Nick Alm

Nick Alm

Nick Alm got accepted to the Florence Academy of Art in 2007 were he also became a teaching assistant. After graduation Nick received a scholarship to join The Hudson River Fellowship to paint landscapes. A big part of 2011 was spent together with Odd Nerdrum in Norway and France before moving back to Sweden to set up a new studio. Nick has received several international honors and awards. In May 2012 he exhibited in the Portrait Society of America show in Philadelphia where he received an “Exceptional Merit Award”. In 2013 he won the First Place Prize in ARC´s international salon, followed by a “William Bouguereau Award” in 2014.

What I aim for as a painter is to make my artwork vibrant with life. The human figure has always been at the center of my work which I try to capture with a great sense of light, atmosphere and texture. I prefer to work directly from life instead of using a camera. A photograph is just an interpretation of life that lacks the subtle colour and value shifts and the interesting changes in nature. Instead of copying the object in front of me, I simplify, rearrange and add my own vision.

I aim to communicate what is inherently and universally human, transcending cultural codes and specific trends. I interpret whatever awakens me to something extra in my surroundings, from the context itself to the details, the psychological tension between people, a state of mind, a mood or an opportunity to express painterly joy. It’s not my goal to criticize or change society; instead my work addresses itself primarily to the inner world of the individual. Hopefully my work will offer the viewer a break from everyday life, evoking a sense of recognition that leads to a moment of reflection, or perhaps inciting a creative urge.



2007-2010 Florence Academy of Art – Mölndal/Florence, Sweden/Italy
2006-2007 KV Konstskola – Gothenburg, Sweden
2005 Den digitala bildens estetik – Gothenburg, Sweden
2001-2004 Arts Programme (Senior High school) – Nässjö, Sweden

Group exhibitions:
2015 LA Art Show – Los Angeles, USA
2014 Galleri Agardh & Tornvall – Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Galleri Blå – Linköping, Sweden
2014 Galleria d’Arte “La Fancivlla Offerente” – Albanella, Italy
2014 Bjäremålarna – Båstad, Sweden
2013 Jäger & Jansson Galleri – Lund, Sweden
2013 Bjäremålarna – Båstad, Sweden
2013 Jäger & Jansson Galleri – Lund
2012 ”Det psykologiska måleriet” – Galleri Ingela S – Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Höstsalong 2012. Edsvik Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Bjäremålarna – Båstad, Sweden
2012 Portrait Society of America – Philadelphia,US
2012 ”Röda Rummet” – Galleri Ingela S – Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Corsini stables – Florence, Italy
2011 Bjäremålarna – Båstad, Sweden
2010 AAF, W.H Patterson – London, UK
2010 Corsini stables – Florence, Italy
2009 Bjäremålarna – Båstad, Sweden
2008 Bjäremålarna – Båstad, Sweden
2008 Galleri Scandinavia – Gothenburg, Sweden

2014 Galleri Don Clarre – Torekov
2014 Eksjö Museum – Eksjö, Sweden
2014 Galleri Ingela S – Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Galleri Ingela S – Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Galleri Hörle Slott – Värnamo, Sweden
2010 Vetlanda Konstförening – Vetlanda, Sweden
2008 Galleri Mejan – Hult, Sweden

2010 The Hudson River Fellowship
2009 Art Renewal Center scholarship
2009 Teaching assistant scholarship

2014 William Bouguereau Award – Bacchanal – International ARC Salon
2014 Grand Prize Award – Rifiutato – Artist´s Magazine All-Media Competition
2013 First Place Prize, Figurative Category – Two Lovers – International ARC Salon
2013 Grand Prize Award – Two Lovers – Artist´s Magazine All-Media Competition
2012 Exceptional Merit – Insomnia – Portrait Society of America
2012 First Place – Conversation by the piano – Artist´s Magazine All-Media Competition
2010 Honorable Mention – Creatures – International ARC Salon
2010 Honorable Mention – Paranoid – International ARC Salon