My work investigates the interwoven technologies of identity and photography. I'm interested in how representations of bodies often obscure the processes that render them, and how this translation shapes the relationship between authenticity and artifice, inside and outside, and what is said versus how it is said. I use photography as the foundation of all my work because it parallels this tension, reflecting both surface appearances and inferred depths, while also problematizing the relationship between them.
Nick's work has been exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the United States including The Vizcaya Museums and Gardens, The Walters Art Museum, Sanitary Tortilla Factory, and The Tyler School of Art at Temple University. His work was published in the University of Pittsburgh's 2018 issue of their cultural journal, "Contemporaneity," titled "Presenting Race: Institutional Contexts and Critiques." He is an active member of the SPE LGBTQ Caucus and is a contributor to Focal Critic, an online platform for educators, students, and photographers.
Nick holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico, and a BFA in Art History, Theory & Criticism from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Nick is Assistant Professor of Photography at Fort Hays State University.