"At times, edges are dissolved, figures melt into backgrounds. Borders which denote position, where objects appear to begin and end, become arbitrary."
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Nichols received a master of fine art degree
from Fontbonne University in 2000. His work has appeared in solo and group
exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including the Boston Center for the Arts;
the Centre for the Living Arts; Evansville Museum of Art; Purdue University; the Strathmore
Mansions and Galleries, Susquehanna University; Centre Culturel et de la Vie Associative
Villeurbanne, France; Ferencvarosi Gallery, Hungary; and Harlaxton Manor, England. His works
have also been featured in many publications, including in the International Drawing
Annual 7 and exhibit-in-print through Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Nichols is the recipient of numerous recognitions and honors which include more than two dozen awards from competitive juried exhibitions and two WKU faculty grants, Buon Fresco Technique and Painted in Stone that allowed him to research the historic technique of buon fresco painting and subsequently paint a 275-square-foot fresco in Van Meter Auditorium on the university's campus.
Nichols' works can be found in the following public collections: Western Kentucky University and Baker Arboretum in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri; Harlaxton College in Grantham, England; John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansa; and the University of Evansville in Indiana.
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