About Nicholas

Nicholas Wylie is an artist, organizer, and educator based in San Francisco. Currently Associate Director at Southern Exposure, a 43 year old nonprofit gallery in the Mission District, Wylie received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, did post-baccalaureate work in Art History at Northwestern University, and received an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2006 he co-founded Harold Arts, a Chicago-based non-profit arts organization with a residency in Ohio, and was its co-director until early 2010. He then co-founded ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), a 501(c)3 with residency in rural Wisconsin and a gallery exhibitions program in Chicago. Wylie served as director of ACRE until moving to San Francisco and joining its Board of Directors in 2015. Before leaving Chicago, he was also Founding Artistic Director at Mana Contemporary Chicago, a large art center in Pilsen. He taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of St Francis. Wylie's art practice, which focuses on technology, performance, drawing, and queer futurity, has haunted galleries in Chicago and beyond for the past fifteen years. His collaboration with John Paul Glover, Coming Edge, has seen its last several works censored mid-performance.