Arcmanoro Niles

b. 1989, Washington D.C.
Lives and works in New York 

2018 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2015 MFA, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2013 BFA, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2010 School of Art and Design at Montgomery Community College, Silversprings, MD
2009 Washington Studio School, Washington, D.C.
2008 Dipolma of Visual Arts, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington D.C.

My Heart is Like Paper: Let the Old Ways Die, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Revisiting the Area, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
The Arena, Long Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

AIR Works, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Life Was A Party To be Thrown, Beez & Honey, New York, NY

Young Gifted and Black, The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, curated by Antwaun Sargent and Matt Wycoff, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY (forthcoming) 
Afrocosmologies: American Reflections, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT 
Punch, curated by Nina Chanel Abney, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA
On Refusal: Representation & Resistance in Contemporary American Art, The MAC Belfast, Northern Ireland 

Ten Years, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Problem Solving: Highlights from the Experimental Printmaking Institute, Mechanical Hall Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Portraits of Who We Are, David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD (catalogue)
Ninth Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Mutual Interest No. 3, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,
Philadelphia, PA
Promising Artists of the 21st Century, Sophia Wanamker Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica
The American Artists League 82nd National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
Inside and Out: Artists’ Self-Portraits, Gallery 10 Ltd., Washington, DC
The Black Exhibit, DCAC, Washington, DC
Identity Show, Gateway Heliport Gallery, Silverspring, MD


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant 
Scott & Patricia PGTA Award
Artist in Residence, Guild Hall for the Arts, East Hampton, NY
Bob Colacello Scholarship, New York Academy of Art
Artist in Residence, Shanghai University, China
Bob Colacello Scholarship, New York Academy of Art
The Lance Roy Lauffer Memorial Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal, Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.
The Fred and Naomi Hazel Memorial Art Award for Fine Arts, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth Arrasmith Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Pennsylvania, PA
The Cecilia Beaux Memorial Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Pennsylvania, PA
The American Artists Professional League’s American Artists Fund Award



Kissick, Dean. "Arcmanoro Niles Paints Our Internal Lives," 30 Under 35 2020, Cultured Magazine, November 

Redmond, Taylor. "Jeffery Deitch and Nina Chanel Abney on the Zeitgeist of the Digital Age," Cultured Magazine, July, 1 

Roffino, Sara. "Arcmanoro Niles is a Painter for the Ages," Cultured Magazine, June 29

Wagner, Virginia. "Paper Heart: Arcmanoro Niles discusses his work with Virginia Wagner," Art Critical, May 29

Smith, Roberta. “Spring Gallery Guide: Over 40 Art Shows to See Right Now,” The New York Times, April 26, 2019

Freeman, Nate. “What Sold at the Dallas Art Fair” Artsy, April 15

Armstrong, Arnie. “Dallas Art Museum Adds Eight Works to Collection with Dallas Art Fair 
 Acquisition Fund,” ARTnews, April 11
Cowan, Katy. "Paintings which carefully observe how we deal with heartbreak and disappointment," Creative Boom, April 5
Editors, “Featured Exhibition: Arcmanoro Niles,” Contemporary And (C&), March 15 

McClodden, Tiona Nekkia. "10 Artists on their 2018 Discovery," Cultured Magazine, January 17


Margulies, Elizabeth. “Elizabeth Margulies Selects Her Top Five Emerging Artists of 
 2018,” Galerie Magazine, December 17
“6 World-Class Booths to See at the Dallas Art Fair,” Artnet News, April 12
Miller, James H. “Dallas Art Fair marries the regional and global,” The Art Newspaper, April 9
Carter, Steve. “Arcmanoro Niles, Rachel Uffner Gallery,” PATRON Magazine, pg 87, April / May.
Fired up! Ready to go! Finding beauty, demanding equity. The African American art 
 collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz. New York: Rizzoli International Publications.

Portraits of Who We Are, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (catalogue)

Gornik, April, “The April Gornik Conversations: Artist Arcmanoro Niles,” 
 Stay Thirsty Magazine, February 20

Scott, Andrea, “Arcmanoro Niles,” The New Yorker, Volume 93 Number 46, p. 7, January 29th

Artspace Editors, “9 Artists to Watch in January 2018,” Artspace Magazine, Jan 12
Cascone, Sarah, “From Gordon Parks to LaToya Ruby Frazier, Here Are 35 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York City This January,” Artnet News, January 5
Corbett, Rachel and Goldstein, Andrew. “From a Surprise ‘Salvator Mundi’ to Tears for Trump: 8 Star-Making Turns at NADA Miami,” Artnet News, December 9
Zahn, Paul. “Miami Tastemakers Share Their Top Spots To Visit During Art Basel,” Ocean Drive, December 4
Black, Stephanie. “Seek And You Shall Find: Arcmanoro Niles,” Quiet Lunch Nº 5, November 24
Menendez, Didi. “50 Badass Figurative Painters To Follow On Instagram,” Buzzfeed, November 17
Scher, Robin. “Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 2017 Painters &
Sculptors Grant Recipients,” ARTNews, November 14
Dafoe, Taylor. “Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Recipients, Making 25 Artists $25,000 Richer,” ArtNet News, November 14
The Editors of ARTNews, “Arcmanoro Niles at Long Gallery, Harlem, New York,” ARTNews, May 12
Sargent, Antwaun. “Orange Paint and Glitter Bring a Black Community to Life,” Creators (Vice), May 8
Ghosh, Sarbani and Sarah Cascone. “Beyond the Fairs: Your Go-to Guide to Openings and Events During Frieze Week 2017,” ArtNet News, April 30
O’Reilly, Brendan J. “Guild Hall’s First Artists-In-Residence Speak At AIR Works,” The South Hampton Press, April 14
Segal, Mark. “Guild Hall Welcomes First Residents,” The East Hampton Star, March 3
“Arcmanoro Niles—The Party” (video), The BHoldr, January 29
Booker, Bobbi. “Budding Painter Talks Technique,” The Philadelphia Tribune, June 30



The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, Asbury, NJ
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY