Curriculum Vitae

Education

2007 / MFA, Drawing and Painting, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2004–2005 / Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA, (One year MFA course work, Drawing and Painting) 

2004 / BFA, magna cum laude, Drawing and Painting, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

2003 / Lorenzo de Medici University, Florence, Italy: Study Abroad
 

Professional Experience

2009–Current / Adjunct Professor, George Mason University – Drawing 1, Drawing 2, 2-D Design, Painting 1, Senior Project

2012–2014 / Adjunct Professor, Northern Virginia Community College, Leesburg, VA – Drawing I and Drawing II

2012–2013 / Art Faculty, The Renaissance School, Charlottesville, VA

2007 / Graduate Teaching Assistant, Instructor of Record, AR206, Two-Dimensional Design, The Ohio State University

2005–2006 / Graduate Teaching Assistant, Instructor of Record Foundation Drawing AR205, The Ohio State University

2006 / Graduate Mentor, Beginning Drawing, The Ohio State University

2014–2016 / Project Associate, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016

2014–Present / Graduate Advisor, George Mason University

2013–Present / George Mason University, School of Art Assistant Graduate Programs Coordinator, MFA, MAT Programs

2004–2005 / Graduate Assistant, Art Office, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,

2002–2004 / Assistant to the Director, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University

2001 / Gallery Assistant, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University

2002–Current / Portraits in Charcoal and Oil, Self Employed, Commissioned Portrait Painter

2002 / Third Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA Custom Framing

2002–2004 / Docent Guide, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University 


Non-Profit Institutions / Affiliate Work

2015–Present / Coordinator, Workhouse Arts Center Post Graduate Residency Program

2014–2015 / Coordinator, pARTnernship Exhibtion Space, Van Metre Company, Fairfax, VA

2014–Present / Hamiltonian Foundation, Washington DC, Mentor for Post Graduate Fellowship Program

2014–2016 / Assistant Coordinator, Cultural D.C./Flashpoint Gallery Graduate Internship Program

2013–Present / Art Lab Coordinator – Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton


Curriculum Experience

2014–2016 / Education Programs Coordinator, Al Mutanabbi Street Here DC 2016

2012–Present / Foundation Curriculum Development, George Mason University

2005–2007 / Foundation Curriculum Development, The Ohio State University

2013–Present / Initiated and created and maintains George Mason University, School of Student Ambassador Program

2014 / Initiated George Mason University, School of Art Student Docent Program, Fine Arts Gallery

 
Awards/Grants/Honors 

2015 / Co-authored application to achieve OSCAR Project Research Grant, George Mason University, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016, $6,000

2015 / Co-authored application to achieve University Life Grant, George Mason University, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016, $5,000 

2006 / Fergus Gilmore Scholarship, The Ohio State University

2005 / Honorable Mention: Erie Art Museum Annual Spring Exhibition,  Erie, PA

2005 / Juror’s Choice Award, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Annual Spring Exhibition

2005 / Honorable Mention, Women in Art Exhibition, Seton Hill University

2004 / Award for Artistic Achievement, Seton Hill University

2000–2007 / Deans List

2001–2004 / Faculty chosen for Student Advisory Board, Art Department, Seton Hill University

2002 / Service Award, Art Department

2001–2003 / President, Art Club, Seton Hill University

2001–2004 / Student Ambassador, Seton Hill University
 

Exhibitions Record

Solo Exhibitions 

2017Horizon Lost, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA

2016Above the Horizon, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2015 / Reckoning Space, Seton Hill University, PA

2013Paintings, The Renaissance School, Charlottesville, VA

2007 / MFA Thesis Exhibition; Permission, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

200660 Pounds, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2005 / Splint, Clean Space, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2004 / BFA Exhibition, Coded, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

Collaborative Projects 

2013–2016 / Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016, amsshdc2016.org

2005–2007 / The Living Culture Initiative, Michael Mercil and Ann Hamilton, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Group Exhibitions

2016 / Domestic Territories, Olly Olly Gallery, Fairfax, VA

2016 / Alumni Exhibition, Seton Hill University, Harlan Gallery

2016 / Global Narratives, Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2015 / Just Painting, Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, VA

2015 / W.H.A.T. Now: Women/Healing/Art/Transformation Smith Center/Transformer Gallery, Washington DC

2015 / Lineage, Call and Response, FENWICK GALLERY, George Mason University

2015 / Faculty Exhibition, SoA GALLERY, George Mason University

2014 / Roger’s World, ARTDC, Hyattsville, MD

2014 / Call and Response, FENWICK GALLERY George Mason University

2014–Present / DC Pop-Up Shows, Adah Rose Bitterbaum

2013 / WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS Gala Exhibition, Hickock Cole, Georgetown, Washington DC

2013 / Faculty Exhibition, Northern Virginia Community College, Leesburg, VA

2012 / Faculty Exhibition, Northern Virginia Community College, Leesburg, VA

2012 / Hillyer Retrospective, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC

2012 / WPA Arts Night, Hickcock Cole, Georgetown, Washington DC

2011 / WPA Gala Exhibition, Washington, D.C. 

2010 / Adjunct/Disjunct, Hillyer Art Space,Washington, D.C 

2009 / “Print” An exhibition of traditional and non-traditonal prints. Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

2007 / Studio Dialogues, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2007 / Graduate Exchange, OSU at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2007 / Annual Graduate Student Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2006 / Studio Dialogues, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2006 / The Annual Fergus Gilmore Scholarship Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2006 / Annual Graduate Student Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 

2005 / Women in Art Exhibition, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

2005 / Erie Art Museum Annual Spring Exhibition, Erie, PA

2005 / Edinboro University of PA Annual Graduate Student Exhibition, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA

2005 / Elements Gallery/Café Painting Exhibition, Erie, PA

2005 / Drawing and Painting Exhibition, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of PA

2004 / Graduate Exhibition and Panel Discussion, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio

2004 / Erie Museum of Art Chimera Student Exhibition, Erie, PA

2004 / Graduate Exhibition, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

2004 / Third Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA

2000–2004 / Student Exhibitions, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

2004 / Regional Call for Emerging Artists, Westmoreland County Community College, New Stanton, PA

2003 / Student Exhibition, Lorenzo de Medici University, Florence, Italy

2003–2004 / Exhibition of work at DV8 Coffee Shop/Art Gallery, Greensburg, PA
 

Bibliography

2016 / Witness and Memory: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016, GMU

2016 / Northern Virginia Magazine, Chantilly VA

2014 / The Fauquier Times Democrat, Warrenton, VA

2011 / Terry Barrett; Making Art: Form and Meaning, Text Book

2007 / “Fergus Gilmore Catalogue,” The Ohio State University

2004Chimera, Art and Literature Magazine, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

2005 Interview with Laura Lisbon, Shop Talk, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 

2006 / “Studio Dialogues”, The Ohio State University

2003 / Noele Creamer, “Under the Tuscan Sun,” Forward. Fall/Winter

2003 / “The Communicator” Seton Hill University, February 24

2003 / Jean Horne, “Affair of the Heart,” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, February 17 

Commissions

2016 / Warrenton Aquatic Center, Warrenton, VA

2016 / Warrenton Dental Associates, Warrenton, VA

2014 / Warrenton Aquatic Center, Warrenton, VA

2003-Present / Numerous private commissions


Website Publications

2015 / http://www.letterlyn.com/blog/how-failure-inspires 

2015https://www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter/12-15.pdf

2015http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/?page_id=1072

2014http://fairfaxnews.com/2014/12/art-cause-gmu-students-van-metre-open-mason-van-art-exhibit/

2010http://annemarchand.blogspot.com/2010/01/hillyer-art-space-second-friday.html

2010 / http://www.examiner.com/article/adjunct-disjunct-opens-at-hillyer-art-space 


Blogs

2015 / So To Speak, George Mason University, http://sotospeakjournal.org/tag/nikki-brugnoli/          

2015 / ProCreate Anthology, http://procreateanthology.tumblr.com/post/110912010494/nikki-brugnoli                                     


Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

2017 / Screen Printing workshop, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA

2017 / Panel Moderator, “Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience”, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD

2016 / Panel Moderator, “ Currents”, GMU, Fenwick Library, Fairfax, VA

2015 / Panelist: Lineage, Call and Response, GMU, Fenwick Library, Fairfax, VA

2007 / Guest Lecturer to the faculty, Hopkins Hall, The Ohio State University

2006 / Guest Lecturer, Art 200, Hopkins Hall, The Ohio State University  


Visiting Artist Lectures/Presentations/Critiques

2017 / Curator’s Talk, “Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territories of Experience, Brentwood Arts Exchange

2016 / Artist Talk, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2015 / International Honor Society, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA http://eca.state.gov/al-mutanabbi-street-starts-here-project-presentation-dr-helen-frederick-and-dr-nikki-brugnoli

2014 / Guest Artist, Guest Lecturer George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 

2009 / This Way Up and On to Success, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA

2005 / Panelist: “Skin” Women’s History Month, Edinboro University of PA


Artist-in-Residence

2006 / The College of the Arts, “Artists in Residence Untitled Projections” The Ohio State University, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH


Professional Service

2014-2016 / Art and Design Consultant, The Warrenton Aquatic Center, Warrenton, VA

2013-Present / Marketing Consultant, Service First Insurance, Warrenton, VA

2012-2013 / World Land Trust, Art Consultant, Warrenton, VA

2007-2010 / Interior Home color consultant, JW Woodworking LLC

2008 / The Douglas Group, Consultant and Marketing


Technical Abilities 

Classically trained portrait artist in oil and dry mediums.


Portrait Apprenticeships

2002-2004 / Philip Salvato, Pittsburgh, PA

2005 / David Hartley Lunn, Fayetteville, TN
 

Professional Organizations

2013-Present / Hamiltonian Foundation, Washington D.C.

2013-Present / Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

2014-2015 / Van Metre Company, Fairfax, VA

2014-2016 / Cultural D.C./Flashpoint Gallery  
 

Exhibitions Juried

2016 / Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA

2012-2013 / Student Exhibitions, NOVA, VA

2012 -2014 / Juror, World Land Trust Corporation, Environmental Art Competition

2012 / Student Exhibitions, The Renaissance School, Charlottesville, VA
 

Exhibitions Curated (Curatorial Projects)

2017 / Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Drawing Exhibition

2016 / Currents, Fenwick Library, George Mason University

2016 / Storytelling and Global Narratives, Northern Virginia Community College, Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery Alexandria
 

Gallery Affiliations

2013–Present / Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD

2013–Present / Carrie Coleman – Corporate Representation, Norfolk, VA

2011–2013 / J Fine Art – Corporate Representation, Rockville, MD
 

Public Collections

The Ohio State University, OH

Seton Hill University, PA

Service First Insurance, VA

Moop, PA

Warrenton Aquatic Center, VA

& numerous private collections around the United States and collections in Florence, Italy and Athens, Greece.