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Christopher Nitsche

106 Coquena Circle East
Savannah, GA 31410, U.S.A.
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Phone: 9123236527     Fax: 9128987584
URL: http://www.chrisnitsche.com/

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CHRISTOPHER E. NITSCHE

106 Coquena Circle East, Savannah, GA 31410,  912-323-6527,  Email: chrisnitsche@att.net  Website: www.chrisnitsche.com

 

EDUCATION

MFA, University of New Mexico, Studio Arts, Sculpture

MA, Northern Illinois University, Studio Arts, Sculpture

BFA, Northern Illinois University, Painting and Drawing, Minor in Art History

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2006-Present  Professor of Foundation Studies, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

2002-2006         Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture Program Coordinator, Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire

1997-2002         Instructor, Sculpture and Art History Program Coordinator, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado

1996-1997         Adjunct Instructor, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education

Southeastern College Art Conference

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance

International Sculpture Center

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016      Gestalt, Outdoor Installation, Drawings, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah, GA

2016      Underway, Two-Part Installation, Drawings, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2015      Red Indigo, Multi-Media Installation, Sculptures, Drawings, Indigo Sky Community Gallery, Savannah, GA

2014      Memory Ship, Multi-Media Installation, Sculptures, Drawings, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC, Published Catalog

2013      And the Ships Sail On: Christopher Nitsche, A Mid-Career Survey, Waterworks Visual Arts Center Museum, Salisbury, NC

2010      Moorings: Two-Person Show, Hall Street Gallery, Savannah, GA

2005      Vindauga: Two-Part Installation, Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA

2002      Release: Outdoor Installation Performance, Keene State College, Keene, NH

2001      31o North of East, Two-Part Outdoor Installation, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, Dance Performance at Installation Site: The Loudest Silence

2001      Reflective, Installation, University of Wyoming Museum of Art, Laramie, WY

2001      Confluence: Sculpture, Installation, Drawings, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2000      Christopher Nitsche: Sculpture, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

2000      Wotan (Withering), Multi-Media Installation, Sculptures, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

1999      Wotan (Hereafter), Installation and Drawings, Carol Keller Gallery, Denver, CO

1999      Wotan (Rise), Outdoor Installation, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

1999      Navigare, Installation, Sculptures, Drawings, Paintings, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

1998      Ships Shadow, Installation, Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO

1998      Flow To Shatter, Gather/Shatter: Two Installation Artists, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Littleton, CO

1997      Ships Wake, Multi-Media Installation, Edge Art Gallery, Denver, CO

1996      Submerge, Multi-Media/Sound Installation, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

1996      Ship Within, Multi-Media/Sound Installation, Planet Off Gallery, Denver, CO

1995      Desert Ships, Indigenous Material Outdoor Installations, Cibola National Forest, Grants, NM

1995      Recent Works, Drawings and Paintings, New Mexico State University - Grants, Grants, NM

1994      Instructions To Memory, Paintings, Crashing Thunder Gallery, Gallup, NM

1993      Breathing Room, A Sound/Light Corridor Installation, 8th Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1991      Journey Of The Ship, A Multi-Media/Sound Installation, Manos de Fierro Art Space, Milan, NM

1990      Silence Sound, A Light Deprivation/Sound Installation, Rawspace, Albuquerque, NM

 

SELECTED GROUP & JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2015      28th September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, Published Catalog

2014      Red Clay Survey: Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, Online Catalog

2013      uneXpected/juXtapositions, Jay Etkin Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2013      Collector’s Choice Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2012      Push, Pull, Play, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2012      9 x 12 Works on Paper, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2010      Navel Gazing: Artists Visions of Florida, Foosaner Art Museum (formerly Brevard Museum), Melbourne, FL; Art Center in Sarasota, FL, Published Catalog

2010      The Bruce White School of Sculpture, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

2010      Why Go Anywhere Else?  Traveling Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings in Montenegro, Petrovic Castle, Podgorica; Modern Gallery, Budva; Velimir Lekovic Gallery Cultural Center, Bar; Kod Homena Gallery, Kotor; Josip Bepo Benkovic Gallery, Herceg-Novi; O3one Project, Belgrade; National Gallery, Novi Sad; Museum of Contemporary Art, Vojvodina

2009      Re: Materialization, Deborah Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009      Ever Present and in Motion, ACA Gallery, Atlanta, GA and the Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah, GA, Published Catalog

2008      A Decade of New Hampshire Visual Artist Fellows, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

2008      Nagasaki 8.9 Peace Exhibition, Nagasaki Peace Museum

2008      54th Hiroshima Peace Art Exhibition, Hiroshima Peace Museum

2008      LOST: Art of the Found Object, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA

2007      TOYS, an Artistic Look at Playthings, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, AZ

2007      About Sculpture, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA

2006      Major Works, Gallery 1600, Atlanta, GA

2005      La Luz, Multi-Media Outdoor Installation Approaching the Infinite: SculptFest05, Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT

2005      Peace Art Show, Art in the Birthplace of the Atomic Bomb, AC2 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2005      Liner, Multi-Media Installation, Sculptures, Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH

2004      sELECTIONs, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2002      Group Show, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

2001      Invitational Group Show, Lewallen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2001      Working Drawings, Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO, Curator

2000      Colorado/Wyoming Biennial 2000, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

1999      Intro II, Carol Keller Gallery, Denver, CO

1998      Intro I, Carol Keller Gallery, Denver, CO

1997      University of Colorado Faculty Group Exhibition, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

1996      Metaphyesthai, Multi-Media/Sound Installation, Insight on Site: Six Installation Artists, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

1995      Arte Grande: Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, NM

1994      Wrap It Up, Harwood Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1993      Orbit, AUA/Rawspace, Albuquerque, NM

1992      35th Annual Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, NY

1992      Invitational Group Exhibition, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1991      2nd Annual Art of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Convention Center, NM

1991      Visions of Excellence V, State Fair Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1989      Sculpture in Public Spaces, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

 

PRESENTATIONS, BLOGS, RESIDENCIES

2016      Guest Lecturer, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2015      Lecture, Process: Developing a Large-Scale Museum Exhibition, Savannah College of Art and Design

2014-2015  Published Blog: www.memoryship.wordpress.com

2014      Gallery Talk, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC

2013      Gallery Talk, Waterworks Visual Arts Center Museum, Salisbury, NC

2013      Presentation paper: Finding the Link: 3D Design to Majors, 2013 FATE Conference

2012      Presentation lecture: 3D Design is EVERYWHERE, the SCAD Museum TADTAD lecture series, Savannah College of Art and Design

2007      Presenter: Art First Lecture Series, Savannah College of Art and Design

2005      Visiting Artist: Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA

2004-2006  Artist–in–Residence: Town of Swanzey Recycling Center, Swanzey, NH

2003      Guest Speaker: Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH

2001      Artist–in–Residence, Guest Lecturer: Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

2001      Guest Speaker: Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2001      Visiting Artist, Guest Lecturer: University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY

2000      Guest Lecturer: University of Denver, Denver, CO, Installation Art

2000      Guest Lecturer: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

1999      Visiting Artist, Guest Speaker: Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

1998      Guest Lecturer: Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

1996      Guest Artist: University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, CONTRACTS

2014      Exhibition Honorarium, Spartanburg Art Museum

2013      Sabbatical Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design

2010      Exhibition Honorarium, Foosaner Art Museum

2010      Sponsoring Professor, Marsha Kirk Awarded 2010 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, International Sculpture Center

2010      Professional Development Stipend, Savannah College of Art and Design

2006      Individual Artist Fellowship for Artistic Merit, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

2004      Alumni Association Grant, Keene State College Alumni Foundation

2003      Faculty Professional Development Grant, Keene State College Foundation

2001      Visiting Artist Honorarium, Texas Woman’s University

2001      Fellowship Award for Artistic Merit in Three-Dimensional Art, Colorado Council on the Arts

2001      Promotional Grant, Colorado Council on the Arts

2001      Exhibition Honorarium, University of Wyoming Museum of Art

2000      Award, Second Jurors Prize Colorado/Wyoming Biennial 2000, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art

1999      Exhibition Honorarium, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art

1998-2001  Faculty Development Grants, Arapahoe Community College Foundation

 

EXHIBITION ORGANIZING, CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2015      Curator, Exhibition Coordinator, Rock’s Trains, Indigo Sky Community Gallery, Savannah, GA

2013      Juror, Duval County High School Art Exhibition, Jacksonville, FL

2008      Juror, Fiber Arts Installation Exhibition, Diverse Art Space, Savannah, GA

2006      Exhibition Coordinator, Emerging Art, Student Senior Art Exhibition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College

2005      Exhibition Coordinator, Landscape as Metaphor, Student Drawings, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College

2005      Exhibition Coordinator, Emerging Art, Student Senior Art Exhibition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College

2003      Exhibition Coordinator, The Address Show, Indoor and Outdoor Installation Art, Student Work, Mason Library and Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College

2000      Curator, Gallery Lecturer, Fabrication and Fiction: Two Installation Artists, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College

2000      Curator, Exhibition Coordinator, Emerging Sculptors: Artists from Arapahoe Community College, Edge Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1998      Co-Curator, Lecture Organization, Hardware/Software, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College

1997      Exhibition Coordinator, Siteworks: Outdoor Installations by Sculpture Students from the University of Colorado at Denver, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, Colorado

1995      Project Director, Curator, Hispanic Professional Artist Exhibition, La Fiesta de Colores, Cibola County Chamber of Commerce Art Gallery, Grants, New Mexico

1993      Curatorial Committee, Exhibition Designer, 4th Annual Art of Albuquerque, !Magnifico! Festival of the Arts, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1993      Curator, Organizer, Exhibition Designer, Orbit, AUA/Rawspace, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1992-1993   Visual Arts Organizing Committee, !Magnifico! Festival of the Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1992      Project Director, Visions of Excellence VI, State Fair Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1992      Coordinator, Exhibition Designer, The Mystique of Frida Kahlo, Juried Art Exhibition, Albuquerque Main Public Library, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1989      Co-Curator, Co-Organizer, Sculpture in Public Places Outdoor Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

PUBLICATIONS, BROADCASTS

Catalog, 28th September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, 2015

Co-Host, Art Talks/Art Matters, Televised Programs, SGTV Channel 8, Savannah, GA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_3aoYYvHU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJg6kTs2ZE4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq1lAdanbS8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LeEvLO9hUc

Televised Gallery Interview, https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofsavannah

Exhibition Profile, Savannah Morning News http://savannahnow.com/accent/2015-04-18/art-soul-indigo-sky-showcases-massive-ship-themed-installation

Published Images, Gambling the Aisle Magazine, Issue 7, http://issuu.com/gamblingtheaisle/docs/winter_2014_final

Catalog, Chris Nitsche: Memory Ship, Spartanburg Art Museum, 2014

Profile, Spartanburg Herald Journal, http://www.goupstate.com/article/20141109/ENT/411091003

Catalog, Red Clay Survey, http://hsvmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/RedClayCatalogue/

Art Notes, Charlotte Observer, December 11, 2013, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/11/4538307/insalisbury-3-artists-restructure.html

Catalog, Navel Gazing, Fresh-Squeezed Visions of Florida, Foosaner Art Museum Press, 2010

Catalog, Ever Present and in Motion, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2010

Catalog, Approaching the Infinite: SculptFest ‘05, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 2006

Review, Rutland Herald, September 16, 2005

Profile, New Hampshire Arts News, Autumn 2005

Review, Keene Sentinel, February 12, 2004

Profile, The Lasso, Texas Woman’s University, November 14, 2001

Profile, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 3, 2001

Profile, Denton Record-Chronicle, November 3, 2001

Review, Eye Level Art Magazine, November, 2001

Profile, Littleton Independent, April 26, 2001

Art Beat Review, Westword, July 13, 2000

Profile, Denver Rocky Mountain News, June 14, 2000

Art Beat Review, Westword, September 23, 1999

Profile, Fort Collins Coloradoan, December 31, 1998

Profile, Littleton Independent, October 29, 1998

Review, Denver Rocky Mountain News, February 20, 1998

Review, Westword, February 18, 1998

Best Installation Show, Westword, June 26, 1997

Review, Denver Rocky Mountain News, June 13, 1997

Recognition, 1996 Top Ten Art Events, Denver Rocky Mountain News, December 29, 1996

Recognition, 1996 Top Ten Art Events, Denver Post, December 29, 1996

Review, Westword, July 25, 1996

Review, Denver Rocky Mountain News, June 14, 1996

Review, Denver Post, June 13, 1996

Review, Denver Rocky Mountain News, April 19, 1996

Catalog, Arte Grande Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, May 5, 1995

Review, Gallup Independent, September 15, 1994

Author, Guest Commentary, Albuquerque Journal, May 15, 1994

Interview, Albuquerque Journal, January 3, 1993

Profile, New Mexico Now, KUNM Radio, Broadcast September 30, 1992

Interview, Albuquerque Journal, May 10, 1992

Interview, New Mexico Now, KUNM Radio, Broadcast May 4, 1992

Profile, Albuquerque Journal, August 9, 1991

Review, Albuquerque Journal, December 16, 1990

 

COLLECTIONS

Kathy Andrews and Gary Emrich, Denver, CO

Stewart Babinder, Chicago, IL

Rosemarie Bernardi, Keene, NH

William and Pam Campbell, Ft. Worth, TX

Susan Cannon, Denver, CO

Suzanne Deats, Houston, TX

Scott Diddams and Naomi Heiser, Louisville, CO

Marty Fries, Laurel, MD

Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, CO

Robert Gallegos, Milan, NM

Roberto Garcia, Arcadia, CA

Steve and Kae Geller, Savannah, GA

Elizabeth Goddard, Spartanburg, SC

Frank Johanson, Denver, CO

Gordon and Juliet Johnson, Pasadena, CA

Karen Lewis and Michael Rogers, Tarzana, CA

Tom and Elyse Nodurft, Plato Center, IL

Northeast Recycling Council, Brattleboro, VT

Yuan Pan, Keene, NH

Tom Powell, Sacramento, CA

Private Collector, Richmond, VA

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

Patricia Rubin, San Jose, CA

Charles Tuscano, Savannah, GA

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Jim Sayre, Thoreau, NM

Jo Shatzman and Charles Orth, Keene, NH

Town of Swanzey City Hall, NH

Tobin and Linda Tellers, Pasadena, CA

Amber Tripodi, Little Rock, AR

Keith Vandenberg, Denver, CO

 

Jeff Whipple, Jacksonville, FL