Nicole Pietrantoni’s artwork explores the complex relationship between human beings and nature via installations, artists’ books, and works on paper. She is the recipient of numerous artist residencies and awards including a Fulbright to Iceland, a Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Grant, a Larry Sommers Printmaking Fellowship, and the Elizabeth Catlett Fellowship. Along with exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, she facilitates workshops and special projects in the community. Her work is in numerous collections and has been in exhibitions nationally and internationally. She is currently Vice President of Outreach for the Southern Graphics Council International.
Nicole received her MFA (with Honors) and MA in Printmaking at the University of Iowa and her BS in Art History and Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. She has also taken courses at the Lorenzo de Medici Institute of Art in Florence, Italy, the Penland School of Crafts, and the Edinburgh Printmakers Studio in Scotland.
Nicole was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Montana-Missoula in 2011-12 where she taught printmaking and drawing. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she teaches printmaking and book arts.