Mr. Nikas is a San Francisco native, he is a founder, curator and co-owner of New World Prints.
Privately held, New World Prints houses one of the largest collections of works by Jose Guadalupe Posada and Manual Manilla in the United States.
Selected works from the collection were used as a part the 2003, Oakland Museum of California’s “Global Elegies: Art and Ofrendas for the Dead” exhibition Art Director: Enrique Chagoya.
In November 2009, Jim was curator the Dia de los Muertos exhibition at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. In 2010, he is currently exhibiting at the Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez ”El Nigromante” Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico and at the Consulado de Mexico de San Francisco, CA. Jim has been invited to exhibit at Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach,CA.
Oct. 25 – Nov. 8 . He will be participating in the Joint Mexican Independence Bicentennial- Revolution Centennial Exhibition of the University of California Bancroft Library and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA and has been invited to exhibit at the Annual Davis Symphony Hall Dia de los Muertos Concert held on Nov. 6.
Mr. Nikas is a board member of the Coro Hispano de San Francisco, a non-profit dedicated to the performance and preservation of Latin American and Iberian choral music. Mr. Nikas divides his time between San Francisco, CA and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.