About Nicola Moss


Nicola Moss b.1960.


2005 Art And Ecology. Schumacher College, Dartington Devon.
Tutors: Chris Drury, Peter Randal Page, Richard Long, Susan Derges, Peter London,
1984 International Medallic Workshop, Penn. State University.
Leading Tutor John Cook
1980 - 83 Canterbury College of Art and Design
BA Hon. Fine Art / Sculpture head of sculpture Richard Rome,
personal tutor, David Thompson.
1978 - 80 Hertfordshire College of Art and Design, St.Albans :
1979 - 80 Foundation Design
1978 - 79 Design Induction Course
1978 Summer Workshop : Intaglio Glass Engraving, with Peter Driesler.
1961-63 mother let me play with bracelet of gem intaglios and polish her pennies.

Awards and Grants

1996 The J. Sanford Sultus Award
for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal,
American Numismatic Society NY.
1996 Northern Print Studio Award, North Shields.
1996 Northern Arts Small Assistance Award
1994 Gilroy Roberts Scholarship, Art of Engraving Workshop, Tutor, Virginia Janssen. Colorado Springs, American Numismatic Association.
1988-89 Royal College of Art residency sponsored by The Royal Mint
1984 Scholarship, International Medallic Workshop, Penn. State University.

Selected Public collections

Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum, London, UK.
Victoria and Albert Museum London UK.
The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths London UK
National Numismatic Collection, Washington USA.
The National Museum of American History,
Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA.
American Numismatic Society, New York, USA.
Munzkainett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
The Royal Dutch Coin and Medal Cabinet, Leiden, Netherlands.
Negushi Equine Museum, Yokohama, Japan.

Selected Art Medal Commissions

2010-11 Olympic Victory Medals London 2012, Short Listed and models of design made for final jury.
2009 British Numismatics Society Medal
2008 British Art Medal Society medal, Mamoo
2000-1 Water of Leith rubbings trail, Independent Public Art, Edinburgh
1998-9 Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
1997-8 Kielder Keepsake, Public Art Project, Kielder, Northumberland.
1996 Oglethorpe Medal, Corpus Christi College, Oxford (100 cast bronze)
1991 BAMS Medal The Man Who Planted Trees (cast bronze)
1991 Turtle Island Medal CALA Special Award
College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
University of Minnesota

1990 Year of the Horse commemorative exhibition medal
Negushi Equine Museum, Yokohama, Japan.
(Silver plated, struck bronze; edition 200)
1989 Skipton Castle 900th Anniversary Medal (cast bronze)
1988 St. Dunstan Millennium Medal (cast silver)
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London.
1987 Charles Darwin Medal
The Society of Medallists, USA.
(struck bronze; edition 2500)
1986 BAMS George and the Dragon edition 100

private commissions are also undertaken but not listed here

Selected Art Medal Exhibitions

FIDEM the International Biannual Art Medal exhibition, exhibited since 1984

2009 Medals of Dishonour British Meuseum curated by Philip Atwood and Felicity Powell
2002 Land in the hand – medal show and workshop,Marfa,Texas
1997 House of Trees Simmons Gallery, London (11.9 - 30.9)
1996 Nicola Moss : A Retrospective ( 17 February - 14 April )
American Numismatic Society, New York, USA.
1994 - 5 The New Medal, AMSA traveling exhibition.
Opening at the Franklin Mint Museum, PA., touring to :
Detroit, Indianapolis, New York City, and Colorado Springs.
Monotypes and sculpture (4 December - 8 January ).
1993-4 The Contemporary Art Medal , BAMS Medals Traveling Exhibition : Barbican, London. Stevenage Arts Centre.Yorkshire Museum
Sewerby Hall Museum, Bridlington.
1993 Western Decorative Art, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
1992 In the Round, British Museum.
Contemporary Art Medals, Goldsmiths Hall.
1991 Medallions 1991, CSA Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1990 Art Medals and Coins of the British Museum, Negushi Equine Museum, Yokohama, Japan.
1986 - 7 Contemporary British Medals, British Museum Touring Exhibition,
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
British Museum, London

Societies current membership :

BAMS British Art Medal Society (since 1985)
FIDEM Federation Internationale de la Medaille (since 1985)
FANS Fellow of American Numismatic Society (1996)


1996 Dreieich (stone carving) Symposium, European Monument, Germany (two weeks)
1988 - 89 Royal College of Art, Jewelry and Metalwork Department: 12 week Medallic Workshop.


The Medal published by the British Art Medal Trust in association with the Fédération Internationale de la Médaille:no. 6,10,11,16,17,20,22,24,26,29,30,31,34, 35,37,53,54,+

Médailles FIDEM 1985,87,98,

FIDEM Congress Exhibition Catalogues (in Great Britain section)
1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000. +
British Art Medals 1982-2002, Philip Attwood
British Art Medal Trust, London 2002
Contemporary British Medals By Mark Jones ,
British Museum Publication 1986 (page 48)
An Exhibition of Coins and Medals from The British Museum depicting Horses.
The Negishi Equine Museum in Yokohama. catalogue 1990
The New Medal, The American Medallic Sculpture Association, sponsored by The Franklin Mint. Catalogue 1994. page 20.
Crafts, the decorative and applied arts magazine
Jan/Feb 1994, page36, illustration, Cow Pat
The Art Medal: A diverse medium for expression.
23 march 1998published by Loughborough college of art and
Communicating dreams . a talk by Nicola moss
Coins Antiquities from ancient times to AD1800
ISSN 1463-9742 Jan 1999. Ancient magic New Art Frances Simmons pages 57-60 illustrations.
Public Sculpture of North East England
ISBN 0-85323-635-6
by Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris
Liverpool University Press
Published 2000
Sculpture Parks In Europe, a guide to art in nature.
ISBN 3-7643-7508-6
Jimen Blazquez Abascal
Birkhauser Publishers for Architecture
English Edition Published 2006
Medals of Dishonour
Published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum
25th June – 27th September 2009
ISBN 978 0 7141 1816 1
By Philip Attwood and Felicity Powell
The British Museum Press