Simeon Nelson is an Australian artist born in England in 1964. He migrated to Australia in 1967.

Nelson is often referred to as a sculptural and transitionary artist who explores the relationship between nature and technology. This exploration extends to consider the roles of art and science.

As an artist, Simeon Nelson works with a wide range of materials and techniques that often reflect the mechanisms and structures of nature and the ways in which science is used to extend their meaning.

Nelson obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree at the Sydney College of the Arts in 1987 and has exhibited extensively throughout both Europe and Australia. Recent exhibitions include; Mappa Mundi held at The University of Hertfordshire Galleries, Hatfield, UK and Terroir/Boudoir, Elastic Residence, London, UK which were held mutually in 2005.

His works have been selected for both national and international exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Australian Sculptural Prize – Canberra (2005); Tempered Ground – Museum of Garden History London (2004); This was the future: Australian Sculpture of the 1950s, 60s 70s; and Today - Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2003). He represented Australia at the IX Triennial India, New Delhi (1997).

Written by:
Lauren Allen
Southern Cross University

Gender Male
Country of Birth Australia