portrait1Nick Pedersen is a photographer and digital artist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He holds a BFA degree in Photography, as well as an MFA degree in Digital Arts from Pratt Institute in New York, where he graduated with distinction. He has shown artwork in galleries across the country and internationally, recently including the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the Main Line Art Center, Paradigm Gallery, and Arch Enemy Arts. He has published two artist books featuring his long-term personal projects Sumeru and Ultima. Many of his images have been recognized with awards from the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and the Photoshop Guru Awards. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as After Capture, Beautiful Decay, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and Empty Kingdom. In the past few years he has also completed Artist Residencies at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada and the Gullkistan Residency in Iceland.

“My artwork is primarily inspired by my experience with nature and environmentalism. It is specifically motivated by my concern for the future due to the effects of climate change, sea level rise, deforestation and many other environmental impacts humans have had on the planet. My goal with these projects is to visually depict this modern conflict between the natural world and the manmade world in interesting and provocative ways, to create elaborate, photorealistic images that show a striking contrast between utopian and dystopian visions of the world. I portray this as an epic struggle and in my work these forces clash in theatrical, post-apocalyptic battlegrounds.

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Articulate: Changing Minds About Climate Change from Nick Pedersen on Vimeo.

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SELECTED INTERVIEWS

AFTER CAPTURE MAGAZINE
“The Truth Seeker”, “The Forest of Thorns”, “Viewpoint”
VISUAL NEWS
“An Interview with Nick Pedersen on his Post-Apocalyptic Series, Ultima”, “Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Go Green”, “Wild Animals Call the Urban Jungle Their Home”, “Ultima, A Fantastically Detailed Vision of the Future” 
EMPTY KINGDOM
“Empty Kingdom Interview”, “Zen Master”, “Top 100 Artists of 2011”, “Ultima Feature”
JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE
“The Work of Nick Pedersen”, “Sumeru Feature”
HI-FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE
“Post-Apocalyptic Battlegrounds by Nick Pedersen”
BEAUTIFUL/DECAY MAGAZINE
“Nick Pedersen’s Overgrown Post-Apocalyptic Environments”
SAGURU MAGAZINE
“Migration by Nick Pedersen”
TRENDHUNTER
“Post-Apocalyptic Ecotopias”, “Ultima Series Visualizes Human Civilization in the Future”, “Migration Series Addresses Consequences of Deforestation”, “Sumeru, A Digitization of Epic Proportions” 
 BUZZWORTHY
“Artist Makes Predictions of the Future by Combining Hundreds of Photos”
DIGIFOTO PRO MAGAZINE
“Nick Pedersen’s Floating World NYC”
ADOBE / BEHANCE
“Inspiration, Sumeru Process”
 121 CLICKS
“Photo Story, Sumeru by Nick Pedersen”
MY MODERN METROPOLIS
“Searching for the Path to Enlightenment”
SWEEPING ZEN
“Sumeru, An Interview with Artist Nick Pedersen”

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FEATURED WORK

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