Nicholas Van Kridjt

Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, Van Krijdt creates process art, public art and sound sculpture. Professional highlights are defined by those times when he connects with his audience. For example, receiving gallery representation through Hang Art Gallery (2007), taking a bow after a performance with the Diablo Ballet (2006), or being invited to install his work at Paradise Ridge Sculpture Garden (2008-12).  Van Krijdt has public art installations in McNear Park in Petaluma and Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa.

Nick Van Krijdt

Nick Van Krijdt


Nick Van Krijdt, In Absence is Presence

In Absence Is Presence

A Sound sculpture by Nicolas Van Krijdt

Inspired by the content of archival interview recordings, each movement is built around Al’s influence on the art and artists of Northern California.  My thesis, in absence is presence, is profoundly supported through the execution of this work as the presence of Al’s artistic vision is so apparent in the activities surrounding the Spirit of the Man exhibition, as well as within the process of creating this piece.

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