Nicholas Szymanski

lives and works in Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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Artist statement Nicholas Szymanski:

"Nicholas Szymanski's compositions, while maintaining an avoidance of narrative do investigate the conceptual. The foundation of Szymanski’s interest and practice in painting is the idea of purposelessness. The artist views this as an experiential attitude arrived at through the process of making and viewing his work. The paintings are slowly developed over a duration of time without an end goal. Through this neglect of logical method and dismissal of linear structure the work becomes self-informed, intuitive and perceptual. The subject of the paintings is a quiet and experiential engagement. This may be likened to the concept of Aware, a Japanese idea in which a viewer arrives at an awareness of the ephemeral beauty of a world essentially marked by change and an aversion to definition."


born in Grand Rapids, MI
2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

Asphodel, New York (S)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association, New York (G)
Museum Sankt Wendel (G)
Asphodel Gallery, New York (S)
Alcove, Amsterdam (S)
Divisible, Dayton, OH (G)
Asphodel, New York (G)
Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg (G)
Baer Gallery, Saint Norbert University, De Pere, WI (G)
337 Project Space, Grand Rapids, MI (S)
UICA, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
Corridor, Dayton, OH (G)
Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg (G)
Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, UK (G)
Corridor Projects, Dayton, OH (G)
Divisible, Dayton, OH (G)
Craft House, Grand Rapids, MI (S)
MI Arts, Juried Competition, Holland, MI (G)
Have Company, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
UICA, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
Temporal, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
Gaspard Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
Gaspard Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
MI Emerging West Michigan Painters, Portland, MI (G)
Side By Side, Traverse City, MI (G)
CODA Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (G)
MI Undergraduate Thesis Show, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (G)

Selected Public Collections

  • Notre, Chicago, Illinois




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