Lara Nickel (b. 1985 New Mexico) is an installation-based painter living in New York. Over the past four years, Lara completed a large-scale installation titled “12 Horses – Homage to Jannis Kounellis”, consisting of twelve life-size paintings of horses. Her project was realized with the participation of various equestrian organizations including le Cadre noir of Saumur, la Garde republicaine of Paris, and il Palio of Siena. The installation will be first presented in Italy in the fall of 2019, accompanied by a comprehensive publication by Skira Editore. Lara holds a BFA in Painting and a Minor in Art History from the College of Santa Fe (2007).Lara’s work is about how the physical space of the viewer interacts with the pictorial space of a painting.