Nick Kline (Born 1968, Spring Lake, NJ) is a visual artist who works in photography, artists’ books and socially-engaged art. His ongoing project is Shine Portrait Studio, Newark, NJ which opened in 2017 is based at the site of James Van Der Zee’s first photography job, and dedicated to his legacy. With Shine, Kline shapes residencies for visiting artists and curators, creates collaborative and engaged projects, is an educator, curator and editor/publisher. His artwork has been in solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe, and the United States, and widely reviewed. Stripes for St. Joseph, Kline’s installation using a former church in Grand Rapids, MI., was shortlisted for a finalist award in ArtPrize, 2015. Other special projects include a Printed Matter Inc., Window Installation, New York, NY, 2014. In 2012 Kline’s photobook was a finalist in NATT & DAG Magazine’s, Norway, National Book of the Year Award; and in 2011 he received an Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYC. Kline has had residencies at Artexte, Montreal, Canada, and Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague, Czech Republic. His artist publications are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard Art Museums, Getty Research Institute, Artexte, and Banff Center. Kline is Associate Professor, Photography at Rutgers University-Newark. He received his MFA, Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA, Photography from the University of the Arts.