Lauren Nickou

Lauren Nickou (Portrait by Daniel Lichterwaldt)

Lauren Nickou (*1986 Newburyport, MA, USA) has shown her paintings internationally including recent exhibitions: “Sunflowers,” WasserWasser³, Vienna, Austria, 2022 (solo); “Position,” Kunstraum SUPER, Vienna, Austria, 2021; “Downtown Painting,” curated by Alex Katz, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY, 2019. Public collections include the San Antonio Museum of Art, TX, and Colby College Museum of Art, ME. 


"Self-portrait (hottie)" (2023) Oil on panel 30 x 20 cm

She received her MFA from Queens College, City University of New York, and her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was the sole recipient of The Robert D. ’48 and Nancy M. ’49 Gordon Scholarship in the Fine Arts in 2009. She lives in Vienna, Austria. 

Lauren Nickou: “Waves” 7 September to 14 October, 2023  

Solo-exhibition of new paintings by Viennese-based American artist Lauren Nickou.  Poetic and lush, Lauren Nickou’s new paintings channel the serenity of an otherworldly nature. The colors are deliciously luminous. Whether large mellow waters or mysteriously dark waves—all is done in a palette that belongs to a different place. A saffron-yellow crescent moon hangs in the crimson sky; rocks are scarlet and washed in neon blue splashes, the ripples iridescent. A true indulgence in vivid contrasts and intense bold shades, Nickou’s landscapes are full of life, although deserted. The very sea appears like a living creature with her shining body spreading and coiling under the sky ablaze.