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Emily Nickel

http://www.emilynickel.com

emily539@gmail.com 

Education 

2014-2017: MFA candidate in ceramics at Indiana University Bloomington.

2008: BFA with an emphasis in ceramics, Truman State University. Graduated cum laude and with departmental honors.

Professional Experience

2014-17: Associate Instructor of Ceramics and 3D Design at Indiana University Bloomington

2016:    Guest Lecturer, Museum Studies I, Indiana University Bloomington

Artist in Residence at Watershed Center for the Arts, Newcastle, ME

Panel Moderator at the 50th NCECA conference in Kansas City, MO.

2014-16 (summer): Art Camp Coordinator/instructor, Buckhorn KY Children’s & Family Services.

2013 & 2015 (summer): Instructor’s Assistant at Penland School of Crafts.

2014: Workshop Instructor at Clay Arts Vegas.

2012-14: Ceramics Instructor and Artist in Residence at Hazard Community & Technical College.

2012-13 (summer): Studio Assistant at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

2010-12: Ceramics Studio Manager and Artist in Residence at Access Arts in Columbia, MO.

2008-12: Art Instructor at the Robert L. Perry Juvenile Justice Center in Columbia, MO.

Grants & Scholarships

 2016:    Mary Jane McIntyre Scholarship, Indiana University

Grant-in-Aid for MFA Projects, Indiana University Bloomington Graduate School

Kiln God Scholarship, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

Arrowmont Workshop Scholarship, Arrowmont School & Indiana University partnership

2015:    Conference Travel Grant: College of Arts & Sciences, Indiana University

The Genia and Max Tanner Scholarship, Indiana Universtity

2014:    Holiday Award, Pygmalion’s Art Supply Store 

Organizations 

2016- present: Member of the College Art Association

2015-16: President of Indiana University Bloomington Ceramics Guild

2014-15: Vice President of Indiana University Bloomington Ceramics Guild

2007-present: Member of the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

2009-12: Member of the Columbia Art League

2007-08: President of Truman State University Ceramics Club 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2017    (upcoming): Portal (Solo Show), Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO. Invitational.

(upcoming): Portal (MFA Thesis Show), Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University Bloomington.

2016    Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray, Helena, MT. National Juried Show. Juror: Peter Beasecker. Printed Catalog.

50th NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO. Jurors: Liz Quackenbush and Lee Somers. Printed Catalog.           

Non-Graduating MFA Show, Indiana University Bloomington. Invitational.

2015    Graphic Clay, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. National Juried Show. Juror: Jason Burnett. Online Catalog.

The Art of Yōkai, AMACO Brickyard Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana. Invitational.

Non-Graduating MFA Show, Indiana University Bloomington. Invitational. Awarded First Place: Dean’s Award.

2014    The Dark Forest (Solo Show), Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. Invitational.

2013    National Cup Show, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH. National Juried Show. Juror: Lorna Meaden. Received two purchase awards.

What Goes Bump in the Night, Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. National Juried Show.

Tabletop, The Art League, Alexandria, VA. National Juried Show. Awarded Honorable Mention.

2011    Hybrid Identity, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO. Juried. Awarded Honorable Mention.

2010    Give a Gift of Art, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO. Juried.

Boone County Art Exhibition, Boone County National Bank, Columbia, MO. Awarded Third Place in the categories of Sculpture and Ceramics (for two separate works.)

Tall Stories, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO. Juried. Juror: Doug Freed.

Functional Relationships, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS. National Juried Show. Jurors: Matt Long and Robert Long.

2009    Columbia Art League Holiday Member’s Show, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO. Juried. Awarded First Place.

The Communal Nest, gallery show and benefit art auction. Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO. Invitational.

Natural Selection, Perlow Stevens Gallery, Columbia, MO. Juried. 

Altered Realities, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO. Juried.

Women in the Arts, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO. Juried. Juror: Christine Holtz.

Publications

2014-17: Canvas Magazine Fall & Spring Issues, Published by Indiana University.

2009    Arts spotlight published in VOX News Magazine, Columbia, MO.

Feature article and interview published in the Columbia Missourian’s Sunday Ovation Arts Section.