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Contact Information: nikhil@nikhilmurthy.com

Biography

Nikhil Murthy is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Originally from Irvine CA, he received his MFA from The California Institute of the Arts in 2006 and his BA in Visual Art and BS in Physics from UCSD in 2001.

Nikhil works in video and sculpture. His work uses elements and ideas from politics, television, hip-hop, science and economics to discuss the possibilities of time, space, empathy, dignity and antagonism. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. including Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, LAXART, The Dependent Art Fair with Regina Rex, a solo project in Austin, TX at the Contemporary Austin and most recently 5 Car Garage at Emma Gray Gallery. Additionally his work has been discussed in ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art and his writing has appeared in Marcel.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012
• Screen, The Contemporary Austin, Austin TX.
2006
• Welcome to Silicon Valley, D300 Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA
2005
• Negotiation & Surrender, Mint Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA

Selected Group Exhibitions / Screenings

2013
• Abstract Perversion, 5 Car Garage at Emma Gray Gallery, Santa Monica CA
2012
* Hilaria, The End, Los Angeles CA
• The Dependent Art Fair, Regina Rex at the Dependent Art Fair, The Comfort Inn, New York NY
• Narcissism: The Real, The Fake and The Anti-Digital Impulse, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
• Art in the Parking Space, LAXART, Culver City CA
2011
• Sympathetic Magic: Video Myths and Rituals, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA
• Return to Zero, Peredon Blanco, Los Angeles CA
• FAST-FORWARD II: A Screening of Contemporary Video Art, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara CA
2010
• Bourgeois Problems, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles CA
• The Moving Index 2010, Art-Office, artoffice.org
2009
• Welcome to Fake Iraq, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro CA
2008
• A Fixed Formal Arrangement, Book release for Allison Carter by Les Figues Press, Los Angeles CA
• Conventions and Attitudes, Habeas Lounge - CUNY, New York NY
• Northwest Passage, The Armory Northwest, Pasadena CA
2007
• Genre Trouble, The Mandrake, Culver City CA
2006
• Greater LA MFA Show 2, Cal State University Long Beach, Long Beach CA
• Collisions and Pileups, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA
• Supersonic 2006, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles CA
2005
• Greater LA MFA Show, Cal State University Long Beach, Long Beach CA
• The Sims Downtown Gallery (Virtual), Her Majesty’s Project Space, Valencia, CA
• No Heroics Please, REDCAT, Los Angeles CA

Collaborations / Curation / Performances / Events

2008
• Outpost for Contemporary Art: Monster Drawing Rally, William D. Davies Memorial Building, Altadena CA
• My Footnote to David Askevold, Performance with Hot Knives, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
2007
• Genre Trouble, Co-curated with Catherine Taft, The Mandrake, Culver City CA
2006
• This River is Our Parade, Valencia CA. Collaboration Partners: Ken Christianson, Kristen English, Fritz Haeg, Dashiell Manley, Ingrid Sydow

Publications / Writing

2010
• ASPECT Vol 17: Hi-Tech, ASPECT The Chronicle of New Media Art
• On Modern Monetary Theory, Marcel

Lectures / Panels

2012
• Uncanny Valley, Panel discussion at Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2009
• Artist Lecture, The Art Institute of California, Santa Monica CA
2006
• Greater LA MFA Show 2, Panel Discussion, Cal State University Long Beach, Long Beach CA
2004
• Artist Lecture, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA.