Education

2016    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA, Masters of Fine Art

2014    Seton Hill University. Greensburg, PA, Bachelor of Fine Art. Final GPA 3.8

2010    Westmoreland County Community College. Youngwood, PA, Associates of Fine Art, Associates in Commercial Art

 

Teaching Experience       

2018    Workshop Instructor Greensburg Art Center.  3 Day Drawing and Oil Painting Workshop (March 2,3,4)

2018    Adjunct Instructor, Westmoreland County Community College 

     NCUR Advisor Spring

     Intro to Art History Online Spring

     Painting II (Upcoming) Spring   

2018    Adjunct Instructor, Seton Hill University

     Wood Shop Technician Spring 

2017    Figure Drawing Studio (A Timeless Perfection Exhibition). Westmoreland Museum of American Art.       October 11th , November 8th.

2017    Adjunct Instructor, Seton Hill University 

     Drawing 1 Fall

     Painting 1 Spring

     Wood Shop Tech Spring 

2017   Adjunct Instructor, Westmoreland County Community College

     Art Club Supervisor Fall

     Painting 1 Fall

     Intro to Art History Online Fall

     Experimental Film Studio (Previously Cinema, A Critical Studio) Fall

     Drawing II Spring

     Cinema, A Critical Studio Spring

     Summer Program Instructor: Portrait Drawing from Life Summer

     Intro to Contemporary Art Online Summer

     Work Study Supervisor Summer/Fall

2016    Adjunct Instructor, Seton Hill University. 

         Drawing 1 Fall

2016    Adjunct Instructor, Westmoreland County Community College

         Introduction to Art Online  Fall

2016    Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Prof: Zlatan Gruborovic, 

        Intro to Art History Spring

2016     Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Prof: Jill Rupinski, 

         Basic Color Spring

2015     Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Prof: Renee Foulks, 

         Portrait Painting Spring

2014     Teaching Assistant. Westmoreland County Community College. Prof: Jeffrey Donato 

          Painting 1 Summer    

 

Professional Experience

2018      Juror for Allied Artists of Johnstown, Spring Exhibition.  Ameriserv Financial.  March 10

2018      Advisor for National Council for Undergraduate Research, Art Student: Mallory Biller. Westmoreland County Community College (Upcoming presentation: April 4-8 University of Central Oklahoma)

2017     Judge for Hempfield Area School Disctrict’s Art Expo at Westmoreland Museum of American Art.           Spring

2017     Judge for West Allegheny School District Annual Art Show. Spring

2017     Advisor for National Council for Undergraduate Research, Westmoreland County Community College

2016     Visiting Artist, Westmoreland County Community College.  Youngwood, PAMarch

2015     Art review “Pillow Talk: Justin Adian’s “Fort Worth” at Skarstedt Gallery” published   in Two Coats of Paint.  October

2015     Art review “Concrete Stitches: Sinéad Cahill and Sarah Thompson Moores’ “By The Bypublished in The St. Claire.  August

2015    Art review Vicious Elegance. Julia Klein: Partial Figures and Fragments published as Finalist in The St. Claire and Art Blog’s New Art Writing Challenge.  June

2013    Writer of Introduction to Touchstone Artist of the Year, Patrick Daugherty’s Exhibition, Influenced By the Right People. August

2013    Internship with Collections Manager, Doug Evans. Westmoreland Museum of American Art. July

 

Solo and Group Exhibitions:

2018     Greensburg Art Center. Contemporaries. Group Exhibition.  Greensburg, PA.   

2017     The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.  Dark Matter: Paintings by Kenneth Nicholson.          Solo Exhibition. Greensburg, PA 

2017     Framehouse and Jask Gallery. Speak for Yourself. Associated Artist of Pittsburgh Group ExhibitionPittsburgh, PA     

2016    33 Orchard Gallery. Persistence of Memory. Group Exhibition. New York, NY. 

2016    Westmoreland County Community College GallerySpring Visiting ArtistExhibitionYoungwood, Pennsylvania.    

2016    American University’s Katzen Art Center.  College Art Association’s Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Read Between The Lines. Washington DC.    

2015    SuRGe Gallery/ Moore College. Merge. Juried Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

2014    Gallery 8/Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art. Convergence. Juried Exhibition.  Philadelphia, PA

2014    Frank Melega Museum of Art, Annual Juried Exhibition.  Brownsville, PA

2014    28 West Second Gallery.  Theses Restless Crosses. Solo Senior Exhibition. Greensburg, Pennsylvania

2014    DV8 Gallery. The Familiar Ones. Solo Exhibition. Greensburg, Pennsylvania

2013    Pierro Gallery. Captivating Cosmos. Group Exhibition. South Orange, New Jersey

2013    Venue of Merging Artists. Group Exhibition. Johnstown Pennsylvania

2013    Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Regional Popup ExhibitionKenneth Nicholson / Miranda Kuchera. Greensburg, Pennsylvania

2012    Westmoreland Art Nationals Group Exhibition. Greensburg, Pennsylvania

2012    Frank Melega Museum of Art, Juried Exhibition.  Brownsville Pennsylvania

2012    Eden. Showcased Artist.  Solo Exhibition Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2011    The Headkeeper. Solo Exhibition Kenneth Nicholson: Brouhaha. Greensburg, Pennsylvania

2011    Pittsburgh Filmmakers Film Kitchen Exhibition. Horizons On Fire Short Film

2011    The Headkeeper. Five Hour Live Painting For Cystic Fibrosis.  Greensburg, Pennsylvania    

2010     Westmoreland County Community College. Solo Exhibition, In a Constant State of Flux.   Youngwood, Pennsylvania

 

Selected Honors and Awards

2018           Named one of the 12 People to Meet in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

2015           Drawing published as Finalist in Williams Prize in Drawing 2015 Winners Catalogue. June

2013           Seton Hill University. Academic Achievement Award in Fine Art 

2011-13       Seton Hill University.  Dean’s List

2011            Westmoreland County Community College. Academic Award in Fine Art 

2009          Westmoreland County Community College. Merit of Art Award

 

Memberships and Affiliations

2017 -18       Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.

2016 -17       Westmoreland Art Program Academic Advisory Committee.

2014-16        Graduate Student Association.  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2013-14        Pittsburgh Society of Artists          

2013-14        Students In The Arts Seton Hill University

2010             Phi Theta Kappa. Westmoreland County Community College

 

Relevant Employment

2015-16       Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Graduate Office Work Study 

Responsibilities include:  Assisting Director of Graduate Program Services in various tasks related to managing the graduate department such as scheduling critic sign up sheets, managing monthly calendars and events, assisting in registration prep, and managing end of semester reviews. 

2015-16       Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Graduate Studio Floor Leader

Responsibilities include:  Organizing/facilitating meetings and updates for students with an 8th floor studio, managing storage room artwork, maintaining a healthy and safe workspace for everyone, fostering a sense of community between studio mates.

2011-2014   Westmoreland Museum of American Art: Senior Visitor Services Representative

Responsibilities include: insuring the safety of collection, provide assistance for visitors and guests, open and close building, prepare for events and gallery openings, act as sales representative for gift shop.

2010       Ohiopyle Prints: Art Department.  Responsibilities include: meeting strict daily   deadlines, designing layouts and graphics, problem solving with different divisions of production, training new addition to art department, using a wide array of software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite.

 

Press and Reviews

2018      American Art Collector. Painting “Apparitions (Coitus Interrupts Us)” featured in Art News Section. February / Issue 148

2018     Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “12 People To Meet in 2018”

https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/12peopletomeet2018/ 

2017    Tribune Review “A Great American Art Success Story”

Tribune Review “A Great American Art Success Story” http://triblive.com/lifestyles/outabout/13016768-74/out-about-a-great-american- art-success-story

2017    Fine Art Connoisseur. “Shadows Matter Too”

https://fineartconnoisseur.com/2017/11/shadows-matter-too/ 

2016    PAFA. “Persistence of Memory”: An Exhibition in New York of Recent MFA Graduates.

https://www.pafa.org/pafa-perspectives/persistence-memory-exhibition-new-york-recent-mfa-graduates

2014    Tribune Review “Norvelt man's art on display at Seton Hill University's gallery”

http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/5973002-74/nicholson-gallery-art

2014    Artwork used in publication for Seton Hill University’s Art Program Expansion

2012     Painting Featured in Tribune Review’s Article on Eden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2012    Tribune Review 'Westmoreland Juried Biennial' again gathers range of talent

http://triblive.com/aande/2139256-74/says-painting-art-museum-artists-landscape-nicholson-portrait-biennial-grass#axzz3vkyIihaH