Originally hailing from Santa Monica, CA, Nick Sardo is a Pittsburgh-based mixed media artist. Sardo’s work centers around a uniquely satirical take on the idea of the divine. He draws from a wide variety of sources, ranging from Byzantine iconography to offbeat, gory 80’s cartoons. His work shows singular figures that inhabit the roles of idol and worshipper, created from clashes of fleshy, organic form and imagined objects. Though these figures are always alone, some loom over the viewer, powerful and ornate, while others are shriveled and whimpering. Texture and material solidify the narrative through-lines of his work, connecting his pieces across media and scale. Sardo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University.