NIKKI BRUGNOLI was born in 1981 in Pittsburgh, PA. She is an artist, educator, and curator. Nikki received her BFA from Seton Hill University (2004) and her MFA from The Ohio State University (2007) and serves on the faculty at George Mason University where she is the Assistant Graduate Programs Coordinator and Graduate Advisor in the School of Art. In addition, she helps coordinate Visual Voices, Visiting Artist Program, GMU. Nikki is the Exhibitions Coordinator for the Art Lab at the Lorton Workhouse, Lorton, VA and serves on the Hillyer IA&A Advisory Council, Washington D.C.. Nikki has also taught at The Ohio State University, the Northern Virginia Community Colleges, and The Renaissance School in Charlottesville, VA. Beginning in August, 2018 Brugnoli will join the faculty at the Flint Hill School in Oakton, VA.
Currently, Brugnoli has a one-woman exhibition at the Fenwick Gallery, George Mason University; Convergence; June 21-August 17. Her other one-woman exhibitions include:
Above the Horizon; McLean Project for the Arts
Horizon Lost; The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Brugnoli curated a traveling drawing exhibition; “Drawn Out, Drawn Over: Mapping the Territory of Experience” and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in 2017. Her works will be included in 6 group exhibitions in PA, DC, MD and MO in 2018. In 2016 Brugnoli co-founded The Portable Art Museum with fellow DC artists and academics, Maria Barbosa, Helen Frederick and Josh Whipkey. This group aims to critically and creatively engage in discussions about contemporary art and cultural issues discovered within different communities.