Nicolas Party

Born 1980, Switzerland; Lives and works in New York.


2009 MA Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
2004 BA Fine Art, Lausanne School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2023 ‘When Tomorrow Comes’, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
  ‘Swamp’, Hauser & Wirth, 542 West 22nd Street, New York
  ‘Cretaceous’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  ‘Cascade’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2022 ‘Red Forest’, Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
  ‘Nicolas Party: Triptych’, Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan
  ‘L’heure mauve’, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
2021 ‘Stage Fright’, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover
  ‘Boilly’, Le Consortium, Dijon
  ‘Rovine (Ruins)’, MASI Lugano, Lugano
  ‘Heads and Cave (Têtes et Grotte)’, Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Cully
2020 ‘Sottobosco’, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles
2019 ‘Grotto’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
  ‘Marble Ghosts’, Marble House , Newport
  ‘Polychrome’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
2018 ‘Arches’, M WOODS, Beijing
  ‘Heads’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
  ‘Magritte Parti’, Magritte Museum, Brussels
  ‘Head’, The Modern Institute, Aird's Lane Green Space
  ‘Pietra Dura’, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
2017 ‘Speakers’, Modern Art Oxford
  ‘Dinner for 24 Sheep’, The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, New York
  ‘Pastel’, KARMA, New York
  ‘sunrise, sunset’, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
  ‘Three Seasons’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2016 ‘Nicolas Party in the Garden Room’, Palazzo Antinori, Florence
  ‘Hammer Projects: Nicolas Party’, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
  ‘Three Cats’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
  ‘Cimaise’, CAN: Centre d'art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
  ‘Mezzotint’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
2015 ‘Snails in Notting Hill’, RISE Projects, London (With Jesse Wine)
  ‘Snail's Chapel’, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
  ‘Panorama’, SALTS, Basel
  ‘Boys and Pastel’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
  ‘Two Naked Women’, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
  ‘Pastel et nu’, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2014 ‘Trunks and Faces’, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
  ‘Landscape’, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
  ‘Pastel’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
  ‘Carrot Stairs’, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (Permanent Commission)
2013 ‘Still Life oil paintings and Landscape watercolours’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Cully Jazz’, Davel 14, Cully
2012 ‘Dinner for 24 Dogs’, Salon 94 Freemans, New York
  ‘Still Lifes and Big Naked Women’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
  ‘Still Life, Stones and Elephants’, Swiss Institute, New York
2011 ‘'Charlotte' with Stephane Devidal’, Doll Espace D'Art Contemporain, Lausanne
  ‘Still Life, Gold and Peeling Paint’, Remap 3, Athens
  ‘Dinner for 24 Elephants’, Upstairs at The Modern Institute Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Elephants at the Woodmill’, The Woodmill, London
2010 ‘New Work Scotland’, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh
  ‘Teapots and Sausages’, Intermedia, Glasgow
  ‘Teapots, Bread and Sausages’, La Placette, Lausanne
  ‘Elephants, spoons and sausage rolls’, Le Rez de Chaussee, Glasgow

Group Exhibitions

2024 ‘SYMMETRICAL SPACE POPS’, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
2023 ‘TWENTY-NINE’, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
  ‘2023 Fall Preview’, Baldwin Contemporary, London
  ‘Into Another World’, The Level & Co. gallery, New York
  ‘X PINK 101’, X Museum, Beijing
2022 ‘The Love of Print’, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
  ‘To be a giant and keep quiet about it’, Margot Samel, New York
  ‘Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined’, LACMA, Los Angeles
2021 ‘Eau de Vallotton’, Tif Sigfrids Gallery, New York
  ‘Hans Emmenegger’, Fondation de l'Hermitage
  ‘The Tenth Anniversary’, ARTFLYER, Athens
  ‘and I will wear you in my heart of heart’, FLAG Art Foundation, New York
  ‘yes. this is how we pierce the vault of heaven’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
2020 ‘Al filo de la navaja ( On the razor's edge)’, Museo Jumex, Mexico City,
  ‘Biennale Gherdëina 7 — a breath? a name? — the ways of worldmaking’, Ortisei, Val Gardena
  ‘(Nothing But) Flowers’, KARMA, New York
  ‘Shall und Rauch’, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich
  ‘vent’anni - twenty years’, Kaufmann Repetto, Milan
2019 ‘Away in the Hill’, GRIMM, New York
2018 ‘Nightfall’, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels
  ‘Use Your Illusion’, Herald St, London
  ‘The Biennial of Painting’, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
  ‘Vous me rappelez quelqu’un’, FRAC Lorraine, France
  ‘Pastels, du 16e au 21 siècle’, Fondation de l'Hermitage
  ‘The Land We Live In — The Land We Left Behind’, Hauser and Wirth, London
  ‘Open House’, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
2017 ‘Wie werden wir uns wiedererkennen’, Künstlerhaus Bremen
  ‘La Vie simple — Simplement la vie’, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles
2016 ‘These Strangers... Painting and People’, SMAK, Ghent
  ‘Sorcières et Escargots’, CAN Center d'art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel (Collaboration CAN – NIFFF Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival)
  ‘VITAMINBOMBE Früchtebilder von Picasso bis Warhol’, Kunsthalle Emden
2015 ‘Full House’, Shanaynay, Paris
  ‘Tiger Tiger’, Salon 94, New York
  ‘STILL-LIFE Remix, Antinori Art Project’, Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Cantina del Bargino
  ‘Prix Mobilière’, artgenève Art Fair, Geneva
2014 ‘Three Elephant's Day’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (Performance with Serge Vuille)
  ‘I’m a Painting’, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
  ‘I'm So Green’, Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne
2013 ‘/prospekt/ Funktion / Disfunktion — Kunstzentrum Glasgow’, Neues Museum, Nuremberg
  ‘Uri Aran, JWDB, Nicolas Party’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘40/40’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow
  ‘Just What Is Not Is Possible’, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  ‘IHRE GESCHICHTE(N)’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
  ‘157 Days of Sunshine’, The Bothy Project at the Walled Garden, Glasgow
2012 ‘CARPETS OF DISTINCTION’, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh (Produced by Panel)
  ‘The Best of Times’, Gregor Staiger, Zurich
  ‘Allez-y’, R4, Ile Seguin, Paris
  ‘'Arrives In Starting' with Stephane Devidal’, The Duchy Gallery (offsite), Glasgow (Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012)
  Independent, New York (Art fair)
2011 ‘Painting Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (Curated by Sophie von Hellerman & Gavin Wade)
  ‘Poster Club’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (with the Poster Club)
  ‘Poster Chaud’, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow (with the Poster Club)
  ‘Blueprint for a Bogey’, GOMA, Glasgow (With Corin Sworn and Ciara Philips)
  ‘Elephants at The Royal Standard’, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
  ‘Draw in’, Travelling Gallery, Scotland (Edinburgh)
2010 ‘Air de jeux’, Le Quartier Centre d'Art Contemporain, Quimper (with Corin Sworn and Ciara Philips)
  ‘Interference with twigs’, Mary Mary, Glasgow
  ‘The Show in the Shoe’, Temporary Space, Glasgow (curated with Jim Lambie)
  ‘Kiss of death’, The Glue Factory, Glasgow
2009 ‘Set up and go’, APS Artnews project + Twinspace, Berlin
  ‘The Complete World History of Terrorism as it is Known Today + Solution’, Arsenic, Lausanne (Festival Les Urbaines, with Shelly Nadashi and Kate V Robertson. Touring to Plateaux Festival Mousonturm, Frankfurt)
  ‘Gazing Ball’, Project Room, Glasgow
  ‘MFA Show’, Tramway, Glasgow
2008 ‘Fertiles differences’, Galerie Analix, Geneva
  ‘Unter < 30’, Kunstalle, Ligenthalle Switzerland (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Swiss Art Award’, Messe, Basel (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Royal Scottish Academy exhibition’, RSA, Edinburgh
2007 ‘Unter < 30’, Centre Pasquart, Bienne (with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal)
  ‘Les Urbaines’, Docks, Lausanne (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Blakadama’, Ford, Geneva (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘OB zine’, Ford, Geneva (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Wunder stanza’, Ford, Geneva (with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal)
  ‘Swiss art award’, Messe, Basel (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
2006 ‘Mini golf’, Circuit, Lausanne (with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal)
  Espace Bellevaux, Lausanne
  ‘Blakam madame 2’, Espace Bellevaux, Lausanne (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal)
  ‘Viper Basel’, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
2005 ‘Elle procure des plaisirs qui n’ont rien à voir avec le plaisir de se gratter’, La Rusille, Vallorbe
  ‘Swiss Videolandscape Today | lopped sensations’, Goethe-Institute, Kyoto; Park Tower Hall, Tokyo
2004 ‘Cinquième partie’, Arsenic, Lausanne
2003 ‘MediaSpace Suiza’, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid
  ‘Viper Basel’, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
  ‘Désire Design’, Mudac, Lausanne
2002 ‘Viper 22 replay 2’,, Basel

Curatorial Projects

2019 ‘Pastel’, Flag Foundation, New York


2023 ‘Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera’, Frick Collection, New York
2019 ‘Trees’, The Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
2017 ‘Cafe Party’, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh



2024 Ingrid Luquet-Gad: ‘On the verge of extinction with painter Nicolas Party’, Art Basel, 07/02/2024
  Emily Snow, Anna Sexton: ‘Interview with Nicolas Party: Pastels, Rosalba Carriera, & More’, The Collector, 30/01/2024
2023 Shawn Ghassemitari: ‘Nicolas Party Ponders on the End Times in New Hauser & Wirth Exhibition’, Hypebeast, 25/09/2023
  Katie White: ‘In His Latest Exhibition, Nicolas Party Paints for the End Times’, Cultured, 06/09/2023
  Ariella Budick: ‘Nicolas Party’s pastels celebrate the art and artifice of Rosalba Carriera’, Financial Times, 19/06/2023
  Paul Laster: Nicolas Party‘s Journey Through Art, Ocula, 02/02/2023
2022 Nicolas Party‘s universe extends beyond the canvas, Document Journal, 13/04/2022
  Esmé Hogeveen: ‘The World of Nicolas Party: Exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’, Nuvo, 22/02/2022
  ‘In the studio with... Nicolas Party’, Apollo Magazine, 11/02/2022
  Shawn Ghassemitari: ‘Nicolas Party Pays Homage to Louis-Léopold Boilly in Latest Exhibition’, Hypebeast, 04/01/2022
2021 Brycen Saunders: ‘Nicolas Party Brings ‘Watercolor’ Exhibition to NYC’s Karma Gallery’, Hypebeast, 31/12/2021
  Kriston Capps: ‘Hide and seek: Hirshhorn museum to cover entire building in a giant painting by Nicolas Party’, Art Newspaper, 22/07/2021
  Delisi, Alessia: ‘Party Surreale’, Marie Claire Maison, 07/2021
2020 Alex Bennett: ‘The Sweet Potato and the Jar, Alex Bennett in conversation with Nicolas Party’, Novembre, 22/12/2020
  Oliver Zahm: ‘Nicolas Party interview by Oliver Zahm’, Purple Magazine, 34 08/12/2020
  Bogojev, Sasha : ‘A Hug From On Top of You’, Juxtapoz, 21/09/2020
  Rees, Lucy: ‘Nicolas Party Shares the Healing Power of Art During Quarantine’, Galerie Magazine, 22/05/2020
  Abrams, Amah-Rose: ‘Painting the Town’, Esquire, 13/02/2020
  Leydier, Richard: ‘Nicolas Party Game Over’, Art Press, 02/2020
  Lee, Jonathan : ‘Nicolas Party’, Bomb Magazine, Issue #152 2020
2019 Hong, Catherine: Nicolas Party‘s Audacious Sense of Color, Surface mag, 04/12/2019
  Troncy, Eric: ‘Nicolas Party, King of oneiric flamboyance’, Numero, 29/08/2019
  Loos, Ted: ‘Artist Nicolas Party Revives the Language of Pastel’, Cultured, 17/03/2019
  Tudor, Elisabeta: ‘A Tinte Accese’, Vogue Italia, 05/02/2019
2018 Kazanjian, Dodie: ‘Party Time’, Vogue, US, 06/2018
  ‘Glasgow International festival of art to open’, BBC News, 19/04/2018
  Casavecchia, Barbara: ‘As far as the eye can see’, L'Officiel Art, 3 04/2018
  ‘Nicolas Party’, Apartamento, 21 04/2018
2017 Provenzi, Romina: ‘Nicolas Party: Oxford, Revisited’, Elephant Magazine, 04/12/2017
  Party, Nicolas & Subotnick, Ali: ‘The First Form of Art’, Parkett, 100/101 11/2017
2015 McCrory, Sarah: ‘Best of 2015’, Artforum, 12/2015
  Wine, Jesse & Party, Nicolas: ‘Apples and Pairs’, Frieze, no.175 11/2015
  Sherwin, Skye: ‘Six Pack’, W Magazine, 11/2015
  Vitorelli, Rita: ‘Portrait: Nicolas Party‘, Spike Art Quarterly, 44 06/2015
  Akel, Joseph: ‘At the Independent Fair, Art Not Quite on the Margin‘, T Magazine, 06/03/2015
  Chu, Christie: ‘Youthful, Edgy Independent Art Fair Looms Large in the Art World‘, artnet, 06/03/2015
  Cotter, Holland: ‘Independent Art Fair Combines Less Is More and Growth‘, New York Times, 05/03/2015
2013 Lack, Jessica: ‘Party Coloured’, The World of Interiors, 12/2013
  Sharratt, Chris: ‘Strange Fruits’, Frieze d/e, No. 12 12/2013
  Halpern, Clara: Daily Servings: The Art World‘s Food Pyramid, Modern Painters, 10/2013
  Herbert, Martin: ‘Now See This’, Art Review, 04/2013
  Schneider, Karen B.: ‘Art of the Advisor’, Artful Living, 2013
2012 ‘24 Artists to Watch’, Modern Painters, 12/2012
  Hoberman, Mara: ‘Five Questions for Nicolas Party’, Swiss Institute, Issue 1 04/2012
  Halperin, Julia: ‘From a Watermelon Rock to a Resin Bong, the Trippiest Works at the 2012 Independent Fair’, Artinfo, 08/03/2012
2011 Calcutt, John: ‘Emerging: Nicolas Party’, Map, Issue 25 06/2011
2010 Edbrook, Laura '...: ‘A Space on Stage, The Dinner Party’, New Work Scotland Programme, 2010
  Elise Lammer: ‘Sweetgeranium’, Novembre, Issue 2 2010

Exhibition Reviews

2020 Kuesel, Christy: ‘Beloved for His Popping Pastels, Nicolas Party Takes a Darker Turn’, Artsy, 11/02/2020
2019 Traux, Stephen: ‘Pastel Then, Pastel Now’,, 14/12/2019
  Nys Dambrot, Shana : ‘Nicolas Party: Trees at the Marciano Art Foundation’, LA Weekly, 15/07/2019
  Mansfield, Susan: ‘Art review: Nicolas Party, The Modern Institute, Glasgow | Monika Sosnowska, The Modern Institute, Glasgow’, The Scotsman, 13/07/2019
2017 McGrath, Charles: ‘The Met’s Dinner That Never Ends’, The New Yorker, 09/10/2017
2016 Florian, Federico: ‘Nicolas Party at The Modern Institute’, Cura Magazine Blog, 09/2016
  Hatfull, Nicholas: ‘Nicolas Party “Three Cats” at The Modern Institute, Glasgow’, Mousse Magazine, Issue 55, October - November 2016
2015 Clark, Robert: ‘Nicolas Party‘, Guardian Guide, 09/05/2015
  ‘Nicolas Party: Boys And Pastel, Inverleith Gallery, Edinburgh’, The Herald, 09/05/2015
2013 Sharratt, Chris: ‘Reviews’, Frieze, 06/2013
  ‘Nicolas Party at The Modern Institute’, Contemporary Art Daily, 15/05/2013
  ‘Exhibitions’, Mousse, 08/05/2013
  Mansfield, Susan: ‘Art Reviews’, The Scotsman, 25/04/2013
  Eldbrook, Laura: ‘Exhibitions’, We Find Wildness, 22/04/2013
  ‘"HERstories" at Bonner Kunstverein‘, Contemporary Art Daily, 21/04/2013
  Benmakhlouf, Adam: ‘Art Review’, The Skinny, 19/04/2013
  Patience, Jan: ‘Gallery round-up‘, The Herald, 13/04/2013
  Patience, Jan: ‘An arty Party’, The Daily Record, 12/04/2013
2012 Taylor, Rhona: ‘Reviews’, The List, 13/12/2012
  Katsof, Alhena: ‘MEET Nicolas Party’, Kaleidoscope, 05/12/2012
  ‘Exhitions‘, Contemporary Art Daily, 17/04/2012
  M.A.: ‘assoloshow’, Exibart, 04/2012
  ‘Exhibitions‘, Contemporary Art Daily, 24/03/2012
  ‘Exhibitions‘, Contemporary Art Daily, 02/02/2012
  Morgan, Elinor: ‘Painting Show‘, this is tomorrow, 19/01/2012
2011 Bradley, Kimberly: ‘Athenian Rhapsody‘, artnet, 10/2011
  ‘Nicolas Party ‘Dinner for 24 Elephants’ at The Modern Institute, Glasgow‘, Mousse, 26/09/2011
  Cloughton, Rachael: ‘New Work Scotland Programme: Nicolas Party & Catherine Payton‘, The List, 01/2011
  C. V.: ‘Still Wasser‘, Art Collector, 2011
2010 Cattanach, Andrew: ‘NWS 2010: Nicolas Party and Catherine Payton‘, The Skinny, 28/10/2010
  Sworn, Corin: ‘Teapots and Sausages‘, Exhibition Text, 2010


2022 L’heure mauve, 5 Continents Editions, Milan
  Nicolas Party, Phaidon Press, London/New York
2021 Rovine, Scheidegger & Spiess, Zürich
  Watercolour, Karma, New York
2020 Pastel, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2019 Nicolas Party: Arches, M WOODS, Beijing
2018 Still Life Paintings by William Nicholson Giorgio Morandi Euan Uglow Felix Vallotton 2008, Karma, New York
2017 La vie simple, Simplament la vie - Songs of Alienation, Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles
  Pastel, Karma, New York
2016 Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon Press, London/ New York
2015 Feelings: Soft Art, Rizzoli, New York
2014 Pastel, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
2013 /prospekt/ Funktion / Dysfunktion. Kunstzentrum Glasgow, Neues Museum, Nuremberg
2011 Nicolas Party, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow