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Nicole Gaitan

Jackson Hole, WY

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All Life is An Experiment

Over the past few years, I've come into myself. I've let go of insecurities in life and in my art. I've set goals, I've gone on adventures, I've scared the hell out of myself and most of all I've learned so much.

All Life is an Experiment is really the essence of how I'd like to live my life. My art is a reflection of that. Ralph Waldo Emerson is perhaps my favorite writer and philosopher and he said it best with this simple quote. Why not make the most out of life by experimenting with the short time we have on this Earth?

I've always tried to make life exciting, and I thought, up until I turned 29, that I was doing everything I could to live a fulfilling and adventurous life... but, that minute I turned 29 -- that realization that my twenties were nearly over -- was the minute everything clicked. It's time to take advantage of my freedom and my youth... two things you can never get back.

I hope this is reflected in my art and I hope my bold use of color inspires you to make more adventures and experimental decisions in your day-to-day life.



Basics

Born 1984 in Jackson Hole, WY
Bachelors in the Arts from UCSC - Santa Cruz, CA 2006
Masters of the Arts National University - Santa Clara, CA 2011
Voted Best Emerging Artist in Jackson Hole 2014, 2015
Represented by Horizon Fine Art Gallery from 2006-2013 - Jackson Hole, WY
Represented by Grand Teton Gallery - Jackson Hole, WY
Represented by Paderewski Gallery Beaver Creek, CO



Solo Shows and Representations

River Street Solo Exhibition - Santa Cruz 2007
Motiv Solo Exhibition - Santa Cruz 2008
Hoffman's Bistro First Friday Solo Exhibition Featured Artist - Santa Cruz 2010
Hoffman's Bistro First Friday Solo Exhibition Featured Artist - Santa Cruz 2011
River Cafe Solo Exhibition - Santa Cruz 2012
Main Street Cafe Solo Exhibition - Capitola 2012
Q Roadhouse - Jackson Hole 2013
Horizon Fine Art Gallery Solo Exhibition - Jackson Hole 2013
Cowboy Coffee - Jackson Hole 2014
Q Roadhouse - Jackson Hole 2014
Brokers of Jackson Hole - Jackson Hole 2014
Westbank Anglers - Victor ID Current
Grand Teton Gallery - Jackson Hole Current
Teton Springs - Victor ID Current
Outwest - Bozeman MT Current
Elevated Grounds Coffee - Jackson Hole - 2015
Jackson Whole Grocer - November 2015
ArtFest Scottsdale - November 2015
Festival of the Arts Phoenix - December 2015
Wonderland Market Scottsdale - December 2015
Tempe Festival of the Arts - April 2016

 

Stone Cold by Nicole Gaitan

 

Sleeping In by Nicole Gaitan

 

Ride by Nicole Gaitan

 

Rainbow Rooster by Nicole Gaitan

 

Right On by Nicole Gaitan

 

Unphased by Nicole Gaitan

 

You Have to Have Heart by Nicole Gaitan

 

Dumpling by Nicole Gaitan

 

Tiny Dancer by Nicole Gaitan

 

Bison Skull #2 by Nicole Gaitan

 

We Are One by Nicole Gaitan

 

60 Years by Nicole Gaitan

 

No. 19 Longhorn by Nicole Gaitan

 

Open Ears Open Heart by Nicole Gaitan

 

Savannah by Nicole Gaitan

 

You'd Be Surprised by Nicole Gaitan

 

Striving for the Best by Nicole Gaitan

 

Scouting by Nicole Gaitan

 

The Stars Fall to You by Nicole Gaitan

 

Always Look Ahead by Nicole Gaitan

 

Million Dollar Man by Nicole Gaitan

 

KCR Longhorn 1937 by Nicole Gaitan

 

No. 47 Longhorn Steer by Nicole Gaitan

 

Summer is Upon Us by Nicole Gaitan

 

Every Move by Nicole Gaitan

 

King by Nicole Gaitan

 

Longhorn No. 717 by Nicole Gaitan

 

Trunks Up by Nicole Gaitan

 

Eleven 11 by Nicole Gaitan

 

Puffed Up by Nicole Gaitan

 

Snow by Nicole Gaitan

 

Onward by Nicole Gaitan

 

Passing in the Night by Nicole Gaitan

 

Fueling the Fire by Nicole Gaitan

 

Wish on a Lucky Steer by Nicole Gaitan

 

Wyoming Raptor by Nicole Gaitan

 

Trout Dreams by Nicole Gaitan

 

Number 17 Longhorn Steer by Nicole Gaitan

 

Rocky the Lobster by Nicole Gaitan

 

Crown by Nicole Gaitan

 

Keep Swimming by Nicole Gaitan

 

White Lightning by Nicole Gaitan

 

Charlotte by Nicole Gaitan

 

Sallie by Nicole Gaitan

 

Scouting by Nicole Gaitan

 

A Memory by Nicole Gaitan

 

The Grand from Jackson Lake by Nicole Gaitan

 

My Heart Cried Out for You by Nicole Gaitan