Nicola Frimpong (b. 1987, Epsom, UK), also known as Freakpong, explores personal intersections of disability, queerness, and desire. Using watercolour pen and digital media the artist tackles intimate themes of sex, gender race and violence.
Notably, Frimpong had a recent solo exhibition at Cell Projects Space, London in 2022. In 2014, the artist was interviewed as part of the film survey ‘African Diaspora Artists in the 21st Century', directed by curator and academic Paul Goodwin, a collaboration between King’s College London’s Department of International Development and the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva). She was selected for ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ Institute of Contemporary Art, London and Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool in 2012-2013, after graduating in 2009 from MFA Wimbledon School of Art and included in ‘No Soul For Sale’ in The Museum of Everything, Tate Modern, London 2010.
Selected works can be found in the Henry Boxer collection and the artist is featured in ‘Stick to the Skin: African American and Black British Art’, 1965-2015 by writer, Celeste-Marie Bernier, published by University of California Press in 2019 and included in ‘Paper’, exhibition and catalogue for Saatchi Gallery, London in 2012, writer Ben Street.
Visit the artist's website here.