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Biography

Nicholas Hill is a painter and printmaker living in Granville, Ohio.

He is Professor of Art at Otterbein College where he served as Chairperson of the Department of Art for ten years. Currently he teaches printmaking and drawing classes and directs the Frank Museum of Art.

Nicholas earned the BFA degree from Michigan State University and the MA and MFA degrees from the University of Iowa. He has taught at Bethany College, The State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Widely exhibited, Nicholas is represented by Printworks Gallery in Chicago. He has exhibited his work in over two hundred juried and invitational exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Most recently his work has been included in exhibitions in Germany, France, Poland, India and Denmark. His work is represented in such public collections as the Library of Congress, the New-York Historical Society, the United States Department of State and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Nicholas has received grants from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Kansas Arts Commission and Artists Space-New York City. He has been granted two international residencies in Dresden, Germany by OAC and GCAC. Additional residencies awarded include the Mac Dowell Colony, New Hampshire; the Virginia Center for the Visual Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois.

Nicholas was commissioned by the Ohio Arts Council to create a suite of prints that were presented as part of the 2005 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Ohio Arts Council. In 2006, he traveled to Japan as part of a sabbatical research project. During 2008-2009 three of his prints are on exhibit in the office of Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland. The Supreme Court of Ohio has acquired three of his prints for their permanent collection.

In 2009, Mr Hill exhibited his work in a solo exhibition at the Kathe Kollwitz Haus museum in Moritzburg, Germany. He also curated an exhibition of German and American artists' work for the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery in Columbus.

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