Arcmanoro Niles

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

2018 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2015 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2013 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 Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington D.C.

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

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

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


“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

Andrea Scott, “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



David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, Asbury, NJ