Nina Mae Fowler was born in London in 1981. She graduated with a First in Sculpture from Brighton University in 2003. In 2008 she was nominated for the BP Portrait Prize with her painting of the Royal Ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. 2010 saw her work shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and The Young Masters Prize in 2012. More recently she was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize + Drawing Now Award, 2014.
As well as being commissioned by Oxford University to depict Professor Richard Dawkins, she has worked as archivist and assistant to John Dunbar (founder of Indica Gallery) and was invited, in 2010, to the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, to work on a proposal for a public commission.
Her work is admired and collected by British film, music and fashion luminaries such as John Maybury, Jude Law, Sharleen Spiteri and Caroline Issa. She is included in private and public collections in Europe and the USA and is represented in France by Galerie Dukan. In 2013 Fowler took part in her first public exhibition as part of the group show “Starke Frauen” (Strong Women) at Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg.
2015 saw the publication of a book about her major works to date, in collaboration with The Cob Gallery, London.