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CJ Nye | Hullaballoo Collective

Hullaballoo Collective

Pencil on paper16.5" x 20.38"2012
Kali DrawingPencil on paper
16.5" x 20.38"
Pencil on paper17.75" x 19.5"2012
Drawing DarkPencil on paper
17.75" x 19.5"
Oil on canvas24" x 24" x 1.5"2012
WinterOil on canvas
24" x 24" x 1.5"
Oil on canvas24" x 24" x 1.5"2013
ElementsOil on canvas
24" x 24" x 1.5"
Oil on canvas, hardwareVariable - shown at 63 sq'2011
CJ Nye_Fountain 2013_5Oil on canvas, hardware
Variable - shown at 63 sq'
Oil on canvas, hanger, cord, and beadInstalled to 6’6”, 17" diameter2012
Ms. Henri Ray SmithOil on canvas, hanger, cord, and bead
Installed to 6’6”, 17" diameter
Mixed media7" x 13" x 13"2013
Eschew PaintingMixed media
7" x 13" x 13"
Oil on canvas, micaVariable, each component 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches2012
bi-. (a modular diptych)Oil on canvas, mica
Variable, each component 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches

CJ Nye

To know my work, know that I know what I do. Every mark is there for a reason, exactly as it is. I describe the world as I feel it and as I understand it rationally, in broad strokes. To find the lexicon of my work, look through the filter of modern painting to the larger world of arts. Then take it further, take it off the picture plane.

Born in NYC, 1974, I have been painting in oils for over 25 years. In 1998, as a senior at SVA, I was smooshed by a taxi and lost the use of my painting hand, barely managing to finish my BFA in 2000. But I couldn’t change my spots; in 2006 I took a 1-credit Studio while I finished my MA thesis. I haven’t left the studio since.

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