Nicolas Party

Photo: Axel Dupeux

Photo: Axel Dupeux

Born in Lausanne in 1980, Party is a figurative painter who has achieved critical admiration for his familiar yet unsettling landscapes, portraits, and still lifes that simultaneously celebrate and challenge conventions of representational painting. His works are primarily created in soft pastel, an idiosyncratic choice of medium in the 21st-century, and one that allows for exceptional degrees of intensity and fluidity in his depictions of objects both natural and manmade. Transforming these objects into abstracted, biomorphic shapes, Party suggests deeper connections and meanings. His unique visual language has coalesced in a universe of fantastical characters and motifs where perspective is heightened and skewed to uncanny effect.

In addition to paintings, Party creates public murals, pietra dura, ceramics, installation works, and sculptures, including painted busts and body parts that allude to the famous fragments of ancient Greece and Rome. His brightly-colored androgynous figures vary in scale from the handheld to the monumental, and are displayed on tromp l’oeil marble plinths of differing heights that upend conventional perspective. Party’s early interest in graffiti and murals – his projects in this arena have included major commissions for the Dallas Museum of Art and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles – has led to a particular approach to the installation and presentation of his work. He routinely deploys color and makes architectural interventions in exhibition spaces in order to construct enveloping experiences for the viewer.

The artist’s childhood in Switzerland imprinted upon him an early fascination with landscape and the natural world, and the influence of his native country places Party firmly within the trajectory of central European landscape painting. Points of reference in his work include celebrated 19th-century Swiss artists Félix Vallotton, Ferdinand Hodler, and to Hans Emmenegger. One can also find within his works a 21st-century synthesis of the sorts of impulses and ideas that fueled the Renaissance and late 19th-century, early 20th-century figurative painting, the compositional strategies of Rosalba Carriera and Rachel Ruysch, and the visions of such self-taught artists as Louis Eilshemius and Milton Avery.

Based in New York, Party studied at the Lausanne School of Art in Switzerland before receiving his MFA from Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.


Born Lausanne, Switzerland, 1980


Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, 2009

Lausanne School of Art, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2004

Resides Lives and works in New York NY

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Kestner Gesellschaft, 'Nicolas Party | Stage Fright', cur. Lea Altner, Hannover, Germany (forthcoming)
Le Consortium, 'Nicolas Party. Boilly', Dijon, France
MASI Lugano, 'Rovine', Lugano, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, 'Nicolas Party', Cully, Switzerland

2020 Hauser & Wirth, 'Sottobosco', Los Angeles CA

2019 Xavier Hufkens, 'Grotto', Brussels, Belgium
The FLAG Art Foundation, 'Nicolas Party: Pastel', cur. Nicolas Party, New York NY
Marble House, 'Nicolas Party at Marble House', Newport RI
Marciano Art Foundation, 'Trees', Los Angeles CA
The Modern Institute, 'Polychrome', Glasgow, Scotland

2018 M WOODS, 'Arches', Beijing, China
Galerie Gregor Staiger, 'Heads', Zurich, Switzerland
Magritte Museum, 'Magritte Parti', Brussels, Belgium
The Modern Institute, Aird’s Lane Green Space, 'Head’, Glasgow, Scotland
Kaufmann Repetto, 'Pietra Dura', Milan, Italy

2017 Modern Art Oxford, 'Speakers', cur. Stephanie Straine, Oxford, UK
The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met at Lincoln Center, 'Dinner for 24 Sheep', New York NY
Karma, 'Pastel', New York NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 'sunrise, sunset', cur. Stéphane Aquin, Washington DC
Xavier Hufkens, 'Three Seasons', Brussels, Belgium

2016 Palazzo Antinori, 'Nicolas Party in the Garden Room', cur. Ilaria Bonacossa, Florence, Italy
Hammer Museum, 'Hammer Projects: Nicolas Party', cur. Ali Subotnick, Los Angeles CA
The Modern Institute, 'Three Cats', Glasgow, Scotland
Dallas Museum of Art‚ 'Nicolas Party: Pathway', cur. Nolan Jimbo and Gavin Delahunty, Dallas TX
CAN Centre d’art Neuchâtel, 'Cimaise', Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Glasgow Print Studio, 'Mezzotint', Glasgow, Scotland

2015 RISE Projects, 'Nicolas Party and Jesse Wine: Snails in Notting Hill', London, UK
Kaufmann Repetto, 'Snails’ Chapel', Milan, Italy
SALTS, 'Panorama', Basel, Switzerland
Inverleith House, 'Boys and Pastel', Edinburgh, Scotland
Kaufmann Repetto, 'Two Naked Women', Milan, Italy
Centre culturel suisse, 'Pastel et nu', Paris, France

2014 Westfälischer Kunstverein, 'Trunks and Faces', cur. Kristina Scepanski, Münster, Germany
Kunsthall Stavanger, 'Landscape', Stavanger, Norway
Galerie Gregor Staiger, 'Pastel', Zurich, Switzerland
David Dale Gallery, 'Carrot Stairs', Glasgow, Scotland

2013 The Modern Institute, 'Still Life oil paintings and Landscape watercolours', Glasgow, Scotland
Davel 14, 'Cully Jazz', Cully, Switzerland

2012 Salon 94 Freemans, 'Dinner for 24 Dogs', New York NY
Galerie Gregor Staiger, 'Still Lifes and Big Naked Women', Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss Institute, 'Still Life, Stones and Elephants', New York NY

2011 Doll Espace D'Art Contemporain, '"CHARLOTTE" an exhibition by Stéphane Devidal & Nicolas Party', Lausanne, Switzerland
Remap 3, 'Still Life, Gold and Peeling Paint', Athens, Greece
Upstairs at The Modern Institute Osborne Street, 'Dinner for 24 Elephants', Glasgow, Scotland
The Woodmill, 'Elephants at the Woodmill', London, UK

2010 Collective Gallery, 'New Work Scotland', Edinburgh, Scotland
Intermedia, 'Teapots and Sausages', Glasgow, Scotland
La Placette, 'Teapots, Bread and Sausages', Lausanne, Switzerland
Le Rez de Chaussee, 'Elephants, spoons and sausage rolls', Glasgow, Scotland

Group Exhibitions

2021 Fondation de l’Hermitage, 'Hans Emmenegger', Lausanne, Switzerland ARTFLYER, ‘Anniversary Exhibition’, Athens, Greece
The FLAG Art Foundation, 'and I will wear you in my heart of heart', New York NY
Galerie Gregor Staiger, 'yes. this is how we pierce the vault of heaven', Zürich, Switzerland

2020 Hauser & Wirth, 'Artists for New York', New York NY
Museo Jumex, 'Colección Jumex. On the Razor’s Edge', cur. Patricia Marshall, Mexico City, Mexico
The Zënza Sëida Cultural Association and the Biennale Gherdëina, 'Biennale Gherdëina 7 – a breath? a name? – the ways of worldmaking', cur. Adam Budak, Dolomites, Italy
KARMA, '(Nothing but) Flowers', New York NY
Kunsthaus Zurich, 'Shall und Rauch', Zurich, Switzerland
McCabe Fine Art, 'Figures and Faces. A McCabe Pop Up Exhibition in New York', New York NY
Kaufman Repetto, 'vent’anni - twenty years', Milan, Italy

2019 Galerie Ludorff, 'Drawn World. Zeichnungen von Menzel Bis Warhol', Düsseldorf, Germany
GRIMM, 'Away in the Hill', New York NY

2018 Mendes Wood DM, 'Nightfall', cur. Erika Verzutti, Fernanda Brenner, Milovan Farronato, Brussels, Belgium
Herald St, 'Use Your Illusion', London, UK
Museum Van Buuren, 'Present', Brussels, Belgium
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, 'The Biennial of Painting', Deurle, Belgium
FRAC Lorraine, 'Vous me rappelez quelqu’un', cur. Fanny Gonella, Metz, France
Parkett at Nomad St. Moritz, 'Small is Beautiful', Samedan, Switzerland
Fondation de l’Hermitage, 'Pastels, du 16e au 21 siècle', cur. Sylvie Wuhrmann, Lausanne, Switzerland
Jessica Silverman Gallery, 'Open House', San Francisco CA

2017 Künstlerhaus Bremen, 'Wie werden wir uns wiedererkennen', cur. Fanny Gonella, Bremen, Germany
Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, 'La Vie simple – Simplement la vie', cur. Bice Curiger, Arles, France

2016 SMAK, 'These Strangers... Painting and People', Ghent, Belgium
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, 'Sorcières et escargot' [with Jesse Wine], Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Emden, 'VITAMINBOMBE Früchtebilder von Picasso bis Warhol', Emden, Germany
Galerie Patrick Seguin, 'Olympia', Paris, France
Inverleith House, 'I still Believe in Miracles' Edinburgh, UK
König Galerie, 'Surreal', Berlin, Germany

2015 Shanaynay, 'Full House', Paris, France
Salon 94, 'Tiger Tiger', New York NY
Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Cantina del Bargino, 'STILL-LIFE Remix, Antinori Art Project', cur. Ilaria Bonacossa, Firenze, Italy
artgenève Art Fair, 'Prix Mobilière', Geneva, Switzerland
Shanghai Himalayas Museum, 'Poster Club: Wheat, Mud, Machine', Shanghai, China

2014 Bonner Kunstverein, 'Three Elephant’s Days: Nicolas Party, Serge Vuille', Bonn, Germany
Kumu Art Museum, 'I’m a Painting', cur. Kati Ilves, Tallinn, Estonia
Natalia Hug Gallery, 'I’m So Green', Cologne, Germany
Miart, 'THENnow', Milan, Italy

2013 Neues Museum, '/prospekt/ Funktion / Disfunktion – Kunstzentrum Glasgow', cur. Melitta Kliege, Nuremberg, Germany
Gavin Brown's enterprise, 'Uri Aran, JWDB, Nicolas Party', New York NY
Glasgow Print Studio, '40/40', Glasgow, Scotland
Museum Folkwang, 'Just What Is Not Is Possible', Essen, Germany
Bonner Kunstverein, 'IHRE GESCHICHTE(N)', Bonn, Germany
The Bothy Project at the Walled Garden, '157 Days of Sunshine', Glasgow, Scotland

2012 Dovecot Studios, 'CARPETS OF DISTINCTION', cur. Panel, Edinburgh, Scotland
Gregor Staiger, 'The Best of Times', Zurich, Switzerland
R4, Ile Seguin, 'Allez-y', Paris, France
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, '"Arrives In Starting" with Stephane Devidal', The Duchy Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Frieze Art Fair, 'Frieze Projects 2012', London, UK
Independent Art Fair, New York NY

2011 Eastside Projects, 'Painting Show', cur. Sophie von Hellerman and Gavin Wade, Birmingham, England
Eastside Projects, 'Poster Club', Birmingham, England
Glasgow Print Studio, 'Poster Chaud', Glasgow, Scotland
Gallery of Modern Art, 'Blueprint for a Bogey' (with Corin Sworn and Ciara Philips), Glasgow, Scotland
The Royal Standard, 'Elephants at The Royal Standard', Liverpool, UK
Travelling Gallery, 'Draw in', Scotland (travelled to various locations in Scotland)

2010 Le Quartier Centre d’Art Contemporain, 'Air de jeux' (with Corin Sworn and Ciara Philips), Quimper, France
Mary Mary, 'Interference with twigs', Glasgow, Scotland
Temporary Space, 'The Show in the Shoe', cur. Jim Lambie, Glasgow, Scotland
The Glue Factory, 'Kiss of death', Glasgow, Scotland

2009 Messe Basel, 'Swiss Art Award' (with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal), Basel, Switzerland
APS Artnews project + Twinspace, 'Set up and go', cur. John Calcutt and Graham Ramsay, Berlin, Germany
Festival Les Urbaines, Arsenic, 'The Complete World History of Terrorism as it is Known Today + Solution' [with Shelly Nadashi and Kate V Robertson], Lausanne, Switzerland (travelling exhibition)
Plateaux Festival Mousonturm, 'The Complete World History of Terrorism as it is Known Today + Solution' [with Shelly Nadashi and Kate V Robertson], Frankfurt, Germany (travelling exhibition)
Project Room, 'Gazing Ball', Glasgow, Scotland
Tramway, 'MFA Show', Glasgow, Scotland

2008 Galerie Analix, 'Fertiles differences', Geneva, Switzerland
Kunsthaus Langenthal, 'Unter < 30' [with Charlotte Herzig and Stéphane Devidal], Ligenthalle, Switzerland
The Royal Scottish Academy, 'Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition', Edinburgh, Scotland

2007 Centre Pasquart, 'Unter < 30' [with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal], Bienne, Switzerland
Docks, 'Les Urbaines' [with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal], Lausanne, Switzerland
Ford, 'Blakadama' [with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal], Geneva, Switzerland
Ford, 'OB zine' [with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal], Geneva, Switzerland
Ford, 'Wunder stanza' [with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal], Geneva, Switzerland
Messe Basel, 'Swiss Art Award' [with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal], Basel, Switzerland

2006 Circuit, 'Mini golf' [with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal], Lausanne, Switzerland
Espace Bellevaux, Lausanne, Switzerland
Espace Bellevaux, 'Blakam madame 2' [with Charlotte Herzig and Stèphane Devidal], Lausanne, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Basel, 'Viper Basel', Basel, Switzerland

2005 La Rusille, 'Elle procure des plaisirs qui n’ont rien à voir avec le plaisir de se gratter', Vallorbe, Switzerland
Park Tower Hall, 'Swiss Videolandscape Today | lopped sensations', Tokyo, Japan (travelling exhibition)
Goethe Institut, 'Swiss Videolandscape Today | lopped sensations', Kyoto, Japan (travelling exhibition)

2004 Arsenic, 'Cinquième partie', Lausanne, Switzerland

2003 Centro Cultural Conde Duque, 'MediaSpace Suiza', Madrid, Spain
Kunsthalle Basel, 'Viper Basel', Basel, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, 'Désire Design', Lausanne, Switzerland

2002, 'Viper 22 replay 2', Basel, Switzerland

Selected Public & Special Projects

2021 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 'Draw the Curtain', Washington, D.C. (forthcoming)

2020 RxArt, Los Angles Children’s Hospital, 'Pipeline. Nicolas Party for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles', Los Angeles CA

2017 Jupiter Artland, 'Cafe Party', Edinburgh, Scotland



2020 Draguet, Michel, 'Magritte parti', Brussels: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, 2020 (exh. cat.)
Fuhrman, Glenn, Hyde, Melissa, Kazanjian, Dodie, 'Pastel', New York: The FLAG Art Foundation, 2020, ill. (exh. cat.)­

2019 M WOODS (ed.), 'Nicolas Party. Arches', Beijing: M WOODS, 2019 (exh. cat.)

2018 Karma (ed.), 'Nicolas Party. Still Life Paintings', New York: Karma, 2019, ill.

2017 Karma (ed.), 'Nicolas Party. Pastel', New York: Karma, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)

2014 Galerie Gregor Staiger (ed.), 'Pastel', Zurich: Galerie Gregor Staiger, 2014, ill. (exh. cat.)

2011 Pearce, Naomi, 'Nicolas Party', Glasgow: The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., 2011, ill. (exh. cat.)

Selected Publications

2020 Staubli, Barbara, Hatebur, Barbara, Kunstsammlung, Julius Bär (eds.), 'Umgeben von Kunst. Surrounded by Art. Die Julius Bär Sammlung', Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2020, p. 269, ill.
Hug, Cathérine, Joos, Petra, Mori, Gioia (et al.), 'Schall und Rauch. Die wilden 20er / Smoke and Mirrors. The Roaring Twenties', Zürich: Kunsthaus Zürich, ill. (exh. cat.)

2019 Deitch, Jeffrey, Gingeras, Alison, Fateman, Johanna (et al.), 'Unrealism. New Figurative Painting', New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2019, ill.
Stein, Jordan, 'Gertrude Abercrombie, Ann Craven, Nicolas Party, Matthew Wong', New York: Karma, 2019, ill. (exh. cat.)

2018 Wuhrmann, Sylvie, Couvreur, Aurélie (eds.), 'Pastels, du 16e au 21e siècle', Lausanne: La Bibliothèque des Arts, ill. (exh. cat.)

2017 Curiger, Bice (ed.), 'La Vie simple. Simplement la vie', Arles: Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)

2016 Schwabsky, Barry, 'Vitamin P3. New Perspectives in Painting', London/New York: Phaidon, 2016, ill.
Hoste, Ann (ed.), 'These Strangers… Painting and People', Amsterdam: Roma Publications, 2016, ill. (exh. cat.)

2015 Emin, Tracy, Koestenbaum, Wayne, Scott, Andrea K. (eds.), 'Feelings. Soft Art', New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2015, ill.

2013 Kliege, Melitta (ed.), 'Funktion Dysfunktion. Kunstzentrum Glasgow/Function Dysfunction. Contemporary Art from Glasgow', Nuremberg: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2013, ill. (exh. cat.)

Selected Press

2021 Lee, Gajin, '니콜라스 파티. 풍경과 초상' [Nicolas Party. Landscape and Portrait], in: Public Art, Seoul, no. 175, April 2021, pp. 60-67, ill.
Public Art, Seoul, no. 174, March 2021, cover, ill.
Greenstein, Jane, 'Nonprofit RxART delivers art therapy to Southern California kids after a long wait', on:, 14 March 2021, ill.
Sapsford, Beatrice, Lee, Shannon, '10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week: February 18, 2021', on:, 18 February 2021, ill.
Fener, Sydney, 'Swiss-born multimedia artist discusses surrealist work with senior art class', on:, 11 February 2021, ill.

2020 Cheng, Cusson, 'Nicolas Party', in: Art and Piece, Hong Kong, no. 3, December 2020, pp. 40-47, ill.
___, 'The Most Influential Artists of 2020', on:, 7 December 2020, ill.
Kamp, Justin, 'Amoako Boafo, Dana Schutz, and Nicolas Party achieved new auction records at a Christie’s hybrid sale', on:, 3 December 2020, ill.
Cascone, Sarah, 'Editors’ Picks: 8 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a New Release on 50 Women Sculptors to a Nicolas Party Chat', on:, 23 November 2020, ill.
Espinasseau, Antoine, 'Nicolas Party', in: Frog, Dijon, France, no. 19, Winter 2020, pp. 88-101, ill.
Zahm, Olivier, 'Nicolas Party for Purple #34 The Love Issue', in: Purple, Paris, no. 34, Fall 2020, pp. 162-167, ill.
Loos, Ted, 'Auction Price that take your breath away', in: The New York Times International, New York, 15 September 2020, p. 11, ill.
Leung, Gabrielle, 'Support the U.S. Postal Service With This Mail Art Fundraiser', on:, 8 September 2020, ill.
___, '[Distorted Vision] The strange universe under the brush of Swiss artist Nicolas Party', on:, 7 September 2020, ill.
Sapsford, Beatrice, '10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week', on:, 24 August 2020, ill.
Sapsford, Beatrice, '10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week', on:, 29 June 2020, ill.
Lee, Jonathan, 'Issue #152. Nicolas Party by Jonathan Lee' [interview], on:, 27 May 2020, ill.
Rees, Lucy, 'Nicolas Party Shares the Healing Power of Art During Quarantine', on:, 22 May 2020, ill.
Edugyan, Esi, 'How Silk-Making Represents a More Hidden Side of Georgia’s Past', on:, 11 May 2020, ill.
Buisson Alexis, 'Chez Nicolas Party, nouveau maître du pastel', on:, 10 May 2020, ill.
___, 'Hauser & Wirth presents online exhibition Nicolas Party. Canopy', on:, 7 May 2020, ill.
Giorgini, Elena, 'Canopy. Le liquide foreste oniriche di Nicolas Party in mostra online da Hauser & Wirth', on:, 7 May 2020, ill.
Cowan, Katy, 'Calming watercolour paintings made in quarantine by Nicolas Party celebrate forests and treetops, on:, 6 May 2020, ill.
Leung, Gabrielle, 'Nicolas Party to Display Dreamy Watercolor Landscapes in Online Exhibition', on:, 5 May 2020, ill.
Belcove, Julie, 'Art Therapy', in: Robb Report, Los Angeles, May 2020, pp. 104-115, ill.
Klingelfuss, Jessica, 'West Side Story', in: Wallpaper, May 2020, pp. 92-112, ill.
___, 'Postcards From Home. Creativity in a Time of Crisis', on:, 23 April 2020, ill.
Mellin, Haley, 'Nicolas Party’s Fruits of the Forest', on:, 5 May 2020, ill.
Martorelli, Manuela, 'Nicolas Party. Interview', in: ODDA, New York, March 2020, ill.
Osberg, Annabel, 'Nicolas Party. Sottobosco', on:, 18 March 2020, ill.
___, 'Nicolas Party. Sottobosco', on:, 13 March 2020, ill.
___, 'A Nicolas Party Untitled Landscape Could Fetch $80,000', on:, 4 March 2020, ill.
Dambrot, Shana Nys, 'Nicolas Party's Postmodern Palace', on:, 4 March 2020, ill.
Party, Nicolas, 'Seeing the Forest for the Trees. Nicolas Party's travels in the arbor', in: Ursula, no. 6, Spring 2020, pp. 102-115, ill.
___, 'Nicolas Party. Sottobosco', on:, 23 February 2020, ill.
___, 'Nicolas Party. Sottobosco at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles', on:, 17 February 2020, ill.
Leung, Gabrielle, 'Nicolas Party Brings World of Strange Creatures & Wild Flora to LA Gallery', on:, 14 February 2020, ill.
___, 'Nicolas Party's first Los Angeles solo exhibition opens at Hauser & Wirth', on:, 14 February 2020, ill.
Niwa, Rae, 'Nicolas Party. Sottobosco', on:, 13 February 2020, ill.
Juliano, Michael, 'Nicolas Party has turned Hauser & Wirth into a pastel wonderland', on:, 12 February 2020, ill.
___, 'Sottobosco. Nicolas Party To Make Los Angeles Debut at Hauser & Wirth', on:, 11 February 2020, ill.
Kuesel, Christy, 'Beloved for His Popping Pastels, Nicolas Party Takes a Darker Turn', on:, 11 February 2020, ill.
Pearce, Michael, 'Kicking Kittens. Evaporating Champagne Fizz at Nicolas Party's Plastic Party', on:, 8 February 2020, ill.
Belcove, Julie, 'Artist Nicolas Party Turns Pastels Into a Tool for Subversive Art at Hauser & Wirth', on:, 2 February 2020, ill.
Goldstein, Andrew, '"You Just Have to Enjoy It". Swiss Art Star Nicolas Party on His Evolution From Outlaw Street Artist to Art-Market Darling', on:, 22 January 2020, ill.
___, 'The Art Angle Podcast. Nicolas Party on Why Being an Art Star Is Like Being in Love', on:, 21 January 2020, ill.
Allen, Brian T., 'Chelsea, S&M Goes High-Fashion, Pastels Go High-Octane', on:, 15 January 2020, ill.
Laster, Paul, '12 Must-See Art and Design Exhibitions in 2020' on:, 3 January 2020, ill.

2019 Juliano, Michael, '7 L.A. art exhibitions and events to look forward to in 2020', on:, 18 December 2019
Truax, Stephen, 'Pastel Then, Pastel Now', on:, 14 December 2019, ill.
Hong, Catherine, 'Nicolas Party's Audacious Sense of Color', on:, 4 December 2019, ill.
___, 'Nicolas Party at Xavier Hufkens', on:, 3 December 2019, ill.
Solway, Diane, 'A Letter From The Editor', on:, 1 December 2019
Gilsoul, Guy, 'L'oeuvre de la semaine. Les grottes habitées', on:, 1 December 2019, ill.
Indrisek, Scott, 'Explore Nicolas Party's Unbelievable Pastel Wonderland', on:, 7 November 2019, ill.
Yerebakan, Osman Can, 'Nicolas Party Is Painting Pastels on Everything From Museum Walls to Hospital Halls', on:, 6 November 2019, ill.
Grizard, Thierry, 'Nicolas Party, exposition à la galerie Xavier Hufkens', on:, 3 November 2019, ill.
Block, Annie, 'Saturated Murals by Nicolas Party Take Over the FLAG Art Foundation in New York', on:, 3 November 2019, ill.
Dawn Graves, Cassidy, 'Art This Week. Pastels, Flowers, and Queer Abstraction', on:, 8 October 2019, ill.
___, 'Editors' Picks. 23 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week', on:, 7 October 2019, ill.
Pes, Javier, 'How Does a Super-Collector Shop at Frieze London? We Tagged Along With Jupiter Artland Patron Nicky Wilson', on:, 3 October 2019
____, 'Attitude of Contemporary Art. Nicolas Party', on:, 1 September 2019, ill.
____, 'Art Industry News. How Collectors Use Museum Boards to Boost the Value of Their Own Art and Other Stories', on:, 29 August 2019
Touhey, Helena, 'Visionary Art at Marble House is Eye-Opening', on:, 29 August 2019, ill.
Guadagnino, Kate, 'At a "Dinner with Ghosts," Everything Is Art', on:, 28 August 2019, ill.
Rea, Naomi, 'The Art Market Is Having a Party About Nicolas Party. Here's How the Playful Young Art Star Got So Hot, So Fast', on:, 19 August 2019, ill.
___, 'The Marble Ghosts of Rhode Island. Nicolas Party's Stunning Juxtapositions', on:, 27 July 2019, ill. and video
Dambrot, Shana Nys, 'Nicolas Party. "Trees" at Marciano Art Foundation', on:, 17 July 2019, ill.
___, 'Art review. Nicolas Party, The Modern Institute, Glasgow. Monika Sosnowska, The Modern Institute, Glasgow', on:, 13 July 2019, ill.
Loos, Ted, 'Artist Nicolas Party Revives the Language of Pastel', on:, 17 March 2019, ill.

2018 ___, 'Critics' Pick. Nicolas Party Arches', on:, 3 December 2018, ill.
Kazanjian, Dodie, 'Party Time', in: Vogue, New York, June 2018, ill.
___, 'Glasgow International festival of art to open', on:, 19 April 2018, ill.
Casavecchia, Barbara, 'As far as the eye can see', in: L'Officiel Art, New York, no. 3, April 2018, ill.
Mackovic, Sinisa, 'Nicolas Party', in: Apartemento Magazine, Barcelona, no. 21, April 2019, ill.

2017 Provenzi, Romina, 'Nicolas Party. Oxford, Revisited', on:, 4 December 2017, ill.
Subotnick, Ali, 'The First Form of Art' [interview], in: Parkett, Zurich/New York, vol. 100/101, December 2017, pp. 314-321, ill.
Godfrey Larmon, Annie, 'Nicolas Party' [review], in: Artforum, vol. 56, no. 4, December 2017, ill.
McGrath, Charles, 'The Met's Dinner That Never Ends', on:, 9 October 2017
PBS NewsHour, 'Artist puts time in perspective by painting sun's rise and fall' [report on the exhibition 'sunrise, sunset' at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., by Judy Woodruff], 18 July 2017
Catlin, Roger, 'Muralist Nicolas Party Samples Great Artists of the Past Like a Visual DJ', on:, 28 June 2017, ill.
Urwin Jones, Sarah, 'Galleries. Jupiter Artland reopens with new cafe and exhibitions', on:, 25 May 2017, ill.

2016 Tattoli, Federica, 'Talking with the Swiss painter Nicolas Party' [interview], on:, 3 December 2016, ill.
Florian, Federico, 'Nicolas Party at The Modern Institute', on:, November 2016, ill.
Guyver, Figgy, 'Three Cats, Nicolas Party at The Modern Institute' [review], on:, 25 October 2016, ill.
Abrams, Loney, 'Post-Internet Phenomenon Nicolas Party on the Importance of Painting Cats in the Digital Age' [interview], on:, 19 October 2016, ill.
Hatfull, Nicholas, 'Nicolas Party "Three Cats" at The Modern Institute, Glasgow', in: Mousse Magazine, Milan, no. 55, October-November 2016, ill.
___, 'Nicolas Party at the Modern Institute, Glasgow', on:, 21 September 2016, ill.
Gorday, Shelby, 'Stroll Through the Immersive Work of Nicolas Party at the DMA', on:, 18 August 2016, ill.

2015 McCrory, Sarah, 'Best of 2015', in: Artforum, New York, vol. 54, no. 4, December 2015, ill.
Wine, Jesse, 'Apples and Pairs' [interview], in: Frieze, New York, no. 175, November 2015, ill.
Sherwin, Skye, 'Nicolas Party', on:, 18 November 2015, ill.
Pirovano, Stefano, 'When Nicolas Party met Giotto' [interview], on:, 16 September 2015, ill.
Vitorelli, Rita, 'Interview Nicolas Party', in: Spike Art Quarterly, Vienna, no. 44, Summer 2015, ill.
Wilkes, Rob, 'Nicolas Party redecorates Edinburgh’s Inverleith House with Boys and Pastel show...', on:, 17 June 2015, ill.
Valacchi, Maria Chiara, 'Nicolas Party', on:, 6 June 2015, ill.
Clark, Robert, 'This week’s new exhibitions', on:, 9 May 2015, ill.
___, 'Nicolas Party. Boys And Pastel, Inverleith Gallery, Edinburgh', on:, 9 May 2015
Bombelli, Ilaria, 'Nicolas Party's "Two Naked Women"', on:, 16 April 2015, ill.
Akel, Joseph, 'At the Independent Fair, Art Not Quite on the Margin', in: T Magazine, New York, 6 March 2015, ill.
Chu, Christie, 'Youthful, Edgy Independent Art Fair Looms Large in the Art World', on:, 6 March 2015, ill.
Cotter, Holland, 'Independent Art Fair Combines Less Is More and Growth', on:, 5 March 2015, ill.

2013 Lack, Jessica, 'Party Coloured', on:, December 2013
Sharratt, Chris, 'Nicolas Party. Strange Fruits', on:, 4 November 2013, ill.
Halpern, Clara, 'Daily Servings. The Art World's Food Pyramid', in: Modern Painters Magazine, New York, October 2013
Sharratt, Chris, 'Reviews. Nicolas Party', on:, 15 June 2013
___, 'Nicolas Party at The Modern Institute', on:, 15 May 2013, ill.
___, 'Exhibitions', in: Mousse Magazine, Milan, 8 May 2013
Mansfield, Susan, 'Art Reviews', on:, 25 April 2013
Edbrook, Laura, 'Nicolas Party. Still Life oil paintings and Landscape watercolours', on:, 22 April 2013, ill.
___, '"HERstories" at Bonner Kunstverein', on:, 21 April 2013, ill.
Benmakhlouf, Adam, 'Art Review', on:, 19 April 2013
Patience, Jan, 'Gallery round-up', on:, 13 April 2013
Patience, Jan, 'An arty Party', on:, 12 April 2013
Herbert, Martin, 'Now See This', in: ArtReview, London, April 2013
___, 'Nicolas Party. "Still Life oil paintings and Landscape watercolours" at The Modern Institute, Glasgow' on:, 23 March 2013, ill.
Schneider, Karen B., 'Art of the Advisor', in: Artful Living Magazine, Minneapolis, Autumn 2013, pp. 220-222, ill.

2012 Katsof, Alhena, 'Meet Nicolas Party', in: Kaleidoscope Magazine, Milan, 5 December 2012, ill.
___, '24 Artists to Watch', in: Modern Painters Magazine, New York, December 2012
Hoberman, Mara, 'Five Questions for Nicolas Party', in: Swiss Institute, New York, no. 1, April 2012, ill.
Halperin, Julia, 'From a Watermelon Rock to a Resin Bong, the Trippiest Works at the 2012 Independent Fair', on:, 8 March 2012
Morgan, Elinor, 'Painting Show' [review], on:, 16 January 2012, ill.

2011 Bradley, Kimberly, 'ReMap Athens. Athenian Rhapsody', on:, 19 October 2011, ill.
___, 'Nicolas Party "Dinner for 24 Elephants" at The Modern Institute, Glasgow', on:, 26 September 2011, ill.
Calcutt, John, 'Emerging. Nicolas Party', in: Map Magazine, Glasgow, no. 25, Summer 2011, ill.
Cloughton, Rachael, 'New Work Scotland Programme. Nicolas Party & Catherine Payton', on:, 14 January 2011, ill.
C. V., 'Still Wasser', in: Art Collector Magazine, Sydney, 2011

2012 ___, 'New Work Scotland', in: Map Magazine, no. 23, Glasgow, Autumn 2010, ill.
Edbrook, Laura, 'A Space on Stage. The Dinner Party', in: New Work Scotland Programme, Glasgow, no. 7, 2010, ill.
Lammer, Elsie, 'Sweetgeranium by Nicolas Party, Interview by Elise Lammer' [interview], in: Novembre Magazine, Paris, no. 2, Fall/Winter 2010, ill.

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Installation view, ‘Polychrome,’ The Modern Institute, Osborne Street, Glasgow

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