Nicholas Kripal


EDUCATION

1979
M.F.A. Ceramics, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
1977
M.S. Art Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney
1975
B.F.A. Ceramics, University of Nebraska at Kearney

EMPLOYMENT

1985-2016
Professor, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1979-85
Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

GRANTS/AWARDS

2002
GAP Grant, Pew Fellowships in the Arts,
Special Opportunity Stipend, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
2001
Special Opportunity Stipend, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
2000
Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Pew Foundation for the Art
1997, 92, 87
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Tyler School of Art, Temple U.
1993
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1991
Artist-in-Residence, La Napoule Art Foundation, La Napoule, France
sponsored by the Pew Foundation for the Arts
1985
Michigan Council for the Arts, Creative Artists Program Grant
1984
Artist-in Residence, Art Park, Lewiston, NY

SELECTED ONE / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2012
Contrivance, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Installationsat St. JamesCathedral, Seattle, WA
Nicholas Kripal - New Work, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

2011
temple(s): Resourcing the Temple, Sculptural Installations, Nickolas Kripal and Jeffery Mongrain. Crane Old School, Tyler School of Art, and Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Contrivance: Thomas Hunter Project Room, Hunter College, New York, NY.

2009
Swarm, Philadelphia International Airport

2008
Prize Winner Exhibition, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2006
Recent Site Work, Installations at St. Peter’s, Sykes Gallery, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, in conjunction with Accessibility, Columbia, SC

2005
Museo Casa Principala, Installations at Corpus Christi, Les Jardins Esculturas, Xalapa, Mexico and traveling to Museo Diego Rivera, Guanajato, Mexico, in conjunction with NCECA conference, Baltimore, MD

2004
Museo Casa Principala, Installations at St. Peter’s, Centro Cultural Casa Principal, Veracruz, Mexico, in conjunction with the NCECA Conference, Indianapolis, IN
Nicholas Kripal, Jeffrey Mongrain; Ceramic Sculpture, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia

2003
Installation, University Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, Australia

2002
Installation, Westby Art Gallery, Rowan University
Trax Installation, Union Station, Kansas City, MO

2000
Contemplation/Cultivation; Installation, Eastern States Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA
Installation, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Installation, The Philadelphia Art Alliance

1998
The Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996
1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

1995
Longwood College, Virginia

1994
Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1992
"Linea del Cuore", Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy

1990
"Challenge IV: 1989-90", Fleisher Art Memor ial, Philadelphia, PA

1987
Gallery Two-Nine-One, Atlanta, GA
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, IN

1986
Art Museum, College of Wooster, OH
Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

1982
Installation, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Carol Shapiro Gallery, St. Louis, MO


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Clay on the Wall, Landmark Arts Gallery, Texas Tech University

2012
Colorscapes, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred University, NY
And the WORD is..., The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Small FavorsThe Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Garden PotsWatershed 25th Anniversary exhibition, On the Terrace, Newcastle, ME
Tweak! Converts to Glass, Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA
Seasons of Change, URBN Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
NCECA Biennial Exhibition, NCECA Conference, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL.

2009
Forever Young: Celebrating Seven Decades of Art, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

2008
Material Transcendence: Clay as Commentary, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and traveling to NCECA Pittsburgh
A Micro Macro Lexicon, Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Cast Sculpture, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Ceramic Abstraction, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT Prize Winner
State of the Art: The Transhudson ProjectRockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY

2006
Minimal/ist, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
Crossovers: Craft-Art-Design, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Helicon: Art Historical in Contemporary Art, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Earthenware, Santa Fe Clay, NM

2005
Building References, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Off the Wall; Philadelphia Ceramic Educators, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Diverse Domain-Contemporary North American Ceramic Art, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Contemplations on the Spiritual, Site Projects; National Museum of Catholic Art and History, New York, NY

2002
Contemplations on the Spiritual, Site Projects; Kristus Kirche Cologne, Germany
4x10: Ceramic Sculpture, The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall University
Clay Body Rhetoric: Ceramic Figure of Speech, The Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS
Contemplations on the Spiritual, Site Projects; The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
32/32/2002, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

2001
Contemplations on the Spiritual, Site Projects; Glasgow, Scotland, and Rome, Italy


2000
Faith: the Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT


1999
Group Exhibition, White Box Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Stations, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Abstract Craft, Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Southwest School of Arts and Crafts, San Antonio, TX
20x12, 20th Anniversary of the Fleisher Art Memorial, Challenge Exhibitions, Philadelphia, PA
Through the Heart of the City, Philadelphia Art Alliance


1996
Elements, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Biennial ‘96, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE


1995
80th Anniversary Exhibition, Philadelphia Art Alliance


1993
Hard Choices III, PA Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA and traveling through 1994Y
Biennial ‘93, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Museum Purchase Award, Juror’s Award

1992
Ancient Sources; Contemporary Forms, Abington Art Center Sculpture Garden, Abington, PA
Haldane Connections, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland



REVIEWS/ARTICLES

2011
NCECA Biennial Statements: Glen R. Brown (juror): National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Biennial Catalogue.

2008
Spiritual Setting Elightens Experience of Artworks Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, June 19

2004
Adobe Art in Touch with the Earth Christopher Garcia, Ceramic Technical, Vol. 19 pp 41-45

2003
On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art James Elkins, Routledge New York/London, 2004 p. 74
Solid MandalasJill Stowell, Weekender, September 6, 2003 Newcastle, Australia
Contemplating the SpiritualGlenn R. Brown, World Sculpture News, Vol. 9, No. 1, Winter 2003 pp. 44-47

2000
Nicholas Kripal: Body Glyphs Body Glyphs Glenn R. Brown, Sculpture Magazine, July/August
In a New Millenium, Religion Shows its Face Ann Wilson Lloyd, The New York Times, Sunday January 23
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium Mark Daniel Cohen, Review Magazine, Feb 15
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium Mark Daniel Cohen Contemporary Visual Arts Magazine, Issue 29
The Judeo-Christian Influence in the Temple of Art Matt Damsker, The Hartford Courant, Sunday January 30
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium Katherine Gass, Art New England, April/May
Take it on Faith Stefanie Ramp, The Fairfield Country Weekly, February 3
Faith Finds Form in Art Edward M. Gomez, Art & Antiques Magazine, March
Faith harvests a Renaissance in Ridgefield L.P. Streitfeld, Stamord Advocate, March
Faith in Art Patricia Rosoff, The Hartford Advocate, March 23
Creative Souls Who Keep Faith or Challenge its Influence Grace Glueck, The New York Times, Friday April 21
Extended Review, Faith... David D.J. Rau, The New Art Examiner, June

1999
Ironic Reflections on a Familiar Theme at the Art Alliance Robin Rice, Philadelphia City Paper, April 9-15
Tyler at the White Box Curatorial Essay Richard Torchia, May 1999
Visiting Critic Essay Patricia Phillips, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, November

1998
The Numbers Game Robin Rice, Philadelphia City Paper, July 31

1994
Nicholas Kripal Edward Sozanski, The Snyderman Gallery, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 15
Reviews: Philadelphia, PA Tom Csazar, Sculpture Magazine, September-October

1993
Kinder, Gentler Biennial This Time Gary Mullinax, Sunday News Journal, Wilmington, DE, July 25
In Dela., A Survey of Philadelphia Art Edward Sozanski, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July

1992
Miriam Seidel, New Art Examiner, November
Exhibitions Spawned by the Sculpture Conference Edward Sozanski, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 25


CATALOGUES

2012
The Best of 500 Ceramics Celebrating A Decade In Clay Lark Crafts. Pg. 89.

2011
NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Biennial Catalogue.

2009
Five Hundred Ceramic Sculptures-Contemporary Practice, Singular Works Lark Books

2008
Crafting Content Department of Art, University of Arkansas
Mémomoires-Cronistorie d’Arte Contemporanea 1967-2007, Sala 1, Roma

2007
NCECA Clay National Exhibition National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

2006
Helicon-Muses on the Mountain Freedman Gallery, Albright College
State of the Art: The Trans Hudson Project Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY

2004
Diverse Domain-Contemporary North American Ceramic Art Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Musuem, pp 98-99

2003
Ceramic Sculpture: Eclipsing Process Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, Australia

2002
33.32.02, A Retirement Exhibition of Select MFA Graduates: 1970-2002 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
TRAX Exhibition Brochure, Union Station, Kansas City, MO
Clay Body Rhetoric, Ceramic Figures of Speech Glen R. Brown, Beech Museum of Art, Kansas State University
Philadelphia Culture The Pew Charitable Trusts

2001
Contemplations on the Spiritual Temple University Rome and SALA 1 Gallery

2000
Nicholas Kripal, Santo Spirito: An Installation Inspired by Brunelleschi Philadelphia Art Alliance
Fonts, Nicholas Kripal Delaware Center for Contemporary Art
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millenium The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
The 1999 Pew Fellowship in the Arts Published by the Pew Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Through the Heart of the City Philadelphia Art Alliance

1997
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship Recipients

1992
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 1991-92 Crafts, Visual Arts and Art Criticism Fellowship Recipients
Ancient Sources, Contemporary Forms
Abington Art Center Sculpture Garden

1982
Artistes A La Napoule La Napoule Art Foundation
Michigan Artists 80-81 The Detroit Institute of Arts


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

New Castle Regional Art Gallery, Australia
University of Newcastle, Australia
University Museum Southern Illinois, University Edwardsville
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri
Museo di Art Sacra di San Gabriele
Foundazione Stauros Teramo, Italy
Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland
Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University
Rice/Phipps Collection, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania


EXHIBITIONS CONCEIVED AND ORGANIZED

Erosion November 2010
Installation by artist Ledelle Moe, The Ice Box Project Space

Working title American Panopticon October 2010
Video mixed media installation by artist Michael Zanski, The Ice Box Project Space

Medium Resistance March 2010
Group exhibition co-curated with Philip Glahn and Richard Hricko, The Icebox Project Space

Alexandre Arrechea February 2010
In collaboration with Anabelle Rodriguez and Alberto Magnan Projects NYC, The Ice Box Project Space

Videozoom November 2009
In conjuction with Sla Uno Gallery, Rome, Italy

Pink Dandelion Project Summer 2009
Temple University Undergraduate Research Project by Nicole Wilson, Archive Space

1 in 6 March 2009
Artist Brian Goodhart, Archive Space

Abaddoned February 2009
Artist Adam Shiverdecker, Archive Space

Litterbug November 2008
Artist Michael Coppage, Archive Space

Scale Model for Memory March 2008
Architecture/Sculpture installation by Michael Grothusen, The Grey Area

Crane Arts Selects March 2008
Video project by artist team Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, The Ice Box Project Space

Passage November 2007
Sculpture and sound installation by Northern Ireland artist Brian Kennedy, The Ice Box Project Space

Volumes September 2007
Architectural/Sculptural installation, a project commission for the Grey Area by artists Robert Marzinsky, Ian MacMahon, Marc Debernardis and Nate Sherman

Digital VD September 2007
Video/sound compilation (60 one minute works by 60 artists) in collaboration with Scottish artists Moira Scott Payne, Edward Summerton and Michael Windle, The Grey Area

Big Room Now February 2007
Sculpture and video installation by Ryan Trecartin in collaboration with Elizabeth Dee Gallery NYC, The Ice Box Project Space