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
TEACHING2012 – 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
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, & AWARDS
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
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
Foundry Vineyards, Implications, with Maya Lin, Walla Walla, WA
Sarratt Gallery, Build Your Own Landscape, solo, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (upcoming)
Gallery 2, Implications, solo, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
University Center Gallery, Middle West, with Amy Sacksteder, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
1078 Gallery, with Allison Hyde, Chico, CA
State College of Florida Fine Art Gallery, Stories-so-far: Constructions of Landscape, solo, Brandenton, FL
Sheehan Gallery, [re]producing desire, faculty exhibition with Rick Martinez and Charly Bloomquist, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Tinney Contemporary, Points of Interest, with John Folsom, Nashville, TN
Íslensk Grafík Gallery, Know Your Place, solo, Reykjavík, Iceland
Galleribox, Souvenirs/Signs, solo, Akureyri, Iceland
2010 The Sculpture Gallery, This Places You, solo, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Iowa City, IA
2009 The Porch Gallery, Kiss the Ground You Walk On, solo, MA Thesis Exhibition, Iowa City, IA
2008 Drewelowe Gallery, Your Silver Lining, with Nicole Donnelly, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2008 Modela Gallery, Beautiful Gardens, solo, Iowa City, IA
2006 TAG Art Gallery, New Works by Nicole Pietrantoni and Jonathan Prichard, Nashville, TN
2004 Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Gestation, solo, Nashville, TN
Group and Juried Exhibitions
McDonough Museum of Art, Mid-America Print Council Juried Members Exhibition, Youngstown State University Center for Contemporary Art, Youngstown OH, Juror: Anita Jung
University of Hawaii, Pacific States Biennial National Exhibition, Hilo, HI, Juror: Karen Kunc *Purchase Award*
California State University, Los Angelos Printmakers Society 21st National Juried Exhibition, Northridge, CA, Juror: Jack Rutberg
College of Southern Nevada Fine Art Gallery, Post Rural, North Las Vegas, NV, group exhibition
University of Wyoming, Post Rural, Laramie, WY, group exhibition
Anchor Art Space, Dry Ice, Anacortes, WA, Curated by Ron Glowen, group exhibition
Viridian Artists, 24th Annual International Juried Exhibition, "Director's Choice" presentation, New York, NY, Curator: Vernita Nemec
Mighty Tieton Arts, 10 x 10 x 10, Tieton, WA, Jurors: Linda Tesner and Justin Gibbens
Frontier Space, Viewers Like You, invitational portfolio exchange and exhibition coordinated by Jack Metcalf, Missoula, MT
Indi Go Gallery, Fleeting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Curator: Christina McClelland
The Hope Horn Gallery, Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Anniversary Exhibition, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, Curators: David Ostwald and Darlene Miller-Lanning
IMPACT Printmaking Conference, Token Gesture, portfolio exchange organized and exhibited by Stephanie Dykes, Dundee, Scotland
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
INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL EXCHANGE PORTFOLIOS
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
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
Flat Tail Press, “A Glitch in the Matrix: Variation and the Evolving Print," Minot State University: lecture and print edition, Minot, ND
Graduate Studio Visits & Critiques, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Demonstrations, Montana State University: alternative intaglio printmaking demonstrations and artist lecture, Bozeman, MT
Workshops, Icelandic Printmaker's Association, Reykjavík, Iceland
CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS
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
PUBLICATIONS & CRITICAL WRITING
“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.
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
COLLECTIONS & PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
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 Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hilo, HI