Dana Point, b.1983

Nicholas Cueva

Nicholas Cueva was born in Dana Point, California in 1983. He received his MFA from SAIC in 2011, and has lived in New York since. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States, including group exhibitions at the Torrance Museum of Art (CA) and Ess Ef Eff (Brooklyn, NY) and solo exhibitions at MPTSN and Dreamboat (Chicago, IL), among others. Receiving his MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he moved to New York in 2011, where his constant approach to the current languages of construction and loss have gone on to influence and dialogue with the Bushwick scene.

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Biography

Nicholas Cueva was born in Dana Point, California in 1983. He received his MFA from SAIC in 2011, and has lived in New York since. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States, including group exhibitions at the Torrance Museum of Art (CA) and Ess Ef Eff (Brooklyn, NY) and solo exhibitions at MPTSN and Dreamboat (Chicago, IL), among others. Receiving his MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he moved to New York in 2011, where his constant approach to the current languages of construction and loss have gone on to influence and dialogue with the Bushwick scene.

Artworks

26

Bad Apple Bobbing, 2019

RELATED CATEGORIES

Acrylic on Fabric / Acrylic Painting / American Art / Beach / Beachscape / Childhood / Contemporary American Art / Fabric / Fate / Memory / Painting / Personal Experience / Predestination / Sea / Spiritual Ecstasy / Subjective Memory / Surfing / United States

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2011

    Painting/Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • 2008

    Studio Art from California Polytechnic State University, SLO

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Sex Wax, Freight+Volume, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Nicholas Cueva, M.E.N gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    The People Games Play, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Caffine, Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Chromatic Reveries, NARS, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018

    Actually Weird Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

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Education

  • 2011

    Painting/Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • 2008

    Studio Art from California Polytechnic State University, SLO

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Sex Wax, Freight+Volume, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Nicholas Cueva, M.E.N gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    The People Games Play, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2016

    American Spring Fastnet, Brooklyn, NY

  • Self Deception Zrobili, Terra Firma, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2015

    Cultural Packet This Friday or Next Friday, Brooklyn, NY

  • Persona Non-Grotto Dreamboat, Chicago, IL

  • Untittled, MPSTN, Chicago, IL

  • Friday the 13th Edition, LRS, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2011

    Legend and Map for Items: 120A, 121A, 121B, 132A Autumn Space, Chicago, IL

  • 2010

    Natural Section, Manifest Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Caffine, Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Chromatic Reveries, NARS, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018

    Actually Weird Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2017

    Riot Act, Gangway Projects, Newport, RI

  • Suicide Squeeze, Yo Mama Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Along a River of Sapphire Pools, Mountain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Group Portrait, UNISEX, Brooklyn, NY

  • Piano Men, 68 Jay St. Brooklyn, NY

  • Soft Reboot, Proto, Hoboken, NJ

  • Fractured Union, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY

  • Show Me Yours, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

  • A bad situation just got worse, Fastnet, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2016

    Cracking Up, Breaking Down, The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn NY

  • Future Histories, Mountain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • New Barracuda, Proto, Hoboken, NJ

  • Alchemy, Elijah Wheat Showroom, Brooklyn, NY

  • NADA NY, 247365, New York, NY

  • Object Trap, Spring Break, curated by Alex Sewell, New York, NY

  • Fort, Ess Ef Eff, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2015

    Fresh Catch, Fastnet, Brooklyn, NY

  • Into the woods, Warren-Morris, New York, NY

  • Underdonk and friends, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY

  • Tread, Ess Ef Eff, Brooklyn, NY

  • Balustrade, Public Address, Brooklyn, NY

  • Slo Jams, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2014

    MAS Art, Torrence Museum of Art, Torrance, CA

  • Erdos Bacon, BFP, Brooklyn, NY

  • WHBII, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

  • 2013

    A Long Line, PEREGRINE PROGRAM, Chicago, IL

  • Get off the Lawn, Parade Ground, Manhattan, NY

  • Black and White, Parade Ground, Manhattan, NY

  • 2012

    LIVE FREE AND DIE, Parade Ground, Manhattan, NY

  • Brucennial, BHQ, New York, NY

  • Taste, Small Black Door, Brooklyn, NY,

  • 2011

    Gaylen Gerber, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY

  • WISHYOUWEREHERE Adds Donna, Chicago, IL

  • Faux Cult, No Globe, Brooklyn, NY.

  • Instruction Sets, Autumn Space, Chicago, IL

  • MFA Thesis Show Rout, Sullivan Center, SAIC, Chicago, IL

  • 40 Hours, Autumn Space, Chicago, IL

  • 2010

    You're not making art, Zrobili, Chicago, IL

  • Get Your Fix, Zrobili, Chicago, IL

  • Fest Fest, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

Bibliography

  • Nicholas Cueva at MEN, Whitehot Magazine, Jeffrey Grunthaner 2018

  • Surf or Die: Conversation with Nicholas Cueva and Philip Hardy, 2018

  • The Best Art Achievements of 2017, Vulture Magazine Jerry Saltz, 2017

  • Manual Labor: Daniel Dennett’s Haptic Whittles at Underdonk, Rachel Miller, Brooklyn Magazine, March 2017

  • IMG MGMT, Art F City, “A reflection on the ‘Spiritual Archaeologist’ Klaus Dona”, Nicholas Cueva, 2015

  • Ocampo, “Art Crush: Issue 4, ‘Nicholas Cueva’, November 13

  • Composite #4 Doppelganger, Composite Arts Magazine, Summer 2011

  • “Orchids 1-147”, Healthy MGMT, 2011

  • Tremblay, “Artist Spotlight: Nicholas Cueva”, April 2011, Curatorial Fellow Interviews

  • Wyche, "An Adaptation of Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory to the Public Exhibition Nick Cueva: Natural Section", December 2010