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Nick Kanozik

Spirit of Invention III | Richmond. CA

Group Exhibition, hosted by ARTspace

A Series of Songbirds | San Fransisco, CA 

Solo Exhibition, hosted by The Center For New Music

18 Preludes | Oakland, CA                              

Solo Exhibition, hosted by the Peralta Station

Keepsake | Emeryville, CA  

Group Exhibition, hosted by The Compound Gallery                     

Unlikely Structures  | San Fransisco, CA  

Collaborative Works, hosted by Mechanism Studio

Folio | Oakland, CA                                          

Group Exhibition, Mills College

Covenants Not to Compete | San Fransisco / Dallas / Oakland

Collaborative Exhibition, Various

The Mimic/IGNITE | Emeryville, CA                        

Duo Exhibition, hosted by The Lightbulb Garden

The Compound Gallery | Emeryville, CA

Group Show and Panel Discussion

Visual Timbre | Emeryville, CA

Solo Exhibition, hosted by Resonant Canvas Gallery    

International Antiquarian Book Fair | San Francisco, CA                  


Codex International Book Fair | Richmond, CA                                  


Anthology: Collections of Flowers and Flower Books

Curator, Heller Rare Book Room at Mills College

Sonic Inspired Objects | Oakland, CA                                          

Solo Exhibition, Book Art Pocket Studio at Mills College




May 2019

Sept 2018

June 2016


June/2015 – Sept/2015


April 18 2015




July 2013 / 2014


Nov/2013 – Jan/2014


Nov 5 – Dec 10/2013


Sept 21 – Nov 21/2013


Feb 17/2013


Feb 11/2013


Nov 23 – Dec 14/2011


Dec 1 – 14/2011

Liftoff: A Series of Songbirds

The Center for New Music | Sept 2018


“It's probable that in the artistic hierarchy, birds are the greatest musicians existing on our planet"

Composers on Music

― Olivier Messiaen


Liftoff presents birds in an environment of new music graphic scores. Within these works you will find quarter tone demarcations, spatially oriented content, irregular use of standard notations and lots of color. The work plays with abstraction in attempts to visually project the extraordinary singing abilities of birds; as the visual content becomes representational - from music scores to bird forms - musically, each work becomes more abstract - from traditionally notated melodies to spiraling assortments of symbols. Throughout, hue, value, contour, shape, texture and form all connect with musical elements. Look closely to witness a transmuting narrative depicting articulations into songbirds.

18 Preludes: Solo Exhibition

       Peratla Station | June 2016


Keepsake: Group Exhibition

The Compound Gallery | June - Sept  2015



Nick Kanozik
Nick Kanozik

Folio (Interactive Installation): Group Exhibition

Mills College | April 2014



Nick Kanozik

Covenants Not to Compete VL. I, II, and III:

Collaborative Exhibition

Created by Nick Kanozik and Taurin Barrera

Dedicated to the fond memories spent untangling the catalog of an international law firm library. These volumes were sculpted into interactive sound art by embedding prepared music chimes, contact mics, and circuitry provided by Taurin. This work elicits a pact with visual and sonic artforms in a way similar to the text’s function in law: a covenant not to compete.

At ArtMod Mills College | 2013

At Adobe Books San Francisco | 2013 

At Ceneter for New Music at the University of North Texas | 2014

Volume I: Light For this circuit, two photoresistors and a C74C14 chip turn light into sound. Very subtle gestures and movements that cast shadows upon the photoresistors can produce wavering and harmonic oscillations. When this circuit detects bright sunlight it’s pitches are incredibly high – beyond the range of human hearing. When shadows are cast upon this circuit, its tones enter the realm of human hearing and turn movement and light into twinkling sequences of analog enlightenment.


Volume II: PulseBuilt with a CD4093 chip, this circuit drives two oscillators that may be controlled in terms of pitch, tempo, and volume. This synth can generate a full spectrum of flanging drones, phasing polyrhythms, and rhythmic pulses. Meant to be played, and performed with, this synth is intended for use in the exploration of the otherworldly sonic worlds. Touch, twist, and modulate the invisible waves that surround you.


Volume III: TouchBased upon two LM386N chips, this circuit generates beautiful oscillating white noise that responds to atmospheric electromagnetic waves. This circuit is the unique result of experiments with white noise, feedback, and skin capacitance. When touched, conductive pads diffuse electricity through the skin to create a palette of “fierce” sounds. Applying full pressure to both pads shorts the circuit. However, by applying very delicate pressure, this circuit produces harmonic sirens, fierce bobcat tones, and polyrhythmic clicks and pulses. To generate a variety of sounds it is necessary to apply the most subtle touch, just the right amount of energy…

Visual Timbre: Solo Exhibition 

Sept 12th – Dec 14th 2013

Experimental Notations: Group Exhibition

Sept 7 – Oct 11th 2013

Adobe Books Gallery

Nick Kanozik


Dec 1st – Dec 14th 2011

This exhibit plots a music composer’s journey into a physical art form. Artifacts exist as manifested sound integrating atoms of the tangible, sonic and visual variety. Some speak more conceptually and others can and have been used in performance such as Pähkinänkuressa and Ink Dot Book. Gestural, textural and micro-formal implications exist in each presented work.

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