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Nicholas Grider

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Lives in

Works in
Los Angeles


CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), 2008, Interschool MFA (Art & Writing)
Cardinal Stritch Univerisity, 2000, BA (English)
UW-Milwaukee, 2006, MA (Mass Communication)

performance, photography, conceptual

Nicholas Grider is an artist and writer who graduated from CalArts in 2008.  He currently lives in Milwaukee (and is returning to LA soon) and has shown his work internationally in group and solo exhibitions and performances.










Sea and Space, Los Angeles - Dec. 2008-Feb. 2009

A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours, CalArts MFA Thesis Show - March 2008

It's All Fun and Games and Somebody Gets Hurt, CalArts - January 2008

How to Do Things With Men, CalArts - February 2007

Real Events Restaged Using Professional Actors, Museum of Wisconsin Art - February 2006

Symptomology, UW-Milwaukee Art History Gallery - March-April 2005

Gentlemen, Knapp Art House, Madison - January-February 2005

Surfers, Comet, Milwaukee - August-September 2004

Helpful Information, CalArts Library -- April 2004

Nature Scene, CalArts -- October 2003



New Insight, ArtChicago, April/May 2008

Sound and Space, Sea and Space, Los Angeles, February 2008

You're So Beautiful, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, May-June 2007

A Warning Shouldn't Be Pleasant, West LA College, March-May 2007

Forward: Wisconsin Art Now, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee - October 2005

Wisconsin Biennial 2005, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha - Summer 2005

Blind Spot, Moct- April/May 2005

"Untitled," Lime Gallery, CalArts -- April 2004

Destination #1, Rubin's Garage / MARN, Milwaukee - April 2003

Keep It Like a Secret, F Gallery, Milwaukee -- April/May 2002



Bodily Function, CalArts - November 2007

How to Do Things with Words, CalArts - October 2006

Face Time, Material Arts, Milwaukee -- October 2004

There's No Place Like Home, Material Arts -- July 2004

Indoor/Outdoor, CalArts -- March 2004

Research and Development, Hide House, Milwaukee -- January 2003



Into the Field: Post-Digital Abstraction in Contemporary Photography (under consideration)

Photo/Media (quarterly photography magazine; first issue scheduled for Summer 2008)

"Art School and Intervention" essay for LACMA Words Without Pictures series, scheduled for July 2008

"'Faces of the Fallen' and the Dematerialization of the American War Memorial," Visual Communication, fall 2007

Recent Exhibits

Nicholas Grider participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2012 Once Emerg­ing Now Emerg­ing
Cirrus Gallery
Feb, 2012 Nicholas Grider: Please Please Please
Armory Center for the Arts
Oct, 2010 Masculinity Cycle (Houdini)
Human Resources
Jul, 2010 Soldiers, Marines and a Sailor
Angels Gate Cultural Center
Apr, 2010 Queer Territories
Sea and Space Explorations
Mar, 2010 The First Thing
Redling Fine Art
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