ric nelson - artist
I am a self-taught artist, exploring the use of multiple mediums and styles to narrate my story.
The beginning of my artist journey began with music. As a self-taught guitarist, I wrote and performed musically for over 40 years. As I continued to explore my self-expression, I also turned towards the visual arts as another inspiring source. It was not as a replacement for my music, but as way to visualize my thoughts and moods. It allowed me to express the acoustical influences that inspired me in the music like the nuances in musical scores and rhythmic patterns to a more in-depth visceral experience in the visual work.
2017 People's Gallery Exhibition, City of Austin Economic Development Department, Austin City Hall, Austin TX, 2/2017-1/2018
2018 People's Gallery Exhibition, City of Austin Economic Development Department, Austin City Hall, Austin TX, 2/2018-1/2019
2018 - Jurist for 2019 People’s Gallery Exhibition, City of Austin Economic Development Austin City Hall, Austin, TX, 10/2018
2019 Solo Exhibition, “hands up”, Cherrywood Hair Company, Austin TX, 3/2019
2019 CuerposUnidosAnterior, Clamp Light Studios, San Antonio TX, 3/2019
2019 CuerposUnidos, Museum of Human Achievement, Austin TX, 6/2019
2019 East Austin Artist Studio Tour, Somi Vita, Austin TX, 11/2019
2021 East Austin Artist Studio Tour, Central Machine Works, Austin TX, 11/2021
2022 Solo Exhibition, "Persona", Lydia Street Gallery, Austin TX 1/2022
2018 People’s Choice Award, People’s Gallery, City of Austin, 2/2019
Permanent Collection of City of Austin People’s Gallery
Private Collection, Austin, TX, Washington DC, New York, NY, Brussels, Belgium