Large installation by Nicole Mueller in D.C. office building

Shipyard artist Nicole Mueller announced:

I am extremely excited to share my latest project with you, featuring two of my largest paintings to date, titled Superbloom and Supernova, installed permanently in the heart of Washington D.C.

Installation images by Karl Connolly Photography

Superbloom and Supernova are two 17′ x 14.5′ acrylic paintings on canvas, commissioned by American Real Estate Partners (AREP) and Artists Circle Fine Art for the newly renovated main lobby of 1625 I Street, NW, in Washington D.C. Located just blocks away from the White House, the two paintings are intended to become vibrant fixtures, their bold color captivating people from the street and drawing them into the lobby, their colossal scale fully immersing viewers up close.

Commissioned at the start of 2021, during a moment of political, social, and economic transformation, the paintings’ energetic composition, bursting with color and fragmented forms, make them feel as if they are simultaneously exploding and imploding, collapsing and breaking apart, or merging together all at once, themselves suspended in a moment of evolution. The massive scale of each painting renders them each as monuments to a world in transition, intended to serve as a reminder of things that are greater than oneself.

Read more about the work and view more images of the final installation on my website.

As you might remember, I left my previous role working in career development at California College of the Arts to take on this commission and pursue my painting practice full-time. I began work on this project in April of this year, and installed the final work in late July.

A huge thanks to Artists Circle Fine Art and American Real Estate Partners for making this project possible, along with the folks at Bay Area Stretcher Bars, Art Wranglers, and Gander & White for their professional support.

I am looking forward to taking on more large-scale projects and commissions like this one. If you have a project or a space in mind, please get in touch!

I am always happy to host visitors at my studio in the Hunters Point Shipyard of San Francisco.

In more recent news…

I was interviewed this summer by Devon Walz for her podcast Art + Magic on “Large-Scale Projects and Working with Art Consultants”

The best way to keep up with my work and see the behind-the-scenes of new projects I’m working on is through Instagram @nicolemariemueller.

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