Nicolas Party SWISS, b. 1980


Throughout a practice that spans painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and murals, Nicolas Party creates a fantastical, often pastel-hued universe. His figurative canvases feature rounded, wide-eyed figures and geometric landscapes drenched in vibrant Fauvist hues. The rest of his oeuvre adds texture to his singular vision and—in his elaborate, immersive exhibitions—extends it into the third dimension. Party studied at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne in Switzerland before receiving his MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. He has exhibited in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Brussels, Zürich, Beijing, and Paris, among others. Party’s work belongs in the collections of the Hammer Museum, the K11 Art Foundation, the Kunsthaus Zürich, the Rubell Museum, and the X Museum, and his paintings have fetched million-dollar prices on the secondary market.