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Liz Nicklus

Liz Nicklus

"No matter the medium, color is the trademark of this artist."
Courier Post Discover Jersey Arts March, 2004

Liz Nicklus is an award winning painter, mixed media and mosaic artist who lives at the foot of the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. Her newest paintings blend the fracturing of space inherent in the mosaic process with exaggerated color to create a dance of pigments, texture and movement on canvas. First and foremost a colorist, both her paintings and mosaic installations consist of patterns unified by complex color relationships. She has taught painting, mixed media and mosaics throughout the nation. Her work can be seen in public and private collections throughout the world.


Artist Statement

I began my journey as an artist as a painter, but fell in love with mixed media mosaics early in my career. Painting taught me the joy of color and movement, and through mosaics I became fascinated with the intimate and intriguing relationships between fractured spaces. My search has been for integration between the two mediums. While painting, I lose myself in in the labyrinth of patterns and colors, and I want my viewers to do the same.


Liz Nicklus - Professional Resume'

www.liznicklus.com
www.independentartiststudios.com

Featured Artist - Discover Jersey Arts Website April 2004
"No matter the medium, color is the trademark of this artist." Courier Post Discover Jersey Arts March, 2004

Liz Nicklus is an award winning painter, mixed media and mosaic artist who recently relocated her studio to Apache Junction, Arizona, moving from Millville, NJ. Her newest paintings blend the fracturing of space inherent in the mosaic process with exaggerated color to produce a luminous and surreal effect similar to stained glass. First and foremost a colorist, her paintings and mosaic installations consist of patterns unified by complex color relationships. Liz has completed many public art projects and residencies that involved the participation of at-risk youth in her community, working with the Excel, Art Creates Excellence (ACE) and ArtWorks programs.

Nicklus studied at Stockton State College, the Ridgewood School of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, with Pat Witt at The Barn Studio of Art in Millville, and with Philadelphia mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. She was Discover New Jersey Arts featured artist in April 2004. She is past chair and one of the founding members of the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, and served on the Board of Directors of the DaVinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia. Together with Millville artist Carl B. Johnson, she is a partner in the Independent Artist Studios. She has taught painting, mixed media and mosaics throughout Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, and has been a guest instructor at the Studios of Key West in Florida. She also works as an independent curator, and has hosted ground breaking shows within Millville's fledgling arts district. She was the Discovered Jersey Arts Featured Artist in April 2004. She has received numerous congressional and legislative certificates of recognition for her continued contributions, and in 2010, Liz received the Millville Chamber of Commerce "Pride in Millville" Economic Partnership Award. In 2012, she was one of five artists honored in Millville's "Artists Walk of Fame". Her work can be seen in public and private collections throughout the world.

Public Art:
Mosaic Mural, Raritan Valley Community College Performing Arts Center, North Branch, N.J. 2009
Mosaic Mural, Gloucester County Health Building, Sewell, N.J. 2008
Mixed Media Triptych, "Reclamation" 10' x 42", AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, N.J. 2008
Mosaic Mural, "Riverdance" 11' x 6', Glasstown River Residences, Millville Housing Authority, Millville, N.J. 2008
Mosaic Mural "Ocean of Reflection" 10'x 65', AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, N.J. 2007
Mosaic Mural "Phases" 4' x 7', AtlantiCare Center for Childbirth, Pomona, N.J. 2005
Mosaic Mural "Shapes and Symbols" 4' x 40', Glasstown Plaza, Millville, N.J. 2004
Mosaic Mural "Seascape" 8' x 10', Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts 2003
Mosaic Mural "Maurice River" 8' x 20', Glasstown Plaza, Millville, N.J. 2003
Painted Mural "Maurice River" 4' x 8', High Street, Millville, N.J. 2000

Publications:
Mosaic Murals with Carl B. Johnson, 2010

Articles:
Spotlight on Liz Nicklus, Daily Journal, August 2012
Liz Nicklus, Artist and Community Activist, Daily Journal, November 2009
Hospital Uses Artwork to Help Heal Patients, Daily Journal, November 2008
Philly's SMILE Gallery Exhibits Feminist Art, The Whit, March 27, 2008
The "F" Word, Inferno, March 2008
Growing Trust, Atlantic City Press, January 2008
Healing Art, Casino Connection, October 2007
Queen of the Tile, Daily Journal, September 15, 2007
Waves of Comfort in AC, Atlantic City Press, September 5, 2007
Ocean of Reflection, Millville News, September 4, 2007
New Jersey Artists: Identity, New York Art Review, February 2, 2007
Write on This Painting, Atlantic City Press, March 2006
Four for Change, Inferno, November 2005
Four Artists, South Philly Review, September 8, 2005
Spotlight on Artists, Courier Post, May 2004


Collections:
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, N.J.
Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Bridgeton, N.J.
Atlanticare Center for Childbirth, Pomona, N.J.
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, N.J.
Minotola National Bank, Vineland, N.J.
Millville Housing Authority, Millville, N.J.
Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Sewell, N.J.

Professional Affiliations:
Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ
Society of American Mosaic Artists
Women's Caucus For Art, Philadelphia Chapter
Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Grant Review Board
Leadership Cumberland County Advisory Board

Selected Exhibitions:
Herstory, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ February 2011
"7", Noyes Museum of Art, Hammonton, NJ September 2010
Apocalypse Soon: 2012, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA August 2010
Driven to Abstraction, SMILE Gallery, Philadelphia PA October 2009
Nicklus/Smith, Noyes Museum of Art, Hammonton, NJ September 2009
Heroines & Harlots, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA September 2009
Little Show of Horrors, Bartram's Gardens, Philadelphia PA April 2009
Through My Window, SMILE Gallery, Philadelphia PA January 2009
The Tree as Art: Material, Motif and Metaphor, Bartram's Gardens, Philadelphia PA Oct 2008 - Second Place
Photo Synthesis, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA August 2008 - Honorable Mention
Found Objects, New Contexts, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA July 2008
Fading Ways, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ June 2008
The Five Senses, Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ June 2008
Too Real is Too Real, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville , NJ April 2008
The "F" Word: Female, Feminine Feminist, SMILE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA March 2008
Associate Artists Show, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ January 2008 - First Place
Harmony, The Gallery at St. Asaph's, Bala Cynwyd, PA August 2007
Art and Craft Concepts, The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ August 2007
Solo Show, Dante Hall, Atlantic City, NJ July 2007
Illumination & Reflection, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA July 2007
Terra Incognita, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ April 2007
Cumberland County on Canvas, Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ November 2006 - First Place
Myth, Religion and Art, The Gallery at St. Asaph's, Bala Cynwyd, PA November 2006
24th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gloucester County College Gallery, Sewell, NJ October 2006
Identity, Justice William Brennan Courthouse Gallery, Jersey City, NJ September 2006
Sightlines: Art as Poetry, Poetry as Art, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, Loveladies, NJ August 2006
Collaborations, Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ June 2006
Cut It Out!, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA March 2006
Solo Show, The Gallery at High Street Design, Millville, NJ November 2005
Word, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA July 2005
Solo Show, Points of View, Gallery 50, Bridgeton NJ, May 2005
RePop, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA April 2005
Sightlines Artists and Poets, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ March 2005
Thundersun Forge Fall Juried Exhibition, Millville, NJ October 2004 - Third Place
Artist Equity Fall Juried Exhibition, Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA September 2004