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mike nourse

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Laoublieici
La Oublie Ici, 2008 Gel Medium Transfer on Found Window 70x28
Thumbbiter
Le Meilleur La, 2008 Gel Medium Transfer on Mirror 38x24
Aveclebonnet
Avec Le Bonnet, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Glass 30x24
Godsmap
God's Map, 2006 Gel Medium Transfer on Canvas, Found Materials 60x36
Nathancollaboration
Rat De Biblioteque, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Lightbox, Enclyclopedia Britannica Pages, Oil Paint on Carry Case 26x20x20
Larecherchede
2008, La Recherche De Gel Medium Transfer on Glass 35x28
Eteici
Garcon Ete Ici, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Glass 24x28
Magiefille
Magie Fille, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Glass 54x20
Monoparentales
Monoparentales, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Glass 26x30
Nourrituresebat
Nourritures se Bat, 2008 Gel Medium Transfer on Glass 70x28
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Garcon Ete Ici - Detail
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Magie Fille - Detail
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Monoparentales - Detail
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Nourritures se Bat - Detail
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Ne Dites Pas - Detail
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Le Meilleur La - Detail
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La Clignotant - Detail
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Getupstandup
Get Up Stand Up, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 19x5
Headinthewrongplace
Head in the Wrong Place, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 19x5
Idratherbepickingmynose
I'd Rather Be Picking My Nose, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 11x9
Isthisstillthere
Is This Still There?, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 12X11
Keepingguardsup
Keeping Guards Up, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 19x5
Oneoutoffourmakeit
One Out Of Four Make It, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 19x5
Wedontneedabandage
We Don't Need a Bandage, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 12x4
Whenyouquestion
When You Question, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 19x5
Whoisfollowingwho
Who Is Following Who, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 20x6
Wishicouldgetawaywiththis
Wish I Could Be Doing This, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 12x11
Youruinedtheholidays
You Ruined The Holidays, 2009 Gel Medium Transfer on Wood 6x2
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
London, Canada
Lives in
Chicago, USA
Statement

Since moving to Chicago from Montreal in 1996, Mike Nourse has been working as a visual artist, creating wall art in the form of gel medium transfers, and short videos using found footage. Combining old materials and aesthetics with new tools and techniques, Mike's art speaks to the past while pointing to contemporary art explorations. He is driven by the transition between an analog and digital world, so all of his art aims to combine old and new.

In 2007 Mike Nourse began working on a new series of transfer work, inspired by children and a love of French new wave cinema from the 50s. This series will be opening on Feb 20, 2009 at Salvage One, featuring 15 large, gel-transferred images on windows and mirrors found in Chicago alleys. Images are of extras/non-stars/forgotten children of old cinema.  Found materials providing a home for found children.

Separate from his transfer work, Mike Nourse's video shorts have been in festivals around North America and Europe, including Resfest, the Toronto International Media Art Biennial, Netherland’s Impakt Festival, the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, and the Vancouver International Film Festival. Mike’s work can be found at mikenourse.com.

Mike obtained a BA from Depaul University in 1999 and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, and has taught visual arts to undergraduate and graduate students at the same schools. In an effort to work on his teachings, in 2003 he co-founded a visual arts organization for new and emerging Chicago artists, called the Chicago Art Department (chicagoartdepartment.org). CAD has just entered its 5th year of existence, and as part of this active non-profit, Mr. Nourse has spearheaded dozens of programs and exhibitions. Mike is also the manager the studio programs at Marwen (marwen.org), overseeing close to 90 visual arts programs for under-served youth while curating roughly 10 exhibitions per year.