Nick Cave’s artwork is described as whimsical and bizarre. He uses performance, costume, sound, and color to create his work. His intention is to explore the African identity in disparate culture by using visual art and dance.
Cave received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His awards and residencies include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Artadia Award, Joyce Award, Creative Capital Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Cave has had major exhibitions at MASS MoCA; Cranbrook Art Museum; Saint Louis Art Museum; ICA Boston; Denver Art Museum; Fabric Workshop and Museum; Seattle Art Museum; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, among others. Cave lives and works in Chicago, IL, USA.