Nicholas Crombach



Nicholas Crombach (b.1989, Kingston, ON) is an artist working in Kingston, ON. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award (2016). Crombach has presented solo exhibitions in Canada, London, and Berlin. His most recent solo exhibition, Landslip, was presented in 2023 at Art Mur Gallery in Montreal and at the Woodstock Art Gallery and will be shown again in 2024 at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa. Crombach’s public art commissions include Horse and Cart, Kingston, Ontario, Wind Vane, Woodstock, Ontario and Flock, Niagara Falls, Ontario. His work is represented in private and public collections including the Woodstock Art Gallery, the City of Kingston Civic Collection and the City of Ottawa Art Collection. From 2016-2017, Crombach participated in a year-long residency at The Florence Trust (London, UK) and most recently was artist in residence at the Studios at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts (2022). Crombach has received support from public agencies including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council.

Guided by an experimental approach and a deep-rooted fascination with materials and processes, Crombach produces sculptural work with subject matter that interrupts a nostalgic reading of the historical styles and decorative arts motifs he references. Through the addition of unexpected materials, details and gestures, his work creates contemporary confrontations and engages with natural history and other museum practices of collection, and display. Through this exploration, he creates a visual dialogue that not only reimagines the familiar but also challenges perceptions and encourages contemplation on the interconnectedness of nature and culture in our ever-evolving Anthropocene era.

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Nicholas Crombach