Nick Lamia

Studio Building
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Artwork
7x6 inches, ink on paper
7x6 inches, ink on paper
42x36 inches, oil on canvas
36x42 inches, oil on canvas
site-specific installation, mixed media, detail
Nick
Lamia
Artist's Statement

My interest in unifying nature and society comes from life experience. I've lived in cities mostly, but I also spent years in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada and on the ocean as an offshore expedition leader. Such varied circumstances taught me that despite the separation we perceive between society and nature, they are really complementary parts of a single system and though we may never fully understand their juncture, we must integrate them to thrive as a species.

My abstract artworks are embodiments of this integration. Linear, diagrammatic structures mixed with planes of color render partial views, or fragmentary maps of imagined spaces, both miniscule and vast, where nature and technology meet. Contrast among my forms and counterintuitive color combinations are metaphors for a world where technology and ecology are in symbiosis despite their contrast.

Bio/Resume

FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES
Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, spring 2010
MacDowell Colony Residency, summer 2009
Robert Blackburn Print Workshop Fellowship, 2009
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2003-2004
Triangle Artist’s Workshop, 2004

ARTIST’S REGISTRIES
Pierogi Flatfiles
The Drawing Center
White Columns
Artist’s Space

RECENT SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2011
Bronx Museum of the Arts (upcoming)
2010
Feature, Inc., New York “Power to the People”
Exit Art, New York “What Matters Most”
Jen Beckman Gallery, New York “Land Use Survey”
McNeill Art Group Project Space, New York “A Separate Peace”
Oakland University Art Gallery, Rockland, Michigan, “The Art of the Artist’s Book”