Learn about to build your career from scratch by Nathalie Chikhi

For the past weeks, I have been working on building my online class & I plan to share everything I learnt over the last years via online teaching. 

You have always dreamt of having
a Successful Career as an Artist
but you don't know where to start.


THE ART/WORK CLASS WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH
ALL THE PROCESSES & SHOW YOU ALL THE STEPS TO CREATE
YOURSELF YOUR VERY OWN SUCCESS. 

ART/WORK is one of a kind online class that will help you to create, from scratch, your very own path to a creative art career using all the tools & tips that I will share with you.

The Trees III by Nathalie Chikhi

Snapshot the Trees III_Installation in progress at the Maitland Art Center

Snapshot the Trees III_Installation in progress at the Maitland Art Center

Today was installation say at the Maitland Art Center where I will have a work in a group show. The opening will Friday May 29, 2015. I f you happen to be in town come say hello!

I started to write on Medium. Here is the post:
The Trees (or my Trees) are some kind of expandable or organic sculptures that can be small or big depending the space or simply my desire.

This new body of work that I have started early this year, came after some long months of doubts about my works.

“The Trees” are a new departure (or continuation) of my previous works in a way that I have the intention to blend both my attraction for finite shapes with the application of -mixed- colors. The components (or elements) constituting the sculpture are identical and can be juxtaposed indefinitely. The final sculpture can be small or large, flat on the wall or suspended in the air. The space can be filled with multiples sculptures or a single gigantic one. The color is freely and thoughtfully chosen by the artist.

Technically, I have worked with a small company in orlando to create the laser-cut pieces. Each element is hand-painted, by myself, recto-verso using acrylic painting. For the fame, one of this sculpture was exhibited at the Momenta Art NY in April 2015. Another one was donated for the fundraising of the Maitland Art Center, in Maitland FL.

Submitted my work to ICA Miami by Nathalie Chikhi

I am back in my art activities (partly set up in my new space) & submitted my work to the Call for digital Artists to ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) Miami.

Still of my video NOISE, _exclusively iPad based work. While I was pregnant, I took some time off from practicing with painting & experimented with some video and sound works using exclusively an iPad. The screens were done one per one, interacting with the glassy surface using a full arm gesture. It is part random & accidental, except for the end result where the screens are organized following a black/white entrance to go deep into colors and concluding with black/white ones.

Still of my video NOISE, _exclusively iPad based work.

While I was pregnant, I took some time off from practicing with painting & experimented with some video and sound works using exclusively an iPad. The screens were done one per one, interacting with the glassy surface using a full arm gesture. It is part random & accidental, except for the end result where the screens are organized following a black/white entrance to go deep into colors and concluding with black/white ones.

OPEN CALL – WEB BASED ART

On view August 21, 2015 – September 13, 2015

ICA Miami’s open call program is an initiative that highlights the production of experimental works of art, and opens the museum’s exhibitions and collection to new artists and forms. Each season ICA Miami highlights a different medium, offering an opportunity for artists at any stage of their careers to present work at the museum.

For the 2015 edition of Open Call, ICA Miami invites artists to submit original and engaging works of digital and web-based art. Digital art circumvents the traditional dominance of the gallery and museum system, delivering new forms of aesthetic experience while inquiring into contemporary systems of vision and distribution. Works by ten finalists will be presented at the museum in August 2015, with one work acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

Click here to apply!

Submissions and deadlines
All work must be original, and created within the last two years. Limit of one submission per applicant.
Early deadline: May 31, 2015, Final deadline: July 5, 2015

Jurors
Simon Castets, Director, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York
Alex Gartenfeld, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
Raphael Gygax, Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
Ceci Moss, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Finalists and exhibition
ICA Miami will announce ten finalists in early July. Works will be exhibited at the museum from Friday, August 21 to Sunday, September 13, 2015. One finalist work will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

Artslant/Amazon by Nathalie Chikhi

In 2011, my work "Homage to Donald Judd" was selected & exhibited at the Aqua art hotel, during Art Basel 2011.

Few weeks ago, I was approached by Artslant which partners with Amazon Fine Art. I have jumped into the opportunity to explore a new way to make my work available in front of a wide audience.

So, now you can buy some of my artwork on Amazon.
Enjoy!

Featuring earlier works... by Nathalie Chikhi

Now on,  I will feature, on my blog, some earlier works & new ones. I have reorganized my website & simplified the nav. It is also a departure from earlier works to some new directions. In the same time, I am waiting the release of The Grid where I will transfer all my artwork. Come back often!