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NICVINCENT

MA FINE ART

WWW.NICVINCENT.COM 724.272.2734
130 7TH ST #9E. PITTSBURGH, PA 15222. USA

AVAILABE FOR BOTH VT AND WA CAMPUSES


Dear Goddard College,

My path to becoming an artist was an indirect path and a trying one at that. I do not, and have
never, possessed the traditional artistic skills normally required of a student of Art. But my love for
making artwork has always been there, no matter how incapable I may have felt in the contexts of
traditional art classes. In my undergraduate studies I turned to Art History and in doing so I was
able to study, prescribe to, and be a part of artistic philosophies despite my feelings of
inadequacy as an Artist. It was while studying Art History that I realized that Art does not have to
be the craft-driven, technical pursuit that it is taught as in traditional Art and Design schools. I
therefore began searching for schools where concept, material and process were focused upon
heavily. My research lead me to Great Britain where I studied at Sunderland Univeristy in the
North East of England. In our program visiting artists and instructors frequented our studios to join
in group critiques, one on one discussions, and everyday conversation. They did not try to teach
us how to work, they simply let us work and guided our efforts to help us become effective,
professional, and succinct in our practice. My qualifications as a working artist, art historian, and
educator, though essential to this position, I feel are secondary to my experiences within a
student-centered, progressive art program. My willingness to support and inspire diverse
philosophies, learning styles and practices is forefront in my approach to education because
without similar educators I may have never become an artist myself.

NICVINCENT
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SOLO SHOWS:

GUT - GALLERIE CHIZ - PITTSBURGH, PA 2009

CURRENT WORK: NIC VINCENT - THE LIVING ROOM - BROOKLYN, NY 2006

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

ASSICUATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH ANNUAL 2009 - CARNEGIE MUSEUMF OF ART - PITTSBURGH, PA 2009

ENIGMATIC VISIONS – AGORA GALLERY – NEW YORK, NY 2008

STARTING SMALL – LANA SANTORELLI GALLERY – NEW YORK, NY 2008

AAPGH ANNUAL 2007 – CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART – PITTSBURGH, PA 2007

25TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION – PLEIADES GALLERY – NEW YORK, NY 2007

VITREOUS – PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS – PITTSBURGH, PA 2007

CARNIVALESQUE – DIGGING PITT GALLERY – PITTSBURGH, PA 2006

DRAWING – PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS – PITTSBURGH, PA 2006

RED – PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS – PITTSBURGH, PA 2006

ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH ANNUAL 2005 – THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM – PITTSBURGH, PA 2005

PUBLICATIONS

JACKSON FEIGNS: a boy ungrateful


A novella by Nicholas Vincent Brungo
XlLIBRIS PUBLISHING 2004

FILM (FEATURED WORK)

LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS


FOX SEARCHLIGHT PRODUCTIONS - TO BE RELEASED 2010
DIRECTED BY EDWARD ZWICK
STARRING ANNE HATHAWAY, JAKE GYLLENHAAL

FILM (PERFROMANCE)

PRICELESS
THE WORKSHOP PRODUCTIONS 2009
DIRECTED BY CHRISTIAN LOCKERMAN

EDUCATION

SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY - MA FINE ART - SUNDERLAND UK - 2005

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY - 18 CREDITS GRADUATE STUDIES IN ART HISTORY - RICHMOND ,VA -
2003

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY - CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETED COURSES, ART HISTORY - CAMBRIDGE UK - 2002

RADFORD UNIVERSITY - BA ART HISTORY - RADFORD, VA - 2003

RELATIVE EXPERIENCE

COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY - ART INSTRUCTOR: FOUNDATIONS, THEORY, PRACTICE


PITTSBURGH, PA
2008

EAST SIDE GALLERY – EXHIBITIONS COORDINATOR


PITTSBURGH, PA
2008

PHIPPS CONSERVATORY – ARTISTIC CONSULTANT AND ARTIST


PITTSBURGH, PA
2008/2009

THE BRASHEAR ASSOCIATION - ART INSTRUCTOR: PAINTING, THEORY


PITTSBURGH, PA
2005/2007

SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY - STUDIO INSTRUCTOR / ARTIST IN RESIDENCE


SUNDERLAND, UK
2005

THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM – ARCHIVES TECHNICIAN


PITTSBURGH, PA
2002

STATEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Art is unique as a field of study. Unlike Math and Sciences, where there are clearly defined
methods, boundaries and definitions - where advancements in technology and revisions of
theories are normally the extent of any radical variance (there are of course exceptions) - Art is a
field where objectivity is unattainable, right and wrong do not exist, and the very meaning of the
word is ambiguous at best and forever the subject of amendment.
One cannot teach someone how to better their art practice. It is the job of educators like myself to
find within someone’s work characteristics and concepts to build upon. I believe that critiquing
work in an open and honest group setting, where instructors and peers can ask questions and
offer insight, is the most effective way help someone improve their craft, refine their concepts and
focus their intentions. I believe strongly that progress is only made in art through producing work.
It sounds obvious, but it is common among artists to deliberate a problem ad nauseam. In my
experiences producing artwork comes down to problem solving. When one produces work he or
she is forced to make decisions. These decisions, though perhaps not always to the artist’s liking,
are paramount to the process of finding one’s voice, and it is that discovery of one’s own unique,
form of expression - the very means by which they can communicate artistically - that I believe is
the ultimate goal of art education.

REFERENCES
Susan Sparks
Deputy Director - Dance Alloy Theater
Vice President - Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Friend and colleague
Suzie.sparks@zoominternet.net
412.363.4320

Christian Lockerman
Owner/Director - Lockerman Studios
Film and Video Production Instructor - The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Friend and Colleague
Chris@lockermanstudios.com
404.822.0429

Ellen Neuberg
Owner/Director - Gallerie Chiz - Pittsburgh, PA
Ellen’s gallery has represented me for the past 3 years.
Galchiz@hotmail.com
412.441.6005