The Platform Graduate Award is run by South East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN), in partnership with leading galleries including Aspex in Portsmouth, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Modern Art Oxford, and Phoenix Art Space in Brighton. Selected artists will be featured in an exhibition at one of the four partner venues, with the Brighton trio showing at Phoenix Art Space from 9 October – 7 November.
The award supports emerging graduate artistic talent from universities across the south east region to further their practice following graduation, with the winner receiving a £2,000 bursary and 12 months of mentoring support from a practising artist.
Nina graduated from University of Brighton with BA (Hons) Illustration, following art studies in her native Milan. Her practice includes traditional illustration, 3-D pieces and stop motion animation, in which she uses her often surreal visions to explore art as a form of therapy, as well as the inspiration she takes from the piano music of her composer father - and his love of birdwatching.