Nic Nicosia


Nic Nicosia (born 1951) is an American artist using photography, sculpture, and drawing in his practice. He received a BS in radio-television-film, with a concentration in motion pictures, from the University of North Texas in 1974. He was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant in 1984 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010. Nicosia was born in Dallas, Texas. He lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico between 2004 and 2015. Nicosia currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas.

Nicosia is considered a pioneer in the staged photographic movement that came into prominence in the early 1980s. Real Pictures #11 is an example of his staged pictures. It was taken shortly after moving into a new suburban Dallas neighborhood, and uses three children who lived on his street as models.

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Artist, photographer, video artist

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Nic Nicosia

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