Anne Faith Nicholls is an American contemporary artist recognized for her Neosurrealistic paintings. Her work has been exhibited in museums, collections, galleries, publications and art fairs around the world, and she’s contributed to a variety of high profile commercial projects with renowned collaborators. 

Often exploring the subconcious, her works are layered and mysterious, creating symbolic narratives on the human condition. She combines her classical training with ingenuity, design, and craftsmanship to create art in a variety of mediums, with her unique perspective ever-present. Inspired by wanderlust, history, nature, Surrealism and Folk Art, the artist’s work is both nostalgic and modern, handmade and iconic. 

Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Anne Faith Nicholls was raised in The Pacific Northwest. Eventually moving to California, she is an honored alumni of The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, where she spent the formative years of her art career. After many years working in all facets of the art and design industries, and successful solo exhibitions with various galleries, she founded the former CURIO Studio & Collection, in Venice Beach, California, featuring a curated offering of original art, and attracting prominent collectors, patrons and press. 

Based in Palm Springs & Los Angeles, California, Anne Faith Nicholls exhibits and collaborates with creative partners around the world, and her works can be acquired at several fine galleries and art fairs throughout the United States.


ArtMarket Hamptons, The Bridgehampton Art Museum, CT
30X30, The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
The L.A. Art Show, The Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Neosurrealism Workshop with Anne Faith Nicholls, The Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Artist-in-Residence, The Chalk Hill Artist Residency at Warnecke Ranch & Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA

The Subconscious Observer, a solo exhibition, Martin Lawrence Galleries, 457 W. Broadway, New York

Strange Botanica, a solo exhibition, Martin Lawrence Galleries, 455 Royal St. New Orleans, Louisiana
Neosurrealism, a solo exhibition, Martin Lawrence Galleries, 366 Geary St, San Francisco, California
The Art of Love, a group exhibition, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Cesars Palace Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada.
ArtLeadHers, a group exhibition curated by Mashonda Tiferere, Joseph Gross Gallery 548 W 28th St, New York 

Wanderlust, a solo exhibition, Martin Lawrence Galleries, 3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa, California
Art Of The Party 40TH Annual Celebration of Martin Lawrence Galleries, Cesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dreamstate, a solo exhibition,  Martin Lawrence Galleries 1111 Prospect St, La Jolla, California

Neosurreal, a solo exhibition, Martin Lawrence Galleries, 366 Geary St. San Francisco, California
The Art of Imagination, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Cesar's Palace Forum Shops, Las Vegas, Nevada
SCOPE NYC Art Fair Represented by Lawrence Cantor Fine Contemporary, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York
The Los Angeles Art Fair Represented by Lawrence Cantor Contemporary, The Los Angeles Convention Center

SCOPE @ Art Basel Miami, Represented by Lawrence Cantor Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida
ArtHamptons Represented by Lawrence Cantor Contemporary Art, Bridgehampton, New York
The Annual Venice Art Walk (2010-2013) presented by GOOGLE, benefiting the Venice Family Clinic, California
The Los Angeles Modernism Show (2011-2013) Featured Exhibitor: Anne Faith Nicholls x CURIO Studio & Collection
The Palm Springs Modernism Show (2011-2013) Featured Exhibitor:  Anne Faith Nicholls x CURIO Studio & Collection

Le Champion, curated by Scarry & Coats, View Gallery, Bristol, England
View Group Show, The Bristol Museum of Contemporary Art, Bristol, England
London Affordable Art Fair Represented by Scarry & Coats, London, England

Opening Night of CURIO Studio & Collection, est. 2010 by Anne Faith Nicholls, 324 Sunset Ave. Venice Beach, California
Hurley presents Laguna Art Walk, Downtown Laguna Beach, California
Neofolk, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Fractions + Notions curated by Shepard Fairey, Subliminal Projects, The Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, California
Everything But The Kitchen Sink, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Collect My Thoughts, Lineage Gallery, 21 N. 2nd St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Low Tide Collection, The Shooting Gallery, 886 Geary St. San Francisco, California  
Losing to December, The Outer Edge Studio, Monterey, California

Unusuelle, a solo exhibition by Anne Faith Nicholls, The Shooting Gallery, 886 Geary St San Francisco, California
Awkward Exotics, The Key Club, 9039 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California

Mother Home of the Dolly Bird, The Shooting Gallery 886 Geary St San Francisco, California
Things With Wings, M. Modern Gallery, Palm Springs, California
Copro Nason Group Show, Copro Nason Gallery 2525 Michigan Ave # T5, Santa Monica, California


The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Illustration. Graduated 2003
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Art History Study-Abroad Program, Venice, Italy 2002 
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, Major in Business, Minor in Fine Art 1998-2000


Carolina Lima / O’ Baile Secreto, Album Art and Design by Anne Faith Nicholls, Sony Records, Brazil 2018
The Upset: Young Contemporary Art published 2008 by Gestalten, Berlin, Germany
Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, Featured Artist & Article by Erin Dryer, December 2008 Issue
Illusive: Contemporary Illustration And It’s Context, published 2005 by Gestalten, Berlin, Germany
California Home + Design Magazine, featured artist, December Issue, 2008
Academy of Art University Alumni News, featured artist, 2017
Strata Presents The End of The World, Album Art by Anne Faith Nicholls, Wind Up Records, 2007
Teen Vogue Magazine, featured VANS Artist, various issues, 2008-2009
Nylon Magazine, featured VANS Artist, various issues, 2008-2009
The SF Weekly, Cover Illustration by Anne Faith Nicholls, May 2007


The Palm Springs Art Museum, Neosurrealism Workshop, 2019
The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, 2019
The Academy of Art University, Guest Speaker, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014
Cypress College, Guest Speaker, 2014


The Chalk Hill Artist Residency, Artist-in-residence, Healdsburg, CA, 2019


Mural Award, The City of Palm Springs & The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, 2019
Honored Alumni & Guest Speaker, The Academy of Art Spring Show 2008
Featured Alumni,  Academy of Art News 2014, 2017
Fine Art Scholar Award Recipient, Seattle Pacific University 1998-2000