Matt Schu is an artist & illustrator based in Portland, Oregon, USA. Working most often with ink and gouache on paper, he is preoccupied with houses, trees, rocks, and cloudy skies.
1524 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Miranda Zimmerman is an artist and designer located in Eugene, Oregon. She uses inspiration from nature and her background in science to create intricate and dreamlike creatures. Her work invites the viewer to explore a world where the lines between science and fantasy are blurred (with plenty of video-game inspired cuteness along the way)!
The Lost Field Guide
“The Lost Field Guide” is a collection of fantasy creatures and places inspired by the natural world around us. While beautiful, resilient, and colorful, our planet Earth can also be ruthless and unforgiving. Still, even the darkest trenches and harshest chemicals can sustain an abundance of life! These pieces are informed by the incredible diversity we see in nature (given that we continue to take care of it), and offer a fictional interpretation of the biological illustrations from previous generations.
Nucleus is excited to present Mizna Wada's solo exhibition + group show, KOWAII CLUB. The spooky-cute theme is based on the coined word, "Kowaii" which is a combination of "Kowai" (spooky/scary) and "Kawaii" (cute).
A visual artist from Mexico City, Jesus’ work is focused on the creation of characters and illustration. He has dabbled in different disciplines such as painting, mural, traditional animation, graffiti, sculpture and installation. A recurring theme in his work is science fiction and cosmic horror. To this day, his work has been in various group exhibitions at the national and international level, alongside designers, visual artists, illustrators and muralists from around the world.
QIXUAN LIM AKA QIMMYSHIMMY
Lim Qi Xuan is a 27-going-28 year old sculptor, better known by her moniker, QimmyShimmy. She works as a designer by day and an artist by nightfall, fuelling her two passions with caffeine and even bigger dreams.
1986 Born in Japan “Three” is known for their sculptures made from melted PVC figures.
In a culture that often puts emphasis on getting all things bigger or in large amounts beholds a surprising truth that an emotion or physiological reaction can come from something so tiny.
Each original piece in this exhibition is no larger than 2.5 inches.
Alex Dos Diaz
Art of Miso
Erik Mark Sandberg
Jessica So Ren Tang
Michael York Gilreath
No online previews or pre-sales for this exhibition.
Artwork will go online after the gallery opening.
Kira Imai is an illustrator residing in Tokyo.
Imai is known for her collection of works: "Himeki Hime", "Moon Girl", "Girl's Country" from Studio Parabolica, and a maiden bookshelf series "Schoolgirl" from Ritsutosha. Kira also works with textiles such as Lolita fashion brands and miscellaneous goods.
Nucleus will have some exclusive prints on display and for sale at the gallery and at nucleusportland.com.
México D.F. A
We are honored and excited to showcase a group exhibition featuring local artists:
During this exhibition 10% of gallery proceeds will be donated to Free Lunch Collective, a community-led grassroots project helping to fight food insecurity across Portland.
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.
MIRANDA ZIMMERMAN AKA FAUNWOOD
Miranda Zimmerman uses inspiration from nature and her background in science to create intricate and dreamlike creatures. Her work invites the viewer to explore a world where the lines between science and fiction are blurred.
Miranda graduated from California State University–Monterey Bay with a bachelor's degree in Evolutionary Biology. She then went on to acquire her graduate certificate in Science Illustration, and spent three months working on paleontological reconstruction at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. She now resides in the Pacific Northwest, taking on freelance work and creating Faun-Creatures to fill her fictional universe.
Clients include Oculus Rift, The Field Museum, and independent researchers.
Los Angeles, CA
Ellen is an illustrator & designer who's not afraid of using color in her charming illustrations. She draws inspiration from Mid-Century design and vintage treasures-- Finding the beauty from the past and incorporating it into her work.
Los Angeles, CA
Patrick is an illustrator & designer who specializes in creating bright and whimsical images. He teaches Surface Design at Art Center College of Design and works as a designer for Kid Made Modern. Essentially, Patrick is a wizard.
Los Angeles, CA
Loris is an illustrator & designer whose work can be described as colorful and engaging. Her attention to detail sets her apart from the ordinary. She draws inspiration from her Mexican upbringing and Mid-Century design to create her delightful illustrations.
How much does a Coaster cost?
$60 each. This is a fun show for fans and artists, and a rare opportunity to own original artwork at a very reasonable price. =)
Is the gallery offering online previews/pre-sales?
No, please do not request.
Will artwork stay in my cart by the time I’m ready to purchase?
Items in your cart will NOT be reserved. It is possible for someone else to complete checkout before you.
Does the gallery ship internationally?
Yes, we want everyone to have a chance to purchase artwork from this show. Please be aware that as a result of Covid-19, international shipping to many countries outside of North America has been delayed, suspended, and has become less reliable. You are still welcomed to purchase online, however, we may contact you if we believe the shipping destination might be a risk and advise postponing the shipment.
If I make several purchases will you combine shipping or offer a discount
No. Sorry, combining orders is time-consuming as is and leaves room for error. To avoid any mix-ups, we will not be able to offer combined shipping.
Will the gallery be open for me to see this show in person?
We plan to re-open in mid June. Upon entry, social distancing and mask policy will be strictly enforced.
Any tips on getting the artwork I want?
Research the artist roster ahead of time (see below), and have your payment info ready for checkout, credit cards only. Good luck and have fun!
Painter - Illustrator - Professor (b. 1976), American. Sterling Hundley is an illustrator, educator and based in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Founder of Legendeer, an international community dedicated to embedding artists back into the world.
In 2014, Hundley illustrated the classic "Treasure Island" for The Folio Society in London, England. Hundley is currently pursuing a career as a Painter, creating deeply personal work for exhibition. In 2019, Hundley created 28 illustrations for Robert Burleigh’s O Captain, My Captain, published by Abrams, which features the story of Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman in Washington DC during the Civil War.
Kristin Kwan is an artist who makes illustrative paintings and drawings. She is interested in images from myths and shared stories and the way they collect layers of meaning over time. In her work she uses elements of fantasy and allegory to explore themes of life, death, and rebirth. She lives with her husband, daughter, and many pets.
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.
Bennett Slater is a Canadian oil painter who utilizes traditional oil painting methods on wood. Their work mixes teachings borrowed from Flemish and Dutch still life disciplines, combined with bold colours and forms from the pop art and surrealist schools. This dichotomy of contrasting artistic disciplines and influences lends itself to the underlying dualities explored in their work.
LILY SEIKA JONES
In a super sized culture that often puts emphasis on getting all things bigger or in large amounts beholds a surprising truth that an emotion or physiological reaction can come from something so tiny. While psychedelics are commonly connected with the term Microdose, the title does not suggest the theme or specific colors — it is to be interpreted by the artist. The intent is to create small artwork as a visual dosage.
Alfred Liu / Amy Earles / Audra Auclair / Brooks Salzwedel / Colin Frangicetto / Erick Martinez / Evan Lorenzen / Felicia Chiao / Graham Yarrington / Jason Limon / JP Neang / Karla Pereira / Katie Gamb / Kristina Collantes / Laura Berger / Lorraine Loots / Meadow and Fawn / Natalie Erickson / Oliver Hibert / Shoko Ishida / Tegan Bellitta
Together with Gallery Nucleus LA, we are excited to present Power In Numbers 5.
Since the first PIN in 2006, the show will continue to feature hundreds of artwork in a postcard format. Both galleries will have separate rosters. 170+ International artists will have work at the Portland Gallery.
Purchasing artwork - first come first serve.
The full exhibition will be on view online after the opening reception.
No previews or pre-sales.
For a show preview email: galleristpdx@gallerynucleus.
Solo exhibition: Kowaii Club
Dadu Shin was born and raised in Massachusetts. After attending the Rhode Island School of Design(RISD), he moved to New York City and is now working as a freelance illustrator. He has worked for such clients as The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Plansponsor, and Simon & Schuster.
Los Angeles, CA / Japan
Kozy Kitchens is a visual artist from Japan, living in Los Angeles over half her life now. Making with clay is a purely joyful experience for her. Her hand built ceramic sculptures and functional objects are playful, often humorous, and influenced by a deep appreciation of animals and the natural world. She also creates drawings, paintings, murals, and other projects under the moniker kozyndan (often along with her husband, Dan).
Kozyndan are husband-and-wife artists who work collaboratively to create obsessively detailed works of art. They work in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Their works is often revolving around nature and our disconnection/ need for reconnection with the natural world. They are obsessed with the ocean and being underwater and hope to someday come to rest at the bottom of the sea and slowly be devoured by deep creatures over many years.
For a show preview email: galleristpdx@gallerynucleus.
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