NICHOLAS AUEN
Born: 1982, San Diego, CA.

Nicholas Auen’s professional career began when he was 19 years old, studying under the artist Therman Statom. While working with Therman, he developed skills in glass blowing, painting, ceramics and metallic materials. With Therman’s guidance, he was also able to study with many other established artists, such as Martin Blank, Dale Chihuly, Jun Kaneko, Karen LaMonte and others. Working with these diverse artists strengthened Auen’s desire to create art that conveys messages through multiple mediums. Auen’s Envisage exhibition history debuts with Scott Richards Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Art Market April 2016

Exhibitions:
2017 Austin Art Projects, Group Show. 
2017 Tangent Contemporary Art, Group Show “Figurative Explorations”.
2016 Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA .”Envisage”.
2016 San Francisco Art Fair.
2015 Austin Art Projects debuts Envisage series.
2012-2015 Imago Galleries Preparator.
2007-2008 Year of Glass in Pittsburgh, PA. Public exhibition, “Projection of the Self”: Glass fused with imagery of the imagination
Education and Residencies:
 
2017 Degree in Art History, Arizona State University.
2010 Bemis Residency. Omaha, NE.
2009-2012 Private commissions and studio explorations.
2008 Fresno State University: Creative sculpture implementing narratives.
2006 Ringling College of Art and Design: Creative approaches of sculpture.
2005 Pilchuck Glass School: Focus on advanced glassblowing techniques.
2004 Palomar College Associates degree in Art with a focus on sculpture and welding.

 

Awards: 
 
2009 Guardian Glass award. Creative adaptation and application implementing glass.
Public Works:
2006 Romanofski foundation site specific installation. “Envelope”: Carlsbad, California.

2005 Brahehus Castle, Sweden. “Ascendance”: Site specific temporary installation reflected self evaluation through mobility.

2004 Public sculpture in the city of Valencia, California. “Canopy”: Protecting travelers during the cities revitalization project.
2002-2005 Collaborations with Therman Statom, Jimex and Einar De la Torre involving art therapy, glass demonstrations, painting workshops, public works.
Publications:
 
San Diego Tribune, Pittsburgh Gazette and LA Times.
Galleries:
 
Austin Art Projects, Palm Desert CA
Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco CA
Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco CA