Jim Nolan

My work is based on what happens in the studio. What I make is directly related to my immediate surroundings and the space I work in. My relationship to art history (Minimalism in particular), punk music culture and my background working in the commercial film industry have all had a direct influence on how I think about and approach my work.

I am interested in the limits of what can constitute an artwork. Focusing on process and material, I attempt to demystify art making by using everyday materials and by questioning the validity of craftsmanship. In this way, I bring the value of the art object into question and re-frame notions of good and bad.



Jim Nolan lives and works in Houston, TX. He received a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art. Nolan has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sara Meltzer Gallery (New York), and DEEPSPACENEWYORK, and has had solo shows at the Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN), ArtMoving (Brooklyn, NY) and Art Palace Gallery (Houston, TX).