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Nick Weber | 1971 | East Hampton, NY

Artist Bio

Nick Weber (b.1971), living and painting in Springs, NY (about a block away from Jackson Pollack’s studio), has been building on and away from his classical training since he moved there in 1995. Weber’s paintings are atmospheric and painterly; figurative and abstract; simple and complex; beautiful and sometimes political. His working process demonstrates a deep understanding of how great images have been made throughout art history. Expertly drawing and painting from life is enough for most artists, but Weber pushes on from there.

Grounded in drawing, Weber uses a multi-layered process of drawing, painting, and printing. In an interesting twist, he has originated a new form of mono-printing. To extract the most value out of the time-consuming practice of capturing a perfect likeness of his subjects, Weber decided to paint oil directly onto plastic wrap. He takes this image on the thin layer of plastic wrap and presses it into ongoing abstract compositions, as well as more traditional setting for a portrait or figurative work. As a result, we see the same face or figure cropping up in multiple works, or in the same work multiple time–with varying degrees of vividity. The overall effect is an intriguing blend of classical and contemporary, serious figurative art and whimsical colorful abstraction. Weber is able to weave his natural humanistic tendencies into and onto pure abstraction all the while tapping into an astute observation of his contemporaries and the current tenet of beauty.

Underlying Weber’s work, we sense him investigating themes of the power relationship between the viewer and the viewed as well as the subject’s textured history of struggle, dignity, and strength. Weber presents a colorful oeuvre that is both introspective yet sincerely curious about his surroundings and subjects. A recurring theme that swizzles through his work is that of the muse and the artist, and the woman as goddess. Classical canons of beauty mash up with contemporary images of beauty and youth, set in idyllic East End landscapes, fantastical landscapes from Renaissance paintings, or pure abstraction of color pattern and light. A sense of levity and a wink of humor peek through, as do sudden bursts of color.

Weber has exhibited mostly in the Northeast, with recent exhibitions at Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, Harper’s Apartment in New York, NY, Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY, Tripoli Gallery in Southampton, NY, and Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, NY. His works are included in significant private collections in the United States and abroad. List of private collectors includes luminaries such as Richard Prince, Lisa de Kooning, Bernard & Almine Ruiz-Piccasso, Betsy Johnson, Knight Landesman, Jennifer Coolidge, Sean Penn, Phil and Shelley Aarons, John McWhinnie, and many others.


Stanford University, B.A. 1993

Artist Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions:
Harper’s Apartment | New York, NY 2018
Springs General Store | East Hampton, NY 2018
The Artist Study | Southampton, NY 2017
QF gallery | East Hampton, NY 2013
The Artist Study | Sag Harbor, NY 2013
Res Ipsa | Oakland, CA 2012
Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art | Southampton, NY 2011
John McWhinnie@Glenn Horowitz | East Hampton, NY 2011
Res Ipsa | Oakland, CA 2011
Orchard Windows Gallery | New York, NY 2011
Orchard Windows Gallery | New York, NY 2010
John McWhinnie@Glenn Horowitz | East Hampton, NY 2009
NY Art&Design Armory Show (booth) | New York, NY 2008
Get Real Art | New York, NY 2002
Get Real Art | New York, NY 2001
John Harms Center for the Arts | Englewood, NJ 2000
Estia | Amagansett, NY 1997

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Grenning Gallery | Sag Harbor, NY, 2024
The Fireplace Project | East Hampton. NY 2023
Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art | Wainscott, NY 2019
Eric Firestone Gallery | East Hampton, NY 2019
Ashawagh Hall | East Hampton, NY 2019
Boo-Hooray |Montauk, NY 2017
Lazy Point | Amagansett, NY 2015
Sealion Films | New York, NY 2014
Anne Huntington Space | New York, NY 2012
Brucennial by Vito Schnabel | New York, NY 2010
Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art | Southampton, NY 2010
The Fireplace Project | East Hampton, NY 2008
Scope Art Fair (Fireplace Project) | Wainscott, NY 2007
The Fireplace Project | East Hampton, NY 2007
Glen Horowitz Bookseller | East Hampton, NY 2005
Glen Horowitz Bookseller | East Hampton, NY 2004
National Academy | New York, NY 2002
Guild Hall Members Show | East Hampton NY 2002
Gallery 601 | New York, NY 2000
Dance Art Space | Bridgehampton, NY 1999
Tunnel Nightclub | New York, NY 1998
American Academy of Arts and Letters | New York, NY 1997
Sarah Rentschler Gallery | Hudson, NY 1997
St. Michael’s Art Cafe | Palo Alto, CA 1994
Stanford University Graduation Show | Stanford University 1993

Artist Press
Dans Papers | April 2024
Nick Weber Bridges the Abstract & the Real at Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor


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