In an age where at times connections have become impalpable, Lara's work embraces the tangible significance of scale. She provides a realm of expression and examines the intriguing intersection between the real and the abstract. Through her art, Lara invites us to reconnect with the material world and rediscover the profound impact it can have on our lives. The subject of her paintings is propelled into the forefront of the room, transforming the very environment into the setting of the artwork.
Lara Nickel was born and raised in New Mexico. She received her BFA in painting with a focus on art history and theory from the College of Santa Fe. Lara’s work has been featured in galleries both at home and abroad, including exhibitions at the Ernesto Mayans Gallery, and Axle Contemporary in Santa Fe; and in L’Ilsle-sur-la-Sorgue, France.