Nick is a musician and media artist who has committed his professional career to facilitating access to artworks for scholarly use and community engagement.
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As a musician, he primarily plays improvised music on drums and interactive electronics, combining percussion with analog and digital signal processing.
Nick has composed music for dance, movie soundtracks, and computer animations by pioneering computer artist Lillian Schwartz. He’s recorded with David Grubbs, performed in Rhys Chatham’s “A Crimson Grail,” the Boredoms “88 Boa Drum,” and The Nakatani Gong Orchestra. He’s shown his video works at Bread & Salt, 1805 Gallery, Space4Art, Noysky Projects, Fleet Science Center, San Diego Art Institute, Secret Project Robot, .NO Gallery, and more.
In 2012, he curated an exhibition of video art for Lothringer13, in Munich, and he regularly advises on the installation of video and media art work, including the exhibition “Circa 1971” at Dia Beacon (2011-2012). As Distribution Manager at Electronic Arts Intermix, Nick worked closely with artists and art institutions to present video, sound, and other media works appropriately, in ways that preserve the integrity of the work. Having returned to his hometown of San Diego in 2015, Nick worked as Production Manager at San Diego Art Institute, curating and executing multimedia events, Production Assistant in the Music Department at UC San Diego, and now Events & Promotions Specialist for the Visual Arts Department. Nick is the Executive Director of SPACE TIME, an organization dedicated to the presentation of time-based artworks in San Diego.