Michael Nichols

born, St. Louis, Missouri

 

education

2000  MFA Painting, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

1997  BFA Painting, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

1995  AFA, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO

 

workshops attended

2007 Professional Fresco Workshop, Fresco School, Los Angeles, CA

 

academic appointments

2016–Present, Professor of Art, Foundations, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
(Asst. Prof. 2004–10, Assoc. Prof. 2010–16) 

2009 (Spring), Visiting Professor of Art, Harlaxton College, Grantham, England

2001–2004, Lecturer, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

1998–2004, Instructor of Art (Adjunct), St. Louis Community College Meramec, St. Louis, MO

 

solo & two-person exhibitions (selected, 2011-2017)

2017   

Limelight: Contemporary Buon Frescoes by Micheal Nichols, Cochenour Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY 

Through the Looking Glass, New Works by Michael Nichols and Kristina Arnold, Ellis Walker Gallery, Bowling Green, KY 

2016

Refresh, Frescoes and Silverpoints by Michael Nichols, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2015

On the Surface, John Cross and Michael Nichols, Fine Arts Gallery, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

2014

Michael Nichols, Fresco and Silveropint, Lucretia C. Begley Gallery, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY

2013

Michael Nichols: Selected Works, The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington, KY

2012

Southwest Strata, Works by Michael and Leslie Nichols,  Ellis Walker Gallery, Bowling Green, KY

2011

Michael Nichols, Selected Works, Peter L. Youngers Art Gallery, Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO

Confluence; Michael Nichols and Leslie Nichols, Visual Arts Center, Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL    

 

group & juried exhibitions (selected, 2011-2017)

2017

Art of the South 2017, Number Inc. Magazine, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

National Juried Painting Exhibition, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI

Half-Truth, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

9th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

24th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Krempp Gallery, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper IN

Kentucky Visions at the Capitol 2017, KAC, Capitol Annex, Frankfort, KY

2016   

International Painting Annual 6, exhibition-in-print, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Art Exhibition, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

Instructor Exhibit, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Past and Present, Ellis walker Gallery, Bowling Green, KY

2015   

Metalpoint Now!, Garvey Simon Art Access, New York, NY

International Painting Annual 5, exhibition-in-print, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibit, Emporium Center Gallery, Knoxville, TN

Contemporary Portraits, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

Face It, Eichold Gallery, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

State of Painting, Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Art Exhibition, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2014   

The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art, Huntsville Museum of Fine Art, Huntsville, AL

Drawing Discourse, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC

6th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

33rd Annual All Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2013   

6th Annual Paint the Parks, Traveling, Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado, KS

Biennial Juried Show, Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz, KY

Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibit, Emporium Center Gallery, Knoxville, TN

OAG 51st Juried Exhibition, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY

32nd Annual All Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Thoroughbred Square, Bowling Green, KY

Uncommon Wealth, Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY

2012   

International Drawing Annual 7, exhibition-in-print, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, OH

56th Mid-States Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, Evansville, IN

Grayscale, Strathmore Mansion and Galleries, North Bethesda, MD

4th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

2011   

Residue, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

“9 x 12”, Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

3rd Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

emè Exposition Internationale, Centre Culturel et de la Vie Associative Villeurbanne, St. Louis - Lyon Sister Cities Inc., Lyon, France

Harlaxton Exhibit; 40th Anniversary Celebration, Krannert Gallery, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

Drawing Resurfaced, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 

grants & fellowships  

RCAP Grant, “Refresh: Exploring Contemporary Applications of Buon Fresco”, Sponsored Programs, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 2014

Sabbatical Leave, "Refresh: Exploring Contemporary Applications of Buon Fresco",   Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 2014

Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY, 2010

Faculty Grant, “Painted in Stone; the Art of Italian Fresco Painting”, Office of Sponsored Programs, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 2010

Junior Faculty Grant, “Buon Fresco Technique”, Office of Sponsored Programs, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 2007

 

awards (selected, 2006-2017)

Second Place, 2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition, Gallery of Art and Design University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, 2017

Best of Show, 10th Annual Members Juried Art Exhibition, Artworks Inc., Bowling Green, KY, 2017

Award of Excellence, 24th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Krempp Gallery, Jasper, IN, 2017

Patron Award, 30th Annual Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI, 2017

Second Place, International Painting Annual 6, Manfiest Press, Cincinnati, OH, 2016

Merit Award, Dogwood Regional Fine Arts Exhibit, Knoxville, TN, 2015

Best of Show, 8th Annual Members Juried Art Exhibition, Artworks Inc. Bowling Green, KY, 2015

Best of Show, 33rd Annual All Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Artworks Inc. Bowling Green, KY, 2014

Best of Show, US Bank Celebration of the Arts 2014, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY, 2014

Best of Show, 51st Juried Exhibit, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY, 2013

Third Place, Biennial Juried Show, Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz, KY, 2013

Juror’s Award, 6th Annual Paint the Parks, Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado, KS, 2012

Third Place, 3rd Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, 2011

Julie Tabbitas Moore Award, Northeast National Pastel Exhibit, Arts Center Old Forge, Old Forge, NY, 2010

Great American Artworks Product Award, Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Arts Center Old Forge, Old Forge, NY, 2010

Best of Show, US Bank Celebration of the Arts 2010, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY, 2010 

Best of Show, 28th Annual All Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Capitol Arts, Bowling Green, KY, 2008

Best of Show, 27th Annual All Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Capitol Arts, Bowling Green, KY, 2007

Second Place, National Drawing Annual, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, OH, 2006

 

bibliography (selected)

Loosterboer, Lorena, “Idiosnycratic Monochromes”, PoetsArtists Magazine #85

Cole, Megan, “In the ‘Limelight’, Art professor featured at Downing Museum”, College Heights Herald, WKU, September 21st, 2016, p. B1

“Arrowmont Instructor Exhibit Opens”, Mountain Life, The Mountain Press, Section B, June 3rd, 2016

Furman, Anna, “10 Metalpoint Artists Redefine a Traditional Technique in Contemporary Terms”, Artsy Inc., Web, June 25th. 2015

“The Antique Art Technique Finding New Flavour”, Phaidon, June 18, 2015

Corona, Sarah, “Metalpoint Art: An unexpected revival”, Wall Street International Magazine, Web June 2nd, 2015

“Michael Nichols – Bowling Green”, Kentucky,” 365 Artists 365 Days Project, Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery, February 17th, 2014

Muente, Kevin, “Michael Nichols at the Carnegie”, ÆQAI, October 22nd, 2013 

Jenkins, Mark, “VisArts at Rockville Marks 25 Years; ‘Grayscale’”, Washington Post, Washington D.C.: December 20th, 2012, p. 2

 

video & television

Beckley, Cheryl, “New, Old, & Natural”, Main Street, Bowling Green, KY; WKYU-PBS, July, 2012

Collins, Lindsey, “WKU Connection”, Bowling Green Today, Bowling Green,KY; Bowling Green television WNKY NBC/CBS 40, August 27th, 2010

Knipp, Michael A., The People Project, St. Louis, MO: DHTV Video Documentary, St. Louis Public Access Television channel 21, 2001

 

professional presentations & workshops  

2017

Artist Talk, Limelight, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

Artist Talk, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

Buon Fresco Workshop, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

Buon Fresco Workshop, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Buon Fresco Workshop, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

2016

Buon Fresco Workshop (5 day workshop), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 

Artist Talk, Turner Auditorium, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2015

Buon Fresco Workshop, Fontbonne University, St, Louis, MO

Artist Talk, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

2014

Buon Fresco Workshop, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY

Buon Fresco Workshop, ARTWORKS Inc. Bowling Green, KY

Artist Talk, Uncommon Wealth, SKyPAC Galleries, Bowling Green, KY

2013

Lecture, Buon Fresco, A Brief History, ARTWORKS Inc. Bowling Green, KY

Artist Talk, Meet the Professor, WKU Art Guild, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2011

Lecture, Creating the Van Meter Fresco, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

Buon Fresco Workshop, Fontbonne University, St, Louis, MO

2010

Buon Fresco Workshop, Art Education Mini-Conference, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 

2009

Buon Fresco Workshop, Society of Art History and Archeology, University of Evansville, 2009

Artist Talk, Figures in Flux, John Brown University, Saliom Springs, AR

Buon Fresco Workshop, Art Education Mini-Conference, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2008

Buon Fresco Workshop, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

2006

Artist Talk, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN

Artist Talk, Watkins School of Art and Design, Nashville, TN