1. MFA Columbia University; New York, NY

2002 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Skowhegan, ME

1998 BA Columbia University; New York, NY

1996 Attended Escola de Artes Visuais (School of Visual Arts); Rio de Janeiro, Brasil





2006 Headlands Center for the Arts (Project Space); Sausalito, CA

2005 2005 NYFA Fellowship in Drawing/Printmaking/Book Arts

2004 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Graduate Award

2004 Mortimer Frank Traveling Fellowship; Awarded by Columbia University; NY, NY

2004 Assilah Summer Moussem Artist Residency; Assilah, Morocco

1998-1999 Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship, awarded by Brandeis University;

Brandeis, Mass.





2007 Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN

2006 “OverGrowth” Caren Golden Fine Art; NY, NY

2005 “Vertigo” Caren Golden Fine Art; NY, NY

2003 “Maps and Other Myths” LACS Gallery at SUNY Stony Brook; Stony Brook, NY

1999 “Rescatando la Historia” Museo de Arte Contemporáneo; Cusco, Perú

“Transplantes” Taller de Manuel; Cusco, Perú





2015 “Works on Paper,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2012 “AAF – Los Angeles,” Atrium Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 “Phantom Sightings” Los Angeles County Museum of Art; LA, CA

2007 “Consumption Junction” Columbus College of Art & Design; Columbus, OH

“Landscape Architect” Arts Center of the Capital Region; Troy, NY

“The Art & Artifice of Science” The Fine Arts Museum/Santa Fe at 516 Arts;

Albuquerque, NM (Feb. 10-March 24; curated by Arif Khan)

2006 “Globalization and Its Side Effects” Espacio 1414; San Juan, PR

“This is That” Arroniz Arte Contemporaneo; Mexico City, Mexico

“Scenic Overlook” Center for Contemporary Arts; Santa Fe, NM

“Works on Paper” Rebecca Ibel Gallery; Columbus, OH

“Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA” CUE Art Foundation; NY, NY

“Paper Cuts” Voges + Partner Galerie; Frankfurt, Germany

“Fragile” Voges + Partner Galeria; Frankfurt, Germany





“Drawing Conclusions on the Wall” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University; Orange, CA

“Since 2000: Printmaking Now” Museum of Modern Art; NY, NY

“The (S) Files” Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico; San Juan, PR

“Activator” Bates College Museum; Lewiston, Maine

“Seeing Is Believing” Bronx River Art Center; Bronx, NY

2005 “The (S) Files / The Selected Files” El Museo del Barrio; NY, NY

“Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection” The Frye Art Museum;

Seattle, WA

“10th National Drawing Invitational” Arkansas Art Center; Little Rock, Arkansas

“Dreaming of a More Better Future” Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland, OH

“Hot Town Summer in the City” Caren Golden Fine Art; NY, NY

Nicola López / John Copeland (two-person exhibit); Irvine Contemporary Art; Washington, DC

“Greater New York 2005” PS1 Contemporary Art Center; Queens, NY

ARCO 05; Madrid, Spain

“Micro Universe: Visions of the Artist’s Mind” The Lab Gallery; NY, NY

2004 “Merry” Sideshow; Brooklyn, NY

“Saturación II” (two-person exhibit) Galería Biblioteca Lino Picaseno, UNAM,

Ciudad de México, México

SCOPE Miami 2004; Miami, FL

“Desire Lines” Fusebox; Washington, DC

“After Goya” LeRoy Neiman Gallery; Columbia University, NY, NY

“Atravesando Fronteras” El Museo Cultural; Santa Fe, NM

“Martha and Me” Gallery OneTwentyEight; NY, NY

Columbia University MFA Thesis Show 2004; Columbia University; NY, NY

“Freehand” Marvelli Lab; Brooklyn, NY

“Object of Desire” LeRoy Neiman Gallery; Columbia University, NY, NY

“SuperSalon” Samson Projects; Boston, MA

2003 “Merry” Sideshow; Brooklyn, NY

“Saturación” (two-person exhibit) Instituto de Artes Gráficos de Oaxaca;

Oaxaca, México

“Dress Me Up” SOIL Art Gallery; Seattle, WA

First-Year MFA Exhibition, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University; NY, NY


2002 “Merry Merry” Sideshow; Brooklyn, NY

“Procession” LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University; NY, NY

“Myth and Hybrid” LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University; NY, NY

“Bon a Tirer” Brooklyn Front Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

“Artist Books” Holland Tunnel; Brooklyn, NY

“In Xóchitl In Cuicatl : Flor y Canto : Reflections from Nuevo México” Museum of International

Folk Art; Santa Fe, NM

2001 Holiday Group Show, Sideshow; Brooklyn, NY

“Artist Books and Folios” LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University; NY, NY

“Made in Brooklyn” S. Cono Pizzeria; Brooklyn, NY

“Brewster Project”; Site-specific Arts Event; Brewster, NY

“Art & Performance by Women” Sideshow; Brooklyn, NY

“We Love Our Customers” Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary; NY, NY

“Artists’ Books” LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University; NY, NY

2000 “Territorios Colindantes” El Museuo Cultural, sponsored by La Voz Festival de las Americas;

Santa Fe, NM

1999 “Muestra Pictórica Colectiva de la Sociedad de Artistas del Cusco” Museo de Arte

Contemporaneo; Cusco, Perú

“Invasores” Taller de Manuel; Cusco, Perú

“Solitary Vices” Site 21/21; Albuquerque, NM

1997 Untitled (two-person exhibit) Postcrypt Gallery, St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University; NY, NY





Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Instituto de Artes Graficos de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University, Middletown, WV

Phoenix Arts Commission, Phoenix, AZ

Smith College, Northampton, MA




2015 “The Artist Project,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY




2013-2016 “Un-Building Things,” The Balcony Lounge at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY




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Artforum, “The Artists Artists—Best of 2006,” Dec. 2006, p.115

Artist Project. “White Noise,” The Brooklyn Rail April, 2006; p. 38 (illus.—only)

“Caren Golden, Experimental Art in the USA,” ABCDARCO, (Madrid, Spain) Nov. 2, 2006, p. 11 (illus.)

Carless, Rachel. “Profile: Nicola López—Documenting History’s Ransom,” New World News International, August 24, 1999, p. 4 (illus.)

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