Nick Candela was born in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1980 and received his MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017. Candela’s paintings consist of partially defined images and text that meld assorted themes into high-key and often absurd milieus. Subjects in his works are born of images plucked from various media and then reused to create dissonant mélanges that approach but barely avoid the familiar. His work has most recently been exhibited at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg as well at ArtSpace Gallery in Richmond. He has also been featured in Studio Visit Magazine and in CreativPaper, a digital publication. Nick Candela lives with his family in Ruther Glen, see more of his work at nickcandela.com.