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Born 1969, Nigel Mullins completed his Master of Fine Art degree with distinction at Rhodes University in 1993. He is well known for his diverse exploration of oil painting and stop-frame animation. Mullins has had 15 solo exhibitions in South Africa, Scotland, England, and Germany and has taken part in some 45 group shows. His work has been represented on the Johannesburg, Frankfurt and London art fairs and on the Mumia International Underground Animation Festival.
The winner of the first prize at the Royal Over Seas League 14th Annual Open Exhibition in London in 1997, Mullins was a nominee for the Daimler Chrysler Award for Contemporary South African Art in 2000 and recipient of a merit prize at the ABSA Atelier in the same year. His work is included in such public and corporate collections as: Rhodes University, ABSA, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, South African Association, SASOL, TELKOM, Rand Merchant Bank, Hollard, Westminster and Chelsea Hospital Collection, Pretoria Art Museum, Sanlam, Nandos UK, Spier and KPMG.
Nigel Mullins lives and works in Grahamstown with his wife Tanya Poole and daughter Sophie.