b. JUNE 7 1985 gemini

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

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PAINTER

Currently living and painting in NYC

LARA is pronounced LAH-RAH

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

The meaning of my paintings comes from the way they are installed and interact with a space. I want to keep painting from becoming simply decoration and the wall simply a place to decorate.


The unusual display of my paintings is intentional, the neutral white background is intentional, the subject being life-size and realistic is intentional- all to emphasize the contrast between the pictorial qualities of painting and the sculptural qualities of painting. 

BOOK 

COMING SOON! 2020

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LARA NICKEL

12 HORSES - HOMAGE TO JANNIS KOUNELLIS

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Published by SKIRA Editore, Milan

Trilingual publication featuring authors:

Germano Celant, Alex Bacon, José Jiménez, Lara Nickel

Designed by Lara Nickel + SNAP Editions, NYC

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019   FONDAZIONE 107, Turin, Italy 

12 Horses – Homage to Jannis Kounellis 

2015   LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2017   Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

2016   David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2015   Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, NM

2015   Wade Wilson Art, Santa Fe, NM

2009   Pop-Up show (curator + artist), Santa Fe, NM           

2007   The Process, Santa Fe, NM

2007   Pop-Up show (curator + artist), Santa Fe, NM

RESIDENCIES ETC.

2019    FORTUNA’S FEET

For the Research and Development of Fine Art

Italy, France, Morocco, Egypt

PUBLICATION COMING SOON

2008    CAPE CLEAR ISLAND MURAL PROJECT

Painting aide, Oileán Chléire, Ireland

2007    CHINATI FOUNDATION

Volunteer, Marfa, TX, USA

     

WHATEVER ETC.

I have solved Caravaggio’s murder; rang the doorbells of many amazing artists even though I am shy; carried a miniature painting around in my purse since 2008; touched La Bocca della Verita; witnessed ancient events in the middle of the night at Zuni pueblo; bribed my way through the Palio in Siena; fallen asleep against historic monuments; and become an expert rose thief.

AWARDS

2020

Zip:

As in, “None”

1992

People’s Choice Award, NM State Fair, ABQ:

At 7 years old I won best watercolor for a seascape which was accidentally hung upside down but still looked good (it was pink)

1990

Scratch-and-Sniff strawberry sticker, San Diego, CA:

High praise from kindergarten teacher on my understanding of color theory for expertly using a pencil when no black crayon was available

REVIEWS

2019  Arte Mondadori magazine, (October), Italy

2019  Art & Antiques magazine, (October), USA

2017   NHK TV (Nihon Hoso Kyokai), Trips, (March), Japan

2015   Art Ltd. magazine, (July/August), USA

2012   Town & Country magazine, USA

EDUCATION

2007   BFA in Painting (Minor in Art History)

The College of Santa Fe, NM, USA