Nick Mauss


The American/German artist Nick Mauss has formed his work through a finely tuned sensory register, with drawing at the centre of a praxis which otherwise eludes all simple categorizations. Expanding the medium of drawing through multiple registers at the same time, Mauss’ approach to drawing fuses peripatetically to other possible formats, including sculpture, publications, the format of the exhibition, and writing.

Nick Mauss
(New York, 1980) lives and works in New York. In 2022, Mauss contributed as an invited artist to the survey exhibition of Christian Bérard at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. His solo exhibitions include Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc. at Kunsthalle Basel (2020); Transmissions at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2018); Triennale di Milano and Torre Velasca, Milan (2018) and Intricate Others at Museo Serralves, Porto (2017).

His works were featured in several exhibitions including in Transcorporealities at Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2019); A Vision For Painting at Foundation Louis Vuitton/ The Collection, Paris (2019); Medusa at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2017); Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist at The Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Portraits d’ Intérieurs at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (2015); Test Pattern at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015).

His works are included in numerous public collections, including the Whitney Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Lenbachhaus, Munich; M+, Hong Kong; Museo Serralves, Porto; the Long Museum, Shanghai ; Nouveau Musée national de Monaco ; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Mauss created a permanent installation commissioned for the I.M. Pei designed Building 66 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, USA, which was inaugurated in October 2018.

Selected Works