My work investigates the interwoven technologies of identity and photography. In my studio practice, I use portraiture as a method to critically examine cultural frameworks of authenticity and artifice, inside and outside, and what is said versus how it is said. Photographic imaging is the foundation of all my work because it parallels this tension, reflecting both surface appearances and inferred depths, while problematizing the relationship between them.
Nick's photographs, collage, tapestries, and sculptures have been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the United States including The Walters Art Museum, The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Hillyer Arts Space, The Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and Sanitary Tortilla Factory. His studio work has been published in the University of Pittsburgh culture journal Contemporaneity, and on Strange Fire Collective.
As a 2019 ONE Archives Foundation LGBTQ research fellow, Nick studied the photography collection at ONE. He is also a regional representative for the Society for Photographic Education LGBTQ Caucus, which serves LGBTQ students and faculty in college art departments across the U.S.
Nick holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico, and a BFA in Art History, Theory & Criticism from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Nick is Assistant Professor of Photography at Fort Hays State University.