Maggie Nowinski - Curriculum Vitae


Maggie Nowinski is an inter-media visual artist, arts educator and curator who lives and works in Western Massachusetts. While her process is rooted in drawing, her artworks frequently take the format of installation and combine traditional and unusual media, audio, video and performative processes. Her work often responds specifically to site or material, and her process 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:
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



Teaching and Related

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Vermont College of Fine Arts - Montpelier, VT2016 - current
Adjunct Faculty - Artist-Teacher for MFA candidate in the school of visual arts

Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT    2008 - current

Adjunct Faculty - Drawing I, Advanced Drawing Levels II-IV, Modern Art History, Independent Study Painting 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 online session, Early 20th Century Art

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

2016 Green Printmaking Practices, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY, NY
2016 The Drawn Together, Dehn Gallery MCC on MAIN, Manchester CT (curated by Patricia Carrigan and Jane Rainwater)
2016 TRANS Bromfield Gallery, Boston MA
2016 Telephone A.P.E. Gallery Northampton Ma & ICA at MECA Portland, ME
2016 Pocket Worlds MAPSPACE Eastworks, Easthampton, MA (collaboration with Alicia Renadette, curated by Rob Kimmel)
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

2005/2009Works 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


2017       Abducted (internal dream in the Anthropocene)  Mt. Watshusett Community College East Wing Gallery, Gardner, MA
2017      Jamestown Art Center with Natasha Harrison, Jamestown, RI
2014      Wish Tower, w/ Waugh Agency 145, Eastworks, Easthampton MA
2012      Streaming (the 25th Hour),
Easthampton City Arts, Easthampton, MA

2012      Arbor Portmanteau (drawings), The Room, NY, NY
2010      Swallowed, The Children’s Garbage Museum, Stamford, CT

2010      Swallowed, Hampden Gallery University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2009      Mixed Signals; Recent Paintings 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


2017 Berkshire Taconic Foundation A.R.T. Individual Artist Grant
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

2013REACHfest: 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

2012The Modernist Path: an Overview of Modernism, Museums a la Carte Lecture, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA

2012 Matchworks with David Poppie and Dean Nimmer, curated for 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 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   Visiting Artist Lecturer UMASS Amherst, Art in Cross Cultural Contexts: On Swallowed

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