Nicholas Paul DeBruyne leads Wevolve Labs in collaboration with a talented collective of creatives that varies with every project.  He is a practicing architect, artist, and maker who believes creativity has the power to bring people and ideas together. 

 

With a passion for the intersection of art and architecture, DeBruyne draws on a wide range of disciplines in his work, specializing in highly creative projects, artful craftsmanship, and collaboration.  His work typically revolves around themes of participation and conscientious design. Known for delivering large-scale, temporal artworks for Burning Man and other festivals around the world as well as numerous public art commissions, his works are rooted in a balance between art and pragmatism, people and place, the individual and the collective.

 

Educated at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the world-renowned Bartlett School of Architecture in London, he has a strong art and design background. He has worked with a number of design-led and award-winning architecture practices, including Asif Khan (Guggenheim Helsinki and Museum of London), HASSELL (global design-led practice), and Lake|Flato Architects (Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Architecture Practices and Architect Magazine's #1 Best US Firms).  His project The Hatchery was a top proposal for the Land Art Generator Initiative at Fly Ranch (shortlist), and Archaeopteryx was a 2019 Burning Man Honorarium project.  DeBruyne has recently exhibited work at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts (2020).  

DeBruyne founded the international art collective Wevolve Labs in 2018.  This collaborative group continues to work together to create projects that bring people together in the interest of creativity and connection.  We experiment with creativity in all our projects to test ideas that aim to envision a more optimistic future for the world around us.  

 

DeBruyne currently lives and works in Austin, TX.