Since 1985 is a product of the Taos New Mexico’s Norteno culture. His imagery emerges through a veil of mutual impurities between manufacturing and fine art that creates a beautiful blend across printmaking, welding fabrication and painting cross-pollinate in both imagery and application.
Growing up on a construction site, Nick pursued a formal education at Hamilton College where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in printmaking, and then went on to receive a Masters Degree in Architecture at the University of New Mexico. Which brought him full circle and lead him to create his own business at the age of 27 Spun Gold Manufacturing, a true nod to tradesmen roots.
By him giving a name to his diverse ventures in art and architecture, he has continued to hone his craft across a multitude of skillsets expressed through creative application but anchored in machinery and the manufacturing processes.
To date, Nick continues to conduct work in print, sculpture, and custom design-fabrication furniture with a strong experimental nature. His completed works can be seen at the Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery, spungoldmfg.com, and on Instagram under the handle of Spun Gold.
As he continues to evolve as an artist, and stands by his belief that if you want something done, you have to just do it!!! Through this view, he remains committed to the credo “EVERY DAMN DAY”.
Higher education: BFA Printmaking +
Photography: Hamilton College Masters
Architecture: UMN SAAP