New Projects is an initiative of the Pardon Family Office and Atelier. It is a focal point in Pardon's commitment to serve as a patron of the arts and collector of contemporary conceptual art. Pardon is New Projects' primary funder, and is behind all its publications and exhibitions. Learn more about Pardon here
Founder and Chief Curator
Nicholas is an art collector, curator, and supporter of cultural institutions. Over the years, he has built up a substantial private art collection, with works from a vibrant community of contemporary artists. Nicholas’ approach to curation is as much about discovering the right artists to support as it is about recognizing the right works to acquire. He takes great joy from learning about the creative process and pushing the limits of the artistic practice.
Associate Director of Arts
Amber Cobb is a project-based artist, educator, and curator. Her research in methods of ideation, exhibition design, and collection management are integral to her position as Associate Director of Arts. Her studio practice examines the body’s physical and psychological responses to life’s complex interactions, blurring the lines between abjection, attraction, and humor.
Mario Zoots is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and researcher specializing in contemporary collage. He graduated from the University of Denver with an MFA in Media Arts in 2015. His studio and curatorial work highlight the beauty in everyday materials while researching themes of nostalgia and identity.
Art Collection Manager
Madelaine Jo is a Denver-based sculptor and maker, holding a BFA from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Her playful sculptural practice is rooted in the inquiry of tactility, absurdity, and materiality. As Art Collection Manager, Madelaine leverages her multifaceted background to oversee registrar activities, gallery operations, and support for exhibitions and programming.