About Nico G Silk Art
Driven by his utter fascination with colors, Nico began to explore the world of two dimensional arts from a very young age.
Nico’s cross-cultural art training included the Budihardjo School of Fashion in Jakarta, Indonesia as well as the International Academy of Merchandising and Design in Tampa, Florida. Toward the end of his undergraduate studies, Nico had an amazing opportunity to work for and be mentored by a successful artist in Tampa, FL, Jane Murray Lewis. She introduced him to the world of Gutta/ Serti Silk painting. He uses lush China Silk and the application of vibrant Senellier Fabric Dyes, combined with a French Bas Relief technique to create unique three dimensional art.
After devoting many years to his craft, Nico fused his academic training in Fashion Design, passion for color, and astute eye for composition with his new-found love of Silk painting to create his unique design concept. He brings to life in his paintings the sights, texture, and rich multicultural heritage of his equatorial roots from Indonesia. A love of music, dance, languages, and literature also intensely influences him and his work.
Nico’s artistic process is very intuitive and nonlinear. “Usually, I begin with a subject such as a bird or flower, or whatever I would like to feature. As I design the various aspects of the piece the development is organic and I never know what the finished product will look like before its completion. My hope is that this fluid, non-expectant approach to creating art inspires the viewer to be hopeful and trust the moment in life they are experiencing.”
Nico relocated to the Central Savannah River Area in 2012. To introduce his unique artistic skills to the region, he became a member of The Greater Augusta Arts Council and the Artists’ Guild Columbia County and the Arts & Heritage of North Augusta (among others). Throughout the years living in Augusta, GA; Nico exhibited his work as a collaboration with other artists at Augusta’s City Gallery, The Arts and Heritage of North Augusta Gallery, and 4 P Studio Art Gallery. He also had solo shows: “From Asia with Love” at Hire Ground Café, “The Island of the Gods” at Gertrude Herbert institute of the Arts, and “ Batik van Java” at 4P Studio Art Gallery. In 2017 and 2018 Nico was accepted in a juried art festival: “Arts in the Heart of Augusta.”
In late October 2018 Nico left Augusta, GA to embark into his next art career by moving to the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He is looking forward to becoming an active contributor to the Art community in his new home region.
Nico Gozal CV:
Bachelor of Arts – Fashion Design (June 1994)
International Academy of Merchandising & Design; Tampa, Florida
Associates of Arts – Fashion Marketing (June 1991)
St. Petersburg Junior College; Clearwater, Florida
Certificate – Pattern Technology (November 1988)
Susan Budihardjo School of Fashion; Jakarta, Indonesia
Certificate – Fashion Sketching (October 1997)
Studio Intermodel; Bandung Indonesia
Artist, Silk Painter. Maryland
(2015 to current)
Independent artist working in the medium of Habotai Silk, French Silk dyes, Gutta –resist technique, Bar –Relief Technique.
Insurance billing Specialist | Accupsych Billing Services. Augusta, GA
( Nov 2012 to Oct 2018)
Lead insurance billing associate for a company who provide billing services for Mental Health Professional around the USA.
Insurance billing Specialist | Georgemiller, Whyte and Assoc. Des Plaines, IL
( June 2006 to October 2012)
Managing officer for a psychology group practice. Lead insurance billing associate.
Head Designer | The Flower Firm. Chicago, IL ( April 2002 to June 2006 )
Creating Samples, Budgeting, Ordering, Assembling, and supervising floral arrangement production for events ( weddings, corporate parties as well as serving as the house florist for the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago)
Artist Assistant | Jane Murray Lewis – Easy Street Studio. Tampa, FL ( March 1993 to November 2001 )
Coordinate Silk art/ painting production, including designing, dying, assembling, framing, packing and shipping. Assist on Art show/ fair display set up and take down.
Fashion Illustrator | Nina Fashion. Tampa, FL ( April to May 1992)
Illustrated fashion collection for catalog and newsletter.
Art Exhibit credits
“MFA @ Gallery B” a juried exhibition. July 3rd – July 26th. Bethesda, MD.
“By Design” , a juried exhibition at CHAW. April 6th – May 9th 2019. Washington, DC. – Piece: “Batik Parang Filigree” won First Price.
“Treemendous”, a Juried exhibition celebrating the beauty of trees. March 7 – April 28, 2019. Washington, DC
Arts in the Hearts of Augusta 2018—Exhibitor. Sept. 14th through 16th, 2018. Augusta, GA
“Sights & Insights”, a juried exhibition of Southeastern regional artists – June18 – July 27 2018. Atlanta, GA. Accepted piece: “By The Way of Water”
“Fusion, a Celebration of Modalities” – CURATOR. April 9 – June 30, 2018. The City Gallery Augusta, GA.
Spring Fest Art Competition. March 15 – April 20, 2018. The Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta, SC. – Piece: “H2O Concerto” won Honorable Mention.
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Spring Annual Artist Market. March 9 – 16 2018. Augusta, GA
Greater Augusta Arts Council’s Wet Paint Party & Sale. February 24, 2018. Augusta, GA.
“Batik van Java” a Solo Art Exhibition at 4P Studios. Sept 8th through Sept 30th. 2017. Augusta, GA
Arts in the Hearts of Augusta 2017—Exhibitor. Sept. 15th through 17th, 2017. Augusta, GA
2017 Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta, SC “Open Session” Exhibit. June 8th through August 18th, 2017 – Piece “Alle Rosen” won First Place.
“Island of the Gods” a Solo Art Exhibition at Creel—Harison Community Gallery. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. June 23rd through August 4th, 2017. Augusta, GA
Spring Fest Art Competition. March 16 – April 21, 2017. The Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta, SC. – Piece: “Batik Parang Rama & Sinta” won Honorable Mention.
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Spring Annual Artist Market. March 10 – 17, 2017. Augusta, GA
Greater Augusta Arts Council’s Wet Paint Party & Sale. February 18, 2017. Augusta, GA.
Craft Hilton Heard 2016. 5th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition. December 6 – 31, 2016. Hilton Head. SC. -Accepted pieces: “Puspa Warni” , “Alam Maya”, and “Pieces of Dreams”.
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art “A Sense of Place” Juried Exhibition. September 9 – October 14, 2016, Augusta, GA. – Accepted piece: “Tanah Lot”
Spring Fest Art Competition. March 31 – April 2, 2016. The Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta, SC.
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Spring Annual Artist Market. March 18 – 24 2016. Augusta, GA
Greater Augusta Arts Council’s Wet Paint Party & Sale. February 20, 2016. Augusta, GA.
“From Asia with Love” a solo show at Hire Ground Café. January 7 – 31 2015. Augusta, GA
ICONIC, Community Gallery of Augusta Exhibition. December 4 – 31 2015
INFLUENCES, Community Gallery of Augusta Exhibition. September 4 – 26 2015
AUTHENTIC art show. June, 2015. Augusta, GA
Art For Life art auction. November, 1996. Tampa, FL
Art For Life art auction. September, 1995. Tampa, FL
Art For Life art auction. October, 1993. Tampa FL
Fashion Fantasy poster and program design winner. May, 1992. Tampa, FL
Fashion Show credits
Rapture (1994); Tampa Convention Center; Tampa, FL
Fashion Fantasy (1992); Tampa Convention Center; Tampa. FL
Friday Fashion Night (1988); Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
Fashion Fair 1988 Studio Intermodel Fashion Exposition, Bandung, Indonesia
Koleksi 1997 Studio Intermodel, Bandung, Indonesia
The Art Mecca of Charleston. Charleston, SC
The Art and Heritage of North Augusta
The Art League. Alexandria, VA
Greater Augusta Arts Council. (until Dec 2018)
The Art and Heritage Center of North Augusta. (until Dec 2018)
Aiken Center of the Arts (until Dec 2018)
Columbia County Artist Guild (until Dec 2018)
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (until Dec 2018)
American Craft Council
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