Nick Cave is an American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist. He is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. He also trained as a dancer with Alvin Ailey. He resides in Chicago and is director of the graduate fashion program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Website: nickcaveart.com
Born: Feb 04, 1959 (age 58) · Fulton, MO
Education: Cranbrook Educational Community · Kansas City Art InstituteHighlights
- 1980: After moving to Chicago, Cave became the chair of the Department of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute in 1980.
- 1982: Cave learned to sew in the fiber department of the Kansas City Art Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1982.
- 1989: Additionally doing some graduate coursework at North Texas State University, Cave went on to get a master’s degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1989.
- 1992: Cave’s first Soundsuit was created in 1992, as a reaction to the beating of Rodney King.