CHRISTOPHER E. NITSCHE
Website: www.chrisnitsche.com    E-mail: chrisnitsche@att.net
106 Coquena Circle East, Savannah, GA 31410
Hm: 912-898-7584    Cell: 912-323-6527

EDUCATION

MFA, University of New Mexico, Studio Arts, Sculpture
MA, Northern Illinois University, Studio Arts, Sculpture
BFA, Northern Illinois University, Painting and Drawing

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
Southeastern College Art Conference
Mid-South Sculpture Alliance
International Sculpture Center

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019   SOLO INSTALLATION EXHIBITION, Mobile Art Museum, Mobile, AL

2018   CHRISTOPHER NITSCHE: PASSAGE/MEMORY/TRANSITION, Two-Part Installation, sculptures, Drawings, Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

2016   UNDERWAY, Two-Part Installation, Drawings, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2016   GESTALT, Installation, Drawings, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum,
Savannah, GA

2015   RED INDIGO, Installation, Sculptures, Drawings, Indigo Sky Community Gallery, Savannah, GA

2014   MEMORY SHIP, Installation, Sculptures, Drawings, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC

2013   THE SHIPS SAIL ON: CHRISTOPHER NITSCHE, A MID-CAREER SURVEY OF SCULPTURES, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC

2005   VINDAUGA: Two-Part Installation, Maxwell Library,
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

2002   RELEASE: Outdoor Installation Performance, Anniversary of the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks, Keene State College, Keene, NH

2001   31o NORTH OF EAST, Two-Part Outdoor Installation,
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

2001   REFLECTIVE, Installation, University of Wyoming Museum of Art,
Laramie, WY

2001   CONFLUENCE: Sculpture, Installation, Drawings, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2000   CHRISTOPHER NITSCHE: SCULPTURE, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

2000   WOTAN (WITHERING), A Multi-Media Installation, Sculptures, New Works, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO,

1999   WOTAN (HEREAFTER), Installation, Drawings, Carol Keller Gallery, Denver, CO

1999   WOTAN (RISE), Outdoor Installation, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

1999   NAVIGARE, Installation, Sculptures, Drawings, Paintings,
Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art

1998   SHIPS SHADOW, Installation, Philip J. Steele Gallery,
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

1997   SHIPS WAKE, A Multi-Media Installation, Edge Art Gallery, Denver, CO

1996   SUBMERGE, A Multi-Media/Sound Installation, Core New Art Space,
Denver, CO

1996   SHIP WITHIN, A Multi-Media/Sound Installation, Planet Off Gallery,
Denver, CO

1995   DESERT SHIPS, Indigenous Material Outdoor Installations,
Cibola National Forest, Grants, NM

1995   RECENT WORKS, Drawings and Paintings, New Mexico State University - Grants, Grants, NM

1994   INSTRUCTIONS TO MEMORY, Paintings, Crashing Thunder Gallery,
Gallup, NM

1993   BREATHING ROOM, A Sound/Light Corridor Installation, 8th Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1991   JOURNEY OF THE SHIP, A Multi-Media/Sound Installation,
Manos de Fierro Art Space, Milan, NM

1990   SILENCE SOUND, A Light Deprivation/Sound Installation, Rawspace,
Albuquerque, NM

1988   FOUR WIRES; MAYLINE CABLE INSTALLATION, Corporate Office of Envirodyne Engineers, Chicago, IL

1987   FOUR SITE INSTALLATIONS IN RESPONSE, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

GROUP & JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2018       Making Waves: A Collective Perspective on the Pollution of our Waterways, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah, GA

2015   28th Annual September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art,
Alexandria, LA

2014   Red Clay Survey: Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art,
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

2013   uneXpected/juXtapositions, Jay Etkin Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2013   Collector’s Choice Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

2013   Snapshots, Summer Exhibition, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

2012   Push, Pull, Play Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2012   9 x 12 Works on Paper, Fort Worth Community Arts Center,
Fort Worth, TX

2011   Navel Gazing: Artists Visions of Florida Traveling Exhibition,
Art Center, Sarasota, FL

2010   Navel Gazing: Artists Visions of Florida, Foosaner Art Museum,
Melbourne, FL

2010   Moorings: Two-person show, Hall Street Gallery, Savannah, GA

2010   The Bruce White School of Sculpture, Austin Peay State University,
Clarksville, TN

2010   Why Go Anywhere Else?  Traveling Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings in Montenegro, Petrovic Castle, Podgorica; Modern Gallery, Budva;
Velimir Lekovic Gallery Cultural Center, Bar; Kod Homena Gallery, Kotor;
Josip Bepo Benkovic Gallery, Herceg-Novi; O3one Project, Belgrade;
National Gallery, Novi Sad; Museum of Contemporary Art, Vojvodina

2009   Re: Materialization, Deborah Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009   Ever Present and in Motion, ACA Gallery, Atlanta, GA and the
Pei Ling Chan Gallery, Savannah, GA

2009   Small Works 2009, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

2008   A Decade of New Hampshire Visual Artist Fellows, Sharon Arts Center,
Peterborough, NH

2008   Nagasaki 8.9 Peace Exhibition, Nagasaki Peace Museum, Nagasaki, Japan

2008   54th Hiroshima Peace Art Exhibition, Hiroshima Peace Museum,
Hiroshima, Japan

2008   LOST: Art of the Found Object, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA

2007   TOYS, an Artistic Look at Playthings, Arizona Museum for Youth,
Mesa, AZ

2007   About Sculpture, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design,
Savannah, GA

2006   Major Works, Gallery 1600, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2006   Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery,
Keene State College, NH

2005   LA LUZ, A Multi-Media Outdoor Installation Approaching the Infinite:
SculptFest05, Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT

2005   Peace Art Show, Art in the Birthplace of the Atomic Bomb, AC2 Gallery,
Albuquerque, NM

2004   sELECTIONs, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2004   LINER, A Multi-Media Installation, Sculptures, Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH

2002   Group Show, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

2001   Invitational Group Show, Lewallen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2001   Working Drawings, Philip J. Steele Gallery, Rocky Mountain College
of Art and Design, Denver, CO

2000   Colorado/Wyoming Biennial 2000, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2000   Inflections of Style: Small Sculptures Invitational Exhibition,
The Invisible Museum, Denver, CO

1999   Intro II, Carol Keller Gallery, Denver, CO

1998   Intro I, Carol Keller Gallery

1998   FLOW TO SHATTER, Gather/Shatter: Two Installation Artists,
Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

1997   University of Colorado Faculty Group Exhibition, Emmanuel Gallery,
Denver, CO

1996   METAPHYESTHAI, A Multi-Media/Sound Installation,
Insight on Site: Six Installation Artists, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

1995   Arte Grande: Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition,
State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, NM

1994   Wrap It Up, Harwood Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1994   University of New Mexico Faculty Group Exhibition,
Fellin Library Art Gallery, Gallup, NM

1993   Orbit, AUA/Rawspace, Albuquerque, NM

1992   35th Annual Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art,
Chautauqua, NY

1992   Invitational Group Exhibition, Dartmouth Street Gallery,
Albuquerque, NM

1991   2nd Annual Art of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Convention Center, NM

1991   Visions of Excellence V, State Fair Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1990   It Happened on Planet Earth Invitational Show, Carol Sayre Gallery,
Thoreau, NM

1989   Sculpture in Public Spaces, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1988   Group Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1987   Emerging Artists Invitational Exhibition, Northern Illinois University
Gallery in Chicago, Chicago, IL

1986   Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

1986   Long Beach Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA

1985   LACE Art Space, Los Angeles, California

1984   Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

PRESENTATIONS, BLOGS, RESIDENCIES

2017-Present       Artist-in-Residence, The Southern Pine Company, Savannah, GA
2017       Presentation paper: Where to Apply 3D Technology, 2017 FATE Conference, Kansas City, MO
2016       Presentation paper: 20 Years with the Ship, 2016 SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA
2016       Published Exhibition Blog: www.chrisnitscheblog.wordpress.com
2016       Guest Lecturer, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2015       Lecture, Process: Developing a Large-Scale Museum Exhibition, Savannah College of Art and Design
2014-2015  Published Exhibition Blog: www.memoryship.wordpress.com
2014       Gallery Talk, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
2013       Gallery Talk, Waterworks Visual Arts Center Museum, Salisbury, NC
2013       Presentation paper: Finding the Link: 3D Design to Majors, 2013 FATE Conference
2012       Presentation lecture: 3D Design is EVERYWHERE, the SCAD Museum TADTAD lecture series, Savannah College of Art and Design
2007       Presenter: Art First Lecture Series, Savannah College of Art and Design
2005       Visiting Artist: Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
2004-2006  Artist–in–Residence: Town of Swanzey Recycling Center, Swanzey, NH
2003       Guest Speaker: Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH
2001       Artist–in–Residence, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
2001       Guest Speaker: Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
2001       Visiting Artist, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
2000       Guest Lecturer: University of Denver, Denver, CO, Installation Art
2000       Guest Lecturer: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
1999       Visiting Artist, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
1998       Guest Lecturer: Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
1996       Guest Artist: University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, CONTRACTS

2018   Exhibition Honorarium, Mobile Art Museum, Mobile, AL
2018   Exhibition Honorarium, Alexander Brest Museum & Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
2016   Exhibition Honorarium, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah, GA
2014   Exhibition Honorarium, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
2013   Sabbatical Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design
2010   Exhibition Honorarium, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL
2010   Sponsoring Professor, Marsha Kirk Awarded 2010 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, International Sculpture Center
2010   Professional Development Stipend, Savannah College of Art and Design
2006   Individual Artist Fellowship for Artistic Merit, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
2004   Alumni Association Grant, Keene State College Alumni Foundation
2003   Faculty Professional Development Grant, Keene State College Foundation
2001   Visiting Artist Honorarium, Texas Woman’s University
2001   Fellowship Award for Artistic Merit in Three-Dimensional Art, Colorado Council on the Arts
2001   Promotional Grant, Colorado Council on the Arts
2001   Exhibition Honorarium, University of Wyoming Museum of Art, Laramie, WY
2000   Award, Second Jurors Prize Colorado/Wyoming Biennial 2000, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art
1999   Exhibition Honorarium, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
1998-2001  Faculty Development Grants, Arapahoe Community College Foundation

PUBLICATIONS, BROADCASTS
Televised Exhibition Profile, http://www.wtoc.com/story/32852611/special-sculpture-by-scad-professor-for-50th-anniversary-of-ships-of-the-sea-maritime-museum
Profile, Savannah Morning News, http://www.dosavannah.com/article/wed-08242016-0040/large-scale-installation-gestalt-opens-ships-sea
Review, Connect Savannah, http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/saltwater-gestalt/Content?oid=3683052
Catalog, 28th September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, 2015
Co-Host, Art Talks/Art Matters, Televised Programs, SGTV Channel 8, Savannah,GA
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_3aoYYvHU
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJg6kTs2ZE4
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq1lAdanbS8
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LeEvLO9hUc

Art Talks/Art Matters: Gallery Interview, https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofsavannah
Exhibition Profile, Savannah Morning News http://savannahnow.com/accent/2015-04-18/art-soul-indigo-sky-showcases-massive-ship-themed-installation
Catalog, Chris Nitsche: Memory Ship, Spartanburg Art Museum, 2014
Profile, Spartanburg Herald Journal, http://www.goupstate.com/article/20141109/ENT/411091003
Catalog, Red Clay Survey, http://hsvmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/RedClayCatalogue/
Art Notes, Charlotte Observer, December 11, 2013
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/11/4538307/in-salisbury-3-artists-restructure.html
Catalog, Navel Gazing, Fresh-Squeezed Visions of Florida, Foosaner Art Museum Press, 2010
Catalog, Ever Present and in Motion, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2010
Catalog, Approaching the Infinite: SculptFest ‘05, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 2006
Review, Rutland Herald, September 16, 2005
Profile, New Hampshire Arts News, Autumn 2005
Review, Keene Sentinel, February 12, 2004
Profile, The Lasso, Texas Woman’s University, November 14, 2001
Profile, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 3, 2001
Profile, Denton Record-Chronicle, November 3, 2001
Review, Eye Level Art Magazine, November, 2001
Profile, Littleton Independent, April 26, 2001
Art Beat Review, Westword, July 13, 2000
Profile, Denver Rocky Mountain News, June 14, 2000
Art Beat Review, Westword, September 23, 1999
Profile, Fort Collins Coloradoan, December 31, 1998
Profile, Littleton Independent, October 29, 1998
Review, Denver Rocky Mountain News, February 20, 1998
Review, Westword, February 18, 1998
Recognition, The Best of Denver 1997,
Best Installation Show, Westword, June 26, 1997
Review, Denver Rocky Mountain News, June 13, 1997
Recognition, 1996 Top Ten Art Events, Denver Rocky Mountain News, December 29, 1996
Recognition, 1996 Top Ten Art Events, Denver Post, December 29, 1996
Review, Westword, July 25, 1996
Review, Denver Rocky Mountain News, June 14, 1996
Review, Denver Post, June 13, 1996
Review, Denver Rocky Mountain News, April 19, 1996
Catalog, Arte Grande Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, May 5, 1995
Review, Gallup Independent, September 15, 1994
Author, Guest Commentary, Albuquerque Journal, May 15, 1994
Interview, Albuquerque Journal, January 3, 1993
Profile, New Mexico Now, KUNM Radio, Broadcast September 30, 1992
Interview, Albuquerque Journal, May 10, 1992
Interview, New Mexico Now, KUNM Radio, Broadcast May 4, 1992
Interview, The Great Escape, KUNM Radio, Broadcast March 4, 1992
Profile, Albuquerque Journal, August 9, 1991
Review, Albuquerque Journal, December 16, 1990
Review, Gallup Independent, October 6, 1990

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Kathy Andrews and Gary Emrich, Denver, CO
Anonymous Private Collector, Richmond, VA
Stewart Babinder, Chicago, IL
Rosemarie Bernardi, Keene, NH
William and Pamela Campbell, Ft. Worth, TX
Susan Cannon, Denver, CO
Suzanne Deats, Livingston, TX
Scott Diddams and Naomi Heiser, Louisville, CO
Marty Fries, Laurel, MD
Robert Gallegos, Milan, NM
Roberto Garcia, Arcadia, CA
Steve and Kae Geller, Savannah, GA
Elizabeth Goddard, Spartanburg, SC
Frank Johanson, Denver, CO
Gordon and Juliet Johnson, Pasadena, CA
Ramsey and Pamela Khalidi, Savannah, GA
Karen Lewis and Michael Rogers, Tarzana, CA
Tom and Elyse Nodurft, Plato Center, IL
Yuan Pan, Keene, NH
Tom Powell, Sacramento, CA
Patricia Rubin, San Jose, CA
Charles Tuscano, Savannah, GA
Jim Sayre, Thoreau, NM
Jo Shatzman, Keene, NH
Tobin and Linda Tellers, Pasadena, CA
Amber Tripodi, Little Rock, AR
Keith Vandenberg, Denver, CO
Jeff Whipple, Jacksonville, FL
INSTITUTION COLLECTIONS
Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, CO
Northeast Recycling Council, Brattleboro, VT
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, CO
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
Smoke Cartel Corporation, Savannah, GA
Town of Swanzey City Hall, NH

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2006-Present  Professor of Foundation Studies and Sculpture classes,
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia: 
3D Design, 2D Design, Drawing I, Sculptural Practices I, Additive and Subtractive Sculptural Practices, Intermediate Sculptural Practices, Installation Art, Undergraduate Special Topics in Sculpture, Graduate Special Topics in Sculpture, Graduate Thesis Committee, TA Supervisor, Undergraduate Internship Supervisor

2002-2006  Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture Program Coordinator,
Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire:  3D Design, Sculpture I - II, Advanced Studio Topic: Installation Art, Independent Studies: Advanced Sculpture, Drawing III, BFA Senior Studio, Senior Seminar

1997-2002  Instructor, Sculpture and Art History Program Coordinator,
Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado:
3D Design, Sculpture I - III, Special Topics: Advanced Sculpture, Drawing I - II,
Art History Survey I - II, Art Appreciation

1996-1997  Adjunct Instructor, University of Colorado at Denver,
Denver, Colorado:  Sculpture I - IV, Graduate Sculpture,
Advanced Topics: Installation Art, Independent Studies: Advanced Sculpture

1994-1995  Adjunct Instructor, University of New Mexico Gallup Campus,
Gallup, New Mexico: 3-D Design, Drawing I

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
Wendy Melton, Exhibitions Curator, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
41 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
912-232-1511
Email: wendymelton@shipsofthesea.org

Elizabeth Goddard, Executive Director, Spartanburg Art Museum
200 East St John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
864-582-7616, ext. 236
Email: egoddard@spartanarts.org

Cynthia Hollis, Former Director, 621 Gallery
621 Industrial Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
850-224-6163
Email: lolahollis@yahoo.com

Jerome Meadows, Director, Indigo Sky Community Gallery
915 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404
912-233-7659
Email: galleryindigosky@aol.com

Suzanne Deats, Author:  Michael Dunbar Sculptor; ndn Art: Contemporary Native American Art; Abstract Art; The Peace Project; Reviewer:  Sculpture Magazine
114 Rainbow Dr., #1427, Livingston, TX  77399
817-999-6894
Email: suzannedeats@gmail.com

 
 
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