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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Museum & Store Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm

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  • $2 – adults
  • $2 – seniors
  • $2 – students
  • & educators

Always free for all on Saturdays!

Virtual Studio Tour: Nicholas Emery

Thursday March 23 – noon-noon

Nicholas Emery was born in the West Indies, and grew up in the Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European regions. His childhood influenced his work as an artist, particularly how people and cultures leave their imprint on the land they occupy. Emery has been a painter for three decades. His work is internationally collected, and he has collaborated, curated, and participated in both solo and group shows, including at Soft Box and Medulla art galleries in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and GRACe gallery and Redline Contemporary Art Center in Denver, Colorado.

Emery has an MFA degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts. In 2019 he was awarded a prestigious Andy Warhol Foundation grant to create a short art film based on a series of paintings he developed, entitled The Controlled Wild. The film was presented and projected in the winter of 2021 on the History Colorado Museum, and as part of Night Lights Denver on the Denver Clock Tower in Denver, Colorado.
Emery has also attended artist residencies both internationally and in the United States, including in San Souci, Trinidad and Tobago, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont, and Grin City, Grinnell, Iowa. He currently works out of studio 8280, in the mountains near the Indian Peaks Wilderness, west of Denver, Colorado.

His work considers the interwoven threads of trauma, beauty, and magic in our physical and psychic worlds.

Images courtesy of the artist.