Randy Nutt

Randy Nutt

Durham, NC, United States

About Randy Nutt

Hi. I am a North Carolina-based artist. At some point, the world broke into particles, for me. I realized that matter was interchangeable. Everything is significant, in that, it is part of everything else. I start with matter and see how it comes together. There might be realistic elements or not. Mostly, my Art is about the glory of life. If we can find it.

Recently, I am creating whimsical paintings with brightly colored tempera and latex (see these series: Memory Possibilities, Loblolly Memory Pad). Who knows what will be next?

I was juried into the Orange County Artists Guild, OCAG, (Carborro, NC) in February, 2020. I moved to North Carolina in March 2018, after having lived in Miami for 33 years. Originally from the Chicago area, I was a founding member of the experimental art rock band Merz Pix. Private collectors across the US and the globe (France, the UK, the Netherlands, Tasmania, Japan) have purchased my works.


I studied at Aspen School of Contemporary Art (Colorado), Parsons School of Design (New York), and Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia). More important than schooling is the lifelong disciplined daily process that I am engaged in, making and studying abstract art. I've been making abstract art for most of my life, paintings, drawings, collage and mixed media (and abstract compositions on electric bass guitar).


OCAG 2020 Virtual Summer Show Jul-Sep 2020

OCAG Open Studio Event: Fall 2020. Oct 24-Nov 30
(see my website for link).

Subtropics XXIV Marathon - Jul 22, 2017
Audiotheque @ ArtCenter
924 Lincoln Road, Studio 201
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Curated by Gustavo Matamoros. Group show featuring rich diversity of new music and sound art from Miami-based artists. Includes new collaborative compositions and performances by Randy Nutt (electric bass) and Stuart King (electroacoustic trumpet)


I am participating in exhibits in North Carolina in 2020, organized by the OCAG (see my website for links). In 2016, I had two solo exhibits in Miami: one at 6th Street Container alternative art space in Little Havana (June-July) and the second one at the Wirtz Gallery a public non-profit exhibition space at the First National Bank of South Miami (July). Before moving to NC, I was a regular participant (in many media) at Audiotheque on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. I had a solo exhibit in the Netherlands in the fall of 2015, at the Notre Dame des Arts gallery in Ubbergen.

"Earthquake Proof" Jun 17 - Jul 23, 2016
6th Street Container Alternative Art Space
1155 SW 6th Street Rear
Miami, FL 33135
Solo exhibit of mixed media constructions mounted on canvas

"Thinking is Fun" Jul 1- 29, 2016
The Wirtz Gallery
5750 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
Solo exhibit of abstract pastel drawings mounted on canvas

"Lost Angels" Expositie 1 Oct - 1 Nov, 2015
Notre Dame des Arts | Kunst Galerie
Rijksstraatweg 37, 6574 AC, Ubbergen
The Netherlands
Kunstenaar: Randy Nutt
Solo exhibit of pastel drawings on paper mounted on canvas

Pastel Society of the West Coast
28th Annual International Open Exhibit. (October 2 - November 8, 2014).
Juried Show. "A Part to Play" by Randy Nutt.
Art Center Morro Bay Gallery, Morro Bay, CA 93442