Michael Nichols

born 1973, St. Louis, Missouri

Education

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

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

1995    Associate of Fine Art, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO

 

Academic Appointments

2004—Present, Professor of Art, WKU, Bowling Green, KY (Assistant 04-10, Associate 10-17)

2009    WKU Visiting Professor of Art, Harlaxton College, Grantham, England

 

recent exhibitions (selected, 2011-2017)

 2017   

Limelight: Contemporary Buon Frescoes by Micheal Nichols (solo exhibition), Cochenour Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

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

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   

Refresh: Frescoes and Silverpoints by Michael Nichols (solo exhibition), Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

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

2015   

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

On the Surface, John Cross and Michael Nichols (two-person exhibition), Fine Arts Gallery, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO,

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

Fresco and Silveropint (solo exhibition),  Lucretia C. Begley Gallery, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY

Uncommon Wealth, Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY

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

2013   

Michael Nichols: Selected Works (solo exhibition), The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington, KY

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

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

Confluence (solo exhibition), Visual Arts Center, Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL

Selected Works, Peter L. Youngers Fine Art Gallery Northeastern Junior College,   Sterling, CO, (solo exhibition)

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

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)

 2017   

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

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

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

2016   

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

2015   

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

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

2014   

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

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

2013   

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

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

2012   

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

2011   

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

2010   

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

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

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

2008   

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

2007   

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

2006   

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

 

public collections

Downing Museum/Jerry E Baker Foundation, Bowling Green, KY

Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

Harlaxton College, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

John Brown University, Saliom Springs, AR

University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

St. Mary’s High School, St. Louis, MO

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

 

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