CV
b. Anchorage, Alaska
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

EDUCATION
2016 MFA New Genres | UCLA, Los Angeles, California
2006 BA Anthropology (Archaeological Studies) | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Commonwealth & Council | Los Angeles, CA (Upcoming Fall 2018)
2018 Keynote Drift | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center | Atlanta, GA 
2018 EXTENDED PLAY | 56 Henry | New York, NY
2017 RIFF FATIGUE | Artist Curated Projects | Los Angeles, CA
2016 LOW MAINTENANCE: i only believe in horsepower now (Graduate thesis exhibition) | UCLA New Wight Gallery | Los Angeles, CA
2014 Autographs | PARMER | Brooklyn, NY
2013 White Player: Niki | The Front | New Orleans, LA
2012 1961 | {Poem88} | Atlanta, GA
2010 BOOLESH1T | Mint Gallery | Atlanta, GA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Made in LA 2018 | Hammer Museum | Los Angeles, CA
Demolition WoManhood | Skibum MacArthur | Los Angeles, CA 
Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris, France (Upcoming Fall 2018)
Open Spaces Kansas City | Kansas City, MO (Upcoming Fall 2018)
Soft Focus | Reyes Projects | Detroit, MI

2017
CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1 & 2 | Rodeo Gallery | London, UK
Fictions | The Studio Museum in Harlem | New York, NY
Race, Love, and Labor | Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery | Stony Brook, NY
Earputty | 56 Henry | New York, NY
Regrouping | LUX | London, UK

2016
CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #2 | LAXART | Los Angeles, CA
Occupy Space Differently | Ochi Projects | Los Angeles, CA

2015
The Middle Future | Public Fiction | Paris, France
Rachel's Killin' It | Zuckerman Museum of Art | Kennesaw, GA

2014
As We Were Saying | EFA Project Space (Elizabeth Foundation) | New York, NY (cur. Claire Barliant)
Race, Love, and Labor | Samuel Dorsky Museum | New Paltz, NY (cur. Sarah Lewis)
Hearsay | Zuckerman Museum of Art | Kennesaw, GA
Rooted Movements | LMAK Projects | New York, NY
Foreword | Gallery 72 | Atlanta, GA
The Last Brucennial | Bruce High Quality Foundation | New York, NY

2013
WORD! | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Decatur Book Festival) | Atlanta, GA
Consuming Passions | Hagedorn Foundation Gallery | Atlanta, GA (cur. Amanda Parmer)
BLOW-UP | {Poem88} | Atlanta, GA
(in)complete | {TEMP} | New York, NY

2012
Made in Woodstock VI | The Center for Photography at Woodstock | Woodstock, NY
Shared Southern Stories | Emily Amy Gallery | Atlanta, Georgia
Living Walls (Street Art Conference) | Atlanta, Georgia
Still Figuring It Out | RAC | New York, NY
Linearity | Mint Gallery | Atlanta, Georgia
Breathing Room | School of Visual Arts | New York, NY
100,000 Cubicle Hours | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center | Atlanta, Georgia

2011
*Ground Floor | Dashboard Co-op | Atlanta, Georgia
Irrational Exuberance: A Recession Art Show | The Invisible Dog Gallery | New York City, NY

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES
2017 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant
2016 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award | UCLA
2015 Robert J. Webster Scholarship | UCLA
2015 D'arcy Hayman Scholarship | UCLA
2015 Smith Scholarship | UCLA
2014 Graduate Division Award | UCLA
2014 D'arcy Hayman Scholarship | UCLA
2014 Resnick Scholarship | UCLA
2013 National Endowment for the Arts Southern Constellations Fellowship | Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
2013 Artist-in-Residence | Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2012 Studio Artist Program | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Artist-in-Residence | Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York

COMMISSIONS
2017
ICA LA Inaugural Gala Video Honoring Carrie Mae Weems | Los Angeles, CA
2017 Dashboard US Confluence Sculpture Project | Kansas City, MO

ARTIST TALKS, PANELS & WORKSHOPS
2018 Triple Canopy Publication Intensive | Los Angeles, CA 
2017 Always-already Desiring Machines | Wendy's Subway Reading Room BAM Next Wave Art at BAM Fisher, New York, NY
2014 Liquid Blackness Symposium | Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2014 Solo Artist Talk | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2013 Dialogue | High Museum, Atlanta, GA
2013 CONVERSATIONS & CONSTELLATIONS with Nikita Gale | Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
2012 Decatur Book Festival, Atlanta, GA
2012 Solo Artist Talk | Georgia State University, hosted by Faces of Feminism, Atlanta, GA
2012 On Ambition | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2017 Guest Lecturer | Art 121 Digital Imaging | Chapman University
2014 - 2016 Teaching Assistant to Andrea Fraser, Rebeca Mendez, Liz Glynn, MPA, Jennifer Bolande, and Barbara Kruger | UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2012 - 2014 Guest Critic & Guest Lecturer | Intro to Photography | Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA


SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY/PRESS
* Tangen, Haley. "Artist considers intersections of rock 'n' roll and protest in installation." Daily Bruin. August 13, 2018.
* "The Hort's Favorite Artworks from NADA New York's 2018 Preview." Artspace. February 28, 2018.
* "Star Painter Jamian Juliano-Villani's Favorite Works from NADA New York's 2018 Preview." Artspace. February 26, 2018.
* Cotter, Holland. "From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year." The New York Times. December 27, 2017.
* "CCCO at Rodeo." Contemporary Art Daily. November 9, 2017.
* Nimrod, Selby. "Keeping it Together: Tracing truths + falsehoods in the narrative thrust of the Fictions group show at Studio Museum." AQNB. November 7, 2017.
* Thackara, Tess. "The Latest in the Studio Museum’s Landmark “F” Series Is a Timely Exploration of Truth and Fiction." Artsy. September 19, 2017.
* "'Cinque mostre' at American Academy in Rome." Mousse Magazine. 2016.
* Eler, Alicia. “Place is the Space is the Place.” Art21 Magazine. September 8, 2016. 
* Hausmann, Kayla. "Graduate art student explores intersections of human, technology." Daily Bruin. April 14, 2016. 
* Kim, Deanna. "15 Young Black Artists Making Waves in the Art World." Complex Magazine. February 3, 2015.
* Cotter, Holland. "Art in Review: As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of 'Post.'" The New York Times. October 2, 2014. Print.
* Caudell, Sherri. "Studio Visit: Nikita Gale, on Loving and Leaving." BurnAway. July 30, 2014.
* Murrow, Taylor. "Review: Nikita Gale at The Front." Pelican Bomb. October 4, 2013.
* Weiskofp, Dan. "Consuming Passions at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery." BurnAway. May 16, 2013.
* Cotter, Christina. "Consuming Passions offers cultural critique, but not much passion, at Hagedorn." ArtsATL. May 3, 2013.
* Lampe, Lilly. "Blow-Up at Poem 88 revels in film themes." Creative Loafing Atlanta. April 16, 2013. 
* Gale, Nikita. "Glenn Ligon explores sources, influences, racial politics of his text-based abstractions." ArtsATL. January 7, 2013.
* "Artist to Watch: Nikita Gale." Atlanta Magazine. November/December 2012.
* Black Contemporary Art Blog. ART PAPERS November/December 2012.
* Lampe, Lilly. "Critics' Pick: Nikita Gale." Artforum. September 19, 2012.
* Cullum, Jerry. "Review: Nikita Gale explores the limits of understanding history in 1961 at {Poem 88}." ArtsATL. September 19, 2012.
* Watkins, Ryan. "Artistic visions: Meet three diverse Atlanta LGBT artists" (cover story). GA Voice. June 22, 2012.
* Fox, Catherine. "Day Job: Georgia and 100,000 Cubicle Hours at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center." Atlanta Journal Constitution. January 21, 2012 (link).
* Williams, Wyatt. "Conceptual artist Nikita Gale explores the language of advertising, one photograph at a time." Creative Loafing Atlanta: Arts Issue. October 20, 2011.
* Williams, Wyatt. "Nikita Gale talks BOOLESH1T." Creative Loafing Atlanta. November 6, 2010.

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