photo credit: Michael Webb

Nicholas (Nick) Joseph Webb is an illustrator, designer, and writer, whose work has been described as "sophisticated lowbrow."
Raised by Catholic German Shepherds in the hills of California's Central Coast, he built his formal art education at Cuesta College and CSU Northridge. His informal art education started with picture books and comic strips, and is an ongoing project.
He finds inspiration in mythology and how it syncretizes with contemporary life. Altars laden with cheap snacks, roadside memorials bearing CDs, fortune tellers advertising bargain discounts, are a source of endless delight.
He primarily works in ink and watercolor, and he's been doing more digital work ever since a Swiss man he met at a party gave him a weathered but faithful Wacom tablet.
He also nurses an interest in conservation and restoration, alongside a few other parlor tricks.

Education:
2019 Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, California State University Northridge, Focus in IllustrationĀ 
2017 Associate Degrees in Studio Arts and Liberal Studies, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 at California State University Northridge West Gallery
2017 at Winter Sun Media Arts studio in San Luis Obispo, CA
2017 at Cuesta College Art Gallery
2016 at Cuesta College Art Gallery

Awards:
2018 2nd Place prize at the first annual CSUN STEAM Fair
2017 Honorable Mention for Painting, Cuesta College
2017 Honorable Mention for Fiction, Tellus Magazine
2016 Honorable Mention for Printmaking, Cuesta College
2014 Recipient of the Paso Robles Art Association Student Scholarship

Selected Publications:
2021 SLEEK Magazine, #70 The Truth Issue
2019 The Oakland Arts Review, Volume 4 Winter issue, Oakland University
2018 The Northridge Review, California State University Northridge
2017 Westwinds, Fall issue, UCLA
2017 Tellus, Cuesta College
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