Nick Butcher

I was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee. I spent my formative years skateboarding, drawing, recording music, and going to punk shows. At Middle Tennessee State University, I studied graphic design, where luckily the printmaking department was across the hall from the computer lab. This saved me. Screenprinting quickly became an outlet for my itch to create which led me to making gig posters for local bands. This fueled into an internship with poster artist, Jay Ryan in Chicago and later another one at Hatch Show Print in Nashville. I moved to Chicago in 2003. Ryan kindly sublet valuable space to me to experiment and to print after hours. This made way to my first attempts at painting. After some time, I established my own studio space, spending an intense time painting and making electronic music. In 2006, I combined forces with Nadine Nakanishi, to form Sonnenzimmer. I am currently a MFA candidate in the Print Media department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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