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    Nico Amortegui a.k.a Malo

    Visual Artist: Furniture - Visual Artist: Paintings - Visual Artist: Photography - Visual Artist: Sculpture / Pottery

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    MALO http://nicoarte.tumblr.com/ 3644 Card St. 704.222.7918 Charlotte NC 28205 nico.amortegui@gmail.com Actual Name: Nico Amortegui MALO is a native of Bogotá, Colombia, who has lived and worked in the Southeast since immigrating to the United States in 1996. By his own nature, MALO has always been an artist working in the fields of photography, design, and visual arts since age 15. A product of a large, close-knit family, MALO grew up surrounded by artists, learning carpentry, photography, interior design, and painting along the way. Throughout his 20s, MALO focused on photography, traveling throughout the US to shoot for various modeling agencies as well as surf and skate magazines. Today, MALO resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two year old daughter. He now focuses on painting and woodworking with found objects. Visual Artist Since Winter 2010, MALO has focused solely in crafting his visual art skills. His work was accepted in the May 2011 Art for Art’s Sake Festival in Winston-Salem and the June 2011 All Arts Mart in NoDa. In May 2011, MALO was selected as one of five local NoDa artists to participate in the new bike rack installation pieces for the neighborhood. His bike rack was voted as ‘crowd favorite’. Blink Arts Charlotte, NC Directing Coordinator of the non-profit organization that promoted youth-centered, art programs running the gamut from fashion to graffiti to DJ’ing. Blink Arts started in January 2011 and has since carried out exhibitions and workshops at International House, ImaginOn and other public libraries in the Charlotte area. Blü Magazine Charlotte, NC Founder / Publisher of the arts and design publication, which ran from 2007 to 2010. Along with his sister, MALO successfully spearheaded a truly unique magazine that focused on fashion, design, visual arts and music in our region as well as highlighted international artists. After a short hiatus, Blü continues under the direction of Camila Amortegui and is distributed in Charlotte, Atlanta, NYC, LA, and Charleston. Freelance Photographer MALO has practiced and worked in the field of photography since 1998. He has shot for MC2 Models, Elite, Ford, Wilhelmina, Carolina Talent, Evolution, as well as surfing and skateboard magazines. His work has been featured in Elevate Magazine, Blü Magazine, Creative Loafing, Modern Salon & Spa ads, and SOTAC. While the majority of MALO’S work has been in the field of fashion, he most enjoys working with artistic subjects in black and white. 2011 EXHIBITIONS & HONORS: Pura Vida Solo Art Show, Charlotte NC January Art for Art’s Sake, Winston-Salem NC May & August Pimp My Bike Rack, 1st Place, Charlotte NC June One Heart, Art for the Cure Exhibition, Wachovia Center Charlotte NC June Red Dog Gallery, Winston-Salem NC June NoDa All Arts Market, Charlotte NC July & August Capital Grill Bottle contest finalist July Chocolate Art Exhibition, Atlanta GA July Culture Initiative Art Exhibition, Charlotte NC August James Funderburke Collection, Charlotte NC September Gateways to the South 2011 Art Competition and Exhibit, Kings Mountain NC September Taste of the World Art Competition & Exhibit, 2nd Place, Government Center, Charlotte NC September PoPuP3 Art Show, Durham NC October Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Atlanta GA November Siemens Energy Art Competition and Exhibit, Charlotte NC November Creative Divergent Winter Show Online November Duke Energy Commission piece for a commercial December 2011 Carrack Gallery Christmas show Durham Jan 2012 VAE welcome to the south Show Raleigh Jan 2012 Carrack Gallery Show Durham Jan 2012 Davidson County College Lexington NC Jan 2012 Evolution Solo Show Charlotte NC Jan 2012 Flex and Fit show Duke energy building ongoing Charlotte NC Jan 20112 VAE Open Source show Raleigh Feb 2012 Mural for Salud Shop NODA Charlotte NC Feb 2012 Found Show 3rd place VAE Raleigh NC March 2012 ID show Panda NYC March 2012 Brian Neher Fine art show online March 2012 New Beginnings Arts On Main Gastonia NC March 2012 Chapman Buildings Mural Charlotte NC March 2012 Solstice Mural Charlotte NC March 2012 Spring into Art Charlotte art league group show April 2012 Ugallery San Francisco on going April 2012 Showdown Hart Witzen Gallery group show April 2012 Natural View the Schiele Museum NC April 2012


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        Nico Amortegui a.k.a Malo

        3644 Card St
        Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

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