Paciorek, Nick

Nick Paciorek Chicago, 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