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Nick Lamia
updated: 03/12/2010
website: www.nicklamia.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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70 of 200 drawings
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Splice
Splice
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de Chelly
Smaug
Poolside
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Portfolio Keywords:  information, landscape, systems, mapping, abstract, architecture, biomorphic, science, diagrammatic, geometric
 
 
untitled by Nick Lamia
untitled
ink on paper
2008
7" x  6" 
70 of 200 drawings by Nick Lamia
70 of 200 drawings
ink on paper
2008
Dimensions variable
untitled by Nick Lamia
untitled
ink on paper
2008
7" x  6" 
untitled by Nick Lamia
untitled
ink on paper
2008
7" x  6" 
untitled by Nick Lamia
untitled
ink on paper
2008
7" x  6" 
untitled by Nick Lamia
untitled
ink on paper
2008
7" x  6" 
untitled by Nick Lamia
untitled
ink on paper
2008
7" x  6" 
Splice by Nick Lamia
Splice
site specific installation
2005
Dimensions variable
Splice by Nick Lamia
Splice
site specific installation
2005
Dimensions variable
untitled by Nick Lamia
untitled
oil on canvas
2008
42" x  36" 
de Chelly by Nick Lamia
de Chelly
oil on canvas
2007
60" x  70" 
Smaug by Nick Lamia
Smaug
oil on canvas
2006
72" x  66" 
Poolside by Nick Lamia
Poolside
oil on panel
2006
32" x  30" 
untitled by Nick Lamia
untitled
ink and watercolor on paper
2004
12 " x  9 " 
untitled by Nick Lamia
untitled
ink and watercolor on paper
2004
12" x  9" 

Artist Statement
Maps are visual records of the discoveries of man. As we began to explore the earth, we made maps to succinctly convey our expanding knowledge of the world. Blue ribbons stood for rivers, green for grasslands and yellow for deserts. And for the areas that had not yet been explored, there was a different label: “Where There be Dragons.” The phrase inspired a sense of fear and danger to be sure, but also promise—the promise of new discoveries and the possibilities of great reward.

While most of the earth’s surface has been mapped, there still remain vast expanses of unknown around us—in science, in nature and in thought. Of particular interest to me are uncharted spaces where technology and nature overlap and where the relationship between nature and society is in flux. These unknown territories are pivotal to a sustainable future and as we confront a worldwide environmental crisis of our own making, the importance of exploring them and sharing our findings cannot be overstated.

What was once a moral imperative to change the way we interact with the natural world has become a necessity for survival. The extraordinary situation we are in as a species calls for an unprecedented surge in the dissemination of knowledge about environmental issues. It is my hope that my art can spark some of the conversation necessary to disseminate this knowledge.

Rather than use recognizable images to illustrate the overlap of nature with technology, my art serves as symbolic, imagined maps of such relationships. With it I aim to chart fantastic spaces, both miniscule and vast, where the structures, systems and patterns of nature meet their technological counterparts. These are the spaces where the dragons live now.

Artist Bio / CV
EDUCATION
?Boston University, MFA, Painting
U.C. Berkeley, BA, Environmental Science

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
?2005
?Reece Galleries, New York “Nicholas Lamia”
?2004
?Round Top Center for the Arts, Damariscotta, Maine “Re-Entry”
?Reece Galleries, New York “New Paintings” ?
2003?
Oulous Repair Shop, Los Angeles “(212) to (213)”
?Reece Galleries, New York “New Paintings”
Hay Gallery, Portland, ME “Signs for Travelers”
Gallery 357, Rockland, ME “From the Dock”
2001
?Gallery 357, Rockland, ME “New Landscapes”

GROUP EXHIBITIONS?
2008
Caren Golden Fine Art, New York “The New New Deal”
CMCA, Rockport, Maine "First Traces"
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC “Art Anonymous”
Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, ME “Betwixt and Between"
June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME “Linear Perspectives”
Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT “Painting Trilogy”
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY “Mixed Paint”
2007
FLOW Art Fair, Miami
Von Lintel Gallery, New York “Drawing-Thinking”
Miami University, Oxford, OH “National Young Painters"
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID “Lines in the Earth”
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY “Breaking New Ground:  Power and Variety of Landscapes”
2006
Helix Projects, Las Cruces, NM “Inaugural Exhibition”
?RHYS Gallery, Boston "Size Matters"
CMCA, Rockport, ME “CMCA Biennial"
CMCA, Rockport, ME “Curator’s Choice: Painting Structure”
?2005?
Boston University “Skyline”
Alona Kagan Gallery, New York “From the Root to the Fruit"
Painting Center, New York “Crossing the Line”
??2004
?Roebling Hall, Pierogi & Parker’s Box, New York “Study"
2003
?Oulous Repair Shop, Los Angeles “Factorial Debut”
2002
M3 Projects, Brooklyn “Digital Dumbo ‘02”
?Elizabeth Harris, New York “Studio School Exhibition"
?2001
?NYSS, New York “Beckoning Vision”

HONORS?
Guggenheim Fellowship
Triangle Artist’s Workshop
??Dedalus Foundation Grant Nominee