Nicholas Hill, Professor, Art



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Nicholas Hill, a printmaker and artist-curator, is a Guggenheim Fellow who has exhibited his artwork in over 200 juried and invitational exhibitions, including solo exhibitions, in the United States, Germany, France, Poland, India, Chile, Czech Republic, and Denmark. His work is represented in public collections, including the Library of Congress, the New-York Historical Society, the United States Department of State, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Nicholas is represented by Printworks Gallery in Chicago.

Nicholas has been awarded residencies in the United States at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, four residencies at the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois, and the Art Students League residency at Vytlacil. Internationally, he has been awarded residencies in Germany at Grafikwerkstatt and at the Hochshule fur Bildende Kunste in Dresden. The German residencies were awarded by the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He also has been artist-in-residence at Taller 99 printmaking studio in Santiago, Chile and at Casaplan Cultural Center in Valparaiso, Chile.

Nicholas has received grants from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Kansas Arts Commission, and Artists Space- New York City. He has been granted two international residencies in Dresden, Germany by OAC and GCAC. Additional residencies awarded include the , Taller99 in Santiago, Chile, and India.

Through the generosity of donors, Nicholas established The Frank Museum of Art and oversaw Otterbein’s exhibition schedule for nearly twenty years. He co-curated an exhibition of work by contemporary American and Indian printmakers in New Delhi, a show that toured India.


  • MFA, The University of Iowa
  • MA, The University of Iowa, 1976
  • BFA, Michigan State University

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

Professor Hill's studio work involves the exploration of history, other cultures, and the creative processes of artists in those cultures. Professor Hill has taught at Bethany College, The State University of New York, Plattsburgh, and Union College, Schenectady, New York.