Visual Arts

Artists Seen: Nick Butler

by / Feb. 15, 2017 12am EST

Nick Butler is a photographer who was born in Maryland and now lives in Buffalo. While earning his BFA in photography at SUNY Buffalo State (to be conferred in 2017), he studied with artists Les Krims and Jim Sylvia, among others. In addition to showing several award-winning works in group exhibitions, he has had solo shows at Glow Gallery, MusicalFare Theatre, and El Museo. In an artist’s statement, he has written that he strives to “challenge the current cultural views of what constitutes a beautiful body.” For more information on his work, visit or

Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century is an ongoing project by photographer David Moog in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. Moog has set out to make portraits of every self-identified working artist and arts professional in Western New York. To be included in the project, call David Moog directly at 716-472-6721 or contact the center at 716-878-4131. Artists working in all media are welcome; visit for more information.