Nic Nicosia

Born 1951
Hometown Dallas, TX
Lives and Works Dallas, TX

Groninger Museum, Nederland, The Netherlands

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

The Gernshiem Collection, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX

Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwakee, WI

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

University of Virginia Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, VI

Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

The High Museum, Atlanta, GA

New Orleans Museum, New Orleans, LA

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium

The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Witchita, KA

Nic Nicosia has exhibited his staged photographs internationally since 1980 and has been selected for the Whitney Biennials of 1983 and 2000, The Guggenheim Exxon Show in 1983 and Documenta IV, 1992. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Dallas Museum of Art, to mention a few. In 1979 a 20-year retrospective of Nic’s work was shown at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston and traveled to several venues. CASA in Salamanca, Spain also mounted a retrospective in 2003 and both originating museums produced comprehensive catalogs. Nic received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in 1984, Awards in the Visual Arts – AVA 11 in 1991, The Tesuque Foundation –

Artist Fellowship Grant in 1998, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010. The University of Texas Press produced a major career retrospective, Nic Nicosia, released in October of 2012. The book includes over 160 images and film stills from 1980 through 2011.

Courtesy of Erin Cluley Gallery

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