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.

"Norma Trist" is included in an exhibit of LGBTQ+ materials held at Texas A&M Cushing Library (Group Show)
July 12 - December 16 2021

NORMA TRIST: a Livre d'Artiste was co-published with Flatbed Press (Austin)

This project is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.


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 Devin Borden 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.

(photo credit: Casey Woods)