Anne Faith Nicholls is an American contemporary artist based in California. Best recognized for her Neosurrealistic paintings, Nicholls has exhibited in collections, galleries, museums and fairs around the world, and also contributed to a variety of high profile commercial projects with renowned collaborators. Often exploring the subconcious, her works are layered and mysterious, creating symbolic and alluring narratives on the human condition, with a unique perspective.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, with a backwards heart (a signature symbol that frequently appears in her paintings) Anne Faith Nicholls was raised in The Pacific Northwest, eventually making her way down the West Coast to California, and later around the world, creating her art all along the way.
Nicholls is an Honored Alumni of both Seattle Pacific University and The Academy of Art University San Francisco, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration, and extended studies abroad in Art History. The artist credits her formative years in San Francisco, amid the rise of the Low Brow and Pop Surrealist Movements, as her break into the fine art world. In 2008 Juxtapoz, Vogue and Nylon Magazines featured Nicholls in print, and she was named the VANS Artist Brand Ambassador for two consecutive years following, cementing her status as an artist to watch, and collect.
After early years of struggle and success with several groundbreaking galleries, Anne Faith Nicholls moved from San Francisco to Downtown Los Angeles, California, where she established herself with mentors and collaborators from all corners of the city’s diverse creative landscape. Connecting with artists, celebrities, interior designers, and entrepreneurs, Nicholls thrived in the melting pot of creativity unique to L.A. and sought to expand her brand with new, unexpected partnerships.
In 2010, Anne married director Jacob Arden McClure and together they moved to Paris and embarked on the first of many extended residencies in Europe, focused around art. Inspired, the couple moved back stateside, to Venice Beach California, and opened CURIO Studio & Collection. As an artist-operated gallery, CURIO enjoyed years of popularity, producing curated exhibitions of art, photography, and sculpture by emerging artists, and exhibiting at some of the world’s leading art fairs and museums. During this time, Nicholls’ own work continued to grow and garner exposure, attracting several respected art agencies, including Martin Lawrence Galleries, who went on to represent the artist from 2014-2018 at their multiple gallery locations nationwide, alongside masterworks by Basquiat, Picasso, Magritte and Dalî.
To date Anne Faith Nicholls has produced hundreds of original works, most acquired by notable collectors around the world. Recently the artist debuted a new collection of paintings at her solo exhibition titled The Subconscious Observer at Martin Lawrence Galleries, New York, hailed by the press as “a uniquely revealing and refreshing look at the soul of the modern woman". The summer of 2018 will see the launch of AFN Collection, exclusive offerings and female-focused collaborations from artist Anne Faith Nicholls, at www.afncollection.com
The Studio of Anne Faith Nicholls is currently based in Palm Springs, California, from where the artist continues her steadfast dedication to exploration, research, and technique… Forever committed to the craft, consumed by wanderlust, and compelled to examine and communicate social consciousness through the universal language of art.
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ANNE FAITH NICHOLLS
American Contemporary Artist (b. 1979, Victoria, B.C. Canada)
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, U.K.
View Group Show, The Bristol Museum of Contemporary Art, Bristol, U.K. 2011
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
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 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Illustration. Class of 2003.
Art History Study-Abroad Program, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy 2002.
Honored Alumni Artist & Guest Speaker, The Academy of Art Spring Show 2008
Featured Alumni, Academy of Art News 2014, 2017
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington
Major in Business, Minor in Fine Art 1998-2000
Fine Art Scholar Award Recipient 1998-2000
SPU Newspaper, Staff Artist 1998-2000