The Long Island Museum

Pond (31) (Nkisi)Roy Nicholson’s painting “Pond ( 31) Nkisi” is currently on view at The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook NY, until October 20 2014. It is prominently displayed on the entrance panel to the exhibition which consists of 75 treasures from the collection to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the museum.

2019-02-12T22:40:48-05:00September 9th, 2014|

Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea) Series

A variable edition of 19 solarplate prints was produced in 2013 at the workshop of Dan Welden of Hampton Editions. Presented here is the series of 19 works titled: Toxic Garden (Sweet Pea)

“Roy Nicholson’s Toxic Garden, an edition of 19 solarplate monoprints… create an exquisite tableau that belies the toxic nature of the sweet pea plant in a variety of tones and shades. The masterful experiment in color juxtapositions causes the sweet pea to advance and retreat in a soft pattern akin to the 19th century designs of William Morris suggesting the rose and vine trellises in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.”

                                       -Laura G. Einstein, Journal of the Print World, 2017


2021-11-19T14:29:23-05:00February 6th, 2013|

52 Weeks II at the Four Seasons Restaurant, New York City

“52 Weeks II” at the Four Seasons Restaurant

52 Weeks II, a series of paintings created over the course of a year by Roy Nicholson, has now finished its run at The Four Seasons restaurant, in the landmark Seagram  Building at 99 East 52nd Street in Manhattan. The exhibition was extended for an additional three months beyond its one-year scheduled showing. It was installed in the Terrace Room, on the same wall once occupied by Jackson Pollock’s 1952 masterpiece, Blue Poles.

The series comprises 52 paintings, each done during one week, from the summer solstice of 2008 to the summer solstice of 2009. Much of the imagery is based on elements of the artist’s garden at his home and studio in Sag Harbor, New York. All four seasons are represented, although not in strict chronological order.

As Ariella Budick, art critic for The Financial Times, has observed, the serial approach “allows Nicholson to embed himself in various levels of abstraction and representation, degrees of spatial illusion, and color harmonies, all within a single work.”

Organized by John Woodward, director of the Woodward Gallery and a former Four Seasons chef, the installation of 52 Weeks II was a feature of the venerable restaurant’s signature art program. During its 62-year history, it has hosted works by many contemporary artists, including Joan Miró, Frank Stella, James Rosenquist and Robert Indiana. Distinctive permanent pieces include a large Picasso stage curtain designed for the Ballet Russes, and a Richard Lippold hanging sculpture over the front bar.

For more information and pictures please contact Woodward Gallery at 133 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002. 212 966-3411





2014-09-09T23:27:26-04:00January 14th, 2012|

Re-Natured: Roy Nicholson and Cui Fei

RE – NATURED: ROY NICHOLSON AND CUI FEI can be viewed at The University Art Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, from November 12 – December 17 2011.

Opening reception November 19 from 7-9 PM. Gallery hours are: 12 noon – 4 PM, Tuesday to Friday, 7 – 9 PM Saturday (closed Sunday, Monday and holidays).

Roy will be showing his 52 Weeks II series and other works including the Toxic Garden series. Fei will be creating installations in the gallery using natural forms to make a kind of calligraphy.

2016-04-28T19:09:14-04:00September 30th, 2011|

Oak Ark – Long House Reserve

Oak-Ark“Oak Ark” a sculpture/planter in the form of an ark using natural materials  such as mountain laurel, cherry twigs, beeswax and oak seedlings is Roy Nicholson’s contribution to “Planters: ON & OFF The Ground IV”. It can be seen at Long House Reserve 133 hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY. until October the 8th. 2011.



2014-06-26T22:15:43-04:00June 29th, 2011|