Arcmanoro Niles (b. 1989, Washington D.C) utilizes an electric, glowing color palette to create deeply personal reflections on daily life and his own significant relationships. Many of his subjects are pulled from photographs of friends and relatives while also referencing Italian and Dutch baroque, history painting, Color Field painting, and ancient Egyptian sculpture. By drawing upon the personal and the universal, Niles creates deeply compelling portraits of intimacy in contemporary life.
Niles has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at Lehmann Maupin, New York (2021); UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles (2020); Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York (2019); Long Gallery, NY (2018). His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, TX; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Bronx Museum of Art, NY; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, among others. Niles is featured in Between the Lines: An RxART Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists – Volume 8.
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