Nola Avienne

C. Vitae


Sleep Study, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
Ashflow, Spaceworks, Tacoma, WA
Brain Maps, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
Heady, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
2011, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
shields||sleights, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
Strange Attraction, Forum Series Juried Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
Span, Velouria, Seattle WA
Chaos and Determinism, Ebert Gallery, San Francisco CA
Paper, Wood & Wax, Artworks Gallery, Los Angeles CA


10x10x10, Tieton Arts & Humanities, Juried Exhibition, Tieton, WA
LIKE LOVE, Base, Georgetown, WA
F(L)AT, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philidelphia, PA
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
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
The Scientific Eye: Art & Science, NSCC Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Material in Mind; Women and Steel, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA
Mandala, artXCHANGE, Seattle, WA
Object Abuse, Spinach, London England
Collision, Center on Contemporary Art/COCA, Seattle WA
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
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
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
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
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
Crud, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
Fibers, Sand Point Gallery, Seattle WA
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
define:BOOK - art of the book, Art Book Press Gallery, Seattle WA
Little Things Count, Center on Contemporary Art/COCA, Seattle WA
Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto CA
Phantasy: The Image-Making Power, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Untitled, Opus Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Triangle, Largo Gallery, Los Angeles CA
LA Municipal Show, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Three, North Gallery, Los Angeles CA


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


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


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


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


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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Upchurch, Michael. “Chew on this: strange art about teeth” The Seattle Times, October 14, 2012
Langner, Erin. “Material Worlds: Nola Avienne’s” New American Paintings, November 14, 2011
Graves, Jen. “So Much Local Art It Hurts” The Stranger, September 30, 2010
Graves, Jen. “Currently Magnetizing: Nola Avienne” The Stranger, July 27, 2010
Hackett, Regina. “Individual Demographics: New You Machine”
Another Bouncing Ball, June 16, 2009
Graves, Jen. “Where Am I? What’s Going On?” The Stranger, September 22, 2009
Farr, Sheila. “Seattle Art Dealers Pitch a Winning Show” The Seattle Times, October 17, 2008
Freewater, Milton. “Sampler.” Art Access, October 2008, vol.17 no. 8.
Hackett, Regina. “’Dealer’s Choice’ shifts the rules for art exhibits.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 23, 2008.
Lippens, Nate. “Crud Artists Capture Delectable Decay.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 28, 2007
Clemens, Gail. “Hothouse of Imagination at SOIL.” The Seattle Times, June 22, 2007
Grant, Adriana. “Soil Gallery’s ‘Crud’ Makes for Small Conversation.”
The Seattle Weekly, June 20, 2007
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Graves, Jen. “Diamond Dust, Sea Slug and Wink.” The Stranger, June 20, 2007
Hackett, Regina. “UW celebrates its own in the Masters of Fine Arts exhibit.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 13, 2007
Demetre, Jim. “UW MFA at the Henry.” Artdish, June 10, 2007
Graves, Jen. “A Fresh Crop for the Market.” The Stranger, May 30, 2007
Graves, Jen. “They’re Coming Up.” The Stranger, April 25, 2007
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Sussman, Diane. “Art by Fire.” Palo Alto Weekly, April 1992
Burkhart, Dorothy. “Hot Wax.” San Jose Mercury News, March 1992
Ayres, Jane. “Waxing Artistic.” Times Tribune, March 1992
“Encaustic Show Waxes Artistic.” Tri-Valley Herald, March 1992