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Rocks + Plants, 2012
Tucker Nichols, 2010
Tucker Nichols, 2007
Tucker Nichols, 2005

Born in Boston, MA
Lives and works near San Francisco, CA

Rocks + Plants, ZieherSmith, New York
Stockhouse, Gallery 16, San Francisco
Gallery 16, San Francisco
ZieherSmith, New York
Temporary Storage Overflow Plan #3, Baer Ridgway (Hallway), San Francisco
Gallery 16, San Francisco
Lincart, San Francisco
ZieherSmith, New York
Electric Works (with Katherine Sherwood), San Francisco
Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
New Work, Lincart, San Francisco
Tucker Nichols, ZieherSmith, New York
Together We Can Prevent Earthquakes, Mission 17, San Francisco
Stars and Striptease (with Pat Treyer), Galerie Planaterra, Chur, Switzerland
From Here I Can See Everything, Kunstpanorama, Luzern, Switzerland
Fresh Fish, project space, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Hence the Pyramids, Lincart, San Francisco
New Drawings, project space, Lincart, San Francisco

OK Great REALLY this is ALSO RIDICULOUS, curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, DCKT Contemporary, New York
OK Great Thanks This Is So Ridiculous, curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, ACME, Los Angeles, CA
Proximities 1: What Time Is It There?, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Spun, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Breadbox, ZieherSmith at the ICON, Nashville, TN
Stage Presence, SF MOMA, San Francisco
Do Not Destroy, Comtemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Koh-I-Noor, Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)
Grand Reopening, ZieherSmith, New York
Present Tense Biennial, Chinatown Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Deadpan, K2 Contemporary Art Center, Izmir, Turkey
Lots of Things Like This, curated by Dave Eggers, apexart, New York
Vital Signs, curated by Gary Sangster, Newcomb Art Gallery, New Orleans
Miraculous Encounters with the Mundane, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco
Hot and Cold, Luggage Store, San Francisco
Nieves Library, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles
Words Become Pictures, Molloy Collage Art Gallery, Rockville Center, New York
Pacific Light, The Nordic Watercolor Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden
Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907-2007, International Center for the Arts, SF State University, San Francisco
The Stable (J&L), OK OK Gallery, Seattle, WA
Homeland Flares, Brandenburg Kunstverein, Potsdam, Germany
J & L, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta
Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
The Sleight of Hand, The Artist’s Touch, curated by Robin Wright, Lincart, San Francisco
The Nieves Exhibition, Rocket Gallery, Toyko
Taxi, Biglietteria, Ancona, Italy
Trillium Press, SF MOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco
Trillium Press, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
Talespinning: Fall Selections, Drawing Center, New York
Hero-Glyph, Post Gallery, Los Angeles
Sadie Hawkins Dance, Southfirst Gallery, New York
Wouldworker, Lincart at 49 Geary, San Francisco
Minifesto, Kunstpanorama, Luzern, Switzerland
Murmuration of Starlings, Overtones, Los Angeles
Cave Canem, John Connelly Presents, New York
Out There: Trillium Press, Spanganga Gallery, San Francisco
Au Natural, diRosa Preserve, Napa, CA
East Rider, Cell Project Space, London
Mark: Contemporary Drawings, Gallery 16, San Francisco
An Uncertain Line, Spanganga Gallery, San Francisco
Faux Real, diRosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Books By Artists, Bank of America Concourse Gallery, San Francisco
Nest Egg Omelette, Lincart, San Francisco
Free Manifesta, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Recycle, juried by Miwon Kwon, Huashan Art District, Taipei, Taiwan
Think Again, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Et Elli., Lincart, San Francisco
Clash, Riverside Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan

Steven Kurutz, “Open Cover; Insert Brilliance”, New York Times, May 14, 2014
Minh Le, “Never Stopped Doodling: An Interview With the Nichols Brothers”, Book Riot, February 13, 2014
Brian McMullen, “A Conversation About Crabtree”, MsSweeney’s Internet Tendency, December 2013
John McMurtrie, “Q&A  With the Authors of Crabtree”, San Francisco Chronicle, December 19, 2013
“Not Just Child’s Play: A Fall 2013 Picture Book Preview”, The Atlantic Wire, August 23, 2013
Paul Laster, "Tucker Nichols, 'Rocks & Plants'", Time Out New York, January 2013
Joe Nolan, "Video Made the Gallery Star: ZieherSmith's Film Night", Nashville Scene, August 2012
Tucker Nichols, “Opt-Art,” The New York Times, September 25, 2011
Dave Eggers, Tucker Nichols interview with Dave Eggers and Gallery 16 installation photos , Gallery 16 Blog, May 2011
David Roth,, June 2011
Kenneth Baker, "Tucker Nichols' Easy Spirit and Fierce Commitments," San Francisco Chronicle, May 28, 2011
Michael Wilson, "Critics' Pick: Tucker Nichols,", June 2010
Leanne Shapton, "We Three Things: Tables of Content," The New York Times Style Magazine Blog, June 11, 2010
Howard Halle, "Best in Installation: Tucker Nichols," Time Out New York, June 10, 2010
Chloe Veltman, “Take 5,” New York Times: Bay Area blog, January 14, 2010
Kenneth Baker, “Wake Up And See The Coffeepot,” ARTnews, February 2010
Kenneth Baker, “Tucker Nichols, Sean Kennedy,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 21, 2009
McSweeneys, More Things Like This, Chronicle Books, 2009, cover
"Postcards From The Edgy," Very Short List, February 26, 2009
Ling Ma, "Tell Mayor Newsom How You Really Feel--Via Postcard," SF Examiner, February 26, 2009
Danielle Sommer, "Anonymous Postcards," KQED, January 5, 2009
"Best New Website: Anonymous Postcard," Readymade, December 2008/January 2009
"Unsolicited Advertising Section," San Francisco Panorama, McSweeney's, 2009
"Anonymous Postcard," Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009, edited by Dave Eggers, 2009
I Swear To Good You Are God At This, Holiday Matinee, 2009
Collection Rotation: Tucker Nichols, SFMOMA's Open Space, 2008
Erica Milvy, "An Anonymous Postcard to the Moms of Mill Valley," 7x7, December 2008
George Pendle, "Lots of Things Like This," Frieze, September 2008
Kenneth Baker, "Tucker Nichols at Lincart," San Francisco Chronicle, May 24, 2008
Hayley Kaufman, "Night at the Museum: Artist Tucker Nichols Challenges the Norm", 7x7, May 2008
Emily Weiner, "Lots of Things Like This," Time Out New York, May 1-7, 2008
Noah Sudarsky, "Are Words Art?" The Onion, May 1, 2008
David Coggins, "Tucker Nichols," Art in America, March 2008
R.C. Baker, "Spring Art Picks," Village Voice March 4, 2008
Arriella Budick, "Words Become Pictures at Molloy College", Newsday, March 14, 2008
Jesse Nathan, "A Whimsical Selection", SF Station, February 15, 2008
Valerie Imus, "Reconciling America: Miraculous Encounters with the Mundane at SF Arts Commission Gallery", Shotgun Review, March 2, 2008
"Moving Rocks With Artist Tucker Nichols," Daily Gusto 2007
Dan Brodnitz, "An Interview With Tucker Nichols," Cecil Vortex 2007
"Tucker Nichols, Waiting Rm," Art New England, June/July 2007
Glen Helfand, "Tucker Nichols: Postcards from Vermont," Art On Paper, January/February 2007
Ariella Budick, “Review: Words Become Pictures,” Newsday, March 14, 2008
Glen Helfand, "Tucker Nichols: Postcards from Vermont," Art On Paper, January/February 2007
"Waiting Rm at BMAC Takes A Fresh, Funny Look At Our Town," Brattleboro Reformer, February 22, 2007
Kenneth Baker, "San Francisco's Independent Spirit," Art & Antiques, November 2006
Tiffany Martini, "Postcards from Vermont," San Francisco Examiner, October 28, 2006
Clark Buchner, "Profit-Free Zone," ArtReview, May/June 2006
Katie Kurtz, "Tucker Nichols," San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 17, 2006
Kenneth Baker, "Nichols’ Found Objects and ‘art-like’ Detritus Attract Attention to What Is Normally Missed," San Franscisco Chronicle, May 6, 2006
Michael Leaverton, "Drawn To Life," San Fransisco Weekly, April 26, 2006
Reyhan Harmanci, "Murky Thoughts, Fully Formed Art," San Francisco Chronicle, April 27, 2006
Amanda Church, "Tucker Nichols at ZieherSmith," Art on Paper, March/April 2006
"Hot 20 Under 40," 7X7 Magazine, October 2005
Jane Ganahl, "Natural Disasters Are Impossible to Prevent, But Tucker Nichols Insists Art Can Help Us Cope," San Francisco Chronicle, January 25, 2005
Colin Berry, "Tucker Nichols at Mission 17," Artweek, March 2005
Amanda Church, "Talespinning," Art On Paper, November/December 2004
"Talespinning," editor’s pick, New York Magazine, September 13, 2004
"Don’t Miss!" editor’s pick, Time Out New York, September 2-9, 2004
Grace Glueck, "Working Words Into Images, Artists Become Storytellers," New York Times, September 24, 2004
Holland Cotter, "Sadie Hawkins Dance," New York Times, June 25, 2004
Kenneth Baker, "From Description to Inscription," San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 2004
Holland Cotter, "Sampling Brooklyn," New York Times, January 23, 2004
Lindsey Westbrook, "Tucker Nichols: Hence the Pyramids,” ARTNews, October 2003
"From the Editor," Readymade Magazine 8, Fall 2003, cover image
David Buuck, "'Mark: Contemporary Drawings' at Gallery 16," Artweek, July/August 2003
"Picture Postcard," Artnet, May 27, 2003
Lindsey Westbrook, "Critic’s Choice," San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 5, 2003
Kenneth Baker, "Drawing at Spanganga," San Francisco Chronicle, March 1, 2003
Lindsey Westbrook, "Critic’s Choice," San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 25, 2002
Antonia Blue, "What Are Words For? Tucker Nichols Combines Words and Images to Express His Singular Vision of the World," Kitchen Sink, October 2002
David Buuck, "Liam Jones and Tucker Nichols at Lincart," Artweek, February 2002
Meredith Tromble, "Quick Stretch," Stretcher, Fall 2001
California Report, NPR member stations throughout California, September 28-30, 2001


Tucker Nichols, Memorable Sunsets, Café Royale Books, 2011
Op-Ed pages, New York Times, March 19, 2006; February 19, May 3, and September 10, 2005
McSweeney’s 17, Summer 2005
Zyzzyva, Spring 2002 and Spring 2005
Dave Eggers, The Unforbidden Is Compulsory, cover, San Francisco: McSweeney’s Books, 2004
Tucker Nichols—Menu, Zurich, Switzerland: Nieves Books, 2004
The Believer, November, 2003, April and December 2004
"Letter From Wyoming," Stretcher, Summer 2004
Loud Paper, Spring 2004
Tucker Nichols—Lost Data, Broken Wrist Project, 2004
J & L Illustrated 2, Atlanta: J & L Books, 2004
The Walrus, January, April and September 2004; April and June 2005
This is a Magazine, June 2002, April 2003 and April 2004
Tucker Nichols—Look A Whale, San Francisco: Lincart Press, 2003 Kay Ryan, Blandeur, broadside, Brisbane, California: Trillium Press, 2003
Eleven Bulls, 2003
Tucker Nichols & David Khoury: 13 Vermont Drawings & An Egg Story, Pindeldyboz, 2003
Tucker Nichols—Believe You Me: Chinese Proverbs, Brisbane, California: Trillium Press, 2003
Bridge Magazine, Spring and Fall, 2003
National Post, May 10 and May 24, 2003; June 22, July 20, and September 28, 2002
Crownfarmer 4, January 2003
Austerity Program (with author David Khoury), Mail Plane Press, 2002

Headlands Center for the Arts (Project Space), Sausalito, California
Acadia Summer Arts Program, Mount Desert Island, Maine
Aliph, San Francisco
Artist-in-Residence, De Young Museum, San Francisco
Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant
Centrum Artist Residency, Port Townsend, Washington
Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, Wyoming
Second Art Fund, Silent Art Gallery

Found (with Lee Walton), Vialartis, Valencia, Spain
We Do Smog, Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco
Big Big Bigger, Electric Works, San Francisco, CA
Bravo, Rockefeller Center, New York
fuseproject, San Francisco
Adobe Books, San Francisco
Overtones, Los Angeles
Lincart, San Francisco
Mission 17, San Francisco
Rincon Hill, San Francisco