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Nicholas Buffon

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Nicholas Buffon (b. 1987) is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in New York. Buffon’s research-based practice centers on community, history, memorial, and remembrance. Employing both 2D and 3D techniques, Buffon memorializes queer locations and the minutiae of an ever changing urban landscape, focusing on details of place and the impact it has on a community as a whole.

Recent solo exhibitions include Marinaro (2022), a survey exhibition at Poets House, NYC (2019), Callicoon Fine Arts (2019 & 2016), and Freddy, Baltimore, MD (2014). In 2018, he participated in FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Akron Museum of Art; and Spatial Flux: Contemporary Drawings from the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Jewish Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Michigan; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina; QT Gallery; The Hole, Foxy Production, and Shoot the Lobster. His work can be found in public collections including the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco; and the Akron Art Museum, Ohio. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA (BFA, 2009), and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (MFA, 2012). 

Nicholas Buffon,  Caution Men Working, 2022 Acrylic on panel 17.5 x 14 inches 44.5 x 35.6 cm. Image © Nicholas Buffon, courtesy the artist and Marinaro, New York
Nicholas Buffon,  Han’s Deli (the Remains of Pfaff’s), 2019 Acrylic paint, gouache, carbon transfer and primer on maple panel 16.25 x 10.75 x .75 inches 41.3 x 27.3 x 1.9 cm. Image © Nicholas Buffon, courtesy the artist and Marinaro, New York.
Nicholas Buffon,  B&H Dairy, 2018 Foam core, Bristol paper, acrylic paint, Sobo glue, superglue, sculpey and pins 22 x 20 x 10 inches 55.9 x 50.8 x 25.4 cm, Image © Nicholas Buffon, courtesy the artist and Marinaro, New York.
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