Nick Selenitsch's art practice promotes the artistic and social importance of "not-knowing". Through a variety of media - installation, drawing, sculpture and public artworks - his works create an elemental language out of familiar forms where the impulse to achieve the goal of singular understanding is both continuously acknowledged and endlessly eschewed. Most recently, he has achieved this by incorporating the aesthetics and motifs of games, sports and civic markings to make artworks that flirt ambiguously with the rules and procedures of their source.
Nick Selenitsch received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) with Honours from the VCA in 2003. He completed a Masters in Cultural Material Conservation at the University of Melbourne in 2005.
Recent solo exhibitions include Play, Shepparton Art Museum, 2014; Folly, Plinth Projects at Edinborough Gardens, Melbourne, 2014; Relief, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2013; Timing, West Space, Melbourne, 2013; Felt, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; Linemarking, Y3K Gallery, Melbourne, 2010; psychic income, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2009; and Linemarking, White Street Project, Frankston, 2009. Recent group exhibitions include Hang in There, Utopian Slopes, Melbourne, 2014; Merchant City, Substation gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Collage: The Heide Collection, curated by Lesley Harding, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2013; Like Mike, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, 2013; Shifting Geometries, Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC, 2012; Rainbow Eaters, West Space, Melbourne, 2012; New Psychedelia, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, 2011; Freehand: Recent Australian Drawing, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2010; gone in no time (gone in no time), Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 2009. Selenitsch was the recipient of the 2009 Qantas Travelling Art Prize. Selenitsch was the recipient of the 2009 Qantas Travelling Art Prize. In 2010 he undertook an Australia Council Skills and Arts Development studio residency in Helsinki. From 2006-08 he was a Studio Resident at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne.
Nick Selenitsch is represented in Australia by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
Site specific installation, chalk wall drawing