i was born nicholas chiarella in 1983 in northeastern ohio.
i spend my time between santa fe, new mexico and the western okay.
2017 MFA, Writing, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 2007 MA, Liberal Arts, St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM 2005 BA, English, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
2017 The Art Motel (Meow Wolf), Life is Beautiful, Las Vegas, NV 2016 Fall Forward, Faculty/Staff Exhibition, Bard College, NY FOURD, curated by Lizzy Chiappini and Grace Caiazza, Rhinebeck, NY We Do Us, curated by CHERYL, Ghent, NY 23some, MFA thesis exhibition, Bard College Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY Falcon's Nest (Part 2), Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA Raylets, Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, NM 2015 Strike Up the Band, Waterfront at Art/Life Institute, Kingston, NY Present Tense, Faculty/Staff Exhibition, Bard College, NY It's After the End of the World, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA Utilities, Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, NM 2014 We Are Here, Faculty/Staff Exhibition, Bard College, NY Currents International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM The Armory Show, Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Santa Fe, NM Plaid Show, Counter Culture Cafe, Santa Fe, NM 2013 AHA Progressive Arts Festival, Santa Fe, NM Grey Beginnings (with Martha Tuttle), Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, NM Dead Letter Office, Radical Abacus, Santa Fe, NM Rare Earth, Caldera, Santa Fe, NM Nimbus (Meow Wolf), Luminaria, San Antonio, TX Fun-A-Day, The Tan, Albuquerque, NM 2012 OmegaMart (Meow Wolf), Santa Fe, NM PS I Love You, Caldera, Santa Fe, NM USEA 2012, The Tan, Albuquerque, NM 2011 The Due Return (Meow Wolf), Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM AHA Progressive Arts Festival, Santa Fe, NM Glitteropolis (Meow Wolf), University Art Gallery, New Mexico State U, Las Cruces, NM 2010 Habitats (Meow Wolf), Santa Fe, NM The Moon is to Live On (Meow Wolf), Santa Fe, NM Salon, Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2009 Slideluck Potshow, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM
MoMA Library, New York, NY Judy Pfaff
Segue Reading Series, Zinc Bar, New York, NY, November 2014 Time Lapse Lounge, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (with Meow Wolf), March 2012 Snow Poems, Marji Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, January 2012 World-building and game design, Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, NM
Fact-Simile, 3.2, Autumn/Winter 2011, Santa Fe, NM (verse/photography) Mayo Review, 2009, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX (verse) Santa Fe Trend, 2007, Santa Fe, NM (photography) BathHouse Hypermedia Journal, 4.1, 2006, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI (verse/photography)
Objects as Friends, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Photo-Eye Magazine, November 25, 2013 Discussion: The Pearl, Caldera Culture Review, September 27, 2013 File Room, Dayanita Singh, Photo-Eye Magazine, September 2, 2013 Illuminance, Rinko Kawauchi, Photo-Eye Magazine, January 12, 2012 Fred Herzog, Fred Herzog, Photo-Eye Magazine, July 19, 2011 Tennis Courts, Giasco Bertoli, Photo-Eye Magazine, July 1, 2011 Elsewhere, Nealy Blau, Photo-Eye Magazine, April 25, 2011 Underdog Suite, Cat Tuong Nguyen, Photo-Eye Magazine, October 15, 2010 Sunshine Pulse, Aki Tanaka, Photo-Eye Magazine, August 31, 2010 Quebec, Photo-Eye Magazine, July 20, 2010 Mobil 100, Martin Fengel + Bernd Zimmer, Photo-Eye Magazine, March 30, 2010 Dogwalk / Out of Sight, Tina Enghoff + Kent Klich, Photo-Eye Magazine, February 9, 2010 Another Summer, Terri Weifenbach, Photo-Eye Magazine, December 16, 2009
The Big Four-Oh: 40 acts you've just gots to know (Alamo Sun), Santa Fe Reporter, Alex De Vore, June 24, 2014 Watchlist: Cultural Power Players, Santa Fe Reporter, Enrique Limón, May 20, 2014 Solar Powered Sounds: Alamo Sun, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe New Mexican, Loren Bienvenu, July 19, 2013 Material World, ArtSlant, Kate Skelly, May 30, 2013 The Personal Touch, Santa Fe Reporter, Arianna Sullivan, April 11, 2013 Young Minds Run Free at Toy-Making Workshop, Albuquerque Journal North, Kathaleen Roberts, February 26, 2012 Breaking...and Making UpSanta Fe Reporter, Matthew Irwin, February 22, 2012 Learning Curve: Art project brings students together, Santa Fe New Mexican, Robert Nott, November 6, 2011 Kids' creativity helps shape art ship, Santa Fe New Mexican, Robert Nott, May 8, 2011 Music is (over) Power(ing), finitefoto, David Ondrik, December 2009
Art Director, né Project Manager Meow Wolf Creative Studios, Santa Fe, NM, 2017–present Program Mentor Low Residency MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2017—present MFA Teaching Fellow & Digital Classroom Technician Studio Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2014-2017 Freelance Web and Graphic Design Clients: Lisa Sanditz, Kenji Fujita, Barbara Kilpatrick, Rebecca Godfrey, 2014-2017 Studio Assistant Pat Steir, 2014-15 Peter Lamborn Wilson, 2014 Contributing Faculty and Administrative Assistant Courses taught: Intermedia 2D/3D/4D; Interdisciplinary Arts Collective, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM, 2012-2014 Visiting Artist Lead With the Arts, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NM, 2012 Cut + Paste Society, Santa Fe, NM, 2012 ISEA2012 Education Program and Santa Fe Events Coordinator 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM and NM Highlands Americorps Arts-Culture-Technology Program, Las Vegas, NM, 2011-2012 Co-founder, Lead Instructor and Curriculum Coordinator CHIMERA (Partnership between Meow Wolf & the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 2011-12 Imaging Specialist Palace of the Governors Photography Archives, Santa Fe, NM, 2008-2011 AVID Program Tutor Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe, NM, 2007 Book Scanner Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA, 2006 Writing Tutor Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 2003-2005 Costume and Scene Shop Technician Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 2000-2003