Luca Nicholas


Luca Nicholas’ practice centres on printmaking and the exploration of queer experiences. He seeks to foster belonging, creating work ‘driven by pathos, humour, and care’. His enthusiasm for printing relates, in part, to the ‘embrace’ at the heart of the process: the meeting of paper and plate between the rollers of the press. Nicholas holds a Master of Visual Arts degree from Auckland University of Technology. He won the Ruth Davey Merit Award at the 2020 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award for his etching hyper-ballad (2020).