Toban Nichols
Since 2008
Works in Los Angeles, California United States of America

Toban Nichols, is a deconstructivist artist living in Los Angeles. His work has been seen internationally in SCOPE New York, SCOPE Basel, the Digital Fringe Festival in Melbourne Australia, Les Territoires in Montreal, as well as The Seattle Art Museum.

After earning a Bachelors degree in painting, he moved west to study New Media at the San Francisco Art Institute in California where he recieved an MFA in Digital Media and Videography. He has been granted a residency with the Experimental Television Center in New York, and awarded the Juror's Pick at the ArtHouse Film Festival in 2009 for his video entitled "BATTLESTATIONS!!"

In 2011, his work will be seen in new exhibitions in New Zealand, Los Angeles, and in the Artist’s collaborative magazine “Color&Color”

More of his work can be seen at
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Charismatic Artists for TV show

Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:45

Los Angeles, California
United States of America

This is a casting call for a TV pilot about Artists from the city being taken to, and inspired by small towns. REPLY TO THE ADDRESS BELOW.

If you are interested in being considered for the show and getting your work shown to a nationwide audience as well as being a part of a new, interesting concept,
reply to the email below w/ the information requested.
And pass it on to anyone you think might be interested.
If it goes to series, they'll be looking for more and more artists so could be a great opportunity.

Also, you'll have to come to LA for the casting.


Encore Road Productions is looking for an artist(s) who will be featured in a pilot project for a reality program, yet to be titled. The theme of the show will focus upon the re-discovery of small towns in America through the eyes of an artist(s). Our main character(s) are looking for NEW INSPIRATION for their work in some of the more hidden and unusual areas of our country. The artist would ideally be fluent in more than one art form, ie: a musician who also paints, or a photographer who also sculpts etc. Actors are ideal in the hopes of a charismatic up front person but we are not limiting ourselves to just actors. Also certainly, any of your celebrity clients who may be interested in hosting such a program would be ideal. Again, think of folks who are talented in more than one medium. Prototypes would be Huell Howser meets Arlo Guthrie or someone certainly with the charm, wit and multi talents of a Steve Martin. We love banjo/guitarists etc.! The artist will also have his/her work showcased weekly…and perhaps, down the line, housed in an on-line museum of ‘Grassroots Impressionism’. We are also considering a duo to host so any ideas in that realm within your client lists are welcome. This is an on the road experience as well so talent must enjoy travel and discovering new places.

We are looking for artists willing to take this journey with us.

REPLY TO: Dan Rosenfeld

in your email include:
1. your phone number,
2. a link to your portfolio online
3. the medium or mediums you work in, (multiple discipline artists encouraged)
4. if not represented online, your exhibition history for the last 3 years or pertinent projects or experience (a little bit about yourself)


NosePics...a new App project

Mon Apr 23, 2012 09:15 - Thu May 31, 2012

Los Angeles based artist Toban Nichols has released his first App for artists, children, arts educators, and child-like adults. It's called NosePics and is FUN, at the tip of your finger!

Currently available in the iTunes App store at this link

There's even a clever how-to video featuring
Pamela Anderson!

*One of the great reviews so far sums it up perfectly,
it's "Mr. Potato Head" for photos & a
perfect time waster for anyone.

see more NosePics on the Face Book fan page.


kaci's America, the remix

Thu Feb 02, 2012 20:30

The next round of Kaci's America: the remix project begins today with a new installment titled Kaci's slowmix.

Check out the new video and feel free to remix, remodel, upload, respond, etc. at the link sure to re-post it as a video response.

The entire channel of remixes/mash ups can be seen here.



Fri Aug 19, 2011 07:35 - Fri Aug 19, 2011

Conceived as an origin video to the photographic series Dendroid--a collision between the digital landscape and landscape photography--Toban Nichols expands on this investigation with Semaphore. Traditionally, a "semaphore" was a train signal that indicated the state of the track ahead and how a train should advance, such as: clear, caution or stop. 
In the video, we see scenes of two people in a domestic space which alternate between panoramic vistas of rolling foothills, a craggy coast and an urban shipyard. The semaphores--the man and woman--perform seemingly arbitrary gestures which then allow the viewer to proceed into the meditative landscapes. Keeping with his distinctive process of manipulating technology, Nichols elevates his deconstructionist tendencies creating vibrantly colored star-burst explosions and kaleidoscopic "semaphorms" that whimsically transform and dissolve back into the scenes. 
The digital distortion layered on top of picturesque tableaus (and the canned sounds of nature) suggest the way technology has mediated our interpretation of the surrounding environment and the transient ebb and flow of the techno-distortion highlights how visual/ digital information invades our daily routines. Additionally, Semaphore considers the exponential rate of technological advancement (predicated by Moore's Law) and societies unquestioning forward march toward a mutable and unforeseen future.
-Craig M. Corpora
(Art) Writer


From the Studio of Toban Nichols

Mon Dec 06, 2010 00:00 - Mon Dec 06, 2010

Winter update 2010

Here's a list of current and upcoming exhibitions and events.

My new video titled "Mysteries Of Carom" debuted about a week and a half ago and was featured along with small write-ups during the Thanksgiving Holiday at both & See it by clicking the link below (NSFW)

I'm also featured along with several other Artists in the Magazine Color&Color. The latest issue can be seen at the link below. Also, for those of you in San Francisco next Thursday there is a launch party for the current issue of the magazine. Details at the link.

Earlier this year, I was asked to design the logos and icons for the social networking site
I'm quite proud of it and you can see that work at the link below.

And coming up in 2011, Los Angeles based artist Laura Ricci & I are doing an installation project called "Storefront2Storefront". It will take place in early to mid 2011. See more about Gate Projects below.

Finally, my work will be seen around mid 2011 at LoveLab Projects in New Zealand as part of an ongoing video series.

thank you for your continued support!