SAN FRANCISCO, CA
BORN 1986, BOSTON, MA
2016-2018 University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.
MFA Art Practice
2007-2009 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2005-2007 Eugene Lang College, Parsons School of Design (The New School), New York, NY
Courses completed in psychology & fine arts, emphasis in sculpture
2018 Headlands Center for the Arts fellowship
2018 UC Berkeley Eisner Award
2017 Resident Artist. Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Newcastle, ME
2017 UC Berkeley Sam Francis Travel Grant
2016 Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant
2015 San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission
2014 Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant
2013 Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art Awards: Unrecognized Artist of the Year: Hermit
2009 Schmidt Community Arts Fellowship. San Francisco, CA
Queering the Archive. Denison University - Artist talk
SOFT BRICK. College Art Association, Critical Craft Forum: Voice of the Object. Lecture.
UC Santa Cruz - Artist Talk
Art and The Archive. The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Berkeley CA. Public conversation.
Jewish Queer Ritual Objects with Nicki Green and Merissa Nathan Gerson. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Public conversation.
Jewish Community Center East Bay - Contemporary Art and Jewish Themes. Artist talk and public conversation with artist Julia Goodman and Berkeley Art Museum director Lawrence Rinder
UC Berkeley - Contemporary American Art & Identity - Artist talk
UC Berkeley - Advanced Ceramics: Deep Time of Ceramic Technology. Artist talk
2018 Introduction to Visual Thinking, Summer Intensive. Lecturer - University of California, Berkeley
Introduction to Visual Thinking, Seminars 1 & 2. Graduate Student Instructor - University of California, Berkeley
2017 Advanced Ceramics. Teaching Assistant - University of California, Berkeley
2016 The Language of Ceramics. Teaching Assistant - University of California, Berkeley
2016 Glaze workshop : Advanced Ceramics - University of California, Berkeley
Queer California. Oakland Museum of California, Oakland CA
Transversal Ecologies. Hubbell Gallery, San Francisco CA
Seven Places of the Mind. Fused Space, San Francisco
Consciousness Razing: The Stonewall Re-Memorialization Project. New Museum, NY
Bay Area Now 8. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Way Bay 2. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Berkeley, CA
Reading Room: The Feminist Art of Self Help. Root Division. San Francisco, CA
Queer Biennial: What If Utopia. Navel Gallery. Los Angeles CA
MOTHA presents: The Veil of Veronica. Handwerker Gallery. Ithaca, NY
The 48th Annual University of California, Berkeley MFA Graduate Exhibition. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Berkeley, CA
Seven Places of the Mind. Fused Space. San Francisco, CA
Way Bay. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Berkeley, CA
The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo. The Magnes Collection, Berkeley, CA
Sabbath: Dorothy Saxe Invitational. The Contemporary Jewish Museum. San Francisco, CA
OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer. GLBT History Museum. San Francisco, CA
Fermenting Feminism. Broken Dimanche Press. Berlin, DE
Intermediaries, Worth Ryder Gallery. Berkeley, CA
Compton’s Cafeteria Riots 50th Anniversary Commemorative Mug Release. GLBT History Museum. San Francisco, CA
ISO Queer Gods, Root Division. San Francisco, CA
Chain Reaction 12, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. San Francisco, CA
James Gobel :: Nicki Green :: Ariel Goldberg, 2nd Floor Projects. San Francisco, CA
(Signal). Smack Mellon. Brooklyn, NY
Hello, World! Artspace New Haven. New Haven, CT
Radical Functions. SMAart Gallery. San Francisco, CA
Posture Magazine. City Bird Gallery. New York, NY
Five Pins Project. San Francisco, CA
I AM, Waterloo Arts. Cleveland, OH
Radical Functions. Dirt Palace. Providence, RI
MOTHA presents: Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects: Legends and Mythologies. ONE gay and lesbian archives, Los Angeles, CA
Trans.ient. Various locations. Los Angeles, CA
Collect. Berkeley Art Center. Berkeley, CA
Soapbox. Berkeley Art Center. Berkeley, CA
Queer & Now. The Lexington Club, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art: Salon. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art: Executive Director Talk. The Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Best Revenge, The 22nd St. Coop. San Francisco, CA
Uncensored: Queer Art and The Church. Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Annex, New York, NY
HairCake. The Tennis Court, Brooklyn, NY
Chronotopia. SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Lopped Off. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fun-a-Day. Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA
BodyMindGender. WE Artspace, Oakland, CA
2009 Filthy Treats. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Girlfriends part Duh. Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA
PUBLICATIONS & TEXTS
Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility. Ed. Reina Gosset, Eric A. Stanley & Johanna Burton. The MIT Press.
Fermenting Feminism. ed. Lauren Fournier. Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology Publishing. Copenhagen, Denmark.
"It's Almost As If We've Existed: Contemporary Art in LGBT Archives" Genevieve Flavelle. The Bookcase Micro Museum and Library. January
"GLBT History Museum Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Compton's Cafeteria Riot" Win Mixter. Hoodline. Aug. 17.
“Bay Area Sculpture Right Now: Nicki Green’s Talismans of Queer Subtlety” Sarah Hotchkiss. KQED Arts. Aug. 3.
"12 LGBTQ Artists Reflect On What Pride Means To Them" Katherine Brooks & Priscilla Frank. The Huffington Post. June 27.
"'Chain Reaction' Proves There's at Least 21 Artists Left In San Francisco" Sarah Hotchkiss. KQED Arts. June 13.
“Nicki Green’s Revolution” Adam Zucker. Rhino Horn Group. April 12.
"[2nd Floor Projects] // James Gobel :: Nicki Green :: Ariel Goldberg" Curiously Direct. Feb. 11.
"The Revolutionary Ceramics of Nicki Green." Jos Truitt. Feministing, Feb. 9
"Radiodress Queers the Ritual Bath in New Performance Project." Caoimhe Morgan-Feir. Canadian Art, Feb. 3.
“17 Visual Artists You Should Know in 2016.” Priscilla Frank & Katherine Brooks. The Huffington Post, Dec. 22.
“Genderqueer and Trans Artists Breaking Down Barriers in Art.” Priscilla Frank. HuffPost Arts and Culture, Nov. 19.
“Nicki Green: Queer Myth and Symbol.” Callie Garp. Fabulously Feminist, Nov. 3.
"Sexy Shapes, The Apocalypse, and Impending Kineticism: Talking Basics with Nicki Green" Lisa Markuson. Posture Magazine, June.
"Your 99 Transgender History Lessons." Mitch Kellaway. The Advocate, March 24.
"The Kitschy, Colorful, Queer World of Caitlin Rose Sweet." Annie Malamet. Posture Magazine, Sept. 25. “Museums & Galleries Picks: Soapbox.” Sarah Burke. East Bay Express, July 9.
“Tranny Rage: The Politics of Mythologizing Transness.” Nicki Green. Dirty Looks NYC, June.
"Conversations on Queer Health." Nicki Green and Sarah Lipkin-Lamay. Maximum Rock N Roll, January.
"An Open Letter Introducing the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art." Chris E. Vargas. Art Practical, April.
"Craig Calderwood x Radar Spectacle." Michelle Tea. Radar Productions, May.
2012 "Auntie Rex." Faggot Dinosaur, ed. Ali Liebegott. Writers Among Artists San Francisco.
2011 "Turned Off: A Compendium of Tactics." Sadie Lune. Bend Over Magazine, Summer/Fall.