Nadine Boughton

Armed with decades of committed engagement with fine art photography, indigenous cultures, therapeutic practices, and the history of psychological inquiry, Nadine Boughton takes deadeye aim at American cultures of yesterday and today as she breaks down and reloads popular print materials from the 1950s and early 1960s into piercingly playful and disarming collages.

Boughton employs the methods and materials of Pop-Art, but her cowgirl art reclaims territory seized and long occupied by Warhol, Lichtenstein, and their ilk: in Boughton’s art, High Modern seriousness sneaks in under the fashionable skirts of cynicism.

Boughton spends months constructing each collage. Her craftsmanship, warmth, humor, and sly talent for uncorking primal energies take the medium of collage into new territory as they create, in her words, “conversations between personal identity and collective history.”

A Conversation with Nadine Boughton
July 30, 2017 · 4:00 pm5:00 pm
A conversation with Nadine Boughton about her artistic process and recent work on the occasion of her solo exhibition Where I Come From.
The Political Body in Art: A Panel Discussion
April 1, 2017 · 4:00 pm6:00 pm
A panel discussion examining the human body as vehicle for the relationships between art and politics in connection with the visual art exhibition The Political Body.
Past Solo Exhibitions with Matthew Swift Gallery
Nadine Boughton: A Fractured Atlas
July 6, 2019August 4, 2019
Trident Gallery is pleased to present the third solo exhibition of new work by Nadine Boughton.
Nadine Boughton: Where I Come From
July 15, 2017August 13, 2017
An exhibition of new collage works by Nadine Boughton: from the ongoing series Fortune and the Feminine and two new series, The Modess Women, based on a wildly successful ad campaign, and an autobiographical series, Where I Come From, which pays homage to the disappearing material vernacular photographs of family albums.
Nadine Boughton: American Home
July 11, 2015August 9, 2015
For the last twelve years, Nadine Boughton has used a digital process to compose collages of mid-century vintage materials. By placing disparate imagery into creative juxtaposition, she fashions witty, provocative narratives that engage and reveal the popular cultures and the psychologies of both the mid-century and contemporary eras. Her collages sparkle with humor, surprise, and uncategorizable blends of fantasy and the familiar, and of darkness and fun.
Past Group Exhibitions with Matthew Swift Gallery
Still Figuring It Out: Human Figures and ?
June 24, 2021August 2, 2021
A group exhibition of art representing the human figure.
September 5, 2020October 4, 2020
An exhibition for a time of danger and transitions.
SCOPE New York 2019
March 7, 2019March 10, 2019
Trident Gallery will show work by Peter Lyons, Nadine Boughton, and Zygmund Jankowski at the 2019 SCOPE New York art fair.
Facing Five Years
January 17, 2019March 31, 2019
A program of exhibitions and events revisiting Trident Gallery’s first half-decade years and assaying the next.
In With The New
January 26, 2018March 25, 2018
An exhibition of new, unseen, and selected works of art by represented artists.
The Political Body
March 31, 2017April 30, 2017
An exhibition of art on the political dimensions of the body, which opens with a performance and a panel discussion.
In the Time We Have
March 12, 2016April 24, 2016
An exhibition of new and selected works of art reflecting themes of time, ephemerality, and maturity.
January 30, 2016March 6, 2016
This year’s partnership with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon explores birds’ nests as wondrous natural objects, emblems of shelter, and monuments in the cycle of life and death.
AD20/21 2015
March 26, 2015March 29, 2015
Trident Gallery showed works on paper by eight represented artists at the 2015 AD20/21 art fair.
Spring Improvisations
March 20, 2015May 31, 2015
During Spring Improvisations, special offerings and recent work by gallery artists will be on display and may change frequently and improvisationally. Stop into the gallery regularly to see new work and tell the Director what you’d like to see next.
Boston International Fine Art Show, 2014
November 13, 2014November 16, 2014
Trident Gallery showed works by gallery artists at the Boston International Fine Art Show in 2014.
Harbortown 2014
July 3, 2014July 27, 2014
An exhibition celebrating Gloucester Harbor and the area’s legacy of more than 150 years of excellence in the visual arts, displaying works of art by eighteen Cape Ann artists, including four guest artists, and introducing Gloucester artist Ed Touchette, now represented by Trident Gallery.
Walls of Plenty
November 29, 2013January 5, 2014
A cornucopia of art to feed the soul.
Three Artists in Dialogue with the Past
October 18, 2013November 24, 2013
An exhibition of works by three contemporary artists who engage the imagery and ideas of the mid-twentieth century and of earlier eras.
Old News
Nadine Boughton featured on Lenscratch
July 8, 2016
Nadine Boughton’s series of collages Fortune and the Feminine is featured on on the widely-read photography blog Lenscratch. The post contains commentary and images.
Nadine Boughton on The Fence in Boston
May 1, 2016September 1, 2016
Six images from Nadine Boughton’s Fortune and the Feminine series of collages have been selected for inclusion on The Fence, an outdoor photography exhibition series in Boston's SOWA district. The installation opens in conjunction with the Flash Forward Festival in Boston, featuring eight days of free international and New England photography.