Lori Nix

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Lori Nix (born 1969) meticulously constructs detailed miniature worlds (together with her partner Kathleen Gerber), which she captures on camera with precisely adjusted exposure. Studies in ceramics and photography at the Ohio University lay the groundwork for this artistic process. In an aesthetic of colour deriving from the Romantic and Hudson River School, her dioramas picture post-apocalyptic sceneries. As a source of inspiration serve disaster movies of the 60s and 70s together with her childhood experience of natural forces in Kansas. In one of her latest series “The City” Nix creates an urban world that is devoid of humans and slowly reclaimed by nature. The Galerie Klüser dedicated a whole exhibition to the series in 2013, constituting the artist’s first solo exhibition in Germany. Nix’s work is included in various private and public collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, the El Paso Museum of Art in El Paso, Texas, the Microsoft Art Collection, the collection of the Museum Schloss Moyland in Bedburg-Hau, Germany, the Chase Manhattan Bank, the Dow Jones & Company and the HBC Global Art Collection in New York City, New York. Since their new series ‘Empire’ (2017) the artists Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber are also known as the artist duo NIX/GERBER.

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Biography

*1969, Norton, Kansas, USA. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Galerie Klüser Has been representing Lori Nix since 2014. She works together with the artist Kathleen Gerber as the artist duo NIX/GERBER.

Biography

1993BFA, Truman State University Kirksville, MO, USA
1995MFA, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA

Selected Exhibitions at Galerie Klüser and Klüser 2

2018EMPIRE, Solo Show
2016LOST, Solo Show
2014THE CITY, Solo Show

Selected (Solo and Group) Exhibitions

2021“ICH HASSE DIE NATUR!”, Schiller Museum, Weimar, Germany, Group Show
2019MODELL-NATUREN IN DER ZEITGENÖSSISCHEN FOTOGRAFIE, Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning, Germany, Group Show
2017/18BUCH WELTEN, Sinclair Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany, Group Show
2016/17SMALL SCALES: LANDS OF ENCHANTMENT, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, USA, Group Show
2016LORI NIX – THE CITY, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art / Kansas Focus Gallery, Overland, KS, USA
2015THE POWER OF NATURE, Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany, Solo Show
2014UNNATURAL HISTORY, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Group Show
2012LORI NIX, Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy, Solo Show
LORI NIX, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME, USA, Solo Show
2011LORI NIX, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, USA, Solo Show
2008PICTURE OF THINGS, Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, NH, USA, Solo Show
THE CONSTRUCTED IMAGE, Redux Contemporary Arts Center, Charleston, SC, USA, Group Show
2007LORI NIX, Piedmont Arts Center, Martinsville, VA, USA, Solo Show
2006FRESH: CONTEMPORARY TAKES ON NATURE AND ALLEGORY, International New York, NY, USA, Group Show
PICTURING EDEN, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA, Solo Show
AMONG THE TREES, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, USA, Solo Show
2005INNOCENCE, New Britain Museum, New Britain, CT, USA, Group Show
VITAL SIGNS, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA, Group Show
2004ENCHANTMENT, Art Space, New Haven, CT, USA, Solo Show

Collections

HBC Global Art Collection, New York City, USA
Dow Jones & Company, New York City, USA
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, USA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
The George Eastman House, Rochester, USA
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, USA
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany and others

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