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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Artgrease #594, "Medly" f. Toban Nichols & Justin Lincoln

Wed Feb 23, 2011 13:45 - Mon Feb 28, 2011

Buffalo , New York
United States of America

My video work is featured this week, both on television in New York state and at the Vimeo link below. 
It's a medley of my videos and Justin Lincoln's work produced by Alexandros Anas and Brielle Greenberg for Artgrease TV in Buffalo. It airs this Saturday at 8pm for anyone in the Buffalo and surrounding areas. 


Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!

Tue Jun 22, 2010 00:00 - Tue Jun 22, 2010


nfdu PROJECTS presents Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!

The ten artists in this exhibition accepted an invitation to create a work of art using Sarah Palin as its theme. As this project has unfolded over the past three months, I have learned two things from these artists: Sarah Palin can not be taken seriously and Sarah Palin is a disturbing political force. These two states are reflected in each of the artworks in the exhibit. The viewer is presented with a joke or one-liner that is easily absorbed while also being shown the dark reality of arrogance, specifically the arrogance of political ambition, and thereby given the opportunity to ponder the implications of those simultaneous states. Sarah Palin is at once entertaining and repulsive.


Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Sat Jun 12, 2010 00:00 - Mon Jun 07, 2010

United States of America

Nothing Rhymes With Orange
A group exhibition

New Puppy Gallery
2808 Elm St.
LA, CA 90065
(cross street Elm and Cypress)

June 12th, 2010—June 30th, 2010

Opening reception on June 12th from 8-11.
Closing reception on June 30th from 8-11

Nothing Rhymes With Orange is a group exhibition including artwork from

Michael Smoler
Moses Berkson
Kathleen Buckley
Aubin Crowell
Colleen Flaherty
David Johnson
Erin Kellgren
Toban Nichols
Aaron Plant
Alicia Renadette
Laura Ricci
Mitch Temple

Gallery Hours
Thursday through Saturday, 12pm to 6pm.
And by appointment
Call: 323.439.3355



Thu Feb 11, 2010 00:00 - Thu Feb 11, 2010


new printwork from a body of work called Dendroid, which is of Greek origin and means treelike; branching like a tree; arborescent.

The prints provide what has been called, "an interesting dichotomy in the use of this extreme digital manipulation to a natural landscape scene. Essentially creating an alternate reality! When I look at them, it gives me a metallic taste in the back of my mouth."

see more at


3 Shows, 2 Months, 1 Artist

Fri Dec 18, 2009 00:00 - Fri Dec 18, 2009

Toban Nichols presents 3 shows, 2 months, 1 Artist in San Francisco. Now through January.

In a unique opportunity to see the work of this California artist in three venues in one season, work can be seen from various times in the artists career which culminates in his premiere of new work at his Adobe Books Backroom Gallery solo exhibition. It is unusual to have the opportunity to see so much work by one artist at one moment in the Bay Area.

"I'm interested in the destruction of everything. I was the kid who screwed up all his toys," Toban Nichols ( says over the phone from his studio in Los Angeles. The longtime San Francisco resident and multimedia artist is still unpacking from his recent move to the capital of schmooze, but he's been frantically yo-yoing up to the Bay to attend three concurrent gallery openings, a "trilogy of terror," of his work here in San Francisco."
excerpt from "Glitchy Kisses", San Francisco Bay Guardian, Marke B.

Included below are three links to articles from the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Flavorpill, and The SFist talking about Nichols and the multiple exhibitions taking place now in San Francisco.