Nick Colen

Freelance Book Illustrator & Painter

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Location:United States
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Nicholas Colen
617.775.4153 | ncolen@gmail.com | grabthecrown.com

Education Brookline High School
Graduated 2001
Maine College of Art
2003-2006
Portland, Maine Bachelors of Fine Arts –Incomplete
2006-2009 Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, Massachusetts Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree: Community Education –complete
Exhibitions
August 2011 “Human powered works”
Fourth wall project- gallery
Show/performance space curated Silvia Oris
featuring new work by Nick Colen fourth wall project, Boston mass, 132 Brookline Ave.

July 2011 “vitamin water uncapped live tour”
Fourth wall project- gallery
Show/performance space curated by the arrow agency
featuring new work by Nick Colen fourth wall project, Boston mass, 132 Brookline Ave.
May 2010 "currently unnamed show"
Fourth wall project- gallery show curated by Nick Colen and Oliver Mak
featuring new work by Nick Colen fourth wall project, Boston mass, 132 Brookline Ave.
December 2009 “826 Boston second Annual Art Auction” The Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
38 Newbury street.
April 2009 “Progress”
The first exhibit of its type showcasing the work of the Art Education Seniors who are the first to have studio spaces throughout their time here at school Install team Student Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

March 2009 “All School Show-Art Education”
MassArt’s annual, department specific, juried show Arnheim Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
February 2009 “The Funnies”
A group showing meant to bridge the gap between fine art and pictorial narratives The Whitney Art Works Gallery, Portland, Maine
January 2009 “826 Boston First Annual Art Auction”
Both local artists such as Steve Locke and Kristen Mills and world-renowned artists such as Kiki Smith and James Jean put work up for auction to raise money for the literacy program 826 Boston The Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 38 Newbury street
Spring 2007 “All School Show-Art Education” MassArt’s annual, department specific, juried show Arnheim Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Spring 2006 “All School Show-Art Education” MassArt’s annual, department specific, juried show Arnheim Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design April 2005 “Long Over Due”
A cooperative project between Portland Public Library and local artists to breathe new life into books that would have otherwise been discarded Portland Public Library, Portland, Maine My books are available through inter-library loan at any library in the country.
Award
- Distinct Artistic Contribution , April 2, 2009
Publications
- Cover of portland phoenix january 27. - Featured in issue zero of event horizon. december 09.

- Creator, sole contributor and publisher of GRAB THE CROWN ongoing.

Private Collections

- The Rosenblum collection
The trials of link

- The Swaim Collection
Everything beautiful is far away, a girls life and hiding amongst the martyrs (paintings)

- The collection of Daniel Evan Weiss
A Book Of NO: Vol.1 ( letting the devil off his leash) (altered book)

Public collections

- The Portland public library
A Book of NO: Vol.3 (Horses)

- Whitney artworks paper project
When lightning strikes and grab the crown #1
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration
Painting