Nicholas Auen’s professional career began when he was 19 years old, studying under the artist Therman Statom. While working with Therman, he developed skills in glass blowing, painting, ceramics and metallic materials. With Therman’s guidance, he was also able to study with many other established artists, such as Martin Blank, Dale Chihuly, Jun Kaneko, Karen LaMonte and others. Working with these diverse artists strengthened Auen’s desire to create art that conveys messages through multiple mediums. Auen’s Envisage exhibition history debuts with Scott Richards Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Art Market April 2016.



Notre Dame

The new work by Nicholas Auen transports us to Paris. A woman, dressed in anticipation of an extraordinary evening, is gazing out at Notre Dame from her apartment window.


Auen - Notre Dame 2



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"During my youth, I loved looking at maps, mazes, and reading world history which influenced my current series of superimposing images. The foundation for my work is a collection of my experiences, travel, human interactions, research and observations of society. Each image creates a language for the viewer to decipher which connects personal experiences to the familiar images.
Each composition begins as a pencil sketch drawn to true scale. The drawing is then scanned and rendered into a vectorized digital file, which instructs a water jet to cut the work out of a sheet of aluminum. Depending on the subject matter, the face will be finished using different processes. I am currently intrigued with reflecting the space surrounding where the piece resides. The edges of the metallic compositions are painted by hand, rendered in a lifelike quality, or the entire composition could be painted monochromatically."

- Nicholas Auen




Degree in Art History, Arizona State University


Fresno State University: Creative sculpture implementing narratives


Ringling College of Art and Design: Creative approaches of sculpture


Pilchuck Glass School: Focus on advanced glassblowing techniques


Palomar College Associates degree in Art with a focus on sculpture and welding







Solo Exhibition


Austin Art Projects debuts Envisage series

2007 -2008

Year of Glass in Pittsburgh, PA. Public exhibition, “Projection of the Self”: Glass fused with imagery of the imagination



Group Exhibitions


Austin Art Projects, Group show


Hohmann Fine Art, Group show


Austin Art Projects, Group Show


Tangent Contemporary Art, Group Show “Figurative Explorations”


Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA


San Francisco Art Fair


Public Works


Romanofski foundation site specific installation. “Envelope”: Carlsbad, California


Brahehus Castle, Sweden. “Ascendance”: Site specific temporary installation reflected self evaluation through mobility


Public sculpture in the city of Valencia, California. “Canopy”: Protecting travelers during the cities revitalization project