Nancy Egol Nikkal

I am a collage artist. I love paper and incorporate painted and embellished papers into every collage. All my works are about a sense of touch (papers and collage) and my pleasure with color (painting).

My work is described as geometric, lyrical abstraction. I create geometric collage in the context of modern art, and am inspired by Paul Klee (Swiss 1879-1940) and the Bauhaus, the art school that combined crafts and fine art.

See two recent series – Curvy Geometric and Metro at nikkal.com.

I write about modern artists – especially women artists who work with a collage aesthetic – at the Art of Collage. I teach workshops and classes. I exhibit collages and paintings at galleries regionally and nationally, and my works are included in public, private, hotel and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Austria, India, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Singapore.

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EDUCATION
Syracuse University, School of Fine Art, Syracuse, NY

New York University, School of Education, New York, NY

Hunter College, CUNY (BA, Art, Magna Cum Laude) New York, NY 1973

Postgraduate Studies
Pratt Manhattan, (Printmaking), New York, NY 1980–1982

Marymount Manhattan College, NY, NY (Certificate, Arts Management) 1997

Massachusetts College of Art (Digital Printmaking), Boston, MA 1997

Art New England, Bennington Col, (Digital Printmaking), Bennington, VT, 1996

Women’s Studio Workshop (Printmaking), Rosendale, NY, 1998, 2000, 2006

Connecticut Graphic Arts Center (Printmaking), Norwalk, CT, 2000, 2001, 2006

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLMM), Albuquerque, NM

Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

American Association of Museums

Katonah Museum Art Association, Katonah, NY

New York Artist Circle, NYC

EXHIBITIONS (2020-2001)
2020

Art on Paper, international art fair, Pier 36, New York, NY

Celebration of Light, Museum Contempo, Olympia, WA

Curvy Geometric (solo), Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY

2019

Art on Paper, international art fair, Pier 36, New York, NY

Fusion VI, Museum Contempo, Olympia, WA

2018

Duality/Assembly (solo) Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY

ArtsWestchester Triennial, White Plains, NY

Pop-Up at Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT

3 Person, Lakefront Gallery, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton, NJ

Faculty and Student Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Displacement (invitational) Ceres Gallery, W 27thStreet, NY, NY

2017

Conversations, Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY

Merge, Society of Layerists in Multi Media, Albuquerque, NM

Power of 13, Barrett House Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

2016

Pop Up: On and Off the Wall, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

Power of 13, Belskie Museum of Art and Science, Closter, NJ

Faculty and Student Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Paper Works, Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY

2015

Fridge Satellite Art Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL
Show and Tell, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
Contemporary Geometric (solo), Micro Gallery at Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY
Faculty and Student Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
Re-Visions, 3 person show, Recologie, New Rochelle, NY

2014

Seven x Seven, Atrium Gallery, Morris Courthouse, Morristown, NJ

A Group Exhibition, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, Ct

There’s No Place Like Home, Hays Art Center, Hays, KS

Faculty Student Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Hullaballoo Collective, Fountain, NY Armory Show, New York, NY

2013

Jazz Music, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

In the Layers, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Strata Series, JAMES Gallery, Bedford Hills, NY

Mackenzie Cross Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Faculty Student Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

2012

Alive with Color, Transform Gallery, New Rochelle, NY

Hullabaloo, Fountain at NY Armory, NY, NY

90th Anniversary, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

Architectural Digest Home Design Show, Pier 94, New York, NY

Textile Study Group NY invitational, Marblehead Arts Assn, MA

2011

JAMES Gallery, Bedford Hills, N

Friends of Arts Unbound, Orange, NJ

Faculty Exhibition, Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, NY

2010

Art of the Northeast USA, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT

Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY\

Studio Montclair, Inc., Montclair, NJ

Colonnade Gallery, Newark, NJ

NJ Arts Incubator Gallery, West, Orange, NJ

2009

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Gallery, Ridgefield, CT

Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Newark Open Doors, 33 Washington St. Newark, NJ

Invitational, BID Gallery 542, New Rochelle, NY

The Gallery at the Old Church School, Demarest, NJ

2008

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Greenwich Arts Council Art to the Avenue, Greenwich, CT

Stone Station Junction Gallery, Warwick, NY

2007

NEW MEMBERS show, Silvermine Guild of Arts, New Canaan, CT

Greenwich Arts Council, Art to the Avenue, Greenwich, CT

International Collage Exchange, Plymouth, New Zealand

2006

The Gallery at the Old Church School, Demarest, NJ

ArtSpace Gallery 129, Montclair, NJ

3rd Annual Media Loft Open Studios, New Rochelle, NY

Greenwich Arts Council Art to the Avenue, Greenwich, CT

International Collage Exchange, Plymouth, New Zealand

2005

HAND PULLED, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ

FACULTY SHOW, NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

2004

The ODDS (invitational) City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

CROSSROADS, (solo), Ben Shahn Galleries (East Gallery),

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Edna Kawulitzki Room (solo), Tenafly Public Library, Tenafly, NJ

Blue Moon Gallery, Hot Springs, AK

The Gallery at the Old Church School, Demarest, NJ

The Liebig Gallery, Mystic, CT

2003

Goldman Gallery, 111 First St., Jersey City, NJ

ARIZONA DREAM (solo), Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ

THE CACTUS SERIES, http:virtual.tart.co.nz, Taranaki, New Zealand

CONNECTIONS, Kunstlerbund Graz, Austria

John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers Univ., Newark, NJ

Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon Univ., Ashland, OR

2002

Ben Shahn Galleries, solo, William Paterson Univ., Wayne, NJ,

2001

City Without Walls Gallery, Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Gallery of Contemporary Art, Univ. of Col, Colorado Springs, CO

Gallery III (solo), Nat’l Inst. of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

Berlex Laboratories Corp. Headquarters, Montville, NJ

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Kawamura Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ
Hyatt Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA.
Pfizer Inc., NY, NY
Kravet Fabrics, LI, NY
Cablevision, Inc., LI, NY
Hewlett Packard, Inc., NJ
Goodwin, Procter & Hoar, NY, NY
Sun Chemical, NY, NY
Dainippon Ink & Chemical, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
St. Paul Reinsurance Mgt. Corp., NY, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Art of Layering: Making Connections, The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, Albuquerque, NM

The Artful Home, Guild Publications, Madison, WI, 2004

The Sourcebook of Architecture & Interior Art, No. 16, Guild Publications, Madison, WI, 2001

Dan Bischoff, “Art show takes inspiration from the ultimate ‘bad mother’” Newark Star Ledger, 8/6/98

Bridging Time and Space: Essays on Layered Art, The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, Maui, HI, 1998

Sign Language, exhibition catalog, Polo Gallery, Edgewater, New Jersey, 1996, curator: George Haas

20th Anniversary Birds in Art, catalog, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1995

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Art Calendar Guide to College & University Galleries, monograph, Upper Fairmount, MD, 1999

Mixed Medea: Media & Mythology, exhibition catalog, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, 1998

“The New Millennium and OCCC: A New Vision for OCCC – A Virtual Center for the Arts” Centerline,

Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ, 1996, Volume 3, Number 2

CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE
Teaching: Collage Workshops and Classes (1990-2017)

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
The Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
Exhibition Installation, Gallery Dir., Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY (2009-2011)

Gallery Director, The Williams Center for the Arts, Rutherford, NJ (1991-1994)

Contributing Columnist, monograph author, Art Calendar Magazine, Upper Fairmount, MD (1997-1999)

SELECTED GALLERY TALKS, LECTURES and INTERVIEWS
“Meet A Cotemporary Artist” (2011)

“The Meaning of Jazz Babies”, gallery talk, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT, 2007

“Crossroads” Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 2004

“Pentimento” Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR, panel participant, 2003

“Touch – Don’t Touch: The Work of Our Hands” – Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ 2002

“The Meaning of Talk Talk” – Lippman Gallery, Cong. B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, NJ, 2001

“Demystifying the Moderns” – Art Center of Northern NJ, New Milford, NJ, 1997

“Presenting Yourself: Tools of Communication” – Bergen Museum of Arts & Science, Paramus, NJ, 1993

Guest Curator: Mixed Medea: Media & Mythology, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, 1998

Guest Curator: Olympia (After Manet), Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, New Jersey, 1996