Graduated from Brandeis University, Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Fine Arts. Studied under Paul Georges
Solo Exhibitions (Selected/Recent)
Charaple Gallery, New York, 2016, “Recent Paintings”
The Good Gallery, Kent, CT, 2016, “Expressions”
Berkeley College Art Gallery, New York, 2015, “New York Icons”
Berkeley College Art Gallery, 2014, New York, “New York”
Geary Gallery, 2013, Darien, CT, “Nick Savides: Contemplating Time, Light, and Space”
Berkeley College Art Gallery, 2012, Brooklyn, Retrospective, “Nick Savides: Reflections on Realism, Paintings from 1979-2012″
Nabi Gallery, New York, 2009, Solo, “New York – Paris”
Group Shows (Selected/Recent)
Affordable Art Fair NYC – UGallery, 2017
215 W125th St, NYC, 2017, New York Cityscapes
Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, 2017, Members Show
Dacia Gallery, New York, 2016, Six Years Anniversary Exhibit
Gallery North, Setauket, NY, 2016, “Bridges: The Street Painters”
Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2016, “REversion 2016 – A Figurative & Portraiture Art Exhibition”
Dacia Gallery, New York, 2016, “Landscapes and Cityscapes”
Connoisseur Fine Arts, Bedminster, NJ, 2016
Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, 2016, Members Show
Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, 2015, “Small Matters of Great Importance – Light and Shadow”
The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT, 2015, “Winter Warmer”
Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, 2015
“Landscapes”, The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT, 2014
Geary Gallery, Darien, CT, 2014
Connoisseur Fine Arts, Bedminster, NJ, 2014
Bowery Gallery National Competition, New York, 2013
My paintings have a calming effect, but with a quiet intensity. There is a stillness about them, as if time was slowed down, and then suspended.
I’m inspired by the effects of light and the drama created by light. Influenced by artists such as Johannes Vermeer and Edward Hopper, I strive to create paintings that capture a sense of time and place, making that moment eternal. They draw you in with the familiar and invite you to interpret the story behind them.
The artistic process is a journey reflecting life’s journey — one of discovery and expression. Each painting that I make is a stop on that journey that I would like to share and make a connection.
My paintings are inspired by the people I’ve known, and the places I’ve lived and traveled to. I am interested in the relationship between people and their environment. Although they are often set in public spaces and feature well known icons, each one is a deeply personal statement and a celebration of the beauty of nature and humanity.
Nick Savides learned to paint from his mother at three years old and hasn’t stopped since. Inspired by the works of Edward Hopper, the quiet energy within his art captures a palpable sensation of both light and place. The paintings’ range encompasses urban scenes and architecture, landscapes and nature, and the figure and portraiture.
After graduating with Highest Honors in Fine Arts from Brandeis University, where he studied under Paul Georges, Nick began a career as an American Realist painter. Starting out, he focused on paintings of people in interior settings, drawing on Jan Vermeer as an influence. It was then that the effects of light became ─ and stayed ─ a key ingredient in his paintings. The paintings capture a sense of time and place with a certain understatement, as many of the titles would suggest, such as “Wall Street – Early Morning” or “Grand Canyon at Sunrise”. They grip you by inviting you in with the familiar and showing you more than you expected. As Val Schaffner writes, “Beyond the carefully rendered beauty, complexity, and calm of his art, there is mystery: a sense of something about to be discovered.”
Since his first solo show in 1980, he has exhibited in many group and solo shows in New York City, as well as Massachusetts, Long Island, upstate New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, and was featured on June Middleton’s “Minding Your Business,” which aired on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network in 2010. Twice published by Nabi Press, he recently had a retrospective at Berkeley College (March 5 – April 27, 2012).
Museum guide and classroom educator with ArtWorks NYC