About the Work
Lauren Nickou created an ongoing series of works exploring a set of famous medieval tapestries that chronicle the story of the search and capture of the elusive unicorn. The Unicorn in Captivity, with the unicorn resting behind a low fence beneath a bountiful tree of pomegranates, is considered a symbolic attachment of the lover to their beloved. The unicorn could easily step out if it wished from its enclosure, but chooses to remain, loyal to its keeper. Nickou's homage blooms out of expressive, fluid strokes delineating abundant foliage and the wispy curls of the unicorn's mane and tail.
Lauren Nickou was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (USA) in 1986. She has presented solo exhibitions at Ferro Strouse Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) and Tubb Plug (Queens, NY). Recent group exhibitions include Downtown Painting curated by Alex Katz at Peter Freeman, Inc. (New York, NY), Summer of Love at Freight + Volume (New York, NY), and Upstairs Art Fair with New Release (Amagansett, NY). She received her MFA from Queens College, City University of New York, and her BFA from University of Massachusetts Amherst. A work from her unicorn tapestry series was acquired by the San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas. After over a decade living and working in New York, she has recently relocated to Vienna, Austria.
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