Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Virginia Beach. Silent auction. My painting was titled: For Beauty, For Love. It meant a lot to me to be invited to this event, the proceeds from the event help fund art education in the area. 2016.
Museum of Contemporary Art, artist. My paintings are currently available at the museum store. Current.
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (VMFA), RVA, educator. I am part of the faculty at the museum and teach workshops in writing, publishing, digital design/web design and also held a workshop on how to get your art into galleries. 2010-2016, current.
The Gallery at UNOS, United Network for Organ Sharing, corporate collection. The nation's organ transplant organization houses an art gallery. My painting is part of its corporate collection. I also was part of its art show, Connected.
Capital One, painting showcased. The Capital One headquarters are in Richmond, VA. As part of a show through the gallery, artspace, had my painting featured at the company.
Richmond Public Library, Solo Exhibition. The title of my show is, From the Heart. It showcases several large works of art. 2016.
Harvard Museum Studies. I attended a course geared toward Museum Studies and curating museum art shows through Harvard's Museum Studies program. 2015.
artspace. I curated a show called, What Love Inspires. It featured a wide selection of beautiful art and I also got a chance to showcase a few pieces as well. I have also participated in a variety of shows through the gallery.
Museum of Contemporary Art, artist. I was part of a museum art exhibit featuring artists from across the state. 2015.
Richmond Magazine, featured art show. My art show and a large display of my paintings were featured in Richmond Magazine. 2012.
Think Small, artspace. I participated in a past show featuring tiny art.
Richmond Times-Dispatch, writer. I got a chance to spend months looking at amazing art in pursuit of selecting the top 5 to feature in the #1 newspaper in the city and one of the best in the state. I wrote an article and took photos featuring several amazing artists in the city.
ArtWorks, Solo Exhibition. I had a variety of my work featured in a solo exhibit at ArtWorks in RVA. Also participated in several juried exhibitions.
There are more, but these are the featured ones. Thank you for your time!
Beloved artist: Picasso. I love the way he loved passionately.
Artist I stumble upon in every city I visit: Chihuly. I was walking through the Boston Museum of Art, when I spotted a huge green glass sculpture. I walked up to it and sure enough it was a Chihuly. It came on the heels of recently seeing his amazing exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (I fell in love with his paintings). And his glass sculptures have amazing vibrant colors I wish paint could replicate. Then, recently, I was in Atlanta in the Buckhead area. As I gazed at this amazing glass building, spotted sure enough, a Chihuly glass wreath-shaped sculpture in the Pinnacle building.
Modern artist I admire: Mario Testino. I love the way he is in fine art and advertising/commercial art. The way he creates beauty in a photo, the perfection and flawlessness and his ever innovative style.
Art supply weakness: Paint brushes, beautiful colored paints, canvases, notebooks, pencils ... more brushes ... colored pens ...
Odd design habit: I frame print/magazine ads I fall in love with (for either their photo or their words). A step-up from cutting out ads as a kid ;)
I believe art and design constantly evolve, it isn't a static thing, it is breathing and living everywhere we go. For those who love art and design, it crosses all mediums. Most of all, I think art should move you, above everything else.
Piper Nichole is an artist whose paintings are available at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia. She teaches at the University of Richmond -- design, web design, digital advertising and more. In her day job, she works at NBC12 as Digital Project Manager, creating a variety of advertising for clients and works with Raycom Sports designing advertising for the ACC, the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC reaches about 90 million households nationwide. She teaches workshops at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) Studio School. Her background includes being Special Projects Manager for Raycom Media, one of the largest broadcasting companies in the U.S., which owns and/or operates over 56 TV stations. Her love of art spans from paintbrushes, canvases, notebooks, to graphic design and digital advertising (digital "art" in her work). She is the author of three national books. She paints because she simply loves to.
Main site: www.pipernichole.com