Today we're catching up with Nicolas Holiber, one of the artists featured at our booth in this fall's Affordable Art Fair. Recipient of the prestigious Postgraduate Fellowship while earning his MFA at the New York Academy of Art, Nic's unique style of mixed media sculpture has earned him a commission from the New York Parks Department and a loyal following of fans. We are proud to feature Nic's work at Sugarlift! Read on to learn more about Nic and see some photos of his studio and process.
LIVES & WORKS IN / Greenpoint, Brooklyn
OCCUPATION / Artist
ON THE CLOCK / Wake up, coffee, coffee, coffee. Read/answer emails, research, admin stuff, get to the studio by 10am. Break for lunch around 3, work til 10pm. I try to stick to this schedule as best I can but this is NYC, there's always something else to do!
YOUR ART WEEKEND / The Met: Greek and Roman Art, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Ancient Near East Art. The Rubin Museum of Art.
ALBUM / Wu-Tang Forever
FILM / A Trip to the Moon / Le Voyage dans la Lune
ARTIST / Marisol
BOOK / Villa Incognito, Tom Robbins
EATS / Mom's food
LATEST PURCHASE / A fancy airbrush
GUILTY PLEASURE / 2 Egg McMuffins with hash browns, ketchup
36 HOURS / Drive up to Vermont with the fam
SUGARLIFT PICK / Guno Park! Dude is a master.
Check out some in-progress shots of some of Nic's work below, and make sure to check out his Sugarlift artist page to see more!
"Head of Goliath" in Tribeca Park. Wood, nails, screws, found objects.
"Greenpoint Goddess". Wood, nails, screws, plaster, acrylic, oil.
"Reconstruction I". Wood, nails, screws, steel, plaster, acrylic, colored pencil, feathers.