Nick McPhail graduated with a BFA with a focus in Painting and Ceramics from Michigan State University in 2006. He has participated in numerous artist residencies, including those at Untitled_1983 in Geneva, Switzerland in 2019; the Holiday Forever Residency in Jackson, WY in 2019; Ochi Gallery in Ketchum, ID in 2019; 100 West Corsicana in Corsicana, TX in 2018; and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT in 2017. The artist has previously exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. Notable solo exhibitions include those at Amélie Maison d’Art in Paris, Ochi Projects in Los Angeles, Untitled_1983 in Geneva, Holiday in Los Angeles, Mina Dresden in San Francisco and the Kresge Art Center in East Lansing, MI, to name a few. McPhail’s work has been included in group exhibitions in cities such as Düsseldorf, Arles, Berlin, Stockholm, Geneva, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and New York City. In 2019, the artist’s commissioned public work, Power Lines, was permanently installed on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park (measuring 12 feet by 10 feet and painted in acrylic on aluminum). 


The artist and his work have been published in noteworthy publications including Literary HubWrap MagazineThe American ScholarNew American PaintingsArt Now LABooooooomArt Maze MagazineContemporary Art Review Los AngelesTwo Coats of PaintSan Francisco Chronicle and Art Business. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.