10 x 12.5 inches
236 Pages, Hardcover
249 Color and b/w Plates
Designed by Lindsay Starr
Publisher: University of Texas Press (2012)
The self-titled Nic Nicosia is the first major publication of the artist’s work and covers his entire oeuvre through 2011. Since the late 1970’s, Nicosia has staged and constructed sets, objects, and situations to be photographed rather than reproducing something that already exists. These conceptual fabrications have ranged from elaborate sets with live actors to dioramas and abstract constructions. Whether his pictures contain a disturbing suburban narrative, are fabricated by the act of drawing, or are simply created by the use of common objects cast in dramatic lighting, the familiar thread of Nicosia’s unique vision and sensibility is always present. The catalog presents images from all of Nicosia’s major photographic series.
Nic Nicosia was born in 1951 in Dallas, TX. He currently lives and works in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Nicosia’s work has been exhibited in several biennials, including the Whitney Biennials of 1983 and 2000 and Documenta IX in 1992. Museums that have acquired Nicosia’s work for their permanent collection include: The Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010.