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ARTtalk – Nicole Pietrantoni: Folded and Gathered
Nov 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Virtual with in-person option (TCVA lecture hall)
Join us as Nicole Pietrantoni shares about her artistic practice and her exhibition “Folded and Gathered” currently being exhibited at the Turchin Center!
Nicole Pietrantoni’s books and installations explore the representation of beauty in times of loss, photography’s role in producing memory and humans’ relationship to the environment. Taking an experimental approach to the book form, her art asks how the book and printed matter can both enable and undercut humans’ active role in constructing and idealizing images. Rather than a fixed site or single image, the fragmented paper columns, text and book forms engage the world as an unstable accumulation of processes, perceptions and narratives.
RELATED EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
Folded and Gathered: Nicole Pietrantoni on view in the Mezzanine Gallery through February 4, 2023
First Friday Art Crawls on the First Friday of each month, 5 – 8 pm
About the Artist
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, Facebook Open Arts 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 served as the President of SGC International in 2016 – 18, the largest professional organization dedicated to scholarship in printmaking, book art, and papermaking in North America.
Nicole is an Associate Professor of Art at Whitman College where she teaches printmaking and book arts. She is represented by Long-Sharp Gallery.