Cave, Nick

In this webinar, Chicago-based artist Nick Cave fields questions from Klein Artist Works participants, elaborating on his recent HEARD•NY project at New York’s Grand Central Terminal, as well as how he’s learned to incorporate assistants into his studio and how he was able to achieve major successes before even joining a gallery.

“Maybe you find a warehouse space or that you look into galleries that have downtime. It’s about looking around and seeing what is available, how you can make something happen, and not be waiting for a gallery to pick you up. It’s about continuing to find venues and finding ways to get your work out into the world.”

Nick Cave is a Chicago-based artist known for his iconic “Soundsuits,” his dynamic two-dimensional work and performative events, including HEARD•NY, a choreographed happening involving a herd of thirty colorful life-size horses presented by Creative Time at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Cave is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, and has shown his work throughout the world including the Denver Art Museum, the Chicago Cultural Center, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Center for Contemporary Culture at The Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy, and the National Academy Museum in New York, amongst many others. Cave’s work can be found in the holdings of museum and private collections around the country, and he’s also been the recipient of awards such as Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Artadia Award, Creative Capital Grant and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Cave received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.