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Nick Lamia’s abstract artworks are visual metaphors for the integration of society with nature, of industry with ecology. Linear, diagrammatic structures mixed with planes of color render partial views, or fragmentary maps of imagined spaces, both miniscule
and vast, where nature and technology meet.
Lamia’s interest in unifying nature and society comes from life experience. He has a degree in environmental science and biology and though he has lived in cities mostly, he also spent years living in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada and on the ocean as an offshore expedition leader. Such varied circumstances instilled in him his belief that society and nature are complementary parts of a single system and that though their juncture might never be fully understood, we must integrate them in order to thrive as a species.
Lamia is a graduate of UC Berkeley (BA, environmental science, biology) and Boston University (MFA, painting). He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim fellowship, a MacDowell Colony residency, a Triangle Artist’s Workshop residency and a fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Print Making Workshop in New York. He also participated in the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York where his work will be featured in the summer of 2011.