James Nye

Mission to Florida:

My Mom and I embark on an important journey south
Mar. 31, 2014 - Apr. 16, 2014
Florida, Mission to Florida:

My Mom and I are embarking on an important journey south. Our task is to either return with warmer weather for Southern Ontario or to help The Maple Leafs make the playoffs. We have chosen to bring back Spring! Follow our adventures at www.eimajeyn.wordpress.com


See my new work at BOX 13
Nov. 16, 2013 - Nov. 17, 2013
41A Ardelt Place, Kitchener, Ontario., Kitchener, ON BOX 13 ART SHOW & SALE

"The show was a great success. Details to still to come..." photo by Joe Martz .com Admission is free! Everyone welcome! Winner of "Best New Festival or Event" at the 2012 Arts Awards Waterloo Region, BOX 13 showcases the juried artwork of thirty-three artists from Waterloo Region who will be in attendance. Their paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings and mixed media work range from beautifully rendered representational imagery to energetic abstractions. A percent of all art sales will be donated by the artists to the BOX 13 charity partner, the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region. Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17th from 1 - 4pm. Visit www.BoxArtShow.ca for more info

Night Shift Open House

7pm till late...
Nov. 2, 2013 - Nov. 3, 2013
20 Ontario Street North, Kitchener, ON Night Shift Open House

Thanks to everyone that made it! We had over 100 people through to check out the studio! Come see Kitchener in a whole new light by exploring it in the dark. This is how the Alternatives journal describes it's inaugural Night Shift event. There will be various nocturnal events and sites throughout Downtown Kitchener on the evening of Saturday, November 2nd. I will be opening my doors to the public so people can come in and see where it all happens. I will be open from 7pm till late... Joining me here will be fellow artist David Atkinson and we will be sharing hosting duties for the throngs of Night Shift revellers. Feel free to drop by...

Solo Exhibition

Manifest Expression: Europe 2.0
Feb. 28, 2013 - Mar. 30, 2013
Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Kitchener, ON Solo Exhibition

Most recently my travels have taken me to Europe. A bicycle trip with my Mother was the impetus for the journey. We followed the Danube river from its source in southern Germany, to the heart of Austria, through Slovakia and into Hungary. What I discovered was a continuous, cultural thread of creative expression in the form of graffiti. These paintings illustrate a common theme of visual resistance in the form of graffiti. From small towns to large cities and even in the countryside, graffiti was always a reminder that we were never too far from human settlements. I couldn't help but wonder about the history of where we were travelling. What did it look like a hundred years ago or five hundred? How many people have travelled this route before us? By capturing the graffiti within the landscape on film, and then documenting with paint, my goal was to provide a visual record of our journey. The aim of this exhibition is not to advocate for or against the merits of graffiti. The aim is to highlight the fact that creative expression is an intrinsic part of what it means to be human. For thousands of years people have been writing on walls and it continues to this day. The walls may have changed and the marking tools may have evolved, but the one constant is that people feel compelled to express themselves. James Nye

Inside Out

Art Show and Sale
Jun. 9, 2012 - Jun. 10, 2012Inside Out

Inside Out is an outdoor art show and sale being held in a beautiful rural setting in Ariss, ON. I will be showing my paintings alongside fellow artists Nancy Farrell, Clive Lewis, Jane Longo, Susan Schaefer and Graeme Sheffield. The show runs Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th from 1-5pm. Refreshments will be served. Please contact me for directions

Solo Exhibition

Ernst & Young Art Champion: James Nye
Jan. 15, 2011 - Mar. 31, 2011
The Communitech Hub and The Accelerator Center, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Solo Exhibition

This unique exhibition sponsored by Ernst & Young is split between The Communitech Hub in The Tannery District of downtown Kitchener and The Accelerator Center located in the heart of the Technology Park in Waterloo. The exhibition consists of recent works from Nye's Manifest Expression series, including five canvases from his recent exploits in New York City. There will be a public meet and greet at The Accelerator Center on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 4-7 pm and will be a great opportunity to view the artwork and meet the artist. Special thanks to Art Allies for coordinating the exhibition. For more information please contact James eimajeyn@gmail.com.

Six Degrees of Separation: A New Generation of Canadian Artists

Guest Curator Noah Becker
Oct. 14, 2010 - Nov. 13, 2010
Claire Oliver Gallery, 513 West 26th Street, New York, NY. Six Degrees of Separation: A New Generation of Canadian Artists

Featuring works by: Graham Gillmore, James Nye, Alex McLeod, Frank Torng, Angela Grossmann, Ben van Netten, Trevor Guthrie, Noah Becker, Attila Richard Lukacs, and Catherine Heard. For more information feel free to contact me or the gallery at 212.929.5949 info@claireoliver.com