Fruit Punch, 2021
Graphite on paper in paper
11" x 14"
Nicholas Zepeda is an artist born and raised in Chicago’s southwest neighborhoods. He is currently in his last year of pursuing a BFA in Studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received a nomination for the Yale at Norfolk Summer 2020 residency. Informed by the aspirations of his immigrant family and his own doubts, Zepeda grew up convinced that the repression of his identities was a consequence of achieving a conveniently-unspecified ’something greater’. Nicholas is making drawings and paintings that see a new weight to self-discovery after achieving his childhood dream: moving into his own apartment.
Thresholds is Illinois’ oldest and largest non-profit agency serving people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness and substance use. Thresholds supports individuals through community outreach and integrated health opportunities.