Nick Cave was born in 1959 in Missouri, he lives and works in Chicago. In 1982 Cave received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri and in 1989 he received his Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan. During 1984–1986 he maintained graduate studies at North Texas State University.
Selected solo exhibitions include Expo Chicago (2020); Springfield Art Museum, Missouri (2019); Harvard Business School, Boston (2018); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (2017); Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan (2014); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2014); Trapholt Museum, Denmark (2013). Group exhibitions include Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2019–2021); Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (2020); The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut (2019); Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands (2019); Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (2018); National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2017) and Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey (2017).
He has been honored with a number of grants including, the International Medal of Arts, Art in Embassies (2017); Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2008); Artadia Award (2006); Joyce Award, Joyce Foundation (2006); Creative Capital Award (2004, 2002) and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2001).
His work can be found in the collections of Akron Art Museum, Ohio; Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Benetton Group, Italy; Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and MoMA, New York.
Photo: James Prinz Photography.