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Nicholas Hill

Department of Art


University of Iowa, MA and MFA
Michigan State University, BFA

Teaching Areas
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Recent juried and invitational exhibitions in India, Germany, France, Chile and the Czech Republic
  • Over 200 solo, juried and invitational exhibitions total
Grants and Residencies Received
  • The Ohio Arts Council
  • The Greater Columbus Arts Council
  • The New York Council on the Arts
  • Artists Space/ New York City
  • The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire
  • The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • The Ragdale Foundation, Illinois
  • Taller 99, Santiago, Chile
  • Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, Germany

Sabbatical Leave Fall Semester 2014

  • Travel to Santiago, Chile for a residency and solo exhibitions of my work
  • Travel to Dresden, Germany for a solo exhibition of my work.

Personal Bio
Nicholas Hill teaches printmaking and drawing and directs the Frank Museum of Art.

Nicholas earned the BFA degree from Michigan State University and the MA and MFA degrees from the University of Iowa. He has taught at Bethany College, The State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Widely exhibited, Nicholas is represented by Printworks Gallery in Chicago. He has exhibited his work in over 150 juried and invitational exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Most recently his work has been included in exhibitions in Germany, France, Poland, India and Denmark. His work is represented in such public collections as the Library of Congress, the New-York Historical Society, the United States Department of State and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Nicholas has received grants from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Kansas Arts Commission and Artists Space- New York City. He has been granted two international residencies in Dresden, Germany by OAC and GCAC. Additional residencies awarded include the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire; the Virginia Center for the Visual Arts, and four residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois.

Nicholas was commissioned by the Ohio Arts Council to create a suite of prints that were presented as part of the 2005 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Ohio Arts Council. During 2008- 2009 three of his prints are on exhibit in the office of Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland. The Supreme Court of Ohio has acquired three of his prints for their permanent collection.

In 2009, Nicholas exhibited his work in a solo exhibition at the Kathe Kollwitz Haus museum in Moritzburg, Germany. He also curated an exhibition of German and American artists' work for the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery in Columbus.

His sabbatical leave research in Santiago, Chile will result in an exhibition of contemporary Chilean prints at Otterbein College's Frank Museum of Art in autumn 2010. The project is supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Foundation, Inc. Nicholas will have a solo exhibition of his sabbatical-related work at the Miller Gallery at Otterbein College in Fall 2010.

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