Anne Faith Nicholls is a contemporary artist based in California and represented by Martin Lawrence Galleries. With works published and exhibited around the world, Nicholls is most recognized for her original paintings, which have earned her acclaim with art critics and collectors alike. She has also contributed to a variety of high profile commercial projects with corporate partners such as VANS, The Post Carbon Institute, Wind Up Records, The SF Guardian, The San Francisco Fillmore, GenArt, Visa and Keds Shoes. 

The Artist's' signature aesthetic, recurring themes, and narrative style have branded her a "Neo-Surrealist" with inspirations grounded in Surrealism, Folk, Circus, Fraternal and Conceptual art movements. Inspired by her obsessions with travel and the subconcious journey within, her works feature mysterious symbols of love, fear, doubt, growth and renewal, creating both perplexing and alluring narratives on the human condition. 

Born in 1979 in Victoria, British Columbia, with a backwards heart, she was raised in The Pacific Northwest and eventually made her way south to California, and later, around the world, creating and exhibiting her work . Nicholls' formal art education began at Seattle Pacific University and culminated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from The Academy of Art University, San Francisco. After years of successful exhibitions with several groundbreaking galleries, Anne Faith Nicholls moved to Los Angeles, CA, establishing herself as an art figure across the diverse landscape of the city's many creative industries. In 2010, as a committed supporter, connector and collector of art herself, Nicholls opened CURIO Studio & Collection in Venice Beach, CA. As an artist-operated gallery, CURIO enjoyed 5 years of local and international acclaim,  producing curated exhibitions of unique art, photography, and sculpture by emerging artists, and exhibiting at some of the world's leading art fairs and  museums. 

Currently, The Studio of Anne Faith Nicholls is based in Palm Springs, California, from which the artist continues creating her work. 


Upcoming Events

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FEBRUARY 22, 6:00 PM—8:00 PM

A collection of new works by Neosurrealist artist Anne Faith Nicholls, rich with symbolic narratives and mysteries, each an allegory of emotion and self-realization, inspired by Surrealism, travel and the subconscious.

OPENING RECEPTION & MEET THE ARTIST: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Martin Lawrence Galleries
457 West Broadway
New York, NY
RSVP (212) 995-8865

More info here 


Selected Exhibitions

Strange Botanica, Martin Lawrence Galleries, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Sept. 2017

The Art of Love, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Cesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2017

ArtLeadHers, a group exhibition curated by Mashonda Tiferere. Joseph Gross Gallery, New York, Winter 2017

WANDERLUST,  December 12th, 2015, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Cotsa Mesa, CA. 

Art Of The Party 40TH Annual Celebration of Martin Lawrence Galleries, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Cesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

DREAM STATE, August 1st, 2015, Solo Exhibition by Anne Faith Nicholls, Martin Lawrence Galleries, La Jolla By The Sea, California 

NEOSURREAL, December 2014, Solo Exhibition by Anne Faith Nicholls, Martin Lawrence Galleries, San Francisco, California 

THE ART OF IMAGINATION, August 2014 , Martin Lawrence Galleries, Cesar's Palace Forum Shops, Las Vegas, Nevada

SCOPE NYC, March 6-9, 2014, Represented by Lawrence Cantor Fine Art, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York, New York

Los Angeles Art Fair, January 2014, Represented by Lawrence Cantor Contemporary Art, The Los Angeles Convention Center

SCOPE @ Art Basel Miami, December 2013 , Represented by Lawrence Cantor Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida

ArtHamptons, July 2013, Represented by Lawrence Cantor Contemporary Art, Bridgehampton, New York

The Annual Venice Art Walk, 2010-2013, presented by GOOGLE, benefiting the Venice Family Clinic

The Los Angeles Modernism Show, 2013, Anne Faith Nicholls x CURIO Studio & Colletion

The Palm Springs Modernism Show, 2012, Anne Faith Nicholls x CURIO Studio & Collection

The Palm Springs Modernism Show, 2011, Anne Faith Nicholls for The Vault, Culver City 

Le Champion, on display at View Gallery, Bristol, U.K.  2011, curated by Richard Scarry / Scarry & Coats

View Group Show, at The Bristol Museum of Contemporary Art, Bristol, U.K. 2011 

London Affordable Art Fair 2010, Curated by Scarry & Coats, London, England

Opening Night of CURIO Studio & Collection, establisted November 2010 by Anne Faith Nicholls 

Hurley presents Laguana Art Walk. Curated by Jenni Cotteril, Laguna Beach, CA. 

Neofolk, a solo exhibition by Anne Faith Nicholls, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, CA 2008

Tim Hussey x Anne Faith Nicholls 2008, hosted by Subliminal Projects / Studio One (Shepherd Fairy's Studio) The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA

Everything But The Kitchen Sink, Group Exhibition, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

Collect My Thoughts, Lineage Gallery, Philadelphia, P.A. 2007

The Low Tide Collection, a solo exhiition by Anne Faith Nicholls, The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2007

Unusuelle, a solo exhiition by Anne Faith Nicholls, The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2006 

Losing to Decembe, a solo exhibition by Anne Faith Nicholls, The Outer Edge Gallery, Monterey, California 2007 

Awkward Exotics, a solo exhibition, with a special performance by Miss Derringer, The Key Club, Los Angeles, California

Mother Home of the Dolly Bird, Elizabeth McGrath, Helen Garber & Anne Faith Nicholls, The Shooting Gallery 2005, San Francisco, CA. 

Things With Wings, a Group Exhibition, M Modern Gallery, Palm Springs, CA 2005


Academy of Art University Honored Alumni &Guest Speaker, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, & San Francisco 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Sundance Film Festival Vans Brand Artist Ambassador, sponsored by VANS, 2008, 2009

Cypress Community College Artist Guest Speaker, an guest judge of Annual Juried Art Competition 2014

VANS Clothing & Shoes Brand "Artist Representative" fall 2008 , featured in Nylon, Teen & Teen Vogue Magazine and

Juxtapoz Featured Artist with 7 page feature article December, 2004

Recognized by Headlands Center for the Arts group show, San Francisco, CA, 2008

Recipiant of Witterauer Fine Art Scholarship 1998

Recipient of Seattle Pacific University Fine Art Scholar Award, 1998, 1999, 2000