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Lauren Nickou




Contact
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Bio

Born 1986 in Newburyport, MA, USA

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria



Solo Exhibitions

2023
Galerie Peter Gaugy, Vienna, Austria (upcoming)

2022
Sunflowers, WasserWasser³, Vienna, Austria

2017
I’m not going to have this body forever, Tubb Plug, Ridgewood, NY

2014
Eden, Ferro Strouse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Wild Card, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Queens College, CUNY

2009
Hearts, BFA Thesis Exhibition, Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA



Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
Position 48°11’40.88″N 16°21’37.30″E, Kunstraum SUPER, Vienna, Austria

it’s nice to meet you, exhibit.her, Vienna, Austria

2019
Downtown Painting, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY, cur. Alex Katz

2018
Summer of Love, Freight+Volume, New York, NY

New Release, Upstairs Art Fair, Amagansett, NY

2017
The Small Exceeds, New Release, New York, NY, cur. Michael Childress

Social Photography V, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

2016
Material Archive, Queens College, CUNY, cur. Adriana Pauly

2015
Kiss, In the Beginning, Waterfront, Kingston, NY

2014
Inaugural Salon Exhibition, (harbor), New York, NY, cur. Craig Poor Monteith

Printing People’s Photo Show, Headquarters, Northampton, MA

Who By Fire, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY

Explorations Revisited, One Art Space, New York, NY, cur. A.M Weaver

2013
The Corpus Flushing Project, Queens College, CUNY, cur. Glenn Goldberg

I like it when the girls, Hundred Forsyth, New York, NY

Shared Spaces, One Art Space, New York, NY

Hotel Practice, The Hilton Hotel, New York, NY

Studio 34, Long Island City, NY

2012
Freedom Cage, AUNTS, Brooklyn, NY

End of Worlds, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

In the Place We Live, M55 Gallery, Long Island City, NY

The Picture Show, Brooklyn Heights Cinema, Brooklyn, NY, cur. Claudia Beauchesne

2011
Eugene Lang College Alumni Show, Eugene Lang College, New York, NY

2009
Virgin Cruise, Islands Atlantic, Somerville, MA

2007
Pont Avenir, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont Aven, France

2005
Provflux, Pipsworks, Providence, RI



Public Collections

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX



Bibliography & Press

D’Agostino, Paul. “Art Picks from Print: The Picture Show” The L Magazine, August 17, 2012

ElGenaidi, Deena. “Oklahoma City Museum of Art Acquires Kehinde Wiley Painting, and San Antonio Museum of Art Receives Three Gifts“ Hyperallergic, Feb 7, 2019

Greenberger, Alex. “San Antonio Museum of Art Receives Works from Dallas Collectors, Alex Katz Foundation” ARTnews, Feb 6, 2019

Hanson, Sarah. “Collector Spotlight: Michael Childress and RJ Supa” Paddle8, April 7, 2016

Lichterwaldt, Daniel. “Interview with Lauren Nickou” Les Nouveaux Riches, Oct 10, 2022

Pauly, Adriana. “A Curator Talks Social Practice at Queens College” Art Report, April 2, 2016

“San Antonio Museum of Art Gifted Several Works of Contemporary Art” ArtForum (online), Feb 7, 2019

Strouse, A. W.. “Sunflowers” Les Nouveaux Riches, Oct 7, 2022

Teshirogi, Mark. “A.I.R. Reflections: Lauren Nickou” A.i.R. Byrdcliffe, July 30, 2014

Zech, Brandon. “San Antonio Museum of Art Adds to Its Contemporary Art Collection” Glasstire, Feb 12, 2019



Writing

Nickou, Lauren. “Christoph Meier at Ve.Sch, Vienna” Denver International, Issue 1, 2020

Nickou, Lauren. “Faye Wei Wei at Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna” Les Nouveaux Riches, 2022

Nickou, Lauren. “Filippos Werner at WasserWasser³, Vienna” Les Nouveaux Riches, 2022

Nickou, Lauren. “Gracelee Lawrence at Galerie Peter Gaugy, Vienna” Les Nouveaux Riches, 2023



Awards & Grants

2021
Nemo Omne Foundation Grant

2014
Pollock/Krasner Foundation Fellowship

2009
The Robert D. '48 and Nancy M. '49 Gordon Scholarship in the Fine Arts



Curation

2012
Artists Under Order. “On Action, Ambivalence and Ambition” Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

Artists Under Order. “On Theories of Love and Desire” Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY



Teaching

2015
Assistant to Nicole Wittenberg, The John Ashbery Home School, Hudson, NY

Assistant Professor to Glenn Goldberg, Queens College, City University of New York

Assistant Professor to Kurt Kauper, Queens College, City University of New York



Artist Talks

2019
Studio Visit, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY



Residencies

2014
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Artist in Residence



Selected Field Experience

2017
Model, George Pitts, Brooklyn, NY

2015-19
Studio Assistant, Anthony McCall, New York, NY

2012-13
Production Assistant, Richard Foreman, New York, NY

2010-15
Studio Assistant, David Salle, Brooklyn, NY

Studio Assistant, Auguste Garufi, Brooklyn, NY



Education

2015
MFA, Queens College, City University of New York

2009
BFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

2007
Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, France

2006
La Sorbonne, Paris

2004-6
Eugene Lang College, The New School



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