Nicholas Africano

Nicolas Africano was born in Kankakee, Illinois in 1948 and continues to work and live in the state. Originally working as a painter, Africano created large-scale paintings with wax relief figures that explored his life experiences. These pieces eventually led to his work with glass cast figures that he continues to create today.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1978 Walker Art Center
1979 Asher/Faure Gallery
1980 Holly Solomon Gallery
1981 Dart Gallery
1981 The Green Gallery
1983 Middendorf Gallery
1986 Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
1989 The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe
1996 Weinstein Gallery
1997 Locus Gallery
1997 Vendanta Gallery
2000 Winston-Watcher Fine Art

Selected Group Exhibitions

1977 The Whitney Museum of American Art
1978 Neuberger Museum
1979 The Whitney Museum of American Art
1980 The Contemporary Arts Center
1980 Leo Castelli Gallery
1981 University Art Museum, Santa Barbara
1982 Kestner-Gesellschaft, Germany
1983 La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art
1983 The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1984 Museum of Modern Art, New York
1985 The Corcoran Gallery of Art
1986 Indianapolis Museum of Art
1990 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
1995 Whitney Museum of American Art
1996 Kennedy Museum of American Art
1997 The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
1998 The Cleveland Museum of Art
1999 The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
2007 Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Selected Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Whitney Museum of American Art
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Butler Institute of American Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Akron Art Museum
Neuegalerie-Sammlung Ludwig, Germany
Rockford Art Museum
MOCA Grand Avenue
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
Evelyn Wyman Fine Art

Nicholas Africano

Nicholas Africano, Untitled (Rebecca)