Nick Mauss


Born in 1980 in New York, United States.
Lives and works in New York, United States.

Nick Mauss develops a multidisciplinary practice at the interstices in between established histories of the arts. In his works, he uses drawing to navigate between medium and spaces, overcoming categorizations, where the line expands different formats such as reverse glass painting, ceramic, textile, paper, sculpture, performance, and writing.
His work probes into contemporary art productions, through exhibitions that he conceives, using the medium as integral part of his practice. Nick Mauss sheds light on forgotten historical archives connecting different histories and artistic genres. Thus, he offers a new genealogy to the works and reassesses the artist’s positioning and modes of representation.

He has exhibited his work in various internationally renowned institutions such as the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco (2022, 2016, 2014); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2021, 2017); Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2020); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2020, 2018, 2013, 2012); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2019); Museum Ludwig, Köln (2019); Serralves Museum, Porto (2017); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2016, 2012, 2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (2013); Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2013); FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (2011); Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (2011), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich (2010).

Nick Mauss' works have joined the collections of the The Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, United States; Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal; Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France; KADIST Art Foundation Paris, France; Long Museum, Shanghai, China; Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Amherst, United States; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, United States; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, United States; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, United States; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France; M+ Museum, Hong Kong, China; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, United States.

Selected works

External exhibitions

Nick Mauss

Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc.

February 7th — September 20th, 2020
Kunsthalle Basel - Bâle — Switzerland

Nick Mauss


September 21st, 2019 — January 19th, 2020
Ludwig Museum - Cologne — Germany

Nick Mauss


March 16th — May 14th, 2018
Whitney Museum - New York — United States of America

Nick Mauss

Illuminated Window

November 30th, 2017 — January 14th, 2018
Triennale Di Milano - Milan — Italy

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