EDUCATION

MFA University of Iowa, Printmaking & Intermedia, Iowa City, IA, with Honors, 2009 – 2010

MA University of Iowa, Printmaking & Drawing, Iowa City, IA, 2007 – 2009    

BS Vanderbilt University, Human and Organizational Development & Art History, Nashville, TN, Magna Cum Laude, 1999 – 2003      


academic appointments

Associate Professor of Art, Printmaking & Book Arts, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 2017–Present 

Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking & Book Arts, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 2012 – 2017  

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking & Drawing, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2011 – 2012         

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


Fellowships, grants, & awards

The Graves Award for Excellence in Humanities Teaching & Research, Pomona College, 2016

Artist Trust Fellowship, 2015

The Manifest ONE Prize, Manifest Gallery & Drawing Center, 2015

The Print Center’s 89th Annual International Competition, Semi-finalist, 2015 

Larry Sommers Art Fellowship, Seattle Print Arts, 2014

Fulbright Grant to Iceland, U.S. Department of State, 2010

Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarship, 2010

Public Art Commission, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 2009

Research Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2007 – 2009  

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

Elizabeth Catlett Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2007 – 2009  

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

Paula Patton Grahame Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2007 – 2008            

Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2004      


Faculty grants & Awards

Mellon Foundation Grant for Community-Engaged Learning, Whitman College, 2019                 

Thomas D. Howell Teaching Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Arts & Humanities, Whitman College, 2017 

Aid for Scholarly & Instructional Development, Whitman College, 2016

Visiting Educator Grant, funds for a poster workshop and lecture with Favianna Rodriguez, Whitman College, 2015

Aid for Scholarly & Instructional Development, Whitman College, 2013

Visiting Educator Grant, funds for workshops with Karen Kunc, Whitman College, 2013

Visiting Educator Grant, funds for workshops with Lee Marchalonis, Whitman College, 2012


artist residencies

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, 2 weeks, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2015

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, 10 weeks, Snowmass Village, CO, 2015

Purple Word Center for Book & Paper Arts, 1 week, Jackson, MI, 2015

Venice Printmaking Studio, 3 weeks, Venice, Italy, 2013

Akureyri Artists Studio, 4 weeks, Akureyri, Iceland, 2011

SÍM RES, 4 weeks, Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2010

Ora Lerman Charitable Trust, 2 weeks, Laceyville, PA, 2008


SOLO* & two-person Exhibitions

*A lapse, a fold, a field, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, 2019

*The Tumbling Oracle, Coos Art Museum, Perkins Gallery, Coos Bay, OR, 2018

*Alas, Alack, The Kimball Arts Center, Park City, UT, 2018

*What you saw was not the sea, Eastern Washington University, with Devon Wootten, Cheney, WA, 2018

*The Falls, Dodd Gallery, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2017

*Hydrographs, San Juan Island Museum of Art, San Juan Island, WA, 2016

*Natural Complexities, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX, 2016

*This, Our Warmest Year, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2015

*The Manifest ONE Prize, Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, Cincinatti, OH, 2015

*Build Your Own Landscape, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2014

*Implications, Quigley Gallery, Clarke University, Dubuque, IA, 2014

Implications, Foundry Vineyards, with Maya Lin, Walla Walla, WA, 2014

A Record of Loss & Abundance, Phoenix Gallery, with Devon Wootten, Butte, MT, 2014

*Implications, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2013

Middle West, University Center Gallery, University of Montana, with Amy Sacksteder, Missoula, MT, 2013

Allison Hyde and Nicole Pietrantoni, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA, 2013

*Stories-so-far: Constructions of Landscape, State College of Florida Fine Art Gallery, Brandenton, FL, 2012

Points of Interest, Tinney Contemporary, with John Folsom, Nashville, TN, 2012                                

*Know Your Place, Grafíksafn Íslands/Icelandic Printmakers’ Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2011

*Souvenirs/Signs, Galleribox, Akureyri, Iceland, 2011

*This Places You, The Sculpture Gallery, University of Iowa MFA Thesis Exhibition, Iowa City, IA, 2010                    

*Kiss the Ground You Walk On. The Porch Gallery, University of Iowa MA Thesis Exhibition, Iowa City, IA, 2009

Your Silver Lining, Drewelowe Gallery, with Nicole Donnelly, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2008

New Works by Nicole Pietrantoni and Jonathan Prichard, TAG Art Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2006

*Gestation, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Hamblet Award Exhibition, Nashville, TN, 2004


selected JURIED* & CURATED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Printmaking Legacy Project: Forward Press, American University Museum, Katzen Center for the Arts, Washington, DC, 2019

Horizons: As Above So Below, Portsmouth Arts & Culture Center, 2019

Freed Formats: The Book Reconsidered (traveling curated exhibition), 2019

Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Guild, Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield Library, CT

Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, NY

Mahopac Public Library, NY

Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

University of Hartford Art School, CT

Encountering Our Indelible Mark: IMPACT International Printmaking Conference, Santander, Spain, 2018

Jundt Museum of Art: 1st Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Exhibition, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2018

Study of Site and Space, 950 Gallery, Tacoma, WA, 2018

The Print: Tried & True, Techno & New, Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE, 2018

Vitrine, Eastern Michigan University School of Art & Design, 2018

Off the Wall: Contemporary Prints, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, 2018

Landscape Now, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA, 2018

Whitman College Art Faculty Exhibition, Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA, 2018

*11th Turner Museum National Print Exhibition, Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA, 2017

*Gallery 110’s 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, 2017

Desire Lines, Saturate Spokane, WA, 2017

Seeing It Again: Nature Reconsidered, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, Patton-Malott Gallery; and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO, 2017

*8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Alijo, Portugal, 2017

*Statements on Nature: A Survey of Printmaking Today, Schaefer International Gallery, The Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, HI, 2017

A Place in Space, Elizabeth Holden Art Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, 2017

Woven, Terminal 136, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, 2017

Spokane Art School Print Media Exhibition, Spokane Art School, Spokane, WA, 2016 

Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay (traveling exhibition), 2016

All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, OK

Kenosha Museum System, Kenosha, WI       

Trout Gallery, Art Museum of Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Doghead Stew: The Second Course (traveling exhibition), 2016

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendleton, OR

Visual Arts Center at Boise State University, Boise, ID

*Manly Library Artists’ Book Award Exhibition, Manly Library, Manly, Australia, 2015

*Bookends, Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MI, 2015, *Best of Show*

*Beyond Printmaking IV: 2015 National Juried Exhibition, Landmark Arts, Gallery of the Texas Tech School of Art, Lubbock, TX, 2015

*Navigating the Natural, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, 2015

The Book as Art, Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, Tulsa, OK, 2015 

Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay (traveling exhibition), 2015

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, FL

Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

The A.D. Gallery at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke, NC

 Doghead Stew: Second Serving (traveling exhibition), 2015

Gallery 239 at Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

Curators: Melanie Yazzie and Elizabeth Klimek        

*Favor de Tocar/Please Touch: 2nd Annual International Artists Books Exhibition, Lia Libro de Artista, Larva Forum, Guadaljara, Mexico, *Honorable Mention*, 2015

*The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, 2015

 *Book Power: An International Juried Book Art Exhibition, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR, and University of Puget Sound, Puget Sound, OR, 2015

*Accreted Terrane, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, 2015 

*Next: PrintMatters Biennial, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX, 2015

(Im)pressed: American Printmakers, Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, 2014

*Mid-America Print Council Juried Members Exhibition, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH, 2013

*Los Angelos Printmakers Society 21st National Juried Exhibition, California State University, Northridge, CA, 2013

Building New Traditions: 9th Turner National Print Competition, Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico, CA, *Merit Award*, 2013

*Beyond Printmaking III: National Juried Exhibition, Texas Tech University School of Art, Landmark Arts, TX, *Awarded Second Prize*, 2013

*Pacific States Biennial National Exhibition, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI, *Purchase Award*, 2013

The Idea of North, Grafíksafn Íslands/Icelandic Printmakers’ Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2013


VISITING ARTIST LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

Kansas City Art Institute, Lecture & Critiques, Kansas City, MO, 2019 (upcoming), 2019

Katzen Center for the Arts, American University, Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking, Panel. Washington, DC, 2019

Edison Elementary Bilingual Program, Workshop with 80 first-graders at the Whitman College Printmaking Studio, Walla Walla, WA, 2019

Kimball Art Center, Workshop & Gallery Talk, Park City, UT, 2018

Eastern Washington University, Lecture & Workshop, with Devon Wootten, Cheney, WA, 2018

University of Georgia – Lamar Dodd School of Art, Lecture & Edition of Artists’ Books, Athens, GA, 2017

Portland State University, Lecture & Graduate Critiques, Portland, OR, 2017

University of Nevada, Lecture & Graduate Critiques, Reno, NV, 2017

Brookhaven College, Lecture & Workshops, Dallas, TX, 2017

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lecture & Workshops, Lincoln, NE, 2016

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Looking at Nature through Artists’ Books, 1 week course co-taught with Devon Wootten, Snowmass Village, CO, 2016

University of Utah, Lecture & Edition of Prints, Salt Lake City, UT, 2016

Bowdoin College, Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project Visiting Artist, Lecture & Workshops, Brunswick, ME, 2015

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Lecture, Anna Leowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2015

Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Lecture, En Route Artist Talk Series, Sydney, Nova Scotia, 2015

Millsaps College, Lecture & Edition of Artists’ Books, Jackson, MI, 2015

Redbrick Arts Center, Lecture, Aspen, CO, 2015

University of Puget Sound, Lecture & Workshop, Tacoma, WA, 2014

Flat Tail Press, Lecture & Edition of Prints, Minot State University, Minot, ND, 2014

Washington State University, Lecture & Graduate Critiques, Pullman, WA, 2014

Walla Walla Public Library, “Public Art Practices: New Possibilities for Engaged Placemaking,” co-presented with Michelle Acuff, Big Idea Talks for Humanities Washington, Walla Walla, WA, 2013

State College of Florida, Lecture, Bradenton, FL, 2012

Montana State University, Lecture & Workshops, Bozeman, MT, 2012

Icelandic Printmakers’ Association, Lecture & Workshops, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2011

Wichita State University, Lecture, Wichita, KS, 2010

Figge Museum of Art, Lecture, Davenport, IA, 2010

Penland School of Crafts, Lecture, Penland, NC, 2009


CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

Panelist, “Typography as Topography,” SGC International Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2018

Presenter, CODEX Artists’ Book Fair, San Francisco, CA, 2017

Session Co-Chair, “Can We Have It All? Art, Ambition, & Family,” Inkubator Session, SGC International Conference, Portland, OR, 2016

Panelist, “Midwest Matrix: Colliding Currents,” Education Panel, SGC International Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2012

Presenter, “Grants and Residencies for Emerging Artists: Sustaining and Investing in Your Artistic Practice,” School of Art, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 2011

Co-Presenter, “Fulbright Grant Workshop: Preparing an Application in the Creative Arts,” School of Art, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 2011

Presenter, “The Expanded Field of Print: An American Perspective,” Samtal um Grafík/Icelandic Print Dialogue Day, The Nordic House, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2011

Panel Co-Chair, “Regional Print Dialects: Pinning Specific Visual Languages to Location,” SGC International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2010

Panel Chair, “Professional Development Opportunities for the Emerging Printmaker,” SGC International Conference, Chicago, IL, 2009

Panelist, “Shortcuts for More Pleasing Realities: How Computers Make Our Art,” SGC International Conference, Richmond, VA, 2008

Presenter, Creative work and research presentation, 10th Annual James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference for Interdisciplinary Study, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2008

Panel Chair, , “Artist as Cultural Diplomat: International Artist Residency Programs,” SGC International Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2007

Panelist, “A Digital Portfolio Standard for Visual Artists,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2006

Presenter, “Excellence in Museums: Raising the Bar” and “Curators, Registrars, and Exhibit Designers Roundtable,” Tennessee Association of Museums, Knoxville, TN, 2006

Panelist, “State of the Visual Arts in Nashville,” Nashville Artist’s Guild, Nashville, TN, 2006

Presenter, “Professional Development Workshop,” Association for Visual Artists, Chattanooga, TN, 2006

Presenter, “Tips for Writing Strong Grants,” Governor’s Regional Conferences on the Arts, Knoxville, Dickson, and Memphis, TN, 2005

Invitational Roundtable, Southern Arts Federation Visual Arts Summit, Atlanta, GA, 2005


EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS JURIED

SGC International Annual Student Fellowships, 2019

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, Artworkz Student Exhibition, Pendleton, OR, 2018

Coos Art Museum, Ink & Print: West Coast Juried Printmaking Exhibit, Coos Bay, OR, 2018

Manifest Gallery: International Photography Annual 5, Cincinatti, OH, 2017

Pendleton Arts Center, Regional Art Awards, Pendleton, OR, 2017

Mid-America Print Council Travel Awards, 2016

Nebraska National, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 2016

Lewis Art Gallery, Artists’ Books, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, 2015

Visual Art Exchange Main Gallery, Navigating the Natural, Raleigh, NC, 2015

 Americas 2013: Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND, 2012

 Scholastic Art Awards, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, 2007

 Artclectic, University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN, 2006

 Belle Meade Plantation Arts Fair, Nashville, TN, 2006

 City of Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival, Knoxville, TN, 2006

 Memphis International Film Festival, Memphis, TN, 2006

2nd National De’VIA Exhibition, League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Nashville, TN, 2005

16th Annual White Oak Craft Fair, Woodbury, TN, 2005


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mark Jenkins, “At the A.U. Museum, these 10 printmakers are tearing up the rulebook,” The Washington Post, May 2, 2019. 

Betsy DiJulio, “Expanded Horizons Lifts Garden Club Themed Exhibit,” VEER Magazine, March 15, 2019.

Kelly Skeen, “Art That Awakens: Kimball’s Alas Alack is a visually stimulating installation with an intelligent, meaningful message,” 15 Bytes: Utah’s Art Magazine, February 21, 2018.

Allison Saunders, “Nicole Pietrantoni’s “New Natural,” Visual Arts News, Fall 2015.

Marcia Morse, Statements on Nature: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, exhibition catalogue, January 2016.

3rd International Photography Annual, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinatti, OH, 2014.

“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

Sara Estes, “Critics’ Picks: Nicole Pietrantoni, Build Your Own Landscape,” Nashville Scene, May 2014.

E. Ashley Rooney & Stephanie Standish, editors, American Printmakers, Atglen PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2013.

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, March 5 – April 17.

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.

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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. 

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

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


COLLECTIONS

Yale University, Robert Haas Family Art Library, New Haven, CT

Library of Congress, Washington, DC 

The Collection of the Icelandic Printmakers’ Association, Reykjavík, Iceland

Proyecto Ace Print Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cork Printmakers, Cork, Ireland

Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

University of California, Special Collections, Santa Barbara, CA

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA 

Texas Tech University Museum, Artist Printmaker Research Collection, Lubbock, TX

Leifur Eiríksson Foundation, Richmond, VA

University of Colorado, Special Collection, Boulder, CO

St. Lawrence University, Permanent Collection of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Canton, NY

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hilo, HI

Lawerence University, Appleton, WI

Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA