The son of a sea captain, Peter Nadin grew up in Bromborough, a small town near Liverpool in England. He was born there in 1954. His family was very close-knit; both grandparents lived in close proximity. A childhood speech impediment led Nadin to an early appreciation of the communicative powers of painting and poetry. His love of poetry has continued unabated to the present day.
He attended art school in the mid 1970s at England's University of Newcastle and after graduation at twenty-two, came alone to New York City where he knew no one. He soon became involved with a group of artists that included Jenny Holzer, Daniel Buren, Richard Prince, Lawrence Weiner, and Chris d'Arcangelo. They collaborated in many different ways: sharing galleries, writing and publishing books, etc.
Nadin married Anne Kennedy whom he had met in 1983. They had one daughter, Anna Page; they lived in Cornwallville in upstate New York where he spent time tending his garden.
|2015||Anarchism Without Adjectives, MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Austria, Vienna|
|2014||Trust (Vita Vel Regula), Fluxia Gallery, Italy, Milan|
|2013||The System of Objects, DESTE Foundation, Centre For Contemporary Art, Greece, Athens|
|2012||Bremerhaven - Berlin - Aichach, Zweigstelle Berlin, Germany|
|2011||Anarchism Without Adjectives: On The Work of Christopher D' Arcangelo, Artists Space, Soho, NY|
|Peter Nadin: First Mark, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Greenwich Street, Greenwich Village, NY|
|2010||One Leading Away From Another, 303 Gallery, Chelsea, NY|