Works on display as Mississippi Library, Fridley

LibraryPhotoFull_webThe good folks at the Mississippi Library in Fridley were kind enough to invite me to hang a number of pieces, which will be up on display until December 31st.
This is the first time I’ve had so many of my pieces hanging up in public at once, so I’m very excited about this.

I’m debuting a number of new work here as well and I’ll have photos of these new pieces will be up online shortly for everyone else that won’t be able to make it out in person.

Until next time,
-Ian Nystrom

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Work up at the BLCA Member show through Oct. 27

I have some pieces that are up on view along with many other talented artists at the Banfil-Locke Art Center through the end of the month in their annual member show!
I hope you’ll have a chance to stop by, it’s a wonderful historic site on rice creek, aside from art it is a great place to take in some fall color along the river.

Go pay them a visit at
6666 East River Road
Fridley, Minnesota 55432


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New work in site gallery

As summer is drawing to a close I’m taking time to document some new pieces (as well as alternate color schemes for older pieces) and get them uploaded onto the site.
The pieces i’m most excited about are the new dimension works, which I will highlight below.

Well is a simple geometric abstract, 6 layers painted PVC, using a color palette that is a personal favorite of mine. The cool aqua colors make me think of calm tidal pools.

Next is a dimension version of the Petals piece I developed earlier. 6 layers hand painted PVC.

Finally for this post we have two more versions of the dimensional Iso piece, purple and green.

Hope you all enjoy the new work, i’ll try to post more in the near future. In the meantime feel free to contact me with and questions or comments about these or any other works featured on the site.

Until next time!
-Ian Nystrom

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Rice Creek Art fair!

Posting this mere minutes before I go to set up my booth at the Rice Creek Art Fair-
If you’ve found this page after stopping by and grabbing my business card, thank you so much for taking an interest in my work and welcome to my web portfolio!
You can find a link to my Etsy shop under the ‘Store’ header. Only a few active listings at the moment but I expect to update the page with any unsold work from the fair within the coming week.
If you have interest in any particular piece that isn’t listed, or have any other questions about the work or even if you’d like to commission a piece, I encourage you to contact me via email

Thanks again, I hope to see you at the fair!

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New Dimensional Work, June 2018


Completed a new dimensional piece recently- this little number i’ve been calling ‘Iso’ until I think of a better title. This will be added to online gallery, along with some more dimensional work, in the near future.

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Better late than never – New shop listings

Finally some items have been updated on my Etsy page. Here are the new items:
– ‘Mountains’ Paper cuttings now have the Midnight Blue and Purple options Listed
-A mounted 12×12 “fancy” teal version of the ‘Linear’ paper cutting now listed.
-‘Droplets’ listing reposted.

-2 color variations for 6×6 ‘Petals’ + “fancy” version of 12×12 ‘Petals’ paper cutting
-2 color variations for 6×6 ‘Orb’ paper cutting.
-Both color schemes for ‘Linecraft’ paper cutting
-Refrigerator Magnet versions of various designs.
-much more.

Stay tuned, I’ll try to get the additional listing up in a more timely fashion. In the mean time if you have any questions, comments, or requests you can reach me at my email

Happy holidays, and best wishes for you all.
-Ian Nystrom

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IMG_1526Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at the rice creek art festival, it was a big success and I really enjoyed getting to meet and talk with so many new people.

If you’ve arrived at this site after picking up one of my business cards I’d first like to thank you for your interest in my work and welcome you to contact me if you have any questions about the things I do or what I have for sale.

Speaking of things for sale, in the coming week I expect to add listings to my etsy page for all the remaining pieces from this art festival so check back soon if you want any of the work but missed your chance to grab it in person.
Of course we’re also always open for commissions of original work, or if you’d like to get an existing piece in a different color palette all of my contact information is available to get in touch and we can make that happen for you.

I’ll also be adding the new work from the event to the gallery here, so look forward to some nice high resolution photos of those in the near future as well.

Thanks once again so much for making my first art fair a big success! Hopefully there will be more to come in the future!

-Ian Nystrom

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Upcoming: Art at Rice Creek

Currently here at Open Parentheses Studio we are looking forward to our first ever art fair attendance! The Banfill-Locke Art Center holds their Art at Rice Creek festival every year at their location in Fridley, MN and this year I’ll be there with a booth selling some all new pieces, along with some old favorites.

The fair is Saturday, September 9th, from 10am to 4pm
at 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN

I hope to see you there- in the meantime, here is a preview of some new pieces i’ll have available for sale.

Orb, verdantPetals, starry blue

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New for Spring in 2017

It’s been a little while, so here is an update for what should be coming from me in the near future.
-The winter was productive for setting up layouts for new paper art. Soon I’ll be looking at posting a couple variations of at least three new pieces plus I’ll be restocking my Etsy store since I’ve been sold out of all the old pieces since the art sale last year.
-Working on a new coffee table design for a friend I’m very excited about. Still in the prototyping stage, but here is a sneak peek at what i’m building towards

Hopefully i’ll have some more to show you all in the near future.
Until then
-Ian Nystrom

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Special Thanks!

Only one night into the 2016 MCAd art sale and already several of my pieces have found good homes. I’m so happy that people have taken an interest in my work and wanted to leave a thank you message to anyone directed to this site from my art-sale tags-
So thank you, thank you very much!

and if you missed the sale don’t worry, selected pieces will still be available on  my Etsy Store which I will be continuing to update as pieces are completed and ready for sale again.

Until next time,
Ian Nystrom

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