Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin

Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin are Houston-based interdisciplinary artists creating an ongoing series of fifty installations made in response to little-known pre-Stonewall queer histories from each state. This multi-decade endeavor draws from recent groundbreaking academic work, the artists’ own archival research, and significant time spent learning from and collaborating with local LGBTQ community members.

Rhizomorph: A Family Compound
Oklahoma City University Gallery, Norick Art Center
January 3 – March 29, 2024

We are inviting queer folks to make a brief "audio tour" of a queer space that was or is important to their experience of queer family. To make an audio tour and receive a work of art in thanks, please fill out this form:


Glasstire Review of "Wayfinding" at Blaffer Art Museum (by Garland Fielder 2022)

Houston Chronicle Review of "Wayfinding" at Blaffer Art Museum (by Molly Glentzer 2022)

Texas Arts & Culture Feature on "Wayfinding" at Blaffer Art Museum (by Tarra Gaines 2022)

Artforum review of "50 States: Louisiana" at DiverseWorks (by Natilee Harren 2019)

Hyperallergic list of best visual art shows of 2020 (honorable mention by Dessane Lopez Cassell)

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Nick & Jake show with McClain Gallery in Houston, Texas

Click HERE to make a tax deductible donation to The 50 States Project through the New York Foundation For the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship Program.