Elisabeth Nicula // interdisciplinary artist


Elisabeth Nicula is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is in conversation with nature. Her websites, GIF essays, video installations, and works on paper depict the natural world via abstracted scales of space and time, poetics, and memory. She provides secondary sources for looking at the non-human world to awaken in viewers the desire to look first-hand. Elisabeth received a net art microgrant from Rhizome in support of her current project, dioramas.space, which is a platform for tending to her emotional landscape amidst the exigencies of climate disaster.


Send inquiries of any kind to hi@elisabethnicula.com.
Instagram & Twitter: @elisabethnicula


2018 dioramas.space (ongoing)

2017 "Dioramas," SFMOMA's Open Space

2017 "California," Silica Magazine Issue 02, Homeland

2017 "NATUREGIFMANIFESTO," Living Room Light Exchange Issue 02, State Change

2016 "Artist Elisabeth Nicula's New Collection on 'Climate Anxiety'," PAPER Magazine

2016 "Aspects of Geological Time," instructions for assembling a paper GIF, Living Room Light Exchange Issue 01

Selected Exhibitions and Commissions


New Work: A Retrospective, Black & White Projects, San Francisco, CA


Dioramas solo show and residency, Black & White Projects, San Francisco, CA

Bring Your Own Beamer, R/SF Projects, San Francisco, CA


Geologicaltime.net for Internet! A Retrospective, SPUR, San Francisco, CA

Aspects of Geological Time (fig. 8 – 13), a second series of commissioned videos for Electric Objects' Art Club

Aspects of Geological Time (fig. 3) for Relaxation Machine: New Hive + Print Screen Net.Art Show, Print Screen Festival, Holon, Israel (Jurors Liat Berdugo, Melissa Broder, Lior Zalmanson)

Substrates: Elisabeth Nicula, Anthony Ryan, and Clare Szydlowski, City Arts Gallery at CCSF, San Francisco, CA

Hybrid Series #1, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

Predictions, commissioned video and still works for Electric Objects' Art Club. Read the interview.

Follow for Unfollow, The Galallery, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Zine Fest

Prints: California Society of Printmakers, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, CA (Juror Karen Kunc)

Artspan Group Exhibition, stARTup Art Fair, San Francisco, CA


Fusion's Real Future Fair, San Francisco, CA
A Tipping Point won Newhive's call for #futureart

Winterfest Art Show, San Francisco, CA
A benefit auction for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

2 Blocks of Art, 66 Sixth, San Francisco, CA

Where solo show, Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Print Exchange: Just a Second, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Pressed, Pacific Art League Main Gallery, Palo Alto, CA (Juror Andrea Voinot)

ArtSpan's Juried Art Auction, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

Impulse, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Fragments of Moments, Curated State pop-up show, San Francisco, CA

Where installation, Window Treat Gallery, San Francisco, CA

ArtLaunch 2014, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Selected as a top ten SF open studios artist by jurors Valerie Leavy and Dennis McNulty

Let This Be a Sign... (Print Exchange 2014), 7 Dunham Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

New Members Show, Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, CA

Prints from the Graphic Arts Workshop, Southern Graphics Council International, Alley Cat Books Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sketchbook Project 2014, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, and national tour


Rethink Ink: 25 years at the Mixit Print Studio, Cantor Art Gallery, Worcester, MA

16th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Silver Spring, MD (Juror Philippa Hughes)

Salon 21, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA (Juror Michelle Fiorenza)

Black Ink, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA (Juror Carolyn Muskat)

Prints, Plates, and Blocks, Stafford Arts Center, Greensboro, NC (Juror Molly Stouten)


Rethink Ink: 25 years at the Mixit Print Studio, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Printmania, Arts Union, Somerville, MA


2013 Peer-Reviewed Submissions, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA (works in all media with mathematical or scientific themes, co-curated with Ted Ollier)


Must Follow Artists on Tumblr for 2015

Member of the California Society of Printmakers

Former member of the printing cooperative Graphic Arts Workshop in San Francisco, California

Former member at Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts

Etchings and woodcuts in the permanent collections of the Boston Public Library and the Brooklyn Art Library

Dig Boston

Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina

Painting and printmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Printing press with plate