1952–2007, USA

Also known as: NH

Name Nicholas HONDROGEN
Birth 1952, USA
Died 2007



1952 - Born in Concord, New Hampshire

1969-72 Boston, Cambridge, MA -- Boston Museum School, Boston, Tufts University. Five year program, graduates with honors in 2 years.

1971-72 Somerville, MA.- Teaches Drawing, Lithography and Etching at the Boston Museum School. Paints murals in Boston area on public buildings under government WPA project.

1972-81 Paris, France- First one-person exhibition at Espace Pierre Cardin with the aid of French Cultural Affairs Grant. Shows extensively in Europe and Scandanavia.
Paintings acquired by the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, and The National Museum of Modern Art, Pompidou Ctr., France.

1979-89 New York, New York- Works in photography, painting and film. Solo exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

1989-2005 Los Angeles, CA - Forms public charity, Perfect Moment Foundation, produces feature documentary film “Perfect Moment ". Solo exhibition at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. (BMoCA).

2005 Diagnosed with Mesothelioma April 2005. Moves to Amherst, Massachusetts September 2005.

2007 Dies in Amherst, Massachusetts Feburary 28, 2007.


2007 wunderarts, Amherst, Massachusetts
A.P.E. ltd., North Hampton Massachusetts

2005 Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, (BMOCA) Boulder Colorado.
WireImage Gallery, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.

1993-97 Films, produces and exhibits "Perfect Moment." (various venues, see Filmography)

1983-6 "Americans in Art" Touring Exhibition of Photographs in the museums of Eastern Europe, sponsored by the American Embassy of Cultural Affairs.

1983 Galerija Americkog Centra, Belgrad, Yugoslavia.

1982 Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California. Curated by Van Deren Coke.

1980 Le Centre d'Art Contemporaine, Geneva, Switzerland. Curated by Adelena Von Furstenberg.

1979 The Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire. Curated by Jan Van der Marck.

1978 P.S.1. (museum) The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York. Curated by Alanna Heisse.
Gallery Maier Hahn, Dusseldorf West Germany
1977 Grafikhuset Futura, Stockholm, Sweden.
Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain.
Galerie Mebius, Gothenberg Sweden.

1976 Gallery Nordenhake/Rykken, Oslo, Norway.
Basel 7'76 , Basel, Switzerland with Galerie Futura.
Gallery Nordenhake, Malmo, Sweden.

1975 Galleriet Lund, Sweden.
Gallery T Mulhouse, France.
Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
La Pochade, Paris, France.
Gallery Kutter, Luxembourg.
Galleri Ess, Boros, Sweden
Designed and built large playground for elementary school at Sainte Genvieve des Bois, France.

1974 Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France. (exhibition organized under a grant given by the Ministre des Affaires Culturelles de France.)

1971 Paints large scale outdoor murals in Boston area.


2004 Anthology Film Archive, New York, New York, “Perfect Moment” with Michael Whalen.
Otis Parsons, Marina Del Rey, CA, "Double Take: from one artist to another"

2003 Halpert Biennial, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.

2001 SCA Gallery, Pomona, California, "Something Different", Curated by Patrica Corriea

2000 Beyond Baroque Gallery, Venice, California, “Legal Paper Work”; " Dead Man Drawing" Curated by John Geary

1999 25 years of Lithography, editions Pousse-Caillou, Maison Herault, Paris
Gartner No1. Santa Monica, California. Curated by Laura Hoffman, Diane Kunce

1998 Beyond Baroque Gallery, Venice, California "Big ideas in a small room": Curated by John Geary

1986 Philidelphia Art Alliance, "Psycodrama" Curated by Sol Ostrow

1984 Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.

1983 California State College, Stanislaus, California.

1983 American Center Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Novi Sad Photo Gallery, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California. "8 Photographers."
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California. "New Acquisitions,"

1981 "Photographers/Painters," Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.
"Sculptural Density," School of Visual Arts Museum, New York, New York. Curated by April Kingsley

1980 Musee de Toulon, Toulon, France.
Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.

1979 Hal Bromm Gallery , New York, New York.

1978 "Art and Nature" Island of Macau, sponsored by the Centre d'Art Contemporains Plastiques, (CACAP) Bordeaux, France
and the Neue Museum in Aachen Germany. Curated by Jean Louis Froment and Wolfgang Becker
Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, New York.
John Weber Gallery, New York, New York.

1977 Biennale of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, Rejeka, Yugoslavia.
Centennial Show, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

1976 Fifth Biennale of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, Rejeka, Yugoslavia. First prize winner
Outdoor Stone Sculpture, Sainte Genvieve des Bois, France.
Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France. "La Boite" Curated by Dany Block
Galerie Isabelle Lemaigre Dubreuil, Paris "Les baliseurs"
Prix International de Dessin, Fonation Pierre Cornette de St. Cyr, Salle Drout Rive Gauche, Paris
International Prix de Dessin, Musee d'Art Moderne del la Ville de Paris, France.
JPL Fine Arts London, "The Envelope"

1975 Gallery T Mulhouse, France. "5 Americans"
Winner of Prix Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain.

1974 Fourth Biennale of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, Rejeka, Yugoslavia.
Galerie du Prieure, Francoise Tournie, Carennac Lot, France
Graphic Biennale, Bradford, England.

1973 Winner of the Grand Prix de Septentrion, Paris, France.


Foward of catalog 1st exhibition in Paris, Espace Cardin and the Ministere des Affaire Culturelles, Jean Jacques Leveque
Les Nouvelles Litteraires "Signes -Gestes en Liberte" 10 Juin 1974, Jean Jacques Leveque
Dagens Nyheter: Stockholm, December 1st 1974, Olle Granath
Catalog "Siamise Series" La Pochade, 1974 forward by Claude Bouyeure
Cimese 1975 "Nicholas Hondrogen ou la Metamorphose" forward by Claude Bouyeure
Catalog "Extention Series 1975" Galleri Futrua, StockholmLuxembourg Wort, "A travers les galleries d'art" 22, Feb 1975
Art Press 3rd Trimestre 1975, Paris France
Republican Lorane February 1975, Luxembourg, Michel Herve
Boras Tidning November 18, 1975, Boras Sweden
Boras Tidning November 18, 1975 , Boras Sweden, Bertil Lindstrom
d'Letzburger Land, 28 February 1975 Boras Sweden
Derniers Nouvelles D'Alsace "Nicholas Hondrogen a la Gallerie d'Art "T" September 14/15, 1975 Mulhouse, F.C.
Jerusalem Post Magazine "Variatiopns on a Theme" Friday October 31, 1975, Tel Aviv, Israel, Gil Goldfine
Yediot Abrekot "The Existing and the Canged Object" October 31 1975, Tel Aviv, Israel,
Quotidien de Paris, No. 321 1975 Paris, Michel Ozenne
Catalog "New Works on Nylon 1975-1976" Grafikhuset -Futura, Stockholm, Sweden
Skira Art Annuel 1976, "Art Actuelle, Practique du dessin" pp 47 pb. Skira Switzerland
Sydsvens Allposten Sunday February 22 1976, Malmo, Sweden
Gotenborgs Handels och Sjofartsting January 4 1977, H.T.
Editions Poligrafa, Barcelona, "Nicholas Hondrogen" 1977 mongraph, forward by Victoria Comablia ,124 pgs
Survey catalog, "Nicholas Hondrogen 1968-1979" Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover N.H. 1980, Jan Van der Marck, 42 pgs
Jano Critca, "Experimentacion" June 17, 1977, Barcelona Spain, Angel Marsa
Diario de Barcelona , "Hondrogen estudio de la percepcion" May 14 1977, Barcelona Spain
Avui , "Les Anamorfosis" May 22, 1977
Batik, No 35 May 1977 "Hondrogen: La relatividad de nuestra percepcion," Barcelona Spain, Victoria Combalia
Articules 4e trimestre 1979, Paris, Gervais Jassaud
"Painters/Photographers" Catalog ARC Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1981, Michel Nuridsany
ARTWEEK "Photography:Entropy and Photography" July 31 1982 /15 Donna Philips Review San Francisco Museum Modern Art
Gallery Guide, Nicholas Hondrogen, "Natural Selection" March, 2004, by Ken Bloom, dir.,Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA)
LA Confidential, "Power Artist," June, 2004 (summer issue) by Merle Ginsburg


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France.
Musee Nationale d'Art Moderne, Paris, France.
Saks Fifth Avenue Contemporary Art Collection
Monumental Sculpture Commission, Sainte Genvieve des Bois, France.
Grande Prix Septentrion Paris, France.
Prix Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain.
Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire.
Barclay’s Bank of London, London
La Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, Paris, France
Private Collections


Nicholas Hondrogen Editions Poligrapha, 1977 forward by Victoria Combalia, harcover, 122 pages. Barcelona, Spain.
Nicholas Hondrogen: 1977-1979 Dartmouth College Press and forward by Jan van Der Marck. 42 pgs. Hanover, N.H.
Various catalogs from shows in Europe and Scandanavia.


2000 Pollock Krasner Grant
1997 Best Feature Documentary film, Slamdance Int'l Film Festival, Park City Utah "Perfect Moment"
1982 American Film Institute Grant for film production
1976 Prix Joan Miro, Barcelona Spain
1973 Grant from Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Paris
1972 Septentrion, Marc en Baroille, France
1969 Scholarship Boston Museum School of Fine Arts


1999 Untitled Pakistan Project. Feature film based on the true life story of 12 year old child labor activist Iqbal Masih. Screenwriter and Story credit Under option, in development.

1994 Perfect Moment. Feature film documentary for AIDS charities involving gangmembers and celebrites alike regarding their personal spirtual quests. Written Directed and Produced by Nicholas Hondrogen, 35mm color 90 min. Best Documentary Award Winner Slamdance 1997.

1995 It Never Snows in Paris. A young American painter falls in love with a Parisian dancer and marries her only to discover that she is clinically insane. .

1992 White Water Black Whispers. A young American girl discovers her past in the jungles of Mexico and learns the secret ways and magic of the Indians.

1987-88 Wasted. On the Waterfront of the '80's. A vet longshoreman is set up on a murder charge he didn't commit. Promotional trailer, 35mm color, directed and produced by Nicholas Hondrogen.

1983 One or the Other. (film) In association with the American Film Institute, winner of production grant.
35mm color, 20 min., written directed and produced by Nicholas Hondrogen.

1979-82 What Can be Shown. (film) Written, directed and produced by Nicholas Hondrogen. Premiered at Toronto Film Festival and at Bleeker St.,Cinema, New York. 16mm color, 40 min.

1978 Absolute Zero. 16mm, 5 min. Paris, France.

1978 Wild Horses. 16mm color, 14 min., Island of Macau, Bordeaux, France in conjunction
with Art & Nature sponsored by CAPC (Museum) Bordeaux, France and the Neue Museum, Aachen, Germany.

1977 Pilot Fish. With Susanne Harris (1944-1978) B & W video 30 min., for the Musee, Nationale d'Art Moderne, Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Paris, France.

Reality is... Color video, 15 min., for the Musee, Nationale d'Art Moderne, Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Paris, France.

1975-78 Perception Projects 1 & 2 B & W video for the Musee, d'Art Moderne, Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, Paris, France.
Catfish Color video, 30 min.


Slamdance International Film Festival, Park City Utah, winner of Audience Award
AFI Film Festival, The American Film Institute, Los Angeles
San Jose Film Festival, CINEQUEST, San Jose, CA
Boston Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival of Festivals
Hong Kong International Festival
Houston International Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival
Montreal World Film Festival
FILMEX, Los Angeles Film Festival