About Nick

Nicholas Wylie is an artist, organizer, and educator based in San Francisco. Currently Associate Director at Southern Exposure, he 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 a residency in rural Wisconsin and an 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 the Pilsen neighborhood. He has worked as an educator with BFA and MFA classes at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of St Francis. His art practice, which focuses on technology, performance, drawing, and radical queer stuff, has haunted galleries in Chicago and beyond for the past fifteen years. His collaboration with John Paul Glover, Coming Edge, has seen its last two works censored mid-performance.