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About Nicole Thomas

Born 1992 in Phoenix, AZ. Currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

March 2022 Fiber + Materials in Practice Seminar, Facilitated by Alonzo Pantoja – Minneapolis, MN

June 2021 Professional Development for Teaching Artist Workshop, Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, MN

May 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design – Minneapolis, MN


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2023

June-August – Teaching Artist Residency, St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church – St. Paul, MN

August – Mixing Mediums: Ceramics and Textiles, Textile Center – Minneapolis, MN

March – Teaching Artist Residency, St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church – St. Paul, MN


2022

December – Sensory Friendly Sunday, Mapping Jannis Kounellis, Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, MN

December – Weave A Memory Virtual Workshop (Online) – Minneapolis, MN

July – Teaching Assistant for Quilt Workshop with Aaron Mcintosh – Chautauqua, NY

June-August Teaching Assistant for Youth Artist Program with Rajaa Ayoubi – Chautauqua, NY

May Sensory Friendly Sunday, Messages for Mother Earth, Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, MN

March Weave A Memory Virtual Workshop (Online) – Minneapolis, MN


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Connections II – Chautauqua, NY

2022 Textile Center Mary Giles Gallery, CONTINUUM – Minneapolis, MN

2022 MPLSART Sketchbook Project 2021 – Minneapolis, MN

2021 Fresh Eye Gallery, Hold Us Tight – Minneapolis, MN

2020 Gamut Gallery, Lush Future – Minneapolis, MN

2019 Midwest Mixed Conference, Disrupting the Single Story – Minneapolis, MN

2018 Rosalux Gallery, Open Door 14 – Minneapolis, MN

2017 Regis Center for Art, I’m Just Going to Leave This Here – Minneapolis, MN

2017 Blockfort Gallery, 2Nite – Minneapolis, MN

2017 Public Functionary, BORDERS – Minneapolis, MN

2017 Solid State, Intrinsic Narrative – Minneapolis, MN

2017 The Soap Factory, Disruption – Minneapolis, MN


GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESIDENCIES

2024 Creative Individuals Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board

2024 Artist in Residence, Pilot Artist In Residence (PAIR) – Minneapolis, MN

2022 Artist in Residence, Chautauqua School of Art – Chautauqua, NY

2022 Creative Support for Individuals Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board

2022 Arts Impact for Individuals Grant, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

2016 Design Resident, 3x5 July, Soap Factory – Minneapolis, MN


ARTIST LECTURES

2023 Curator and Gallery Owner Panel, Springboard for the Arts  – Minneapolis, MN

2022 Artist Seminar, Chautauqua School of Art  – Chautauqua, NY

2022 Art Speaks: CONTINUUM – Body & Place, Textile Center (Online) – Minneapolis, MN

2020 Q&A Chain Artist Talk, MPLSART.com (Online) – Minneapolis, MN

2017 Artist Lecture, University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN

2017 Loaded Lunch Hour Artist Talk, Regis Center for Art – Minneapolis, MN


CURATORIAL

2022 Curator, Weave A Memory – Minneapolis, MN

2015 Curator, City Wide Artists, In for a Penny, In for a Pound – Minneapolis, MN

2015 Assistant Curator, City Wide Artists, Rapper’s Delight – Minneapolis, MN


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

2022 “MPLSART Sketchbook Project 2021: Sketchbook A,” Minnesota Museum of American Art – St. Paul, MN


PUBLICATIONS

2023 Author, “Artists and Gardens: Textile Center,” MPLSART.com

2023 Author, “Artists and Gardens: Shelterwood Gardens,” MPLSART.com

2023 Author, “Artists and Gardens: Sara Suppan,” MPLSART.com

2021 Artist, “MPLSART Sketchbook Project 2021,” MPLSART.com

2021 Artist, “Frame to Focus with Vietnamese American Women Artists,” Frame to Focus Project

2018 Author, “A Monster Anthology Review #2,” INREVIEW, Summer 2018 Issue. Page 7

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