Resume

Nicola Vruwink | Los Angeles | CA | 90026
nicola@nicolavruwink.com

EDUCATION:
1998 Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
1994-1996 Master of Fine Arts Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
1993 Penland School Of Crafts, Summer Sessions.
1993-1994 Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Post Baccalaureate Study.
1992 Bachelor of Art, Magna Cum Laude. Central College, Pella, IA.

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Current

    Adjunct Faculty, Santa Monica College, Graphic Design Applications
    Adjunct Faculty, ArtCenter College, Beginning Ceramic Sculpture
    Adjunct Facutly, El Camino College, 2D Design

2011-2016
    Director of Recruitment, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.
2010-2011
    Associate Director of Admissions, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.
2009-2010
    Assistant Director of Admissions, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.
2008-2009
    Instructor, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
2007-2008
    Program Director, Ragan Art Academy, Los Angeles CA.
    Instructor, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
    Instructor, Le Lycee Francais, Los Angeles CA.
2006 
    Assistant Director, FOJAC /Ragan Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
    Instructor, FOJAC /Ragan Arts, Los Angeles, CA.
    Instructor, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
2005
    Assistant Instructor, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
2003
    Instructor, Children’s School, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA.
    Workshop Instructor, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA.
2002 
    Adjunct Professor of 3-D Design, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Adjunct Professor, Alternative Approaches to Art Making, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
2001
      Adjunct Professor of 3-D Design, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
2000 
     Adjunct Professor of 3-D Design University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
1996-98
    Teaching Assistant, University of Washington, Seattle WA, variety of courses.
1994-96 
    Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, variety of courses.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2016
    
Solo Exhibition/Artist in Residence, Institute for Art & Olfaction, Los Angeles, CA
2014
    
Relics, Group Show, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
     Jargon, Front Gallery, Group Show, New Orleans, LA
2013
    
Luddite Fallacy, Group Show, Summercamp Projects, Los Angeles, CA
     On and Off the Page,Group Show, Philip Exeter Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH
2012
     Felterings, Kamikaze Show at POST, Los Angeles, CA.
     The Softer Side of Death, Lundgren Monuments, Seattle, WA
     Group Show, den contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.
     LA-X, Group Show, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY.
    
2010 
    Oh say have you seen my American Dream, Solo Show, den contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.
    Guilt by Association, Curated Group Show, LAUNCH, Los Angeles, CA.
    Stitches, Curated Group Show, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
    By a Thread, San Jose ICA, San Jose, CA.
2009
    In Bed Together, Royal T Café, Culver City, CA.
    New Works, den contemporary, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA.
    Concrete Drawings, Calstate LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
    Stitched, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Diego, CA.
    Inadvertent Rapture, Fluxco Gallery, Los Angeles
    Drawn to You, Intimate Portraits, Project 210, Pasadena, CA.
    Connections, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles
    Self-Portraits in the Age of MyFaceSpaceBook, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2008
    Tarfest 2008, Juried Group Show, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA.
    Ripe, Group Show, den contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.
2007           
    I am falling so dance with me, Solo Show, den contemporary, Los Angeles, CA.
    Always Die Smiling, Missoula Art Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT.
    Darkness & Light, Curated Group Show, Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA.
    Open Show, Gallery 825 in Conjunction with Hammer Museum, Group Show         
2006
    Word, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA.
    Contemporary Art Made in Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
    Concrete Drawings, Group Exhibition Center for the Arts , Eagle Rock, CA.    
    Extreme Materials, Group Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY.
    Raw materials, Group Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.
2005
    New Slang, Group Exhibition, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2004
    Now/here, Group Exhibition, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA.
    possessed, Inaugural show, Western Bridge: Bill and Ruth True Exhibition Space, Seattle WA.
    Create:Fixate  Group Show, Los Angeles, CA.
2003
    A Feast for Your Eyes: Seventy Years at SAM, Commissioned Installation, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
    Nest, Solo Installation,Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA.
    Staying Alive, Solo Exhibition, Mill’s Gallery. Central College, Pella. IA.
2002
    Multiplex, Works by 22 Artists, Group Exhibition, Bumbershoot,  Seattle, WA.
    Bumberbiennale 2002:The Portrait Project, Group Exhibition, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA.
    Living, Commissioned Solo Installation, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA.
    New Poverty, Group Exhibition, Victoria, B.C, Seattle, WA.
    Lava 2002Group Exhibition, Noodlework’s Space, Seattle, WA.
    Overcoming the Spins, Solo Exhibition, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA.
    First Person Singular, Group Exhibition, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
    Self Portraits: Bill and Ruth True Collection, Group Exhibition, Bagley Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA.
2001
    Commencement Gallery, Solo Installation, Tacoma WA.
    00/01, james harris gallery, Invited Group Show, Seattle,  WA.
    Domesticity, Donutshop, Invited Group Show, Portland, OR.
2000
    More than This, james harris gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA.
    2000 Northwest Annual. Juried Regional Show, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA.
    james harris galley, two-person show, Seattle, WA.
1999
     Art Detour, Selected Exhibiting Artist, Seattle, WA.
     Feast, Invited Exhibiting Artist and Installation, Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery. Seattle, WA.
    1999 Northwest Annual, Juried Regional Show, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA.
    cherry, Invited Exhibiting Artist, james harris gallery, Seattle, WA.
    Pacific Northwest Annual, Juried Annual Show, Bellevue Art  Museum, Bellevue, WA.
    Seattle International Film Festival 25th Anniversary Auction, Selected Artist, Seattle, WA.
     It’s The New Year Show!, Invited Exhibiting Artist, Meyerson & Nowinski Gallery, Seattle,WA.
1998
    1998 Northwest Annual, Juried Regional Show, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA.
     Iowa Artists in Time and Space, Juried National Show, The Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA.
    Putting on the Dog, Juried Regional Exhibit, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA.
    The Future, Commissioned Installation, Vital 5 Gallery, Seattle, WA.
    University of Washington School of Art 1998 MFA Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery,Seattle, WA.
    1998 SNAG Juried Student Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA.

1997
    Materials Hard and Soft, National Juried Exhibition, Denton, TX.
    Paper/Fiber XX, ARTS IOWA CITY Center and Gallery, National Juried Exhibition,  Iowa City, IA.
    Five Years After, Mills Gallery, Central College, 4-person Invitational Exhibition, Pella, IA.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
    Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA.
    Seattle Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Seattle, WA.
    Western Bridge, Permanent Collection, Seattle, WA.
    Swedish Hospital, Permanent Collection, Seattle, WA.
    University of Iowa Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Iowa City, IA.
    Central College, Permanent Collection, Pella, IA.