Nikita Gale
Born in Anchorage, Alaska
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

2016 MFA New Genres, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2006 BA Anthropology (Archaeological Studies), Yale University, New Haven, CT

UPCOMING
Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (Summer 2018)
Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA (Solo exhibition, fall 2018)
Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, France (Fall 2018)
Open Spaces Kansas City, Kansas City, MO (Fall 2018)
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Keynote Drift, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
EXTENDED PLAY, 56 Henry, New York, NY
NADA New York, 56 Henry, New York, NY

2017
RIFF FATIGUE, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2016
LOW MAINTENANCE: i only believe in horsepower now (Graduate thesis exhibition), UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Autographs, Parmer, Brooklyn, NY

2013
White Player: Niki, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2012
1961, {Poem88}, Atlanta, GA

2010
BOOLESH1T, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Soft Focus curated by Ellie Rines, Reyes Projects, Detroit, MI

2017
CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1 & 2, Rodeo Gallery, London, UK
Fictions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Race, Love, and Labor, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook, NY
Earputty, 56 Henry, New York, NY
Regrouping, LUX, London, UK

2016
CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #2, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
Occupy Space Differently, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2015
The Middle Future, Public Fiction, Paris, France
Rachel's Killin' It, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

2014
As We Were Saying curated by Claire Barliant, EFA Project Space (Elizabeth Foundation), New York, NY
Race, Love, and Labor curated by Sarah Lewis, Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY
Hearsy, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA
Rooted Movements, LMAK Projects, New York, NY
Foreward, Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA
The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

2013
WORD!, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Decatur Book Festival), Atlanta, GA
Consuming Passions curated by Amanda Parmer, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
BLOW-UP, {Poem88}, Atlanta, GA
(in)complete, {TEMP}, New York, NY

2012
Made in Woodstock VI, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Shared Southern Stories, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Living Walls, Street Art Conference, Atlanta, GA
Still Figuring It Out, RAC, New York, NY
Linearity, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Breathing Room, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
100,000 Cubicle Hours, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2011
*Ground Floor, Dashboard Co-op, Atlanta, GA
Irrational Exuberance: A Recession Art Show, The Invisible Dog Gallery, New York, NY

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES
2017 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant
2016 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award, UCLA
2015 Robert J. Webster Scholarship, UCLA
2015 D'arcy Hayman Scholarship, UCLA
2015 Smith Scholarship, UCLA
2014 Graduate Division Award, UCLA
2014 D'arcy Hayman Scholarship, UCLA
2014 Resnick Scholarship, UCLA
2013 National Endowment for the Arts Southern Constellations Fellowship, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
2013 Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2012 Studio Artist Program, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Artist-in-Residence, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York

COMMISSIONS
2017
ICA LA Inaugural Gala Video Honoring Carrie Mae Weems, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Dashboard US Confluence Sculpture Project, Kansas City, MO

ARTIST TALKS, PANELS & WORKSHOPS
2018 Triple Canopy Publication Intensive, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Always-already Desiring Machines, Wendy's Subway Reading Room BAM Next Wave Art at BAM Fisher, New York, NY
2014 Liquid Blackness Symposium, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2014 Solo Artist Talk | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2013 Dialogue | High Museum, Atlanta, GA
2013 CONVERSATIONS & CONSTELLATIONS with Nikita Gale | Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
2012 Decatur Book Festival, Atlanta, GA
2012 Solo Artist Talk | Georgia State University, hosted by Faces of Feminism, Atlanta, GA
2012 On Ambition | Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2017 Guest Lecturer, Art 121 Digital Imaging, Chapman University
2014 - 2016 Teaching Assistant to Andrea Fraser, Rebeca Mendez, Liz Glynn, MPA, Jennifer Bolande, and Barbara Kruger, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2012 - 2014 Guest Critic & Guest Lecturer, Intro to Photography, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA


SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY/PRESS
"Star Painter Jamian Juliano-Villani's Favorite Works from NADA New York's 2018 Preview." Artspace. February 26, 2018.
Cotter, Holland. "From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year." The New York Times. December 27, 2017.
"CCCO at Rodeo." Contemporary Art Daily. November 9, 2017.
Nimrod, Selby. "Keeping it Together: Tracing truths + falsehoods in the narrative thrust of the Fictions group show at Studio Museum." AQNB. November 7, 2017.
Thackara, Tess. "The Latest in the Studio Museum’s Landmark “F” Series Is a Timely Exploration of Truth and Fiction." Artsy. September 19, 2017.
"'Cinque mostre' at American Academy in Rome." Mousse Magazine. 2016.
Eler, Alicia. “Place is the Space is the Place.” Art21 Magazine. September 8, 2016. 
Hausmann, Kayla. "Graduate art student explores intersections of human, technology." Daily Bruin. April 14, 2016. 
Kim, Deanna. "15 Young Black Artists Making Waves in the Art World." Complex Magazine. February 3, 2015.
Cotter, Holland. "Art in Review: As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of 'Post.'" The New York Times. October 2, 2014. Print.
Murrow, Taylor. "Review: Nikita Gale at The Front." Pelican Bomb. October 4, 2013.
Weiskofp, Dan. "Consuming Passions at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery." BurnAway. May 16, 2013.
Cotter, Christina. "Consuming Passions offers cultural critique, but not much passion, at Hagedorn." ArtsATL. May 3, 2013.
Lampe, Lilly. "Blow-Up at Poem 88 revels in film themes." Creative Loafing Atlanta. April 16, 2013. 
Gale, Nikita. "Glenn Ligon explores sources, influences, racial politics of his text-based abstractions." ArtsATL. January 7, 2013.
"Artist to Watch: Nikita Gale." Atlanta Magazine. November/December 2012.
Black Contemporary Art Blog. ART PAPERS November/December 2012.
Lampe, Lilly. "Critics' Pick: Nikita Gale." Artforum. September 19, 2012.
Cullum, Jerry. "Review: Nikita Gale explores the limits of understanding history in 1961 at {Poem 88}." ArtsATL. September 19, 2012.
Watkins, Ryan. "Artistic visions: Meet three diverse Atlanta LGBT artists" (cover story). GA Voice. June 22, 2012.
Fox, Catherine. "Day Job: Georgia and 100,000 Cubicle Hours at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center." Atlanta Journal Constitution. January 21, 2012 (link).
Williams, Wyatt. "Conceptual artist Nikita Gale explores the language of advertising, one photograph at a time." Creative Loafing Atlanta: Arts Issue. October 20, 2011.
Williams, Wyatt. "Nikita Gale talks BOOLESH1T." Creative Loafing Atlanta. November 6, 2010.