Nicole Pietrantoni

Curriculum Vitae

Lives and works in Walla Walla, Washington, USA


2010 MFA with Honors, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Major: Printmaking, Minor: Intermedia

2009 MA University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Major: Printmaking, Minor: Drawing and Painting

2003 BS Vanderbilt University, Magna Cum Laude, Nashville, TN
Double Major: Human and Organizational Development and Art History

Lorenzo de Medici Art Institute, Semester Abroad, Florence, Italy


2012 – Present

Assistant Professor of Art, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

2011 – 2012
Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2009 – 2010
Instructor of Record, Printmaking & Intermedia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Larry Sommers Art Fellowship, $2000 fellowship to support new artistic work, Seattle Print Arts

Visiting Educator Grant, funds for workshops with Karen Kunc, Whitman College

Aid for Scholarly & Instructional Development, Whitman College
Visiting Educator Grant, funds for workshops with Lee Marchalonis, Whitman College

2010 - 2011
Fulbright Grant to Iceland, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State

Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarship, $22,000 fellowship for research, study, and travel in Iceland

Research Fellowship, University of Iowa

Art in State Buildings Commission & Artist-in-Residence at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Clinic, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

2008 - 2009
Elizabeth Catlett Fellowship, University of Iowa

2007 - 2009
Dean’s Graduate Fellowship, University of Iowa

2007 - 2008
Leola Bergmann and Iowa Print Group Graduate Fellowship, University of Iowa

Paula Patton Grahame Fellowship, University of Iowa

Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Fellowship, $18,500 fellowship for research, study, and travel, Vanderbilt University


2015 Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO (upcoming - Spring 2015 Sabbatical)
Jurors: Nina Katchadourian, Jacques Kaufmann, and Richard Saxton

2013 Venice Printmaking Studio, Emerging Artist Editions Program, Murano, Italy

2011 Akureyri Artists Studio, Municipality of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland

2010 SÍM RES, Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavík, Iceland

2008 Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Fellowship, Laceyville, PA


*One and Two-person Exhibitions

*Implications, solo
Quigley Gallery, Clarke University, Dubuque, IA

*Build Your Own Landscape, solo
Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

A Record of Loss & Abundance
Phoenix Gallery, with Devon Wootten, Butte, MT

Foundry Vineyards, with Maya Lin, Walla Walla, WA

*Implications, solo
Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Middle West, with Amy Sacksteder
University Center Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

New Works, with Allison Hyde
1078 Gallery, Chico, CA

*Stories-so-far: Constructions of Landscape, solo
State College of Florida Fine Art Gallery, Brandenton, FL

[re]producing desire, with Rick Martinez and Charly Bloomquist
Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Points of Interest, with John Folsom
Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN

*Know Your Place, solo,
Íslensk Grafík Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

*Souvenirs/Signs, solo
Galleribox, Akureyri, Iceland

*This Places You, solo
MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Sculpture Gallery, Iowa City, IA

*Kiss the Ground You Walk On, solo
MA Thesis Exhibition, The Porch Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Your Silver Lining, with Nicole Donnelly
Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

New Works by Nicole Pietrantoni and Jonathan Prichard
TAG Art Gallery, Nashville, TN

*Gestation, solo
Hamblet Award Winner Exhibition, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN

*Juried and Group Exhibitions

*Favor de Tocar/Please Touch: 2nd Annual International Artists' Books Exhibition
Lia Libro de Artista, Larva Forum, Guadaljara, Mexico
Jurors: Peter Rutledge Koch, Martha Hellion, Alex Dorfsman, Gutierre Aceves, Leon Nol Plascensia

*The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits
The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decataur
July - September 2014
Jurors: Alexander Campos, Mary Murphy, and Barbara Tetenbaum

*Book Power: Redux: An International Juried Book Art Exhibition
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
University of Puget Sound, Puget Sound, OR
Jurors: Laura Russell, Jane Carlin, and MalPina Chan

*Next: A Biennial of Contemporary Prints
Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX
Juror: Yizhak Elyashiv

*Hamblet Award Anniversary Exhibition
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Juror: Saralyn Reece Hardy

*Impress(ed): American Printmakers
Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI

The Brink Gallery, Missoula, MT
Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Token Gesture
The Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX

*Mid-America Print Council Juried Members Exhibition
McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown OH
Juror: Anita Jung

*Pacific States Biennial National Exhibition
University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
Juror: Karen Kunc *Purchase Award*

*Los Angelos Printmakers Society 21st National Juried Exhibition
California State University, Northridge, CA
Juror: Jack Rutberg

College of Southern Nevada Fine Art Gallery, North Las Vegas, NV
University of Wyoming, Post Rural, Laramie, WY

Dry Ice
Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA
Curator: Ron Glowen

24th Annual International Juried Exhibition
Viridian Artists, New York, NY
Curator: Vernita Nemec, "Director's Choice" presentation

*10 x 10 x 10
Mighty Tieton Arts, Tieton, WA
Jurors: Linda Tesner and Justin Gibbens

Viewers Like You
Frontier Space, invitational portfolio exchange and exhibition, Missoula, MT
Curator: Jack Metcalf

Indi Go Gallery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Curator: Christina McClelland

Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Anniversary Exhibition
The Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
Curators: David Ostwald and Darlene Miller-Lanning

Token Gesture
IMPACT Printmaking Conference, Dundee, Scotland
Rocky Mountain Print Alliance Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Curator: Stephanie Dykes

COCA Seattle - Center for Contemporary Art, Post-Rural, group exhibition curated by David Francis, Seattle, WA
The Turner Print Museum, Building New Traditions: The 9th Turner National Print Competition, California State University, Chico, CA, Juror: Franklin Sirmins, Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA, *Awarded Honorable Mention*
Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art, Beyond Printmaking III: National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Melanie Yazzie, *Awarded Second Prize*
Grafíksafn Íslands/Icelandic Printmakers’ Gallery, The Idea of North, international exhibition and portfolio exchange, Reykjavík, Iceland
University of Alaska-Anchorage, Wild Ink, exhibition and portfolio exchange, Anchorage, AK
SHY RABBIT Print International 3, International Juried Online Exhibition, Juror: Juergen Strunck

Reykjanes Art Museum, Prykkt, Reykjanesbær, Iceland, Curator: Adelsteinn Ingolfson
Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Beacons, juried, Grand Rapids, MI
'CAVE & Eastern Michigan University, ISLAND: 22 Artists on Iceland, Invitational, Detroit, MI, Curators: Amy Sacksteder & Greg Tom
Brick & Mortar, Fixing the Sky, Brooklyn, NY
University of Montana Gallery of Visual Arts, Annual Faculty Exhibition, Missoula, MT

Center for Icelandic Art, Supreme Council of Higher Beings, Reykjavík, Iceland
Center for Icelandic Art, Import/Export, Reykjavík, Iceland
Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery, National Invitational Printmaking Exhibition, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, Curator: Anita Jung
Figgee Museum of Art, University of Iowa MFA Exhibition, Davenport, IA
Open Lot, Faux Show: Missionaries of the Free Art School, group installation, Nashville, TN
1078 Gallery, Wanted: Wall Work, international juried exhibition, Chico, CA

Galerija Studio Artlan, GRAFIKA U IOWI: Paper Art, group show, Rijeka, Croatia
The South Gallery, Fit to Print, invitation, Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL
Drewelowe Gallery, Systems of Circumstance, group show, Iowa City, IA
I-Gallery, Art Likes Ecology & Ecology Likes Art, group show, Iowa City, IA
Penland School of Crafts, Summer Session Exhibition, group show, Penland, NC
Snow Gallery, Eggshibition, group show, Nashville, TN

Galerija Studio Artlan, Project Oko Sokolovo, group show, Rijeka, Croatia
University of Iowa Fine Arts Gallery, MFA Exhibition, group show, Iowa City, IA, 2007

TAG Art Gallery, Lucky 7, group show, Nashville, TN
Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa Printmakers, group show, Iowa City, IA

Art Chicago, TAG Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Woman Made Gallery, 9th International Open, Chicago, IL, Juror: Margaret Hawkins
Ruby Green Contemporary Art Center, The Clear Box Project, invitational, Nashville, TN
The Fugitive Art Center, Illuminate, juried exhibition, Nashville, TN
Southeastern College Art Conference, Ingram Art Gallery, Vanderbilt Alumni Exhibition, invitational, Nashville, TN
The Plowhaus, Prints from the Plate Tone Press Printmakers’ Co-Op, juried exhibition, Nashville, TN

TAG Art Gallery, Postopia: Poster and Print Show, group show, Nashville, TN
Ingram Art Gallery, Vanderbilt Alumni Exhibition, group show, Nashville, TN

Evansville Museum of Art, 51st Mid-States Art Exhibition, juried exhibition, Evansville, IN
Penland School of Crafts, Summer Session Exhibition, Penland, NC
The Renaissance Center, Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition, Dickson, TN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, permanent collection exhibition, Nashville, TN


Dialogos E Interpretaciones III: The World, Pembroke, NC & Manizales, Columbia, Curators: Jules Floss & Jorge Rodriguez Osorio

Native Animals from Our Homelands, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Curator: Melanie Yazzie

Dialogos E Interpretaciones II, Pembroke, NC & Manizales, Columbia, Curators: Jules Floss & Jorge Rodriguez Osorio

Token Gesture, Salt Lake City, UT, Curator: Stephanie Dykes, Saltgrass Printmakers,

Crossing Paths, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Curator: Melanie Yazzie

The Vintage Circus Poster, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Curator: Melanie Yazzie

Viewers Like You, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, Curator: Jack Metcalf

The Idea of North, Iceland, Curator: Nicole Pietrantoni and the Icelandic Printmakers’ Association

LA Purchase, Easley, SC, Curator: Lee Simmons

After the Gator Fest, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Curator: Melanie Yazzie

Wild Ink, University of Alaska-Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Flight, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

From All Directions, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Curator: Melanie Yazzie

Love and Misplacement, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Curator: Erin Maurelli


Exploring Landscape, Nature, and the Power of Prints and Artists' Books,, Puget Sound University, Collins Library, Tacoma, WA

Spectacular Landscapes: Ghosting the Natural, Minot State University, Minot, ND

Implications: New work, gallery talk, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Public Art Practices: New Possibilities for Engaged Placemaking," co-presented with Michelle Acuff, Walla Walla Public Library, Big Idea Talks for Humanities Washington, Walla Walla, WA

[re]producing desire, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Stories-so-far: Constructions of Landscape, State College of Florida, Bradenton, FL

Beyond Printmaking: Alternative Materials and Processes, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Gathering Impressions, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Prints and Processes, Icelandic Printmakers' Association Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

It's Beautiful. Now What?, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

This Places You: Printmaking and Placemaking, Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA

The View From Here, Printmaking Studio Assistant Presentation, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Local Artist Lecture Series, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

Gestation: Solo Works, Vanderbilt University Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN


Puget Sound University, alternative intaglio printmaking demonstrations, Tacoma, WA

Flat Tail Press, “A Glitch in the Matrix: Variation and the Evolving Print," lecture and two editions of prints and artists' books, Minot State University, Minot, ND

Washington State University, graduate studio visits and critiques, Pullman, WA

Montana State University, alternative intaglio printmaking demonstrations and artist lecture, Bozeman, MT

Icelandic Printmaker's Association, monoprinting workshops, Reykjavík, Iceland


Panelist, Southern Graphics Council International, Midwest Matrix: Colliding Currents, Education Panel, New Orleans, LA

Panelist, Samtal um Grafík/Icelandic Print Dialogue Day, The Expanded Field of Print: An American Perspective,, The Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland

Presenter, School of Art, University of Montana, Grants and Residencies for Emerging Artists: Sustaining and Investing in Your Artistic Practice, Missoula, Montana

Co-Presenter, School of Art, University of Montana, Fulbright Workshop for Creative Arts Applications, Missoula, Montana

Panel Co-Chair, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Regional Print Dialects: Pinning Specific Visual Languages to Location, Philadelphia, PA

Panel Chair, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Professional Development Opportunities for the Emerging Printmaker, Chicago, IL

Panelist, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Shortcuts for More Pleasing Realities: How Computers Make Our Art, Richmond, VA

Presenter, Creative work and research presentation, 10th Annual James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference for Interdisciplinary Study, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Panel Chair, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Artist as Cultural Diplomat: International Artist Residency Programs, Kansas City, MO

Panelist, Southeastern College Art Conference, A Digital Portfolio Standard for Visual Artists, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Participant, Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Madison, WI

Presenter, Tennessee Association of Museums, Excellence in Museums: Raising the Bar and Curators, Registrars, and Exhibit Designers Roundtable, Knoxville, TN

Panelist, Nashville Artist’s Guild, State of the Visual Arts in Nashville, Nashville, TN

Presenter, Professional Development Workshop, Association for Visual Artists, Chattanooga, TN

Presenter, Governor’s Regional Conferences on the Arts, Tips for Writing Strong Grants, Knoxville, Dickson, and Memphis, TN

Invitational Roundtable, Southern Arts Federation Visual Arts Summit, Atlanta, GA

Participant, Federal Regulation & the Cultural Landscape, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN



“Building a Conduit for Creativity and Connection: An Interview with James Lavadour of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts,” Mid America Print Council Journal, Volume 21: Printmaking as a Form of Social Practice, Fall/Winter 2013.
“International Connections: An Interview with Valgerdur Hauksdóttir,” Mid America Print Journal, Spring/Summer 2011.

Í máli og myndum, artwork published in Norwegian publication by Catrine Thorstensen and Torgeir Husevaag.

“Thoughts on the Post Graduate Experience,” Graphic Impressions, Winter/Spring 2010.

Tennessee Arts Commission 40th Anniversary Individual Artist Fellowship Catalogue, August 2007.

“A Complex Weave: Cheekwood exhibit follows the 20th century evolution of craft,” The Nashville Scene, October 21, 2005.

“Inside Outsider Art: Varied exhibit at TAG Art Gallery raises pertinent questions about
how to define the terms folk art and outsider art,” The Nashville Scene, June 10, 2005.

“Lines of Communication: Kennedy Center exhibit battles stereotypes and facilitates expression
by autistic artists,” The Nashville Scene, May 6, 2004.

“From Chicago to Kentucky: Judy Chicago’s collaborative “At Home: A Kentucky Project” gives
a view into the complexity of modern-day women’s art," The Nashville Scene, March 11, 2004.

“Patterns of Mutation: Mark Mothersbaugh’s digitally manipulated photographs are peculiar
and well-crafted, but end up resorting to formula,” The Nashville Scene, March 4, 2004.


“News of the Print World: Selected New Editions,” Art in Print: The Global Journal of Prints and Ideas, January – February 2014, Volume 3, Number 5. p. 47

E. Ashley Rooney & Stephanie Standish, American Printmakers, Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2013. Forthcoming survey of American print artists.

Cory Walsh, “Illusory nature of wilderness: Artists’ collaboration illustrates how light, shadows change our perception,” Missoulian, March 8, 2013.

Bonnie Ertlet, "Landscape Shadows: Alumna pushes printmaking boundaries," Vanderbilt Magazine, Winter 2013.

Dona Lee, Interview, “Nicole Pietrantoni on Culture Coast,” Radio Ear Network, November 19, 2012.

John Carlos Cantu, "EMU exhibit finds surprising links between Iceland and Detroit," Ann Arbor Newspaper, November 23, 2011.

Malaika Bass, "Student Center hosts Iceland-inspired exhibit," The Eastern Echo, November 16, 2011.

Adelsteinn Ingolfson, Reykjanes Art Museum Exhibition Catalogue, Prykkt/Print, April, 2010.

Rachelle H. Saltzman, Ph.D, “Artist building bridges,” Iowa Arts Council Newsletter, Spring 2009.

Daniel Williamson, “Getting screen-printing instructions,” Iowa City Press-Citizen, April 8, 2009.

Joe Nolan, “Critic’s Picks, The Nashville Scene, July 12, 2007.

David Maddox, “Critic’s Picks”, The Nashville Scene, September 25, 2006.

David Maddox, “Common Currents: Obsessive drawing and borrowed imagery figure in the work of two young artists at TAG”, The Nashville Scene, March 15, 2006.

Alan Bostick, “Two Artists Share Their Vision at TAG,” The Tennessean, March 12, 2006.

Greg Stein, “What’s New in Museums & Galleries,” Nashville NFocus, Spring 2006.

Jessica Friedman, “Critic’s Picks,” The Nashville Scene, March 3, 2006.

Arts Policy Currents, Curb Center Newsletter feature, Spring/Summer 2005.

“The Arts & Culture: Gestation — recent works by Nicole Pietrantoni,” Vanderbilt Magazine, Spring 2005.

Julie Roberts, “Critic’s Picks,” The Nashville Scene, January 12, 2005.

Adrienne Outlaw, “Nicole Pietrantoni’s Gestation,” WPLN 90.3 Nashville Public Radio, January 12, 2005.

Alan Bostick, “Year of travel and study results in Gestation,” The Tennessean, December 26, 2004.


2014 - 2016
Southern Graphics Council International, Vice President, Outreach

2009 - 2011
Southern Graphics Council International, Student Representative

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Adjudicator

Iowa Arts Council, Major Cultural Grant Review Panelist

Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Grant Review Panelist

2006 - 2008
Southern Graphics Council International, Vice President of Internal Affairs, Executive Board


Studio Coordinator, Printmaking Department, University of Iowa, Fall Semester, Iowa City, IA

Lab Technician and Assistant to Master Printer, Hand Print Workshop International, Summer, Washington, DC

2004 - 2007
Director, Visual Art, Craft, and Media Program, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN

Research Assistant, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Exhibitions Program Assistant, Cultural Enrichment Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


2012 - present College Book Arts Association, Member

2010 - present Mid-America Print Council, Member

2009 - present College Art Association, Member

2006 - present Southern Graphics Council International, Member


The Collection of the Icelandic Printmakers' Association, Reykjavík, Iceland
Cork Printmakers, Cork, Ireland
Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Proyecto Ace Print Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Texas Tech University Museum, Artist Printmaker Research Collection, Lubbock, TX
Leifur Eiríksson Foundation, Richmond, VA
Permanent Collection of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
University of Colorado, Special Collection, Boulder, CO
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hilo, HI