About

Born Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1986

Lives and works in New York City

 

Contact

nickoulau@gmail.com

 

Education

2014    Queens College, City University of New York, MFA

2009    University of Massachusetts Amherst, BFA

2007    Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, France

2006    La Sorbonne Cours de Civilisation Française

2004    Eugene Lang College of The New School

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014    Wild Card, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Queens College, City University of New York

            Eden, Contented Hart Garden, hosted by Ferro Strouse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    Social Photography, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

2016    Material Archive, cur. Adriana Pauly, Queens College, City University of New York

2014    Inaugural Salon Exhibition, cur. Craig Poor Monteith, Harbor Gallery, New York, NY

            Printing People’s Photo Show, Headquarters, Northampton, MA

            Explorations: Revisited, cur. A. M. Weaver, One Art Space, New York, NY

2013    The Corpus Flushing Project, cur. Glenn Goldberg, Queens College, City University of New York

            I like it when the girls, cur. Suzie Oppenheimer and Margaret Kross, Hundred Forsyth, New York, NY

            Shared Spaces, cur. Liz Park, One Art Space, New York, NY

            Hotel Practice, cur. Gregory Sholette, The Hilton Hotel, New York, NY

2012    End of Worlds: Video Vaudeville Final Chapter, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

            In the Place We Live, M55 Gallery, Long Island City, NY

            The Picture Show, cur. Claudia Eve Beauchesne, Brooklyn Heights Cinema, Brooklyn, NY

2011    Eugene Lang College Alumni Show, Eugene Lang College, New York, NY

2009    Virgin Cruise, Islands Atlantic, Boston, MA

2007    Pont Avenir, Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, France

2005    Provflux, Pipsworks, Providence, RI

 

Selected Performances / Readings

2017    There’s No Place Like Home, for The Small Exceeds cur. Michael Childress, New Release, New York, NY

            I’m not going to have this body forever, cur. Craig Poor Monteith, Tubb Plug, Queens, NY

2015    Knife in the Bedroom, video by Amelia St. Peter-Blair, with Craig Poor Monteith

            Kiss, In the Beginning, cur. Craig Poor Monteith, Waterfront, Art/Life Institute, Kingston, NY

            Catskill Cycle, three-channel video by Nika Kaiser

            Jerkpoet, Mellow Pages Library, Brooklyn, NY

2014    Who By Fire, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY

            All Tied Up, Queens Council on the Arts, Astoria, NY

2013    Stop Seducing Me, Hundred Forsyth, New York, NY

            Untitled Performance, with Chelsea Hunter, Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012    Freedom Cage, AUNTS, Brooklyn, NY

            On Failure on Stage, Yippie Museum, New York, NY

2011    Sun Head, Rehearsal 4 You, Brooklyn, NY

2010    Untitled Performance Series, with Patrick Bucklew, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY

            The Wet Lamp Show, with Adam Bach, Boston, MA

            What’s Lost Will Never Be Found, video, Islands Atlantic

2009    Eye Candy, with Eli Osheyack, Boston, MA

            Psychic Sisters, with C’naan Omer, The Middle East, Cambridge, MA

2008    The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, role of Mrs. Bowles, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

2006    Inner Ear, 16mm black and white film by Ross Lipton

 

Selected Curatorial Projects

2014    Queens Artist Slam, with Ingrid Jacobsen and Grace Miceli, Queens Council on the Arts, Astoria, NY

2012    Artists Under Order: Exposition II: On Action, Ambivalence and Ambition, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

            Artists Under Order: Exposition I: On Theories of Love and Desire, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

2011    Collective Connective Consciousness, cur. with Jeanee Hammett, Matchbox Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009    Virgin Cruise, cur. with Craig Poor Monteith, Eli Osheyack and Amelia St. Peter-Blair, Islands Atlantic, Somerville, MA

 

Awards / Residency

2014    Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Artist in Residence

            Pollock/Krasner Foundation Fellowship

2009    The Robert D. '48 and Nancy M. '49 Gordon Scholarship in the Fine Arts

 

Selected Artist Assistantships / Teaching

2014      Teaching Assistant to Glenn Goldberg

              Teaching Assistant to Kurt Kauper

2010-15  Studio Assistant to David Salle

 

Publications / Press

2016    Hanson, Sarah. “Collector Spotlight: Michael Childress and RJ Supa” Paddle8, April 7 (web)

            Pauly, Adriana. “A Curator Talks Social Practice at Queens College” Art Report, April 2 (web)

2015    Jerkpoet Poetry Digest: Issue 4: A Great Hunger and a Terrible Sleep

2014    Teshirogi, Mark. “A.I.R. Reflections” [interview] Byrdcliffe, July 30 (web)

            Jerkpoet Poetry Digest: Issue 2: Ziplock the Air

            Jerkpoet Poetry Digest: Issue 1: Finally Content

2012    Artists Under Order: Issue II: On Action, Ambivalence and Ambition, ed. with Ingrid Jacobsen

            Artists Under Order: Issue I: On Theories of Love and Desire, ed.

            D’Agostino, Paul. “Art Picks from Print: The Picture Show” The L Magazine, August 17 (print)