Nick has been a student of the arts since his childhood. Over the years, his style, media, and techniques have changed, but his passion for art has not.
It only takes a glance through the gallery to see that the ocean is his muse. Nick has spent the majority of his life in, around, and under the water, and pulls from those experiences when working his craft. Often, the subjects of his work are the most misunderstood creatures of the sea (possibly the world), sharks. Through his art, Nick hopes to highlight their beauty and charisma, so as to change their place in the world's view.
In order to help give back, portions of the proceeds from art purchased is donated to charitable organizations working in support of the ocean and conservation.
Nick graduated from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2019 with a Master of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. He is currently a Science Communication Fellow with California Sea Grant.
- Red tide is causing the surf to flash neon blue-green light at Scripps Pier, Torrey Pines - San Diego Union Tribune, May 30, 2019
- Once Bitten - Device Podcast (NPR/KPBS), May 1, 2019
- Art & Life with Nicholas DeNezzo - SDVoyager Magazine, June 4, 2018
- Alumni profile: From Knauss fellowship to fisheries management - December 2020
- State of the skates: An investigation into three of California's skate species - November 2020
- California Sea Grant welcomes new CalCOFI coordinator - October 2020
- Fish forecasting: Reducing the risk of cetacean bycatch through computer modeling - September 2020
- Warmer waters threaten red abalone recovery - September 2020 (Also featured by NOAA Sea Grant)
- Staying sane as a science communicator in 2020 - August 2020
- Sharing the shore: Safely viewing marine mammals in California - June 2020
- Streamside landowners: The key to salmon and steelhead recovery - May 2020 (Also featured in Sonoma County Gazette)
- Interpreting data to assess California's marine protected areas - March 2020
- Revitalizing the fleet: Training the next generation for commercial fishing - February 2020
- Can we swim yet? Guidelines for California beaches after rain - January 2020
- Eyes In the Sky: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Drone Surveillance in Mitigating Shark Attacks as an
Alternative to Shark Nets
- Establishing a Basis for Harassment of California Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove under the Marine Mammal Protection Act
- BlueCatch: Exploring the Potential Utilization of Blue Shark Bycatch in the Seafood Industry
- Decadal Trends of Great White Shark Bites Throughout California, 1950-2019
- Masters Capstone Research: An assessment of non-lethal shark bite mitigation technologies and their potential applications with regard to Southern California beaches