Nic Noblique is a Texas based sculptor who has gone on to harness a rebellious and tenacious need to succeed on his own terms. Growing up immersed in the punk rock, skateboard and snowboard culture of the Midwest, Nic’s passion for art and design has led to over a decade and a half of notable achievements, installations, competitions and exhibitions. He placed in the first winter X-Games (1997) for snowboarding and went on to study pliable materials engineering which led to patenting a new ‘center-point concave’ skate deck that remains the industry standard today. Continuing to apply creative insight with an understanding of physics Nic designed and built indoor and outdoor skate and snow parks. In his early 20’s, with much of his body broken, he left the skate and snow industry to pursue his other passion, a career in fine art. Nic has participated in many sculpture competitions, solo and group exhibitions with respected galleries and art centers nationally and works with numerous charities and arts initiatives to improve our communities and lives through art. Nic has enjoyed teaching graduate level 3D art at Hardin Simmons University and continues to foster the growth of young talent through apprenticeships via McMurry University (Abilene, TX). Nic has owned two retail galleries, both highly regarded in their respective communities, garnering a ‘best art gallery’ award in 2008 for his successful alternative art space and studio concept in Galveston, Texas that incorporated a half pipe, tattoo shop, gallery and studio.