Biography note


Allen NG

I am a Bristol based artist and I studied design, photography and video in Leicester and after a gap I have resumed my fine art work in photography and video and has now embarked on various visual projects. I won first prize in the Kodak Magnificent Seven photography competitions both in 1986 and 1987.
My interest is in the numerous forms that a human body can create. I also aim to address its sensual link to sexual identity and notions of personal relationships. The focus is mainly on female body as I seek to express its beauty, celebrate and provoke its primal influence to human psyche.
The viewpoints of my photographs are often selective and close up.
My idea is to evoke the core beauty and sensuality of a person or a body yet the same time display the image in an uncompromising angle. Exploring the age old issue the line between art and porn. My work can sometimes be described as provocative, challenging the viewers to examine their own ways of perceiving.
My practice also extends to video and conceptual projects, these are usually my reflection to the world around, be it social, political or environmental issues and are usually highly symbolic.

Group Exhibitions
May 2002 Gallery Cafι Unlimited
August 2002 Lauderdale House
Sept 2002 Beaumont Hall Studio
St.Albans, Herts.
Nov 2002 Marmalade Gallery, Wapping,
May 2003 The Mill Arts Centre
Banbury, Oxfordshire
May 2003 RingOBell (Bath Fringe)
Widcombe Parade, Bath
June 2003 Max 5 Video Festival
Cafι Gallery Projects, London
Aug 2003 Artismix Gallery
Beccles, Suffolk
Nov 2003 Blue Wing Gallery
Kew, London
Jan 2004 Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Feb 2004 Arndean Gallery (
Cork Street, London

Solo Exhibitons

July 2002 Easy
Sept 2002 Hare On the Hill
Dec 2002 Cosies Wine Bar, Portland Square,
Jan 2003 Bodello Wine Bar, Welsh Back
Nov 2003 The Basement Gallery, Beauley Road

2002 AXIS?Artist Database

April 2002 Decode (online)

May 2002 ePhotozine (online)

Aug 2002 Sensual (online)

Sept 2002 Decode Magazine

Aug 2003 Shadebeyondgray

Nov 2003 Art Hole

Nov 2003 Ladyfire

Dec 2003 Ladyfire

Dec 2003 International Erotic Art & Literature Magazine

Dec 2003 London Art

Jan 2004 Hype Gallery

1987 The Magnificent Seven Photographic Competition, First Prize
1986 The Magnificent Seven Photographic Competition, First Prize

1987 BA Hons, Graphic Design/Photography Leicester Polytechnic

Video, Photography, Conceptual/Installation