Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 1978
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL. 1975
Studio Artist. 1978- Present.
Instructor, Art Institute of Indianapolis, 2007-2014
Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Textiles Area Head, Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2003-2006.
Conservation Technician, Textile Conservation Services, 1998-2002.
Guest Lecturer: SOFA Chicago, Exposition at Navy Pier, Chicago; Indianapolis Museum of Art; University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA; Columbus Museum of Art and Design, Columbus, IN.
Visiting Artist and Workshop Presenter: Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, TX; Craftsummer, Miami University, Miami, OH; Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ; Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC; Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, Northeast Regional Surface Design Conference, Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, Nantucket, MA
Parallels in Life and Art: Anne McKenzie Nickolson and Richard Emery Nickolson. October, 2018. Gallery 924. Indianapolis, IN
Tiny V and Tiny VI. 2016, 2017. Gallery 924. Indianapolis, IN
The Collective. 2017. 10th West Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Themes and Variations: Anne McKenzie Nickolson and Richard Emery Nickolson; 2012; Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
Making it in Indiana 2011, Atrium Art Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
The Marbaum Collection: 35 Years of Contemporary Quilts; 2010, San Jose
Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
Quilt Visions 2010: No Boundaries, Oceanside Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Faculty Show 2010. Art Institute of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Art Quilt Elements 2008, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
A Stitch in Our Time: The New Art of Sewing 2008. Muskegan Museum of Art,
Art Smart: Indiana. 2008. Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN
Quilt National 07, 05, 03, 01, 99. Athens, OH and nationally traveling exhibitions.
SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago. 2006 Material Difference Too Exhibition,
2003 Hibberd McGrath Gallery, 2001 The Works Gallery.
Art Quilts at the Sedgwick: On the Square. Philadelphia Art Alliance,. 2006.
Quilt Visions 2006, 1998. San Diego, CA
Hyper-Textiles, School of Fine Arts Gallery. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2005.
Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Art Quilts. Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
Quilts=Art=Quilts 2005. Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY.
Bloomington Biennial 2005, 2003: Faculty Artists from IU’s Hope School of Fine Arts. Bloomington, IN
Solo Exhibitions, Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. 2003, 1997, 1992.
Solo Exhibitions, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2001, 1987.
Miniature Textiles, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA and the Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. 2000.
12th International Miniature Textile Biennial, The Gallery of Art, Szambathely, Hungary. 1998.
Celebrating the Stitch: Contemporary Embroidery of North America, Newtown Arts Center, Newtown, MA and traveling through the USA, Japan, Canada, England. 1993-1995.
Threads: Seven American Artists and their Miniature Textile Pictures. The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and traveling through SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service) to Tunisia, Egypt, Israel and Morocco. 1984.
Young Americans: Fiber/Wood/Plastic/Leather. Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY. 1977.
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Creative Renewal Fellowship Grant 2001, Technical Assistance Grant 1991, Arts
Council of Indianapolis.
Individual Artists Grant 2000, Individual Artist Fellowship, 1993, Artist’s Project Grant 1982. Indiana Arts Council.
Artist-in-Residence Fellowship 1992. ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH, Krefeld, Germany.
Artist-in-Residence Fellowhip 1984. Artpark. Lewiston, NY.
Individual Artists Grant. 1982. Penrod Society. Indianapolis, IN
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
American Telephone and Telegraph. Kansas City, MO
Chase Manhattan Bank. New York, NY
Centeon. King of Prussia, PA
Delco Electronics Corporation. Kokomo, IN
Indianapolis Museum of Art. Indianapolis, IN
Indiana State Museum. Indianapolis, IN
Jewish Hospital, Rudd Heart and Lung Center. Louisville, KY
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc. Collegeville, PA
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Marbaum Collection. San Jose, CA.
Sterling Winthrop, Inc. Collegeville, PA
WTHR Channel 13. Indianapolis, IN
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Steven Conant. Indianapolis, IN
Mark Demerly. Indianapolis, IN
Telene Edington and William Connor, Indianapolis, IN
Anita Giddings. Indianapolis, IN
Ric and Lorraine Haynes. Mashpee, MA
Sharon Hoog. Indianapolis, IN
June McCormack. Indianapolis, IN
David and Bonnie Ross, Indianapolis, IN
Joyce Sommers. Indianapolis, IN
Chris and Ann Stack. Indianapolis, IN
Bret and Mary Lou Dooley Waller
Sarah and Peter Welsh, Indianapolis, IN
Anne Wright Wilson. Hopewell, NJ
Mary Yeager and Brian Fick. Williamsport, IN
Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation. Nancy Bavor, Lisa Ellis, Martha Sielman. Schiffer Publishing. Atglen, PA. 2018.
“Artistic Home Has it All in Focus” by T.J. Barnes, Indianapolis Star, Sunday, May 25, 2014.
500 Art Quilts. Edited by Ray Hemachandra, Lark Books, New York, NY, 2010
Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide. By Kate Lenkowsky.
Indiana University Press, 2008.
Quilt National 2007, Quilt National 2005, Quilt National 2003, Quilt National 2001, Quilt National ’99. Lark Books and the Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Lark Books, Asheville, NC.
“2003 Acquisitions”, Indianapolis Museum of Art: Annual Report 2003.
Art Quilts: A Celebration. Lark Books, Asheville, NC. 2005.
Miniatures 2000. Artprint, Helsinki, Finland. 2000.
Contemporary Embroidery: Exciting and Innovative Textile Art. By Anne Morrell. Studio Vista, London, England. 1994.
The Surface Designer’s Art. By Nancy Orban. Lark Books, Asheville, NC.
Celebrating the Stitch: Contemporary Embroidery of North America. By Barbara Lee Smith. Taunton Press, Newtown, CT. 1991.
“Portfolio” American Craft. June/July 1993.
“Quilt National 03” by Sunita Patterson, Nov/Dec 2003; “Anne McKenzie Nickolson: Intricate Minimalism” by Jean Robertson, Summer, 1998; “State of the Art: A Panel Discussion” by Ilze Aviks, Jan/Feb 1994; “Diane Itter: Paying Tribute to the Artist” by Kathleen McCann, Sept 1992; “New Works” by Anne McKenzie Nickolson, Nov 1986; “Just Playing in Space, Anne McKenzie Nickolson’s Textile Artwork” by Janet Koplos, March 1981. Fiberarts.
“In Review: Measure for Measure, The Contemplative Stitch” by Patricia Malarcher, Winter, 2001; “New Work” Summer 1992; “Informed Sources: Anne McKenzie Nickolson” Summer, 1990; Surface Design Journal.
“Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Dayton” by Holliday T Day. Art in America. 7/1979.