Once a house painter and carpenter, Nick Mancillas revels in the act of taking common Home Depot type materials intended for mundane, everyday purposes and transforming them through his own artistic alchemy. Ranging from politics, portraiture, and the human figure his work emphasizes the process of creation leaving rich multi-layered surfaces.
Since graduating from the art institute in Boston he has completed the Cardboard Currency Series and is now working on a new project involving the human figure.
Nicholas Mancillas received his Master of Fine Arts in visual arts from the Art Institute of Boston University at Lesley University in the summer of 2009.
2019- Sonoma County Art Walk, Sonoma, CA
2017-2018 Bay Area Art Trails, Santa Rosa, CA
2016 - Art Museum of Sonoma County, CA
2015 - "2015 Left Coast Annual" Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2014 - "Recrea, Renueva, Reusa un Circulo Infinitivo". Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts. San Francisco, CA
2014 - 'Follow the Money' Chroma Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
2013 - Cardboard Currency , Sonoma Mountain Village, Rohnert Park, CA
2013 -"Lincoln" at Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, Sacramento, CA
2013 - "Cardboard Currency" at Capital One 360 Cafe Gallery n San Francisco, CA Weekdays 9am - 6pm
2013 Lesley University, "Objectification" Cambridge, MA
2012- Dia De Los Muertos, "Death by Installment Plan" Mission Culture Center San Francisco, CA
2010 - Lesley University Installation, 'Connections' Cambridge, MA
2009 - Art Institute Of Boston Graduate Exhibition Cambridge, MA
2009 - Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Wide Open Sebastopol, CA
2008 - Sonoma Arts Council, Small Works Santa Rosa, CA