Contact

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Bio

Born 1986 in Massachusetts, USA
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria



Solo Exhibitions

2024
Landline, Ve.Sch Kunstverein, Vienna, Austria

2023
Waves, Galerie Peter Gaugy, Vienna, Austria

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

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Queens College, City University of New York

2009
BFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Massachusetts Amherst



Selected Group Exhibitions

2024
The Magic of the Sun Playing with the Moon, Big Ramp, Philadelphia, PA (upcoming)

Galerie Peter Gaugy, Vienna, Austria (upcoming)

2023
Apocalype No. 3, curated by Robert Gruber and Sarah Sharafi, Ve.Sch Kunstverein, Vienna, Austria

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, Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation



Awards & Residencies

2021
Nemo Omne Foundation Grant

2014
Pollock/Krasner Foundation Fellowship

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Artist in Residence

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



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

Kirsanova, Liudmila. “Waves” Exhibition Text, Galerie Peter Gaugy, 2023

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



Publications

Selection from “Unicorn Baby” (2021), Apocalypse Magazine No. 3, 2023



Writing

Nickou, Lauren. “Ai Kijima at Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna” Les Nouveaux Riches, 2023

Nickou, Lauren. “Away at VIN VIN, Vienna” Les Nouveaux Riches, 2023

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

Nickou, Lauren and Veronika Beringer, “come wander with me” Exhibition Text, New Jörg, Vienna, 2024

Nickou, Lauren. “Devin Kenny and Franz West ‘Shake-up Environment’ at [tart vienna]” Les Nouveaux Riches, 2023

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

Nickou, Lauren. “Trudy Benson ‘Plastic Paintings’ at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna” Les Nouveaux Riches, 2023



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 & Presentations

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

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



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, summa cum laude

2009
BFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst, magna cum laude

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

2006
La Sorbonne, Paris, France

2004-6
Eugene Lang College, New York, NY







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