Nick Robles began his art career as a young boy with his first set of Crayola crayons, tempera paints and Elmer’s Glue. Sticking to his roots set deep in the 80s, Nick’s work retains a childish spirit with plenty of neon color and funky shapes to spare. Growing up in California, Nick developed a very go-with-the-flow attitude toward life that is reflected in his art; allowing the process of “making” to guide how the work develops.  Nick began his work in printmaking while studying at Sonoma State University.  It wasn’t until after he received his B.A. in studio art and moved to Portland Oregon, that he added a body of work in textiles and photography.

Now a resident of Brooklyn, New York, Nick established his studio where he works in a variety of mediums that include: prints, drawings, textiles, and photography. He continues to develop his own artwork while remaining active in a variety of arts related capacities, ranging from gallery assistant to curator. Nick’s focus is on further developing his work and establishing himself as an artist. 

 

Education:      

Bachelor of Arts       Studio Art, December 2009       Sonoma State University, CA.   

 

Awards & Exhibitions:

2017:    BaahHaas Prairie Art Gallery "The Portrait and Self Portrait" 

             Black box gallery "Taking Pictures 2017"

             ViewPoint Galley  "ViewPoint International Photo Competition"

             Con Artists  "Peoples choice awards" 

             Con Artists  "Spring residency showcase"

             Born & Raised Detroit  "#NYLOVESDET"

             Traveling show  "Totally Pasted 2017"

2016:     The Maryland Federation of Art:  "Focal Point" 

2015:     Green point Gallery:  "Annual Photography Show"

2014:     1650 Gallery:  "Snow and Ice"

              Don't take Pictures:  "City Life"

              Green Point Gallery:  "Peoples choice Awards"

2013:     Safe Haven:  Permanent collection  

              Hot Wood Arts:  Residence Show

2011:      Bite Studio:  May show

2010:     Splendorporium:  2nd Annual Print Show

              Bite Studio:  New Members Show, Love and Print

              Blue Skye:  No Strings Attached

2008:    The Everyman Pro Photography Contest:  Honorable Mention

 

Residencies

2017:     Con Artist Sprint Residency March - May

2016:     99¢ plus gallery artist in residence March - April

2013:     Hot Wood Art (April 2013-2014)

 

Public Commissions

2017:      “Untitled”  15' x 50' mural (Thai Place, Los Angeles, CA) 

               "Untitled"  8' x 18'   mural (Choa Choa, New York, NY)    

2016:      “Untitled”  9’ x 20’ mural (Soothsayer, New York, NY)