Nic Nicosia (born 1951) is an American art photographer who was born in Dallas, Texas. He received a BS in radio-television-film, with a concentration in motion pictures, from the University of North Texas in 1974. He was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant in 1984 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010. He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Nicosia is considered a pioneer in the staged photographic movement that came into prominence in the early 1980s. Real Pictures #11 is an example of his staged pictures. It was taken shortly after moving into a new suburban Dallas neighborhood, and uses three children who lived on his street as models.
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- Dallas Museum of Art
- High Museum of Art (Atlanta)
- Honolulu Museum of Art
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
- Museum of Modern Art (New York City)
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York City)
- Walker Art Center (Minneapolis)
- Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City)
- Fowler, Jimmy, “Tricky Nic, Nicosia runs Circles and Squares around photography”, Dallas Observer, May 25 2000
- Honolulu Museum of Art, wall label
- Burns, Victoria Espy, Vivid, intense images by American photographers: Sarah Charlesworth, Lynne Cohen, Jeanne Dunning, Barbara Ess, Carl Goldhagen, Nan Goldin, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Annette Lemieux, Frank Majore, Nic Nicosia, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Sandy Skoglund, Starn Twins, Carrie Mae Weems, Milano, F. Motta editore, 1993 ISBN 88-7179-047-2
- Freudenheim, Susan, Nic Nicosia: Real Pictures, New York, Facchetti Gallery, 1988 ISBN 0-936080-53-1
- Friis-Hansen, Dana, Lynn M. Herbert and Dave Hickey, Nic Nicosia, Real Pictures 1979-1999, Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, 1999.
- Randall, Teri Thomson, Nic Nicosia, Salamanca, Spain, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, 2003 ISBN 84-95719-50-9