Maggie Nowinski - Curriculum Vitae


Maggie Nowinski is an interdisciplinary visual artist, arts educator and curator who lives and works in Western Massachusetts. She received her BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz and her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is adjunct faculty at Westfield State University in Massachusetts and Manchester Community College in CT. She frequently exhibits throughout New England and her work has been in numerous exhibitions nationally. While her current body of work is rooted in drawing and printmaking, her artworks frequently take the format of installation and combine traditional and unusual media, audio, video and performative processes.  Nowinski’s philosophy is embodied by an awareness of the conceptual and political inevitability of art making. She is also fond of collaborations. 






2007 Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting State University of New York, New Paltz, NY graduated Summa cum laude
1995 University of Connecticut Study Abroad Program, Florence, Italy
1995 Fortman Interntional School of Art, Florence, Italy

Educational Workshops:
Community Engagement and Social Justice in Community Colleges, Manchester Community Colleges (2018)
Engraving with Barry Moser at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA (2014)
Weld a Cube, Total Metal Resource, Greenpoint, NY (2014)
Final Cut Pro Class at East 10th, Manhattan, NY (2011)
Pin Hole Camera at Snow Farm New England Craft Center Williamsburg, MA (2005)



Teaching and Related

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Vermont College of Fine Arts - Montpelier, VT 2016 - current
Artist-Teacher for MFA candidates in the Visual Arts low residency Program
2018/Visiting Artist/Critter for MFA candidates in the Visual Arts Program

Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT    2008 - current
2016/2017 Interim Coordinator of Drawing Department
Adjunct Faculty - Drawing I, Advanced Drawing Levels II-IV, Modern Art History, Independent Study Mixed/Media and Drawing, development & implementation of Visual Arts Drawing Department project for assessment in self-study for NEASC. 

Westfield State University, Westfield, MA    2009- current
Adjunct Faculty - Design Fundamentals, Art Survey I, Methods and Materials, Drawing II, Art Survey 1 (on campus and online) Early 20th Century Art
2018 Guest Curator Arno-Maris Gallery at WSU campus center

Elms College, Chicopee, MA 2012
Consultant for Program Self-Study
Department of Visual Arts Institutional and Program Evaluation in preparation for NEASC review for accreditation, included extensive written report of critical assessment of Visual Fine Arts and Performing Arts programs.

Elms College – Chicopee, MA  2008-2010
Adjunct Faculty - Introduction to the Arts, Special Topics in Art: Personal Visual Language and Cultural Contexts (studio/lecture courses incorporating introductions to drawing, painting, design and sculpture processes); designed curriculum for Introduction to Drawing and Design

Snow Farm New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA   2007-2009
Painting, Drawing and Color; From Observation to Experimentation;
Guest Artist Workshop in mixed media collage practices.

Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA 2006-2007
Teaching Assistant - Painting I-III, Arts Seminar

Greenfield Middle School,  Hampshire Educational Collaborative, Greenfield, MA 2007
Middle school arts instructor fal, emphasis on experimentation and collaboration

Whole Children, Hadley MA 2006-2008
Arts communication co-workshop leader




Select Group Exhibitions

2019 Everywoman Biennial, LaMaMa Galleria, NY, NY
2018-2019 DRAWN wHOLE Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2019 tendere wHoles part of Close Encounters, William Blizzard Gallery, Springfield MA
2019 Intimate/Infinite, #LOCAL Gallery, Easthampton, MA
2018 525 (w)Holes installation of drawings for New England Visual Arts Faculty Invitational at the Berskshire Art Museum, North Adams, MA
2018 Entropic MAP, Easthampton City Arts, Easthampton, MA
2017 Here and There, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA
2017 New Works Zea Mays Printmaking Studio, Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA
2017 LEX | SCENES Easthampton City Arts Gallery, Easthampton, MA
2016 Green Printmaking Practices, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY, NY
2016 Drawn Together, The Dehn Gallery MCC on MAIN, Manchester CT
2016 TRANS Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2016 Telephone A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton Ma & ICA at MECA Portland, ME
2016 Select Prints Hardwick Gallery at Columbia College, MO
2016 Pocket Worlds MAPSPACE Eastworks, Easthampton, MA
2015 eat me alive so that I may see you from the inside Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery, North Adams, MA
2015 Pioneer Women, MAP, Easthampton City Arts+, MA
2015 Holyoke Transfer: Magazine 2, 2015 presented by Parsons Hall Project Space &Lake Hitchcock Center for the Book Arts - online & print installation and live exhibition, Holyoke, MA (curated by Torsten Zenas Burns)
2014 Swim Cargo co-produced with Matt Waugh, DIY Mobile Art Boxes, FNO, Florence, MA (curated by Donnabelle Casis and Carla Costa)
2014Side Effects Paper City Gallery, Holyoke MA (curated by Lyn Horan and Bruce Fowler)
2014No Country for Old Men Landmark College, Putney VT (Curated by Samuel Rowlett)
2013   Antipyretic Abductions III, Dirt Salon, Manifest @Atom Space (curated by David Borowski) Hartford, CT
2013   Art in the Orchard, Outdoor Public Art Exhibition, Easthampton, MA
2013   Paper New England Hartford Art Space, Hartford, CT
2013   Antipyretic Abductions II, Drawing an the Art of Line, Imago Fine Arts, Warren, RI
2013   Antipyretic Abductions I for The Laboratory: Experimentation: inaugural exhibition, Easthampton, MA
2013   Claustros installation, REACH contemporary arts festival, Holoke, MA
2013   LCC Grand recipient for REACH
2011/2012Reflecting My Environment (walking performances for “Synthesis of Human Dynamism”), Easthampton, MA & Brooklyn, NY
2012   Amherst Biennial, Amherst, MA
2012   Matchworks, Nash Gallery, Easthampton, MA
2012   Group  Exhibition, The Downtown Gallery,  part of the Dehn Gallery Manchester Community College, Manchester, Ct
2012   Works on Paper, At Large, Paragon Gallery, Easthampton, MA
2011    Nature Nourishes, Hartford Art Space, Hartford, CT
2011   Occupy, Taber Gallery, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
2011   Art in the Orchard, Recall, Recall (outdoor installation) , Easthampton, MA
2011   Let’s Just Be Friends: Valentines Celebration video screening video short Baby Love
2011   Swallowed, The Garbage Museum, Stratford Ct
2010   Amherst Biennial, Amherst, MA
2010   Pleasant Street Industrious, Easthampton City Arts, Easthampton, MA
2010  Exhibition H2O, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City UT
2010 Moving Conversations in location and physical geography,  collaboration with Burns Maxey MOBIUS, Boston, MA
2009    FILTHY, Studio 34, Philadelphia, PA
2009    Film One Fest, One Minute Film Festival, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
2009    The Politics of Shoes video/performance collaboration with Burns Maxey, at MOBIUS, Boston, MA
2009     The Video Show Juried International Video Show Raritan Valley Community College, NJ
2008     Feeding the Beast: Faculty Art Exhibition Manchester Community College, CT
2008     Project Intersect: Old Town Hall, Linkage, Work collaborative site-specific project:       three installations Easthampton, MA
2008     Cover Me, Hamden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2007     Re:Sourcing: Sustainable Art Practices, curated by Abby Sadauckus and Merideth Alex, Waterfall ARt Center, Belfast, ME
2007      Swinging Back and Forth: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, VT
2006      Child's Play, curated by JC Sawyer Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2006             Group Invitational, Island Arts, Newport, RI
2006             Windows Art Project, Easthampton, MA
2005/2009  Works on Paper, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
2005             Anti-Inaugural Ball, Acme Arts, Chicago, IL
2003             Would Wood, New City Art Gallery, Easthampton, MA
2000             Group Exhibition, Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Solo and Two-Person


2019 Eat This with Alicia Renadette at Machines With Magnets, Providence, RI
2017       in Crescita Jamestown Art Center with Natasha Harrison, Jamestown, RI
2017       Specimens, (W)holes, and In-Habitats Mt. Watshusett Community College East Wing Gallery, Gardner, MA
2017     (internal dream in the Anthropocene) Loo Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking Studio, Florence, MA
2014      Wish Tower, Waugh Agency Gallery 145, Eastworks, Easthampton MA
2012      Streaming (the 25th Hour), Easthampton City Arts, Easthampton, MA
2012      Arbor Portmanteau, The Room, NY, NY
2010      Swallowed, The Children’s Garbage Museum, Stamford, CT
2010      Swallowed, Hampden Gallery University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2009      Mixed Signal Borgia Gallery, Elms College MA
2008      Frequency Vertebrae: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, MA
2007       Peel Paintings, Open Space Gallery, Paragon Arts and Industries, Easthampton, MA
2007       Recent Work, Manhan Gallery, Easthampton, MA
2005       Eyecons, Last Minute Gallery, Northampton, MA
2001       You.  A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA
2000      Abstractions and Universal Portraits, Flywheel Arts, Easthampton, MA
1999        Recent Portraits, Pahana Gallery, Northampton, MA


Flat File Collections



Selection of Grants, Artist Talks, Curatorial projects, Residencies, Media Coverage

Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence MA


2018 Connecticut Art Review, DRAWN wHOLE, Real Art Ways by Jacquelyn Gleisner
2018 ArtScope Magazine New Englands Culture Magazine Artist Profile
"A Whole new View: Nowinski's Grotesque Beauty" 
2018 Hunger Mountain Arts Journal Solo featured visual artist for annual publication.
2018 Smother, Stick, Cut, Collect: Material Vernaculars and Cultural Mythologies Guest Curator, Arno Maris Gallery Westfield State University
2018 Meat for Tea: the valley review Featured Visual Artist for KID issue 4, Volume 11

2019 Massachusettes Cultural Council LCC Grant through Easthampton Cultural Council for The wHole Space Between: a public art mural
2017 Berkshire Taconic Foundation A.R.T. Individual Artist Grant
2017 in Crescita Artist Talk, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown RI
2017 Process and Content Artist Talk MWCC, Gardner Ma
2017 in) Habitats Prints and Process Artist Talks Manchester Community College

2015 Jury Member for Art in the Orchard, contemporary outdoor sculpture biennial in Easthampton, MA

2014 The Massachusetts Cultural Council State Gold Star Award for exemplary cultural arts programming funded by Local Cultural Council – forcuratorial project REACHfest

2013 The Art Salon, Invitational Artist Talk, Easthampton, MA
2013 34 Installation Artists that Don’t Suck #5, featuring “Swallowed”, Your Daily Media, internet cultural blog
2013 REACHfest: Co-Curator, multi-city invitational exhibition and one-minute international videofest. Invitational included thirty-two installations and/or performance artists and an open call 90 one-minute videos.
2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC Grant recipient for REACHfest. 2013 Art in the Orchard, Springfield Republican, MassLive spotlight on Shed.

2012 Streaming the 25th Hour, Springfield Republican, Springfield MA
2012 Streaming the 25th Hour, ECA+ News
2012 Artist Talk on the Unfixed Practice: Drawing and Painting as Installation and Peformative practice, Manchester Community College
2012 The Modernist Path: an Overview of Modernism, Museums a la Carte Lecture, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
2012 Guest Curator Matchworks with David Poppie and Dean Nimmer, Nash Gallery, Easthampton MA

2010The Valley Advocate shortlist of favorite exhibitions of
2010   Swallowed, Amherst Biennial, Springfield Republican  
2010   ArtsScopeNew England’s Culture Magazine Review for work in  Amherst Biennial
2010   Daily Hampshire Gazette on Reflections “Mapping the Local”
2010   Springfield Republican on Reflections, by Diane Lederman
2010   Preview Massachusetts Magazine, on Swallowed by Jillian Fink
2010   The Valley Advocate, Swallowed by Tom Sturm
2010   The Daily Collegian University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA     
2010  Art in Cross Cultural Contexts: On Swallowed Visiting Artist Lecturer UMASS Amherst,
2010   Review of Swallowed by Jim Medieros
2010   Student Reviews Laura Holland creative writing course assignment for Swallowed (pdf. available on request)
2010   Hampden Gallery University of Massachusetts Artist Gallery Lecture, Swallowed
2010   LCC Grant for Reflections in collaboration with Burns Maxey, Easthampton Cultural Council, a division of the state funded Massachusetts Cultural Council.

2009   Philadelphia City Paper interview and review for FILTHY,
2009   Interview: Swallowed by Burns Maxey
2009   Spotlight: Mixed Signals Valley Advocate review of Frequency Vertebrae by Ella Longpre
2009   Borgia Gallery, Artist Talk, Elms College, Chicopee, MA
2009   The Video Show, Artist Talk and panel,  Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey

2008   LCC Grant for Project Intersect in collaboration with J.C. Sawyer, Easthampton Cultural Council, a division of the state funded Massachusetts Cultural Council.
2008-2009   Valley Free Radio interviews relating to art practice and projects, MO Radio FM 103.3
2008   Review of Cover Me, Hampden Gallery UMASS,  The Valley Advocate

2007   Watershed Magazine cover image

2004   Vermont Studio Center artists residency fellowship

2001   Bravo Arts Journal: Spotlight - Art and Music of Maggie Nowinski cover story