Nola Avienne

C. Vitae

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Ashflow, Spaceworks, Tacoma, WA
2015
Brain Maps, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
2013
Heady, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
2011
11.11.11.11., Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
2009
shields||sleights, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
2007
Strange Attraction, Forum Series Juried Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
2004
Span, Velouria, Seattle WA
1994
Chaos and Determinism, Ebert Gallery, San Francisco CA
1989
Paper, Wood & Wax, Artworks Gallery, Los Angeles CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
9e2, King Street Station, Seattle, WA
Soil Gallery at SATELLITE Art Show, Miami Beach,FL
Out of Sight, King Street Station, Vital 5 Productions, Seattle, WA
Synco-Pates, ArtsWest, Seattle, WA
Stratum, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015
Trauma, Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Out of Sight, King Street Station, Vital 5 Productions, Seattle WA
This is What We Miss in Plato, Soil Art Gallery, WA
The Bell Jar, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014
The Scientific Eye: Art & Science, NSCC Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Material in Mind; Women and Steel, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA
Mandala, artXCHANGE, Seattle, WA
2013
Object Abuse, Spinach, London England
Collision, Center on Contemporary Art/COCA, Seattle WA
2012
Soil Gallery at Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach FL
TEETH, Soil Art Gallery, Seattle WA
ITSA SMALL, SMALL WORLD., Family Business, New York, NY
Brick and Mortar, Gage Academy, Seattle WA
2011
kôt, Installation for ACT Theatre, Seattle WA
Gallery (206), Gallery (206), Seattle WA
CIRCLES, University House Wallingford, Seattle WA
A Good Line: Artists on Poems, Richard Hugo House, Seattle WA
Scattershot, Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art, Cheney WA
2010
Vs. The Matador, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
Beaker, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
NOW/THEN, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
Blow Up, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle WA
Soil in Residence, Seattle Design Center, Seattle WA
2009
False Proof, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA
touch, Juried prize winner, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle WA
I.D.: Individual Demographics, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle WA
Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle WA
2008
Century 21: Dealer’s Choice, The Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle WA
Soil Gallery at Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach FL
SOIL@SOIL, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
New Members Show 2008, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
The Black & White Show, Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle WA
2007
Crud, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
Fibers, Sand Point Gallery, Seattle WA
2006
Under Cover Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapid MI
Contagion, WET Gallery, Seattle WA
Coupling IV: Secret Handshake, Center on Contemporary Art/COCA, Seattle WA
Illuminaughty, Center on Contemporary Art/COCA, Seattle WA
2005
define:BOOK - art of the book, Art Book Press Gallery, Seattle WA
2004
Little Things Count, Center on Contemporary Art/COCA, Seattle WA
1992
Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto CA
1991
Phantasy: The Image-Making Power, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles CA
1990
Untitled, Opus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
1989
Triangle, Largo Gallery, Los Angeles CA
LA Municipal Show, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Three, North Gallery, Los Angeles CA

HONORS

2009
Juried prize winner of touch Columbia City Gallery, Seattle WA
Nomination for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award
2008
4Culture Individual Projects Grant
Artist Trust GAP Grant
2007
Sylvia Tacker Memorial Fiber Arts Award
2005
Davis Fellowship Grant

CURATORIAL

2008
tension, Sculpture exhibition, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
2007
Coupling V: Bifocal, Collaborative group show pairing University of Washington students with professional artists, Ouch My Eye Gallery, Seattle WA
2006
SpinCycle, Group exhibition, SOA Gallery, Seattle WA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 Interactive Workshop for SAM Remix, Seattle, Washington
2008-present Member of Soil Artist Run Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2006-2007 Co-Director and Auction Organizer, The Strange Company, Student organization, University of Washington, Seattle WA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Washington State Art Collection
King County Public Art Collection
City of Sammamish Arts Commission
Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection

EDUCATION

2008 Phlebotomy Technician, PIMA Medical Institute, Seattle WA
2007 Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle WA
1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles CA

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