Vitae

nancy nikkal studio photo shoot 1Nancy Egol Nikkal says her life is about glue because she likes to put things together and wants them to stick. Nikkal grew up in New York and the city grid is a strong influence. Recent series explore contemporary geometric abstraction with painted paper blocks juxtaposed within a gridded space. Nikkal began her career in collage in 1985 and cites the artist Romare Bearden as inspiration for her approach to painting papers. Series titles include METRO, COLOR MEMORY, and JAZZ. The artist writes a blog The Art of Collage, teaches workshops and classes, and says she loves to design projects where collage is layered, embellished, and all the pieces connect.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Syracuse University, School of Fine Art, Syracuse, NY

New York University, School of Education, New York, NY

Hunter College, CUNY (BA, Art, Magna Cum Laude) New York, NY 1973

Postgraduate Studies

Pratt Manhattan, (Printmaking), New York, NY  1980–1982

Marymount Manhattan College, NY, NY (Certificate, Arts Management) 1997

Massachusetts College of Art (Digital Printmaking), Boston, MA 1997

Art New England, Bennington Col, (Digital Printmaking), Bennington, VT, 1996

Women’s Studio Workshop (Printmaking), Rosendale, NY, 1998, 2000, 2006

Connecticut Graphic Arts Center (Printmaking), Norwalk, CT, 2000, 2001, 2006

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLMM), Albuquerque, NM

Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

American Association of Museums

New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle, NY

Studio Montclair Inc., Montclair, NJ

Katonah Museum Art Association, Katonah, NY

New York Artist Circle, NYC

EXHIBITIONS (2001-2016)

2016
Pop Up: Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Paperworks, Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
Variety Showcase, New Rochelle Council on the Arts, members exhibition
Conversations, Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY
Pop Up: On and Off the Wall, First Street Gallery, New York, NY
Power of 13, Belskie Museum of Art and Science, Closter, NJ

2015

Fridge Satellite Art Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL                                                                                                            
Show and Tell, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
Contemporary Geometric (solo), Micro Gallery at Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY                                                                
Faculty and Student Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
Re-Visions, 3 person show, Recologie, New Rochelle, NY

2014

Seven x Seven, Atrium Gallery, Morris Courthouse, Morristown, NJ
A Group Exhibition, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, Ct
There’s No Place Like Home, Hays Art Center, Hays, KS
Faculty Student Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain, NY Armory Show, New York, NY

2013

Jazz Music, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
In the Layers, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Strata Series, JAMES Gallery, Bedford Hills, NY
Mackenzie Cross Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Faculty Student Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

2012

Alive with Color, Transform Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
Hullabaloo, Fountain at NY Armory, NY, NY
90th Anniversary, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT
Architectural Digest Home Design Show, Pier 94, New York, NY
Textile Study Group NY invitational, Marblehead Arts Assn, MA

2011

JAMES Gallery, Bedford Hills, N
Friends of Arts Unbound, Orange, NJ
Faculty Exhibition, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, NY

2010
Art of the Northeast USA, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT
Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY\
Studio Montclair, Inc., Montclair, NJ
Colonnade Gallery, Newark, NJ
NJ Arts Incubator Gallery, West, Orange, NJ

2009

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Newark Open Doors, 33 Washington St. Newark, NJ
BID Gallery 542, New Rochelle, NY
The Gallery at the Old Church School, Demarest, NJ

2008

DIRECTOR CHOICE, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Greenwich Arts Council Art to the Avenue, Greenwich, CT
Stone Station Junction Gallery, Warwick, NY

2007

NEW MEMBERS show, Silvermine Guild of Arts, New Canaan, CT
Greenwich Arts Council, Art to the Avenue, Greenwich, CT
International Collage Exchange, Plymouth, New Zealand

2006

The Gallery at the Old Church School, Demarest, NJ
ArtSpace Gallery 129, Montclair, NJ
3rd Annual Media Loft Open Studios, New Rochelle, NY
Greenwich Arts Council Art to the Avenue, Greenwich, CT
International Collage Exchange, Plymouth, New Zealand

2005

HAND PULLED, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ
FACULTY SHOW, NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

2004

The ODDS (invitational) City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
CROSSROADS, (solo), Ben Shahn Galleries (East Gallery),
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Edna Kawulitzki Room (solo), Tenafly Public Library, Tenafly, NJ
Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, AK
The Gallery at the Old Church School, Demarest, NJ
The Liebig Gallery, Mystic, CT

2003

Goldman Gallery, 111 First St., Jersey City, NJ
ARIZONA DREAM (solo), Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
THE CACTUS SERIES, http:virtual.tart.co.nz, Taranaki, New Zealand
CONNECTIONS, Kunstlerbund Graz, Austria
John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers Univ., Newark, NJ
Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon Univ., Ashland, OR

2002

Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson Univ., Wayne, NJ,

2001

City Without Walls Gallery, Gateway Center, Newark, NJ
Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Univ. of Col, Colorado Springs, CO
Gallery III (solo), Nat’l Inst. of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
Berlex Laboratories Corp. Headquarters, Montville, NJ

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Kawamura Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ
Hyatt Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA.
Pfizer Inc., NY, NY
Kravet Fabrics, LI, NY
Cablevision, Inc., LI, NY
Hewlett Packard, Inc., NJ
Goodwin, Procter & Hoar, NY, NY
Sun Chemical, NY, NY
Dainippon Ink & Chemical, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
St. Paul Reinsurance Mgt. Corp., NY, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Art of Layering: Making Connections, The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, Albuquerque, NM

The Artful Home, Guild Publications, Madison, WI, 2004

The Sourcebook of Architecture & Interior Art, No. 16, Guild Publications, Madison, WI, 2001

Dan Bischoff, “Art show takes inspiration from the ultimate ‘bad mother’” Newark Star Ledger, 8/6/98

Bridging Time and Space: Essays on Layered Art, The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, Maui, HI, 1998

Sign Language, exhibition catalog, Polo Gallery, Edgewater, New Jersey, 1996, curator: George Haas

20th Anniversary Birds in Art, catalog, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1995

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Art Calendar Guide to College & University Galleries, monograph, Upper Fairmount, MD, 1999

Mixed Medea: Media & Mythology, exhibition catalog, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, 1998

“The New Millennium and OCCC: A New Vision for OCCC – A Virtual Center for the Arts” Centerline,

Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ, 1996, Volume 3, Number 2

CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE

Teaching: Collage Workshops and Classes (1990-2017)

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
The Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
Exhibition Installation, Gallery Dir., Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY (2009-2011)

Gallery Director, The Williams Center for the Arts, Rutherford, NJ (1991-1994)

Contributing Columnist, monograph author, Art Calendar Magazine, Upper Fairmount, MD (1997-1999)

 SELECTED GALLERY TALKS, LECTURES and INTERVIEWS

“Meet A Cotemporary Artist” (2011)

“The Meaning of Jazz Babies”, gallery talk, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT, 2007

“Crossroads” Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 2004

“Pentimento” Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, panel participant, 2003

“Touch – Don’t Touch: The Work of Our Hands” – Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ 2002

“The Meaning of Talk Talk” – Lippman Gallery, Cong. B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, NJ, 2001

“Demystifying the Moderns” – Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ, 1997

“Presenting Yourself: Tools of Communication” – Bergen Museum of Arts & Science, Paramus, NJ, 1993

Guest Curator: Mixed Medea: Media & Mythology, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, 1998

Guest Curator: Olympia (After Manet), Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, New Jersey, 1996

Nancy Egol Nikkal

e–mail: nancy@nikkal.com, web: www.nikkal.com, www.artofcollage.com, www.stuffthatsticks.com

Studio: Media Loft, 1F, 50 Webster Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801