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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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!


New video launch: Mysteries Of Carom

Tue Nov 16, 2010 00:00 - Tue Nov 16, 2010

Mysteries of Carom
4:19, 2010
Single channel video made completely from found footage.

No matter the great lengths I've gone to in order to elevate the video contents to a level of artistic merit and provoke intellectual conversation, it remains quite graphic in some sections so please be aware of that fact in deciding to view this video.

video description:
Mysteries Of Carom derives it’s title from the origin word “Carom” which is a type of Billiard game. The video is meant as a contemplation of a specific sexual act that is difficult to view, or for some people hard to understand. Upon discovering the origin video, I found the subject matter complex and disturbing but also felt compelled to use the negative feelings I was having to create a work of art that is multi-layered, interesting and has a sense of humor and wonder about itself. The soundtrack is meant to provide context and assist the audience in the formation of a complex narrative and should bring about a feeling of child-like wonder, whimsy and surreal if not disgusted interest in the world we live in. The music is meant to be disparate and opposite of the source video. The comedic and curious stance the video takes is meant as an elevation of this type of subject matter to an artistic context.


YouTube remix/mashup project

Tue Jul 26, 2011 07:40

Remix/Mashup/Mess up the video Kaci's America and repost as a response. Instructions at the link.
Do your worst/best!



Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:20 - Fri Apr 22, 2011

“Never eat more than you can lift.”
cast aluminum, aluminum engraved plate,
rubberized weight grip, steel base, 2011


Kaci's America, the remix

Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:57

Artist's are invited to remix/mashup/mess up the video for Kaci's America at the link provided...we're off to a good start and would love for you to join...just follow the directions under the video.
Go ahead, really screw it up. Then upload it with the other video responses.