Learn about one man’s journey from engineering with the Air Force to opening his own art gallery with followers in Cincinnati and around the world.
Nicholas Yust is the man behind Yust | Gallery. Yust enrolled at the University of Cincinnati’s School of Design Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) where he studied Fine Art and Art History with an interest in abstract art, oil pastels and interior architecture.
However, as he continued through school, he found that his interests were shifting toward math and science. That’s when he decided to change his focus to engineering where he eventually became a researcher for superconductivity applications for directed high-energy weapons systems while working an internship for the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Yust held the gallery’s grand opening on March 28. When asked his inspiration behind opening is own gallery, he says that it’s Cincinnati’s traditional and transitional style of architecture and design. “The Yust | Gallery was designed and built to bring a new vision of contemporary fine art to our city,” he explains. “My background in art and engineering along with my unique imagination has created a new perspective for abstract art.”
Yust | Gallery is a fine metal art business that also includes a design and fabrication studio as well as photography packaging. Attached to the studio is a fine metal art gallery featuring Yust’s work. Inside the gallery, guests will find contemporary fine wall art, wall sculpture and freestanding sculptures.
Yust expanded his facility in 2010 to a building with more than 3,500 square feet of modern industrial work space. “To accentuate my ultra modern artwork style I designed the new building with contemporary minimalistic architecture,” he says.
Yust’s work has been shown at fine art and craft shows across the country and even recently debuted in Europe, where he has an extensive following. He adds that he’s even been asked to create large scale corporate artwork and sculptures for several Fortune 500 companies as well as for television and movie sets for NBC, SYFY, A&E, FYI and ABC. He adds that the gallery will be hosting quarterly art shows with specific contemporary and mid-century modern themes. Then, in 2016, he will be opening a satellite gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Yust Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery is located at 3602 Eastern Avenue in Cincinnati’s Columbia Tusculum neighborhood. For more information, email email@example.com or visit the gallery’s website.