nickChicago – the city, its colors, shapes and sounds – shaped young Nick Paciorek's world and brought him where he is today: a renowned artist whose work is seen from coast to coast.

At age five when other kids were enthralled with the Major League baseball being played at Wrigley Field, Paciorek was awed by the colors and the brightness – in the field, the bleachers, the people.

As a teenager, Paciorek spent countless hours at art exhibits. He continually returned to his favorite, an Impressionism collection at a museum in downtown Chicago, impacted by the ability of an artist to control the world on canvas simply through color choice. It was then that Matisse became Paciorek's central influence.

As an artist, Paciorek aligns himself with a new generation of Fauvists. He uses broad strokes of brilliant color for their emotional impact.

Each of his pieces is a celebration of light and color, a vivid interpretation of his subjects. For him, choosing the exact combination of hues for each painting is foremost.

Large cities with active skylines, busy streets and hard edges are one of Paciorek's favorite subjects. He's influenced by the relationship of one building to another and the immediacy of light hitting a building in a certain way. He finds that a particular street may represent the entire mood of a city.

Originally from Chicago, Paciorek's education brought him to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. He now maintains a studio in Providence.

EDUCATION
BFA Maryland Institute College of Art – 1985
Teaching Assistant, Maryland Institute College of Art – 1984-85
Attended Art Institute of Chicago – 1981-83
Attended American Academy of Art – 1981-83

PUBLISHED
Art Business News, Top Emerging Artists, Part 2, Fall Issue – 2014
Providence Journal, April 24, Local Color at ArtProv Gallery 
– 2014
Star News, March 8, Steeple Artist Completes Macy’s 
Commission – 2012
Star News, October 6, City Streets and Skyline Serve as Artist’s Inspiration – 2011
Whistler Question, February, American Artist Captures Whistler Light, Landscape – 2010
Pique Magazine, February, Plaza Galleries Goes for Gold – 2010
FOX Providence, The Rhode Show, February, Artist Nick Paciorek Captures the Spirit of the Olympics – 2010
WJAR TV, Olympic Zone, February, Joe Kayata, RI Artist Captures Spirit of Olympic Games – 2010
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Artist Likes What He Sees in Worcester, March Issue – 2009
Art Business News, Emerging Artists, June Issue – 2008
The Providence Journal, Paciorek’s Paintings Capture Turin 
– 2006
NBC, Olympic Zone, Frank Carpano, Olympic Inspiration – 2006
Primo Magazine, A Mountian of Inspiration, January/February Issue – 2004
Poster Waterfire, Providence for BankRI – 1998
American Artist, Using Color to Convey a Mood, 
June Issue – 1994
New American Paintings, Open Studio Press – 1993
Rhode Island Monthly, September Issue – 1993

EXHIBITIONS
One Person Show
Blue River Fine Art, Breckenridge, CO – 
Jan 2015
Dzian Gallery, Natick, MA – Nov 2014
ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – Oct 2014
Foxhall Gallery, Washington, DC – 2010, 2006, 1994, 1991, 1989, 1987, 1986
Dzian Gallery, Worcester, MA – 2009
BankRI, Providence, RI – 2001
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI – 1994
Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI – 1993
Maryland Institute College of Art – 1984

Two/Three Person Show
Two Person, Robert Morris University Gallery, Chicago, IL – 2014
Two Person, Foxhall Gallery, Washington, D. C. 
– 2003, 1998, 1996
Three Person, Foxhall Gallery, Washington, D. C. 
– 2002, 2000

Group Show
The Studio Shop, Burlingame, CA – 2014
Blue River Fine Art, Breckenridge, CO – 2014
ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI – 2014, 2015
Louisa Gould Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA 
– 2013, 2014, 2015
Dzian Gallery, Natick, MA – 2012, 2013, 2014
Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH – 2012, 2013, 2014
Steeple Gallery, St. John, IN – 2012, 2013, 2014
Juried  – ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH – 2013
Juried – Art Essex Gallery, Essex, CT – 2013
Plaza Galleries, Whistler, BC – 2010 
Gallery Z, Providence, RI – 2010 
Bert Gallery, Providence, RI – 2008
Foxhall Gallery, Washington, DC – 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1990
Bert Gallery, Providence, RI – 2006, 2005, 2004
Gallery Corniche, Torino, Italy – 2006
House of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia – 2003
The Harvard Club, Boston, MA – 2003
Boston Art, Boston, MA – 2002
Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL – 2001
Realism Show – Adamar Fine Art, Miami, FL – 1996
Chase Gallery, Boston, MA – 1995
Bert Gallery, Providence, RI – 1994
Juried – Providence Art Club, Providence, RI – 1993
New England Art Expo, Boston, MA – 1993
Flux Gallery, Providence, RI – 1993
Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI – 1993
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI – 1993
Young RI Artists Show – Providence Art Club, Providence, RI – 1993
Warwick Museum, Warwick, RI – 1991
Flux Gallery, Providence, RI – 1989
Samuel Stein Gallery, Chicago, IL – 1986
Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA – 1985

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