Nick Franco Art

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Gender MALE
Industry Student
Location Oak Park, IL, United States
Introduction I grew up in the southwestern city of El Paso, Texas. From early childhood, I was drawn to art making and creative expression. But when I left to attend college, it was with the desire to become a Graphic Designer. While attending Colorado State University, I became so inspired by the experimental, personalized work being created in the painting department that I switched concentrations. In 2000, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Painting. In 2005, I received my Teacher Certification from Rio Salado College in Arizona. I am fully endorsed in Art & Second Language Instruction. I have spent the last ten years exhibiting my artwork in galleries in Colorado, Texas, and Arizona. I also curate a gallery space in El Paso, Texas for emerging artists. For two years I served as the Artist in Residence in Painting & Drawing for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. I went on to instruct elementary students throughout Arizona. After six years in the classroom, I decided to pursue a Masters degree in Art. I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Art Education program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Interests Painting, drawing, graphic design, writing, music, movies.
Favorite Movies Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Goodfellas, Annie Hall, The Bourne series, The Big Lebowski, Psycho, Ran.
Favorite Music The Strokes, TV on the Radio, Kasabian, Black Keys, Avett Brothers, Jack White.