. Things are worked out and edited on the surface and the traces of this process, of erasing and overpainting, remain visible in the finished works. The paintings frequently look like an accumulation of fragments that hover, or oscillate, between being recognisable and not, between being or suggesting one thing and another. These elements emerge and often repeat, combine and transform within an individual work and across a number of paintings.