Author Archives: Nicholai Khan

A Call For Art
A Call For Art

Nicholai Khan was born in Trinidad & Tobago. As a young boy, he moved to Queens, New York where he was raised and still resides.  His passion for art has grown stronger in him since childhood. He currently paints and illustrates full-time while growing his reputation in New York’s art scene. He has written and illustrated a children’s book entitled “Nicho the Tiger” and has displayed his paintings at galleries, such as The National Arts Club in Gramercy and Five Pointz in Long Island City. He is currently represented by Agora Gallery in Chelsea, also known as the center of the art world. In his spare time, he visits schools and youth programs to share his life experiences and love of art.  He also volunteers at the Queens Public Library with Gail Giordano, Assistant District Attorney of Queens, to help troubled teens become productive members of society through developing their creative expression.

Finding Inspiration at Art Basel in Miami


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I apologize for the brief pause, but I was away at Art Basel in Miami earlier this month. The purpose of my trip was to make some connections, feel the vibe of a huge arena of art, and to be inspired.   Never before have I seen something like the magnitude of Art Basel. Imagine […]

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Honoring Charlie Chaplin at 5Pointz


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As a long standing resident and artist of Queens, I am very proud to support the famous graffiti hub 5Pointz. I have had the opportunity to create more than one piece on the walls of this historic monument. The freedom of painting a vast canvas with the natural light of the sun and the wind […]

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Art in Queens


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Art in Queens has had a slow and steady growth. A good example of this is MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) opening its PS1 branch in Long Island City in the summer of 2002. It seemed to spark a new energy in this area. Boutique type galleries with tremendous personalities and wide ranges of […]

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What would a world without art look like?


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What would a world without art look like? Imagine walking down the street and not having interesting t-shirt logos to read.  Imagine Manhattan without the music and theater of Broadway shows. Imagine Brooklyn without galleries coloring the Dumbo District. Imagine if children were not being taught how to draw, sing, or dance in school. Imagine […]

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