Nick Osetek is a visual artist based in Boone, North Carolina and works at Appalachian State University as a Studio and Woodshop Safety Technician. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Appalachian State in the spring of 2016 and works in illustration, printmaking, sculpture and photography. With a passion for vintage auto and experience as an Apache Helicopter Technician in the Army National Guard, Osetek's work pays close attention to detail and a careful composition of the parts and pieces that make up a whole, yet balances out by embracing chaos and unpredictability. Since he was young, Osetek has been drawn to science fiction, horror, and darker elements of the natural world and reanimates these influences with themes of myth, nostalgia and science. Currently, he is focusing on illustrative work, sustainable printmaking and engineering custom printing presses from found materials while developing his portfolio for graduate school.


Education:

2013-16    Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art in Printmaking

2010-13    Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC

  • Associate of Arts: Fine Arts 

Honors/Awards:

2017          Suzanne Hill Scholarship Fund, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2016          1st Place, Art Expo, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC

2015          Judy Humphrey Travel Award for Printmaking, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

2013          1st Place/Blue Ribbon, NC State Fair Fine Arts & Photography Competition, Raleigh, NC

2012          Best in Show, 1st Place Painting, 2nd Place Drawing, Cape Fear CC Student Art Show, Wilma M. Daniels Gallery, Wilmington, NC

Study Abroad:

2014          Cuban Culture In Print & Photography, La Habana, Cuba 

Workshops:

2017          Chainsaws, Power Tools & Flames: Contemporary Wood Sculpture, Emmet Kane & Derek Weidman, Arrowmont School of Arts &

                       Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

                   Terminus: Arrivals & Departures, SGCI Conference, Atlanta, GA

                  Tiny Press Round Up, SGCI Conference, Atlanta, GA

2016          12 x 12: Bill Fick, Bill Pick, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

                  Flux: The Edge of Yesterday and Tomorrow, SGCI Conference, Portland, OR

2014          Cuban Culture In Print", Taller Experimental de Gráfica, La Habana, Cuba

                  Cuban Culture Through The Lens", Ramón del Valle, La Habana, Cuba

2013          Kick Over The Wall, Cause the Government to Fall, Dread Scott, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Juried Exhibitions: 

2017          FALC 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary, NC

                  2017 North Carolina Annual Artists Exhibition, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC

                   Art Now: Printmaking, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

                  Conroe Art League 2nd Invitational Show, Conroe Art League, Conroe, TX

                  Clemson National Print & Drawing Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson, SC

2016          Art Expo, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC

2015          Art Expo, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC

2013          Anything Goes, Litmus Gallery & Studios, Raleigh, NC

                  North Carolina State Fair Fine Arts & Photography Competition, Raleigh, NC

Group Exhibitions:

2017          HELLBENT(H), Nth˚ Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

                   Under Pressure: The Print Exhibition, VAE Creativity Incubator, Raleigh, NC

                   Thieves in the Temple: A Celebration of Printmaking, Nth˚ Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

2016          Strange Nth Things, Nth˚ Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

                   Yart Sale, Nth˚ Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

                   19th Anniversary Nthdependence Fundraiser, Nth˚ Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

                   The Peel Release Party: The Ocho, Nth˚ Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

                   BFA Senior Exhibition: 13, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC

2015          Bald Guy Brewery/Strand Beads & Jewelry, Boone, NC

                   Origins, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Blowing Rock, NC         

                   Little Nth of Horrors, Nth˚ Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

                   Nth-Sufficient & Overdrawn, Nth˚ Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

                   Convergence/Subsidence, Nth˚ Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

2014          La Cultura Cubana: Through the Eyes of Appalachia, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Blowing Rock, NC

                  Cuban Culture In Print, Taller Expiremental de Gráfica, La Habana, Cuba

                  Miniature Show 2.0,  Nth Degree Gallery, Boone, NC

2013          Cape Fear Community College Student Art Show, Wilma M. Daniels Gallery, Wilmington, NC

                  RVCA x 17th Street: The Experience, 17th Street Surf Shop, Wilmington, NC

                  NC Community Colleges 50th Anniversary Special Edition of the Art Exhibition, The Caswell Building, Raleigh, NC               

2012          Cape Fear Community College Student Art Show, Wilma M. Daniels Gallery, Wilmington, NC

2011          Cape Fear Community College Student Art Show, Projekte Gallery & Lounge, Wilmington, NC

Publications:

2017          Georgia Walker. "Downtown Boone Art Fair: A Day for the Arts." The Appalachian. 4 Sept. 2017. www.theappalachianonline

2016          Adam Finkelston, James Meara. "Howl (Positive Variant)", The HAND Magazine, April 2016. 25.

                  Dave Dykes, Kyle Hazard, Rachel Bowles, Doss Hill. "Broken Melody" & "Sticks and Stones", The Peel Literature & Arts Review,

                        Spring 2016. 15, 73.

                  Dave Dykes, Kyle Hazard, Rachel Bowles, Doss Hill. The Peel Literature & Arts Review, Spring 2016. www.thepeelreview.com

                  Adam Finkelston, James Meara. "Beacon Heights", The HAND Magazine, April 2016. 57.

2015          Dave Dykes, Kyle Hazard, Rachel Bowles, Doss Hill. "BRAHM", The Peel Literature & Arts Review, Fall 2015. 

                        www.thepeelreview.com

                  Frank Ruggiero. "'Convergence/Subsidence' at the Nth˚." Watauga Democrat. 2 July 2015. www.watuagademocrat.com

                  Jessica Isaacs. "ONE-OF-A-KIND: Appalachian State Students Team Up with Local Brewery for Art Project." High Country Press.

                       27 Apr. 2015. www.hcpress.com

2014          Jeff Eason. "Impressions of Cuba." Watauga Democrat, 16 Dec. 2014. www.watuagademocrat.com

                  Madison Lewis. "BRAHM Opens 'La Cultura Cubana: Through the Eyes of Appalachia' Exhibit; Runs Through Jan. 17." High

                        Country Press, 12 Dec. 2014. www.hcpress.com

                  Daniel Brinkley. "Osetek Studio Art - Pilot Design Company." Pilot Design Company. 22 July 2014. www.pilotdesignco.com

Collections:

2016          Appalachian Artists Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

  • One (1) photopolymer intaglio print, King Street

2015          Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Boone, NC

  • Three (3) linoleum-cut artist proofs printed on birch wood panels. 


 

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