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Born

1971 New Jersey

Education

2000 Master of Arts, Visual Arts (by Research), Canberra School of Art,
The Australian National University

1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

1992–94 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017(upcoming) Gallery NAGA, Boston, Massachusetts

(upcoming) Austin Art Projects, Palm Desert, California

2015 Afterlight, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho (e-catalogue)

2014 Mirari, Gallery NAGA, Boston, Massachusetts

Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

2011  Lux, Heller Gallery, New York, New York

2008  Heller Gallery, New York, New York

Galerie B, Baden-Baden, Germany

2007  Volo, Heller Gallery, New York, New York

2006  Sky / Water, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

2005  Between Glances, Heller Gallery, New York, New York

Sky / Water, Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea

2004  R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2003  R. Duane Reed Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

2002  Between light and matter, Chappell Gallery, New York, New York

Sky / Water, Chappell Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016(upcoming) Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection, The Crocker Art Museum,  Sacramento, California (catalogue)

(upcoming) Color and Light, Embassy of the United States, Panama City, Panama (catalogue)

Korean Galleries Art Fair, Seoul, Korea, presented by Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea

American Art: 1945 to the Present, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

2015Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea, presented by Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea

Dynamic Conversations, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts (catalogue)

Masterpieces in Glass: What They Face, Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea

2014Landscape, abstracted, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Form from Fire, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

Glass Today: Contemporary Innovations, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut (catalogue)

Filtered, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

Surfaces, Massachusetts College of Art, Paine Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea, presented by Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea

2013Locally Made, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island  

Ellipses, Massachusetts College of Art, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

10 Years, Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea (catalogue)

2012  Approaching Volume, Gallery NAGA, Boston, Massachusetts

Eclats, Musee Wurth, Erstein, France

20 Years, Galerie B, Baden-Baden, Germany

2011  The Wall, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

Field of Vision: Artists Explore Place, Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Water, Sand, Sky, The Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island

2010  NetWorks, The Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island

Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea, presented by Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea

Transformation 6: Contemporary Works in Glass, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee (traveling exhibition, catalogue)

Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass: Art, Craft, or Otherwise?, The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

2009  Rising Stars of the 21st Century, Museum of American Glass, Millville, New Jersey

2008  Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea, presented by Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea

2007  The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (traveling exhibition)

CCA: A Legacy in Studio Glass, San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design, San Francisco, California

2006  The Bombay Sapphire Prize 2006, Studio 95, London, England (international traveling exhibition)

Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea, presented by Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea

2005  Magnificent Extravagance: Artists and Opulence, Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Seeds of light, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2004  Intersection, Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Palm Beach Contemporary, presented by R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2003  Fresh!, Heller Gallery, New York, New York

ARTform, International Pavilion, West Palm Beach, Florida

2002  Luminosity, Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Glass Palimpsest, Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Between 2 Spaces – Air/Liquid/Solid, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

2000  Essentially Canberra, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore (international traveling exhibition, catalogue)

Learning to breathe, Foyer Gallery, Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia

1999  Light Through Skin, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1998  Aperto Vetro – International New Glass 1998, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

North American Glass 1998, The Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, Connecticut

1997  Young Glass International 1997, Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark (catalogue)

Selected Awards and Commissions

2016Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Summer Party Benefit Print Artist

2015 Commencement Ceremony Alumni Address, Massachusetts College of Art

2013  Massachusetts College of Art, Public Art Commission, Boston, Massachusetts

2011  7 World Trade Center, Commission with private funds, New York. Installed 2013

2010  The Wells Fargo Center, Commission with private funds, Norfolk, Virginia

2009  The Wheeler School Public Art Initiative Commission with private funds, Providence, Rhode Island

2007  The Palm Springs Art Museum, Commission with private funds, Palm Springs, California

2005  The Corning Museum of Glass Rakow Commission, Corning, New York

2004  UrbanGlass Award for New Talent, Brooklyn, New York

2001  The Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation Supporting Award, Düsseldorf, Germany

2000  Glass Art Society Conference Takako Sano Scholarship

1999  Canberra School of Art Drawing Prize Ausglass Conference Student Award, Juror: John Perreault

1998  Canberra School of Art Graduate Award David Thomas Foundation Travel Grant, Australia

1997  Art School Alliance Trust Fund Award, Massachusetts College of Art

  Honorable Mention, Elusive Mind, Copenhagen and Elsinore, Denmark

Selected Articles and Publications

“Ethereal Afterlight,” Martha McGuinness, SVPN, August 2015

Dynamic Conversations, Chris Rifkin, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts, 2015

Collecting Contemporary Glass, Tina Oldknow, The Corning Museum of Glass, 2014

“Critics’ picks: Theater, arts,” Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, October 22, 2014

“Opportunities for Art Collectors,” Peter S. Green, The Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2014

Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations, New Britain Museum of America Art, 2014

“America Reflected,” Leah Triplett, Glass Quarterly, Summer 2014

New Glass Review 35, The Corning Museum of Glass, 2014

“Arts Review,” Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, January 28, 2014

10 Years – Gallery Sklo, Gallery Sklo, Seoul, Korea, 2013

“Arts Review,” Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, October 17, 2012

Eclats!, Bettina Tschumi, Musee Wurth, Erstein, France, 2011

“Old and New, On Location,” Martina Windels, Public Art Review, Fall/Winter, 2011

“Review: ‘Field of Vision’ at the Racine Art Museum,” Eddee Daniel, JSOnline, August 24, 2011

“ ‘The Wall’ at Friesen Gallery,” Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times, June 20, 2011

“Art Preview: ‘Water, Land & Sky’ in Bristol,” Bill van Siclen, The Providence Journal, March 13, 2011

“Arts Review,” Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, January 12, 2011

“Working Definition,” Daniel Combs, The Newport Mercury, November 24, 2010

NetWorks 2009-10, exhibition catalog, published by AS220 and The Newport Art Museum, 2010

“Networks 2009 – Rhode Island Artists Video Documentaries,” broadcast on Rhode Island Public Broadcast Television Station

“Nicole Chesney: Welkin,” Martina Windels, Art New England, February/March, 2010

“Artistic Wall Feature,” Rita Catinella Orrell, Architectural Record, November 2009

“Traumwelten aus Wasser…,” Irene Schroder, Badisches Tagblatt, Germany, May 3, 2008

“Mystische Landschaften…,” Doris Steffens, Badisches Tagblatt, Germany, April 24, 2008

“Meine Werke…,” Beatrix Dimmock, Badisches Tagblatt, Germany, April 23, 2008

Contemporary Sculptures and Panels: Selections from The Corning Museum of Glass, Tina Oldknow, The Corning Museum of Glass, 2008

“Nicole Chesney: Sky / Water,” Francine Koslow Miller, Neues Glas, Spring 2007

25 Years of New Glass Review, Tina Oldknow, The Corning Museum of Glass, 2006

New Glass Review 27, The Corning Museum of Glass, 2006

“Review – Nicole Chesney ‘Between Glances’,” Robert C. Morgan, Glass, Summer 2005

“Interview: Nicole Chesney,” Oh Seung-hae, Privilege, Korea, June 2005

“Art Feature: Nicole Chesney,” Jisu Kim, Noblesse, Korea, June 2005

New Glass Review 26, The Corning Museum of Glass, 2005

“Glass Acts,” Nancy A. Ruhling, Art & Antiques, May 2004

“Art Review,” Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 10, 2003

New Glass Review 23, Neues Glas, Summer 2002

“Arts Review,” Christopher Mills, The Boston Phoenix, January 25, 2002

“Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award 2001,” Dr. Helmut Ricke, Neues Glas, Fall 2001

“The Shooting Gallery,” Verity Newman, Sydney Hub, July 6, 2000

Art and the Brain II: Investigations into the Science of Art, Joseph Goguen, Imprint Academic, 2000

“Form and Process,” Graham Shearing, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 2, 2000

“New Directions: Emerging Glass Artists in Australia,” Anna Grigson, Craft Arts International, number 47, 1999

Venezia Aperto Vetro – International New Glass 1998, Edited by Dan Klein, Electa, Milan, 1998

Essentially Canberra, exhibition catalog published by The Australian National University, 1998

“Drawing gets back to basics,” Kathleen Alien, Tucson Citizen Newspaper, August 21, 1997

Young Glass ’97, Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark, 1997

“Making Their Marks,” Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly, August 21-27, 1997

Elusive Mind, exhibition catalog edited by Cindi Laukes, 1997

Selected Public and Corporate Collections

7 World Trade Center, New York, New York
Alinda Capital Partners, New York, New York
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Berkshire Partners, Boston, Massachusetts
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts
Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Millenium Place, Boston, Massachusetts
MIRVAC Group, Melbourne, Australia
Mobile Art Museum, Mobile, Alabama
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (Promised Gift)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California
Pilchuck Glass School, Print Archives, Stanwood, Washington
Pureun Savings Bank, Seoul, South Korea
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (Promised Gift)
The Wells Fargo Center, Norfolk, Virginia
Twin Focus Capital Partners, Boston, Massachusetts
Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island
Private collections throughout the United States and internationally

 

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