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Nikita Gale

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Nikita Gale (b. 1983, Anchorage; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from University of California, Los Angeles (2016) and a BA from Yale University (2006). Solo exhibitions have been held at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2022, 2018); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2022); LAXART (2022); 52 Walker, New York (2022); Anchorage Museum (2021); CIRCA, London (2021); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2021); MoMA PS1, Queens (2020); and Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin (2019). Selected group exhibitions have been held at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2024); Swiss Institute, New York (2022); Cincinnati Art Center (2021); Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin (2021); Nottingham Contemporary (2020); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2019); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); and The Studio Museum in Harlem (2017). Gale is a recipient of Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (2022), Henraux Sculpture Prize (2022), Fellow of Contemporary Art Fellowship (2021), Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2017), Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles (2016). Gale has participated in residencies at Denniston Hill, Woodridge (2023); Fountainhead, Miami (2019); Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2019); Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2011-14); and Center for Photography at Woodstock (2011).


Gale’s work is in the collections of Cc Foundation, Shanghai; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kadist Art Foundation; Marieluise Hessel Collection, CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;  Pérez Art Museum Miami; The Studio Museum in Harlem; and Tate, London.