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 awards and residencies including a Fulbright to Iceland, a Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Grant, an Artist Trust Fellowship, the Manifest Prize, and the Graves Award for excellence in Humanities teaching and research. Her work has been in over 80 national and international exhibitions and is in collections including the University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Iowa Museum of Art; Zayed University, United Arab Emirates; and the Proyecto Ace Print Collection in Buenos Aires.
Nicole received her MFA and MA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa and her BS in Human and Organizational Development and Art History from Vanderbilt University. Nicole has passionately served on the board of SGC International (North America's largest professional printmaking organization) in a variety of roles including Vice President of External Affairs, Student Representative, and the Vice President of Outreach in which she coordinated the Mentoring Program from 2014-2016.
Nicole regards both her professional practice and pedagogy as powerful sites for intellectual, artistic, and ethical transformation. She is committed to arts education and has been a visiting artist at colleges around the country to give workshops and speak about her work. Since 2012, Nicole has been an Assistant Professor of Art at Whitman College where she teaches printmaking and book arts.