Roy Nicholson’s painting “Pond (31) Nkisi” is on view at The Long Island Museum,Stonybrook NY, until October 2014 in an exhibition titled, “75@75 Treasures From The Collection” The work is prominently displayed on the entrance panel to the exhibition which includes 75 works from the museum’s diverse collection of carriages, decorative arts and paintings.

Grand Central Madison features Hicksville Station

On January 25th, 2023, the Metropolitan Transit Authority opened Grand Central Madison to the public. Expected to commence full service on February 27th, 2023, the new world-class terminal is located underneath and adjacent to the existing Grand Central Terminal, 15 stories below street level and includes entrances along Madison Avenue. The new terminal includes a 350,000-square-foot passenger concourse with 25 retail storefronts, WiFi and cell service, digital signage with real time train information, and new, permanent art installations by Yayoi Kusama and Kiki Smith. Currently, digital displays in the concourse feature selected public works installations from LIRR stations, including details of Roy Nicholson’s Hicksville Station (2019).



2023-02-21T16:38:21-05:00February 21st, 2023|

Share to Share Project

Roy Nicholson is one of the artists featured in Stage 1 of the Share to Share Project created by Walter Sanchez and Eva Iacono. Share to Share was born from the idea that by recording interviews of creators and artists  who live in our region,  we can learn about their artistic visions and also learn about the humans behind the creations. The aim to share the artists’ visions with the world and hope to learn and share how the natural surroundings of the East End of Long Island inspire, invigorate, and affect these artists in relation to what they create.

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Dan’s Papers

2022-07-21T12:10:40-04:00July 21st, 2022|

Techspressionism Salon

The Techspressionist Salon #44 took place on May 25, 2022. This was a live Zoom discussion and presentation by artists based on the East End of Long Island in the Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond exhibition at Southampton Arts Center. The Salon Moderator was Steve Miller and featured artists were Suzanne Anker, Roz Dimon, Frank Gillette, Carol Hunt, Roy Nicholson, Dalton Portella, Christine Sciulli, Dan Welden, Nina Yankowitz, and John Zieman. 

Techspressionist Salons are bi-weekly artist meetups where artists can present their work and discuss matters relating to art and technology. They are attended by artists listed in our Techspressionist Visual Artists Index and are also open to interested individuals on our mailing list. The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin Goldberg, Patrick Lichty, Steve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as group advisor Helen Harrison.  During this session, the working definition of Techspressionism was decided upon by the participants as: “An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.”

Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond continues on view through July 23, 2022. Click here for exhibition details and a 3D Tour.  Click here to view more Salons and RSVP to attend. 


2022-05-27T12:49:10-04:00May 27th, 2022|


24 Hours (Gloaming), 2021

Southampton Arts Center  presents Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond, curated by Colin Goldberg, the first large-scale physical group exhibition of techspressionist artworks. The exhibition includes a selection of paintings, sculptures, NFTs, video works, animations, installation works and prints. The term Techspressionism was coined in 2011 by artist Colin Goldberg and was first described as a movement in the WIRED article If Picasso Had a MacBook Pro in 2014. The Exhibition Advisor is Helen Harrison, Director, Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center.

Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond includes the works of over 90 artists working with technology from more than 20 countries around the world including Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine and the United States. Roy Nicholson will exhibit 24 Hours, a grouping of four mixed media Solarplate etchings that are part of the Toxic Garden (Morning Glory) Series (2020-21).

The exhibition will be on view April 21 through June 4–extended through July 23rd–with an opening reception on April 23, 6-8pm.




Related Press
James Lane Post – June 2022
The Press/ – 28 April 2022
The East Hampton Star – 21 April 2022
The Press/ – 21 April 2022
Dans Papers

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Southampton Arts Center
Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond
24 Hours
Recent Prints
Techspressionism 2021

2022-06-27T10:23:17-04:00February 25th, 2022|

Techspressionism 2021

My Nature, 2021, 48 x 48 inches (33 x 33″ image), unique Solarplate etching on Arches paper with ink, oil paint and oil pastel

Roy Nicholson’s mixed media Solarplate etching titled My Nature was selected to participate in Techspressionism 2021, an international online survey exhibition spanning a diverse field of artists from 26 nations around the world utilizing technology as a means of personal expression. Curated by artists Colin Goldberg and Patrick Lichty, the exhibition aims to present innovative work in a broad range of styles, reflecting the expressive potential of electronic media, as well as focusing on curatorial inclusivity in terms of gender equality, an international focus, and sociocultural diversity. The show’s selections range from notable digital art pioneers and established contemporary artists to emerging artists gaining visibility online within the NFT space, social media and the Techspressionist online community. Nicholson has explored modern and traditional technologies throughout his career and was an early practitioner of digital tools, combining them with manual techniques in his practice. My Nature is a unique Solarplate print on Arches paper with hand drawing and painting in ink, oil paint and oil pastel.

Related Links
Techspressionism 2021
My Nature

2022-02-25T13:28:30-05:00December 3rd, 2021|

Singular and Serial

Roy Nicholson is featured with works from his Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) series in a recent book by Catherine Kernan and E. Ashley Rooney, with Laura G. Einstein and Janice Oresman, published by Schiffer Publishing. The book is devoted to contemporary monotype and monoprint and features work by over 70 top artists in the United States. The book is available now and can be purchased through Schiffer Books or Amazon.


2022-07-21T12:01:55-04:00October 2nd, 2020|

Locally Sourced at The Heckscher

Locally Sourced: Collecting Long Island Artists was an exhibition of selected artists’ works in the permanent collection of The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY. Organized in celebration of the museum’s 100 year anniversary, Locally Sourced included artists with strong ties to the Long Island landscape, emphasizing women artists and featuring artists connected specifically to the town of Huntington. The exhibition was on view from 23 November 2019 to 15 March 2020 and included the work of over 85 artists, displaying Roy Nicholson’s Goldfish (49) II, 1983-84, a monotype and pastel on paper.

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Goldfish Paintings

2022-02-25T13:29:28-05:00November 8th, 2019|

Solar Impressions & International Masters

Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) 6/19Solar Impressions & International Masters / Collaborations in Printmaking opened at the Southampton Arts Center, in Southampton, New York, on November 16, and was on view through December 29, 2019. Presented by SAC and Inspiration Plus, the two-part exhibition featured giants in modern and contemporary art, along with talented artists jury-selected from all over the world.  The exhibitions were conceived by Sag Harbor artist and master printmaker Dan Welden.

Roy Nicholson’s Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) suite was included in the International Masters exhibition alongside works by Willem de Kooning, Dan Flavin, Kiki Smith, James Brooks, Lynda Benglis, Jane Freilicher, among others. International Masters originated at the Cape Cod Museum in 2017, concentrates on international artists that have collaborated directly with Welden to produce high quality impressions.

Related Link
Recent Prints

Selected Press 
The Press Group/ “Dan Welden Tells Tales Of Printmaking With Giants Of The Art World”, by Michelle Trauring, 18 Nov 2019
The Independent/ “The Science Of Printmaking, Sans Harsh Chemistry”, by Nicole Teitler, 29 Oct 2019

2022-06-27T10:26:09-04:00October 2nd, 2019|

Hicksville Station

Hicksville Station, Waiting Room 1, Maple, art glass, (total length 50 ft), installed 2018, commissioned by MTA Arts & Design

Hicksville Station, Waiting Room 1, Maple, art glass, (total length 50 ft), installed 2018, commissioned by MTA Arts & Design

In 2014, Roy Nicholson was commissioned by the MTA Arts & Design program to expand on the original concept of the mosaic murals for the downstairs waiting room of Long Island Rail Road’s Hicksville station, which had been installed in 2001. The current project in the new platform waiting rooms and renovated stair and escalator wells similarly reflects the concept of depicting the Hempstead Plain dynamically, as if seen by commuters as they travel west in the morning and east in the evening on the speeding train, in this instance using indigenous plants as landmarks that identify the vistas even more closely with the historic plain. In 2018, the installation of four glass-enclosed waiting rooms has been completed, each with 50-foot panels of art glass on either side. See Public Works for images of the current and earlier Hicksville installations along with other public commissions.

Related Link
Public Works

Selected Press
Newsday “Artwork at LIRR station inspired by traveling back in time”, by Daniel Bubbeo, 2 Jan 2020
Hicksville News “A Painted Commute”, by Allison Eichler, 27 March 2019

2022-02-25T13:34:12-05:00October 26th, 2018|

Molly Barnes: Brown Bag Lunch Talk

As part of a series of Brown Bag Lunch Talks presented by Molly Barnes at the Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan, Long Island painter and designer of public projects, Roy Nicholson, interviews with Molly Barnes on Friday, September 28th, 2018, at 12 noon. The Roger Smith Hotel is located at 501 Lexington Avenue, at 47th Street, New York, NY 10017. Information and reservations, call Molly Barnes, 212.888.3588 or 212.755.1400.

2018-10-12T16:38:51-04:00September 12th, 2018|