About Nicole Thomas

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

2022 (Upcoming) Guest Artist Workshop (Online), Syosset High School – Syosset, NY

2022 Weave A Memory Virtual Workshop (Online) – Minneapolis, MN

2022 Teaching Assistant for Quilt Workshop with Aaron Mcintosh – Chautauqua, NY

2022 Teaching Assistant for Youth Artist Program with Rajaa Ayoubi – Chautauqua, NY

2022 Sensory Friendly Sunday, Messages for Mother Earth, Walker Art Center – Minneapolis, MN

2022 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

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

2022 Creative Support for Individuals, Minnesota State Arts Board

2022 Arts Impact for Individuals, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

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

ARTIST LECTURES

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

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

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

2020 Author, “A New Angle on Self Love and Care: ‘Interior Violence’ at CO Exhibitions,” MPLSART.com

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