Nucleus Portland


Off The Clock



December 8, 2018 - January 9, 2019
Reception: December 8 / 6 - 9 PM

LAIKA and Nucleus Portland presents OFF THE CLOCK, an exhibition showcasing personal work by the visual virtuosos at the studio that brought you Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo & the Two Strings and on April 12th, Missing Link.

Alan Cook
Alina Chau
Austen Weitzel
Brian Ormiston
Brooke Duckart
Cameron Asao
Carolyn Erikson
Christina Benenati
Christy Becker
Desiree Ong
Doug Cummings
Drew Hartel
Emily Neilson
Emma Berger
Erin Crane
Hasani Walker
Janice Chu
Jennifer Ely
Jesse Gregg
Joshua Storey
Juliaon Roels
Katy Strutz
Kenard Pak
Kim Slate
Kristy Kay
Kyle Gernhart
Laurent Rossi
Micah Henrie
Qing Wang
Santiago Agustin Montiel
Song Kang
The Wooden Heroes


January 12 - January 30, 2019
Reception: January 12 / 6 - 9 PM

Las Vegas, NV

Artist Bio:
Kristina Collantes (b 1987)  is an illustrator and creative director living and working in the USA, the greatest planet on earth. 


Los  Angeles, CA

Artist Bio:

Leonardo Santamaria was born with a twin brother in Quezon City, Philippines. At a young age, he and his family immigrated to New Jersey. Soon after, they moved to Orange County, California where he eventually made his way to study at ArtCenter College of Design. He now lives and works in Los Angeles.

His paintings are influenced by 1990's anime, 2000's emo, and this decade's political discourse. When out of the studio, he spends his time with his friends enjoying tabletop games, healing his team as Moira in Overwatch, and drinking copious amounts of room-temperature water. Unfortunately, he and his twin do not share psychic abilities.



Detroit, Michigan

Artist Bio:
Draws out the daydreams, the longings. Inspired by the nostalgic culture of Japan, stories, music, fashion, and nature, Shoko Ishida strives to create works that sparks a story. The coffee and tea enthusiast creates her mixed media works in the studio with her golden retriever sleeping by the desk.
Currently staying in Michigan USA.



February 1 - February 27, 2019
Reception: February 1 / 6 - 9 PM

Matt Furie Solo Exhibition

March 1 - April 3, 2019
Reception: March 1 / 6 - 9 PM

Los Angeles, CA

Teagan White Solo Exhibition

April 5 - May 1, 2019
Reception: April 5 / 6 - 9 PM


Artist Bio:
Teagan White is an artist and illustrator specializing in intricate paintings of flora and fauna. Her work depicts nature's subtle, gentle reciprocity and wild, tragic discord through muted colors, ornamental layouts, and meticulous detail.  Teagan lives in Minneapolis with a cat named Bug and a taxidermy goose, and spends her time riding bikes, trying to be friends with seagulls, holding unexpected animal funerals, volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center, reading tarot cards, and vanishing into the woods.


May 3 - June 5, 2019
Reception: May 3 / 6 - 9 PM

Los Angeles, CA

Maxwell McMaster's new body of work "Cherish the Day" is a reflection of past events and possible future ones that highlight the “good times” in our lives. Life is a short journey and our time here is limited. “Cherish the Day” explores moments that inspire us and make us feel alive. The work is brought to life abstractly to capture the feeling of a moment rather than a literal depiction. By overlapping moments on top of one another, Max's paintings are depicted through color, and texture the changing of scenes over the course of a day. The images serve as a reminder that life is beautiful and each day is a gift.

Artist Bio:
Maxwell McMaster is a Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artist/designer. His work is primarily a reaction to his surrounding environment, or a reflection of past experiences.  Maxwell explores a wide range of styles and techniques within his work, allowing the concepts to dictate the aesthetic.

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA



Lily Seika Jones Solo Exhibition

June 7 - July 3, 2019
Reception: June 7 / 6 - 9 PM

Davor Gromilovic & Paolo Del Toro

July 5 - July 31, 2019
Reception: July 5 / 6 - 9 PM


Sombor, Serbia

Artist Bio:
Davor Gromilovic is a visual artist currently residing in Sombor, Serbia (born in Yugoslavia, 1985). Although contemporary drawing represents the primary field of his creative exploration and development, he also shows creative abilities and genuine commitment to other artistic forms such as painting, illustration, graphics, murals, art fanzines, etc. His work is narrative and often inspired by fantastic motives of fairy tales, folk-art, pop surrealism, sci-fi, and even by north renaissance masters of painting, as well as by his personal experiences and inner world. In his work one notices a dominant use of symbols, his inner world and complex reflections from which he develops ideas and specific intimate aesthetics. Complex, but at the same time purified, strongly imaginative but well-thought-out works adorn this artist’s rich oeuvre.



Artist Bio:
Paolo Del Toro is a British-born artist currently residing in the US. Originally trained as an illustrator, he began teaching himself sculpture and woodcarving in 2011. His journey in sculpture began whilst whittling a mermaid under a tree in the Pyrenees mountains. The process of turning a twig into a mermaid struck him as a magical one, and he has been hooked on sculpture ever since. His first project was a series of wooden boxes in the shape of heads, which allowed him to practice sculpture while traveling. Directly influenced by his nomadic lifestyle, the boxes are small, lightweight, and hollow. After settling in the US three years ago, Paolo was able to start making larger sculptures and began to experiment with felt. His current pieces are made of foam and needle felted wool.

Often described as bizarre, unnerving, whimsical, and dreamlike, his work is influenced by myths and fairytales, outsider, folk, and tribal art, Forteana, Jungian theory, and Gnosticism.

Nicole Gustafsson Solo Exhibition

August 2 - September 4, 2019
Reception: August 2 / 6 - 9 PM


Vancouver, WA

Nicole Gustafsson is the creator behind NIMASPROUT. Nicole works as a full time illustrator, specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to pop culture based project. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and pet kids.

The Infinite Well II

September 6 - October 2, 2019
Reception: September 6 / 7 - 10 PM

Oliver Hibert Solo Exhibition

October 4 - November 3, 2019
Reception: October 4 / 6 - 9 PM

Scottsdale, AZ

Artist Bio:
Oliver Hibert was born in Seattle, Washington in 1983.

Eye catching, colorful, bold, fantastic, surreal and at most times psychedelic is how many describe Oliver Hibert’s style of artwork and Paintings. Hibert’s iconic style almost transcends time as it nods to the past, while being so contemporized that it speaks to the future. The art is smothered with busy patterns, alluring figures, super bright colors and plenty of exclamation marks. Hibert’s particular and unique style of fine art has caught the attention of numerous publications, retail stores, galleries and museums from around the globe. Hibert also prides himself as an illustrator / designer and has worked with many top-notch and commercial clients ranging from Nike to The Flaming Lips. Hibert’s vivid and colorific designs can be recognized on album covers, rock posters, music videos, skateboards, magazine covers, editorials, shoes, clothing, and vinyl toys. Most recently, Hibert has designed a full tarot deck and Magical Oracle Board. 

Oliver Hibert describes his art as an escape from the mundane, influenced by music, colors, death, life, beauty, ugliness, cartoons, drugs, sex, mystery and magic.

Currently, Oliver Hibert works and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona on his desert farm of cacti and one thousand peacocks.


Salut! IV: A Coaster Art Exhibition

November 8 - December 4, 2019
Reception: November 8 / 7 - 10 PM

Kozy Kitchens

December 6 - January 3, 2019
Reception: December 6 / 6 - 9 PM

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