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My mixed-media constructions explore the shift between the flat, illusory qualities of painting, and the attributes of remembrance and gravity inherent to sculpture. Also, often within each piece, I play with dichotomies, various degrees of delicacy, and the shatterable balance of external and internal forces, i.e., materials that have different levels of strength and aging. Compositionally, the work is sparse to create room for contemplation and allow small details to reveal their significance.
Materiality is a critical factor in my work; having been influenced by the second-wave of feminism and the Arte Povera movement, I experiment with domestic and industrial materials to evoke memories and psychological associations. Additionally, my experiences teaching art workshops to children and families has engendered a more spontaneous approach to materials and process.


1979 University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
1984 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

B.F.A. Studio Art
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois B.A. Psychology

2015 Trinity St. David, University of Wales, Lampeteer, Wales, U.K. Post-Graduate Degree, with Distinction: Classical Greek


2016 South Bay Contemporary, Project Room, Drawing Inferences, San Pedro, CA 2013 Offramp Gallery, Wandering Boundries, Pasadena, CA
2011 Offramp Gallery, Crumpled, Cut, and Divided, Pasadena, CA
2007 LA Artcore, Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1998 a spoon, a spoon, a spoon, Ojala Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1992 Newspace Gallery, The Language Orphans, Los Angeles, CA


2021 Material Contingencies: Laura Parker, Joan Weinzettle, Nicholette Kominos, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2020 Pluto_Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2019 In Pursuit of Beauty, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Lore

Eckelberry, and Morita Kazuyoshi
2018 Mothers-Portraits in Petri Dishes, curated by Kim Abeles, Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2017 Inspiring Beauty, Gallery 3331, Chiyoda Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan

Line Quality: Hunsook Cho and Nicholette Kominos, Lee & Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Method, Movement, Memory:June Edmonds, Pam Smith Hudson, Nicholette Kominos; Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
Mariann Scolinos and Nicholette Kominos, L.A. Artcore, Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

2016 pARTners, L.A. Artcore Union Center, Los Angeles, CA
Carved Out, Alhambra City Hall, Alhambra, CA
Unseen, Summer Camp’s ProjectProject, El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA Gravitas, Brand Library, Glendale CA. Curated by Shannon Currie-Holmes Woven, Sturt Haagas Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Canada, CA,

Curated by John David O’Brian.
Skyline, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA. Curated by Ben Zask

2015 Ties To Mondernism: Michael Todd, Kristan Marvell, Nicholette Kominos, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA

Sampled, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2014 By Hand, SOPAS Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

White Balancing, Marvell Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Hayley Miner Word~Up: Interactions between Image and Text, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

Temporal Residue: Anita Bunn, Chelsea Dean, Aragna Ker, Nicholette Kominos, Melissa Manfull, Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Grinstein Family Artist Invitational: From Generation to Generation; Benefit Auction for Inner City Arts. Rosamund Felson Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2013 Fifth Year Anniversy Exhibition, Offramp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2012 Eva Mahlotra y Nicholette Kominos: A Travέs del Cristal

IMAC, Instituto Municipal De Arte y Cultura, Tijiuana, Mexico

Gallery 1912, Group Show, Gwang Hwa Mun, Seol, Korea 2011 Camino De Espejos, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA

Flagstop, Offramp Pods, Lexus Dealership, Torrance, CA 2010 Summer 2010 Group Show, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA 2009 Small Works, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Insight/Inside LA, Jose Drudis-Biada Gallery, Mt. Saint Mary’s College, L.A., CA

David Moen, Dania DeJonge, Kristan Marvell, Nicholette Kominos, LA Artcore, L.A, 2007 To Occupy, Collaboration w/ Kristan Marvell, LA Artcore Brewery Annex, L.A., CA 2006 Good To Go, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Group Show, Denis Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2003 Art of Thought, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA. Curated by Kim

2002 Pasedena City College Film Festival, Pasadena, CA

Echo Park Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Target Hollywood, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2000 Opposition on a Common Road, Brand Library, Glendale, CA

River Visions, Arroyo Seco Arts Collective Los Angeles River Project, Los Angeles, CA 1998 Structure Builds Content: The New Art of Books Peg Gallery, Corvallis, OR
1996 Vita Gallery, Group Show, Portland, OR
1994 As We See It, Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Words and Symbols, Artspace Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA Vita Gallery, Portland, OR

1993 Greatest Hits, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
1992 New L.A. Abstraction, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

Jacqueline Draeger, Nicholette Kominos, John Hart, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA 1991 Personal Reflections, Jose Drudis-Baida Gallery, Mt. Saint Mary's College, LA CA

White Black, Nicholette Kominos/ Tiffany Morrow, Newspace Gallery, LA CA 1990 Diversities, Shapiro Jameson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Nicholette Kominos /Antoinette LaFarge, L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA 1989 Fresh Art From Hollywood, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
Art From Los Angeles, Nakuzawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1987 The Art of Resistance, Japanese American Cultural Community Art Center, Los Angeles, CA 1986 Current Focus, Gallery 1912, Los Angeles, CA
1985 Women’s Art Exhibit, Reed Center, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana
1984 Purchase Award Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL


Broad Inc./ Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation Collection, Los Angeles, CA Broad Inc./ Kaufman & Broad Home Corporation Collection, Paris, France The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Kim Abeles, Los Angeles, CA
Patty Alexakis & Michael Todd, Los Angeles, CA Anita Bunn, Los Angeles, CA
Jeri Cotes, Los Angeles, CA

Daniel Wheeler, Los Angeles, CA
Joni & Monte Gordon, Los Angeles, CA
Gwynn Murrill and David Farron, Los Angeles, CA Roberta and Denis Ochi, Sun Valley, ID

Davis, Genie. Beautiful and Evocative Abstract Works at South Bay Contemporary SoLA south-bay-contemporary-sola/, March 28, 2018
Diversions LA. Gravitas at the Brand Museum July, 2, 2016
Mikailian, Arin. Art Exhibit “Gravitas” Enters Final Week at Brand Library & Art Center. through20160729-story.html
The Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2016
Arriola, Sophia. Nicholette Kominos’ Hyperawareness, GRAPHITE Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts, March 5, 2015 Oldman, Leah. Offramp Gallery, “Samples, Stiched, Woven, and Wrapped Works” ,
The Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2015
El Mexicano, Seccion F. Exploran Psyique Humana, 23 de Noviembre de 2012

Deloffre, Rene. Subject: Nicholette Kominos - A Studio Visit, November 15, 2010,
Hoffberg, Judith. Art in the City: In Sites and Insight,s Art Scene, July 2011.
Woodard, Joseph. Dual Exhibition, Los Angeles Times; Feb. 18, 2000
Fagu, Hina. Review, Coagula Art Journal, Mid-Autumn 1996. Number 24. P.54
Kapitanoff, Nancy. Mixing Media, Los Angeles Times, March 4,1994
Lizza, Richard William. New L.A. Abstraction, (Texas:Texas Committee for the

Humanities, College of the Mainland, 1992)

Kapitanoff, Nancy. Artist Finds Beauty, Symbolism in the Small Things In Life, The Los Angeles Times, September 13, 1992
Curtis, Cathy. Los Angeles Times, 28, July, 1989, sec.VI, pp 17-18