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Nicholas Reti Artist Bio

 

“To find inspiration I head West, following rivers up through cottonwoods and canyons to the majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is here in historic mountain towns surrounded by wilderness that I find my creativity.”

 

Nicholas challenges his brush with inventive compositions and a broad range of subjects from intimate scenes of mountain life to expansive views of the Rocky Mountains. He started traveling the world with his grandparents at age 10. Art destinations and museums around the world including the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Monet’s garden at Giverny, masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance throughout Italy, cave paintings in Botswana, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Hawaii and most recently a trip to South America have all influenced his love of art.

 

Nicholas graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2001 with a BFA in Painting. He spent his Junior year  of college at Parsons, Paris and at the Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana in Florence.

 

“To be creative is to give meaning to life. I live to paint, to challenge myself with new subjects and approaches. To discover through paint how to see the world, the truth and the immense beauty around us.”

 

Reti was recognized as one of Southwest Art magazine’s ’21 Under 31′ Artists to Watch in 2008. His paintings have received numerous awards and recognition including Best of Show, 1st Place and a Southwest Art Award of Excellence at the Denver Plein Air Exhibitions, and a Merit Award at Salon International 2010.

 

Selected PLEIN-AIR Experience

Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational – Crested Butte, CO – July 2011 - invited artist

Denver Plein Air – Denver, CO – Nov, 2010 – Southwest Art Award of excellence and Honorable Mention

Acadia Invitational 2010 – Bar Harbor, Maine – August, 2010 – invited artist

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Nat’l Show – Crested Butte, CO – July 2010 - invited Guest Artist

Windows to the Divine Plein Air – Evergreen, CO – August 2010

Denver Plein Air Art Festival – Denver, CO – November, 2008 – Best of Show and 1st Place

Paint the Parks – Award and Traveling exhibition July 2008 – 2009 - Top 100

High Plein Air Art Festival – Denver, CO – November, 2007 – Group Show – 1st place recipient

Evergreen Paint, Shoot, Sculpt – Evergreen, CO – October, 2007 – Group show – 1st place recipient

 

 

Selected AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Artist Association of Northern Colorado - Ft. Collins, CO - 3rd Place Overall

Ridgway Art Festival –Ridgway, CO – August 2011 – Best in Show

Denver Plein Air – Denver, CO – Nov, 2010 – Southwest Art Award of excellence and Honorable Mention

Salon International 2010 – San Antonio, TX – April 2010 – Merit Award for Western Genre

Denver Plein Air Art Festival – Denver, CO – November, 2008 – Best of Show and 1st Place

Southwest Art “21 under 31” – September 2008 – selected artist, photo

Southwest Art “artist to watch” – May 2008 – selected artist, photo

Paint the Parks – Award and Traveling exhibition July 2008 – 2009 - Top 100

High Plein Air Art Festival – Denver, CO – November, 2007 – Group Show – 1st place recipient

Evergreen Paint, Shoot, Sculpt – Evergreen, CO – October, 2007 – Group show – 1st place recipient

Gilpin County Art Association – Black Hawk, CO – 2007, 2008 Honorable Mention

 

Selected EXHIBITIONS

Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational 2011,2013 – Crested Butte, CO – invited artist

Acadia Invitational 2010– Bar Harbor, Maine – August, 2010 – invited artist

Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show 2010 – Crested Butte, CO – invited Guest Artist

Windows to the Divine 2009, 2011 –  Madden Museum, Englewood, CO – invited artist

Byers Evans House Museum – Denver, CO – November 2009 – Solo show

Steamboat Plein Air 2009– Steamboat, CO – August 2009

Center for Visual Arts – Steamboat Springs, CO – Summer 2009 Solo Show

Nomades Del Arte – Dallas, TX – March 2009 – Group Invitational Landscape Show

Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery – Crested Butte, CO – gallery artist  since 2008

Evergreen Paint, Shoot, Sculpt – Evergreen, CO – October, 2008 – Group show

Showings Fine Art – Denver, CO – Feb. 2008- Feb 2010 – Owner/Artist

Byers Evans Museum – Denver, CO – December, 2007 – Award winning paintings from High Plein Air

Abend Gallery – Denver, CO – gallery artist since 2008

Nicolaysen Art Museum – Casper, WY – November, 2007 – Group Show

Littleton Arts Festival – Littleton, CO – September, 2007 – Group show

Crested Butte Festival of the Arts – Crested Butte, CO – Aug, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

Evergreen Open – Evergreen, CO – May, 2007 Group Show

Sandy Carson Gallery  - Denver, CO - November 2005 - "Small Gem Show" Group show

Patrons Gallery - Cherry Creek, CO - September 2005 – Group Show

 

EDUCATION

Workshops with Tim Deibler, Dan Beck, Meredith Nemirov

Minneapolis College of Art and Design - Minneapolis, MN - BFA PAINTING - Spring 2001

Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana - Florence, Italy - Spring, 2000

Parsons Paris - Paris, France - Fall, 1999

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation - Colorado Springs, CO - Session One merit scholar 1996

Chatfield Senior High School - Littleton, CO - 1997

 

CURRENT GALLERIES

Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery - Telluride and Crested Butte, Colorado - 2008 - present

 

 

 

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