Nichole Speciale

Lives and works in the greater Boston area.

EDUCATION

2014 MFA, Visual Arts University of California, San Diego, CA
2011 Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2009 BA, Studio Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
BA, Art History, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2008 Summer Travel­ Study, Rhode Island School of Design, Rome, Italy

EXHIBITIONS

*Collaboration with musician, Curt Miller

Solo

2014 The Sky Calls to Us* Visual Arts Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2013 Repeat After Me II* San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2D Sound* Experimental Drawing Studio, La Jolla, CA
Drawing Emotion Experimental Drawing Studio, La Jolla, CA
Drawing Emotion Experimental Drawing Studio, La Jolla, CA
Repeat After Me* Commons Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2012 defigure! Defigure. Commons Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2011 Reality Television Shapiro Campus Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Group

2017 ...Fine* FPAC's Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA
2016 Translations Emergent Art Space, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Kolkata, India
2015 Convergence* Ship in the Woods, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CA
Response* Space4Art, San Diego, CA
Via Negativa* South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA
Widening the Cycle Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Soul and the Pawn Shop Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA
Transduction* Canvas Gallery, San Diego, CA
2014 Translations Emergent Art Space, Online Exhibit, http://emergentartspace.org/
GLAMFA* Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Mux Demux* Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
Elective Affinities University Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2013 GLAMFA 2013 Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Kinoptovision* Visual Arts Performance Space, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Dual Experimental Drawing Studio, La Jolla, CA
Wicking Structural and Material Engineering Building, La Jolla, CA
2012 Hyperstudio Helmuth Project, San Diego, CA
New Institutions Visual Arts Gallery, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2011 Taste Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA
Chain Letter Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Floors and Ceilings Women’s Studies Research Center, Waltham, MA
The Cave Project Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Prospect II Dreitzer Gallery, Waltham, MA
2010 Small Works Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA
Unhinged Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Prospect II Dreitzer Gallery, Waltham, MA

PERFORMANCE/SET DESIGN

**Collaboration with Flutist, Rachel Beetz
***with Singer, Leslie Ann Leytham

2014 Script-Rescript II** Flux Aeterna, San Diego, CA
Script-Rescript** Conrad Prebys Music Theatre, La Jolla, CA
2013 Sextuor: L’Origine des Espèces*** Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA
La Perfezione di uno Spirito Sottile** La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA

CURATORIAL

2014 Graphic Score: Drawing in Musical Practice
Experimental Drawing Studio, La Jolla, CA

EXPERIENCE

2016-pres Public Art Special Projects Assistant to the Conservation Program, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA
2016-pres Adminstrative Assistant, Southeastern Mass. Arts Collaborative (SMARTS), Attleboro, MA
2017 Teaching Artist, Brandeis Festival of the Arts, Waltham, MA
2017 Program Coordinator, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
2016 Gallery Attendant and Community Liaison, Rosebud: A Satellite Gallery of the Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
2015-2016 Book Preservation Manager, Geisel Library, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2014 Artistic Director, Flux Aeterna, San Diego, CA
2013-2014 Managing Director, Experimental Drawing Studio, La Jolla, CA
2011-2014 Managing Preservation Assistant, Geisel Library, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2011­-2013 Teaching Assistant, Intro Digital Photography, Intro 2D Art, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2011-2012 Departmental Representative, Grad Students Assoc., UCSD, La Jolla, CA
2010­-2011 Conservation Technician, Brandeis University Library Waltham, MA
Conservation Technician, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
2005­-2011 Preservation Assistant, Brandeis University Library, Waltham, MA
2009­-2011 Teaching Assistant, Woodblock Printmaking, 3D Design, Beginning Printmaking, Etching, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2010 Conservation Assistant, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA
2009 Painting Instructor, Girls Inc., Taunton, MA
Conservation Assistant, Rika Smith McNally and Assoc., Framingham, MA

AWARDS

2014 UCSD Travel Grant to Bauhaus University with Experimental Drawing Studio
2013 UCSD Project Travel Grant for Summer Study
San Diego Museum of Art Summer Break 2013 Project Grant
Russell Foundation Grant
UCSD Graduate Student Project Grant
2012 UCSD Graduate Student Project Grant
2011 UCSD Graduate Student Award
Leonard Bernstein Festival of Creative Arts Project Grant
2009 Deborah Josepha Cohen Memorial Award in Painting
Brandeis Alumni and Friends Scholarship

TEXTS

2015 Emergency Index
2014 Will Bowen, The La Jolla Light. “UCSD Visual Artists Open Their Doors for Special Exhibit,” March 20.
2014 The LIFESTYLE, “Artist Feature: Nichole Speciale,” April 24.