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 including a Fulbright to Iceland, an Artist Trust Fellowship, a Larry Sommers Printmaking Fellowship, a Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Grant, the Manifest Prize, and a Graves Award for Excellence in Humanities Research and Teaching.
Nicole has been awarded artist residencies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Venice Printmaking Studio, amongst others. She has given over 30 lectures about her work around the country and her art has been in over 100 national and international exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the Coos Museum of Art, Kimball Arts Center, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, and the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. Her artwork is in over 20 collections including Yale University, the Library of Congress, Zahed University-United Arab Emirates, University of Iowa Museum of Art, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art.
She 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 recently served as the Board President of SGC International in 2016-18, the largest professional organization dedicated to scholarship in printmaking, book arts, and papermaking in North America.
Nicole is an Associate Professor of Art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she teaches printmaking and book arts. She is deeply committed to arts education and has been a visiting artist at colleges around the country to present workshops and speak about her work. Nicole regards both her professional practice and pedagogy as powerful sites for intellectual and artistic transformation.