Nick Pedersen: Slow Apocalypse
Nick Pedersen (b. 1983) received his MFA in Digital Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 2011. Pedersen’s work combines his own photography, digital collage, and printmaking techniques to create elaborate, photorealistic images focusing on environmental issues. A main theme in his work is “beautiful decay,” creating large-scale pieces that reveal a satirically, post-apocalyptic vision of the not-too-distant future. Pedersen’s artwork has been shown in galleries across the country and internationally, including the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Paradigm Gallery, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. He has published two artist books featuring his long-term personal projects Sumeru and Ultima, and his work has been featured in numerous publications such as Vogue, Create Magazine, Juxtapoz, and Hi-Fructose. Pedersen has also completed Artist Residencies at the Banff Center in Canada, the Gullkistan Creative Residency in Iceland, and the Starry Night Retreat in New Mexico to work on his environmental projects.