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Nick Aguayo “Moon Dog,” 2022
Nick Aguayo
“Moon Dog,” 2022
Nick Aguayo “Zoot Zot Blep,” 2022
Nick Aguayo
“Zoot Zot Blep,” 2022
Nick Aguayo “wait until spring boogie woogie,” 2019
Nick Aguayo
“wait until spring boogie woogie,” 2019
Nick Aguayo “pizzicato,” 2019
Nick Aguayo
“pizzicato,” 2019
Nick Aguayo “placebo shampoo,” 2019
Nick Aguayo
“placebo shampoo,” 2019
Nick Aguayo “waiting for the desert,” 2019
Nick Aguayo
“waiting for the desert,” 2019
Nick Aguayo “love buzz,” 2018
Nick Aguayo
“love buzz,” 2018
Nick Aguayo “fear of fear red, yellow, blue,” 2019
Nick Aguayo
“fear of fear red, yellow, blue,” 2019
Nick Aguayo “alphabet soup,” 2019
Nick Aguayo
“alphabet soup,” 2019
Nick Aguayo “ptooff,” 2019
Nick Aguayo
“ptooff,” 2019
Nick Aguayo “paper,” 2019
Nick Aguayo
“paper,” 2019
Nick Aguayo “Alexandra,” 2019
Nick Aguayo
“Alexandra,” 2019
Nick Aguayo “Untitled,” 2018
Nick Aguayo
“Untitled,” 2018
Nick Aguayo, "Untitled," 2015, Acrylic, flashe, and marble dust, 86.50" H x 79" W, Photo cred: Robert Wedemeyer
Nick Aguayo
"Untitled," 2015
Nick Aguayo, Untitled, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48" [HxW], Photo credit: Jeff McLane
Nick Aguayo
"Untitled," 2017
Nick Aguayo Untitled, 2017
Nick Aguayo
"Untitled," 2017
1984
Born in Palm Springs, California
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
2012
MFA, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
2007
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Select Exhibitions

2023
“Some Trees,” The Floating Gallery, Auto Brake Center, Los Angeles, CA
"Nick Aguayo," Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY
"The Trial," Good Naked Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2022
"Art at Tamarisk," Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA
Group Show, Blue Door Gallery, Guerneville, CA
2021
"20 Years," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
"Via Cafe," Tif Sigfrids, Comer, GA
2020
"poem from home," curated by Rema Gholum, online
"LA In Bloom: Seven Approaches to Abstraction," curated by Maryam Parsi, Werkartz, Los Angeles, CA
"The Vista: Abstract Painting," Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
"Glyph," Unpaved Gallery, Yucca Valley, CA, Curated by Ryan Schneider
2019
"Wake the Town and Tell the People," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
“Synthesis: Some Abstraction in Los Angeles,” Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
"Works on Paper," The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
2017
“Crystal Flowers,” Index, Los Angeles, CA
“Wrong II,” PØST, Los Angeles, CA
“Vantage,” Finishing Concepts, Los Angeles, CA
“Objective / Non Objective,” Gallery Also, Los Angeles, CA (Link)
2016
"Be With Me, a Small Exhibition of Large Paintings,” New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
2015
"Black / White," curated by Brian Alfred, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY
2014
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2013
"Black Rabbit, White Hole," Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Paradox Maintenance Technicians," Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2012
UC Irvine Graduate Exhibition, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
"A Romantic Measure," Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
UC Irvine Thesis Exhibition, Irvine, CA
"Traumatic Materiality," Autonomie, Los Angeles, CA
2011
"My head is falling out, so Im standing on my stomach," Artist Curated Projects, The Armory Center for The Arts, Pasadena, CA
"Ne Me Quitte Pas," University Art Gallery, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
2010
"Action (Un)Packed: Abstraction After Action," Commonspace, Los Angeles, CA
"GLAMFA," California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Workspace Selects, House on Genesee, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Undergraduate Scholarship Exhibition, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
"No Art Today," INMO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Nick Aguayo Painting Exhibition, UCLA Undergraduate Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hillel Juried Exhibition, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Show, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2014
Emerging Artist Grant, Rema Hort Foundation, New York, NY
2009-2012
Fees Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
2007
Edward J. and Alice Mae Smith Award, UCLA Department of Art

Bibliography

2022
Aguyao, Nick. "Why This Art: ‘Montauk Highway'," Alta, June 29 (Link)
2019
Akers Point-Dexter, Kathryn. "Nick Aguayo at Vielmetter Los Angeles," Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, October 2 (Link)
Heitzman, Lorraine. "Vielmetter and Nicodim: 1700 South Santa Fe – Art Gains a Foothold," Art and Cake, September 23 (Link)
Drambot, Shana Nys. "Art Guide: Saturday, September 7th in Downtown," LA Weekly, September 4 (Link)
2017
Adams, Lisa. "Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016: Through the Eyes of a Painter," January 29
2016
Jadrnak, Jackie. "Enchanting art," Journal North, October 21
Jansen, Char. "Artists' Desks," Artslant, January 27
"The City of Angels in A Starring Role," Art Auction, January
2014
King, Jennifer. "Nick Aguayo at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects," Artforum, October (Link)

Public Collections

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Exhibition Catalogues and Publications

2023
Aguayo, Nick. "Quarantine Drawings," La Loma Projects, Los Angeles, CA