Duane Nickerson is a Canadian artist who has exhibited his work internationally and now lives and works near Toronto. His paintings reside in public and private collections in Australia, Brunei, Canada, France, Mexico, Singapore, the UK and the United States.
Nickerson holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and a Governor General’s Gold Medal award from the University of Calgary.
“My work now almost exclusively reflects my fascination with the complex visual matrix that arises from the slow growth of trees and the erosion of limestone by water. With such subject matter, the theme of time is ever present. I am intrigued by the various tracks of time evident in this environment. This sense of slow change is reflected in the process of layering mixtures of the primitive, physical medium of oil paint on a canvas surface. The slowness of my oil painting technique pays modest tribute to the endurance of trees and the majesty of geological forces that continue to shape our environment.”
2017 The Forest and the Trees, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby
2017 Duane Nickerson, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto (Solo feature)
2016 Slow Growth, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton (Solo)
2015 Summer in the City, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton
2014 Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery
2013 Summer in the City, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton
2010 Ephemera, Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton (Solo)
2010 Harvest, Gallery 145, St. Catharines
2009 A Closer Look, Gallery on The Bay, Hamilton (Solo)
2009 Bruno Capolongo Invitational, Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, Hamilton
2008 Local Harvest, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby
2007 Gathering, Ross Morrow Theatre, Ridley College, St. Catharines