Nick Malone was initially a writer and supported himself with an academic career, becoming Principal Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Luton. In 1994-5 he was Visiting Professor in Modern Literature at the Aristotle University of Salonika, Greece, and in 1995-6 Visiting Professor in Contemporary Literature at the University of Wisconsin, USA.
In 1997 he left academic life to become a full-time artist, and was awarded an MA in Fine Art from Central St Martins. He has exhibited extensively, both in London and internationally, and his work is represented in a number of collections, including the British Council Greece, BUPA, WestLB, Granville Holdings, GlaxoSmithKline and One Aldwych.
He has also produced books which combine writing and drawings. His first book, The Burial of Crispin Pyke, was published with an introduction from Sir William Empson by The Workshop Press. He is currently developing artwork that in part interacts with text from his latest book from the Cinnamon Press, Jason Smith’s Nocturnal Opera, a section of which won a prize in the National Poetry Competition.
Nick Malone has received an Arts Council England Award to support him in the development of his creative work, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.