Wall Street Journal re: Nicole Etienne arrowarrowArticle in Wall Street Journal International December 2015.

Art Daily article

Nicole Etienne, Delights at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 2015.
Oil paint, swarovski crystal, 23 carat gold leaf on glitter canvas.

Exhibition of Nicole's latest work at Mead Carney Gallery in December 2015


Mayfair publication re: Dec. 15 Mead Carney exhibition

arrowarrowPDF of Mayfair article re: Dec. 2015 exhibition at Mead Carney Gallery


Tempests Unlocked

Nicole Etienne ‘s oeuvre encompasses a broad spectrum of portraiture and seascapes which, over recent years, have evolved from pure painterly representation to a heightened sense of magical realism, testing its bounds against sensual expressionism.

In this new body of work, Nicole represents the ocean and its treasures akin to love, there is no beginning, and no end to look to except for timeless depth.

Evening in ParadiseSince the dawn of time, mankind has been mesmerized by sunken treasures. Sailors and adventures have been lured to their demise by the siren sounds of good fortune. The oyster, mother to the pearl, is hidden amongst the drifting sands. Alexandrian glory awaits the one who finds his sunken statue, laid to waste by nature’s hand. Canons and gold lie hidden where they sank, covered by the sands of time. These are all emotions evocative of Nicole’s recent work.

Come hither, don’t dither! Sirens sing, their song translated into paint.

To my eyes, Nicole conjures up the sublime in the ordinary, mystery where there should be dread, passion where calm waters still the lives of ordinary men and women. The daily currents of life, she tells us, carry their own ballast, represented in good or evil, at one and the same time.

We humans have often to navigate these moody waters astride the symphony of nature. Yet we’re often drawn to the mysterious depths that belie our own selves.. The mystery of being shipwrecked, of reaching edenic climes even as we lose all contact with human touch. Doubt, like the swirling seas of life, lap at our pristine shores.

Seascapes, and the promised riches that lie beneath their unlocked ocean surfaces are, in my opinion, the product of Nicole’s own yearning for inner peace, an attempt to understand the her itself, whilst maintaining the outer divisions of superficial appearance.

The sea, with its mirror like surfaces, become reflective searching metaphors, empowering man by the hands of the artist as creator. The paintings seem to me to speak to the human condition, to confront women’s existential anguish in the face of daily human emotions. This is what I see in this series of paintings, and it is this which attracts my interest in swimming across the unfolding tempest of creativity which Nicole unleashes.

Maryam Eisler
London , May 2014

Press release about Nicole's exhibit in Ashland, Oregon.

Nicole Etienne, New York artist who shows her work internationally, will be at Etienne Gallery on Fourth Street. Beginning Friday, August 7th, 2009, the gallery will present "Into the Garden" - a showcase of luscious nudes, mysterious animals and beautiful fruits - Etienne’s latest work.

Etienne is the daughter of gallery owner, Suzanne Etienne. She is a fourth-generation artist, inspired to be a full time painter by her mother. Originally from California, Etienne currently lives and works in her New York City painter's atelier. She continues to gather inspiration for her art from traveling the world and living coast to coast.

Etienne began her collegiate art education at UC Santa Barbara, transferring to UC Santa Cruz where she received her BFA in 1997. She studied abroad at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence, Italy and graduated with her MFA Cum Laude in 2009 from the New York Academy of Art. The artist has painted and lived in Italy, London and Ireland. She has also exhibited and sold her art in Scotland, Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico and Australia.

Following the completion of her MFA in New York, Etienne was invited back to do a solo show in Dublin. The show was entitled LAND WATER SKY and featured paintings of the West Coast of Ireland. The artist and her work were introduced by Eileen Guggenheim, well known New York socialite and art aficionado. Before traveling to Ireland for Etienne’s show, Ms. Guggenheim co-chaired the Tribeca Ball at the New York Academy of Art where guests included former President Bill Clinton, Justin Timberlake and Nicole Miller. Another famed New York artist, Catherine Howe, attended the Dublin reception for Nicole Etienne. The Dublin show was remarkably successful in the current economy; seven large original oil paintings were purchased. As Dublin was dazzled, Ashland will be awed by Etienne’s art.

Indeed, Ashland has already recognized Etienne's art in selecting her piece entitled Big Night as the A Taste of Ashland 2009 poster and cover art for the event guide.

Immediately following her Dublin show, Etienne was whisked to St. Bart's in the French West Indies. Eden Rock St. Barts which has long catered to the likes of celebrities such as Greta Garbo, Robert Mitchum and Howard Huges has evolved over the years into a world class art-centric hotel. It has its own art gallery with full exhibition programs each season. The Eden Rock Gallery regularly features work by artists from the New York Academy of Art. Etienne was one such artist recently invited to exhibit and teach painting at Eden Rock Gallery. She will return to New York from St. Bart's this weekend. Her next destination is Ashland.

Nicole Etienne’s show "Into the Garden" opens to the public on August 7th and will run through August 31st. Come meet the artist at Etienne Gallery on First Friday, reception beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information you may stop by Etienne Gallery at 270 Fourth Street or call (541) 482-1766 or (831) 325-7600.

See Nicole's MFA Graduation Exhibition at the New York Academy of Art

Upcoming Exhibition by Nicole Etienne

RWA exhibition July 2012

See Nicole's latest work/meet the artist at "the cell", NYC Love is in the Air

Nicole Etienne in Miami
November 29-December 4, 2011

Ms. Etienne will be exhibiting her latest art work
with Alix Sloan/Sloan Fine Art
at the Scope Miami Art Fair

Scope Miami Art Show

and also at Art Miami
as an exhibitor with Cynthia Corbett Gallery
November 30 - December 4

The Art Miami catalogue

Art Miami 2011

“A Moveable Feast”
by NICOLE ETIENNE September 8 through October 8, 2011

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7th, 6 to 8 pm
Reception: Thursday, September 15th, 6 to 8 pm

128 Rivington Street
(corner of Norfolk)
New York, NY 10002

Moveable Feast by Nicole Etienne

“a desert in the ocean”
June 30 - August 19, 2011

Lesley Heller Workspace
54 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Moth, Orchid, and Sparrow by Nicole Etienne

The View from Cill Rialaig:
an exhibition of works resulting from a convergence
of Irish and American artists and writers in retreat in County Kerry, Ireland.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Saturday: 11-6 / Sunday: 12-6

New York Academy of Art’s 5th Annual Summer Exhibition

“Love is in the Air”
by Nicole Etienne
is on exhibition
June 23 - August 6, 2011
at the Flowers Gallery
529 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011

“Love is in the Air” (shown below) is one of three prints.
This print is the only cincole and is the artist's proof.
Dry point etching, ink on paper, 2009

Love Is In The Air by Nicole Etienne


Flowers is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the New York Academy of Art's 5th Annual Summer Exhibition. The show will open with a reception on Thursday, June 23, from 6-8 pm and will remain on view through August 6, 2011. This highly anticipated group show brings together a wide range of new work by more than 50 established and emerging talents. Comprised of paintings, drawings, limited-edition prints and sculpture, the chosen works will be selected from over 500 submissions by jurors Matthew Flowers, Carter Foster and Julie Heffernan.

Flowers is an internationally recognized gallery with locations in London and New York. The program in both the UK and US comprises all media by established and emerging artists, is an active publisher of prints and multiples, and has a growing department in contemporary international photography.

February 1-28  2011

I Love St. Barth, Nicole Etienne

Saturday, February 12 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Eden Rock Gallery St. Barthelemy

The Eden Rock Gallery presents:

N I C O L E    E T I E N N E

You are invited to join us on Saturday 12th February from 6-8pm
for the opening of ‘Bare’, the new art exhibition at the Eden Rock Gallery
by Nicole Etienne.

A show three years in the making, this new work comprises landscapes
and nudes to provide naked views of St. Barthélemy.
‘Bare’ is a testament to the artist’s ongoing love affair with the island.

Drinks reception from 6-8pm this Saturday
or if you are not on the island,
you may also enjoy the exhibition online
by visiting www.edenrockgallery.com

The exhibition runs until 28th February.

Please feel free to be in touch with any enquiries you may have –
Natalie Clifford
Tel: +590 590 29 79 99

Eden Rock Gallery
St. Barth's


A SALON SHOW ~ November 16-30, 2010

Private Views

Tuesday  November 16th
6.30 - 8.30pm

Thursday  November 18th
6.30 - 8.30pm

Sunday  November 21st
12.00 - 3.00pm

at GALLERY 286

Jonathan Ross
T: 020 7370 2239

286 Earl's Court Road

Boudoir, A Salon Show

FOOLSGOLD ARTS ~ November 13-17, 2010
I Love St. Barth, Nicole Etienne

WHO: Foolsgold
Founded by Brooklyn-based artists Shanan Campanaro and Maria Kozak, Foolsgold creates art exhibitions that celebrate the natural environment and its inhabitants. The exhibitions are sold through silent auctions that raise funds to support various charitable organizations committed to protecting the natural environment and wildlife.

WHY: The Farm Sanctuary
In November 2010, we are holding our third exhibition to benefit the Farm Sanctuary. Founded in1986, the Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization and is solidly committed to ending cruelty against farm animals while promoting compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy.

WHERE: RH Gallery
The third exhibition and benefit auction in New York will be held at RH Gallery located at 137 Duane Street in TriBeCa. Founded by Rebecca Heidenberg and Adam Taki, the gallery will open its doors on September 25th, 2010. The gallery represents an international stable of cutting edge artists and designers while upholding an interdisciplinary and nuanced approach to community building through a diverse program of exhibitions and events.

HOW: Art
Foolsgold in collaboration with RH Gallery has selected a group of artists to participate in this exhibition. Artists are asked to create new work that has as its theme “farmed animals.” The work will be displayed in an exhibition at RH Gallery where it will be sold by silent auction. The Farm Sanctuary will receive at least 40% of all proceeds from the auction. Artists can receive up to 40% of the sale prices of their work if sold. Artists can opt to donate more of their proceeds to The Farm Sanctuary if they choose to do so. Foolsgold and RH Gallery will take up to 20% of the proceeds to recoup expenses.

WHEN: November 13th – 17th, 2010
Exhibition Installation: November 12th, 2010
Auction Preview and Bidding: November 13th – 17th, 2010
Evening Event and Auction Close: November 17th, 2010



Honoring Eric Fischl
Monday, October 18th, 2010
at Sotheby's



Take Home a Nude, New York Academy of Art




For our 2009 summer group exhibition (+2) we invited 22 artists who had shown in the gallery previously, in group or solo shows, and asked each of them to invite two artists of their choice. The result was a diverse and energetic show that forged new relationships and was a lot of fun for everyone involved. In fact, it was such a good experience we decided to take the idea a little farther...

This year we’ve invited nine artists who have never shown at the gallery, but whose work we admire, and asked each of them to invite two artists. The result is twenty-seven new works – all 12” x 12” – in a variety of mediums including painting, mixed media and works on paper. Artists range from the well established (David Humphrey & Julie Heffernan) to the recently graduated (Nicole Etienne & Nicholas Rispoldi) and only one artist (Jean-Pierre Roy, guest of Roni Feldman) has exhibited at Sloan Fine Art in the past. See below for the breakdown of artists invited by the gallery and their guests:

Nice to Meet You Artist List:

  • Justin Amrhein invited Scott Campbell and Charles Clary
  • Jennifer Coates invited Dana Carlson and Clement Coleman
  • Roni Feldman invited Max Presneill and Jean-Pierre Roy
  • Julie Heffernan invited Zachary Wollard and Sarah Zar
  • Catherine Howe invited Nicole Etienne and Nicholas Rispoli
  • David Humphrey invited Matthew Bollinger and Dider William
  • Michael Kagan invited Jane Hamill and John Jacobsmeyer
  • Tricia Keightley invited Anthony Castro and Elizabeth Cooper
  • Colette Robbins invited Micah Ganske and Hidenori Ishii

Running concurrently with Nice to Meet You, in the project room, is Amuse Bouche, a collection of small works designed to give visitors a taste of the work of nine gallery artists: Mia Brownell, Clare Grill, Greg Hopkins, Elizabeth McGrath, Marion Peck, Kristen Schiele, Heather Sherman, Nathan Skiles and Aaron Smith.

*Through July 1st, gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 6pm, and by appointment. The gallery will be closed July 2 through 4 for Independence Day weekend and open Wednesday through Saturday for the remainder for July.

Images, clockwise from top left (all are 12" x 12"):
David Humphrey, "Stump," 2010, acrylic on canvas
Anthony Castro, "Black Drawings #10, Fraktured," 2009, acrylic and found image on panel
Julie Heffernan, "Study for Self-Portrait as Heap," 2010, oil on canvas
Charles Clary, “Flamungle Gestation,” 2010, acrylic and hand cut paper on panel.

Sloan Fine Art

Reception: Wednesday, June 16th, 6 to 8 pm
Exhibition: June 16 through July 31, 2010*

128 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002 | view map


a show of small works on used Metrocards

May 8 through May 12
224 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

On May 8, the studio opens at 4 p.m.; the opening is at 6 p.m.

New York Times story...

New York Times

New Work by Nicole Etienne at "Water/Bodies",
An Exhibition by NY Academy of Art and Eden Rock

The “Water/Bodies” exhibit kicks off on December 21, 2009 at the Eden Rock Gallery. Located at the Eden Rock Hotel on St Barths, the gallery has hosted shows from the top artists in the world and those who will be in the next few years. The new show, curated by David Kratz, President of the New York Academy of Art, will no doubt be consistent with the gallery's fantastic reputation. This year, Eric Fischl and Jenny Saville, both Senior Critics at the Academy, will be among the Academy-affiliated artists showcasing their work at Eden Rock.

Each of the pieces at Eden Rock this winter will be related to the theme of nature, water and the body. Only small works will be displayed at this event, though a variety of media will be present, including oil, watercolor, drawing and sculpture.

“Water/Bodies” is the latest in an ongoing relationship between the Eden Rock Gallery and New York Academy of Art. The program includes an artist-in-residence program, in which up to ten students or graduates of the Academy can visit St Barths and participate. Some of the proceeds from the sales at Water/Bodies will be used to support this program and others at the Academy.


New work by Nicole Etienne - at Cill Rialaig - Thursday, October 22 - 6-8 p.m.

Cill Rialaig Oct 22 - 2009

Address: R566, Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Phone: 066/947-9277

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