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Artist Biography/CV Arthur L. Nichols PO Box 205 South Freeport ME 04078-0205 207-233-1687 Exhibitions Being Human; Group Show, UMVA Gallery, Portland, ME., July 2022 Experiments in Watercolor, Diversity in Luminosity; Group Show, UMVA Gallery, May 2022 Group shows, 443_Congress Gallery; 2019, 2020. Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA); Member exhibitions, 2015-present. Contributor, Maine Arts, the UMVA Quarterly Farm to Easel Exhibition and Auction, Wolfes Neck Center for Education and the Environment; 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022. Notebooks; Drawings and Watercolors from my Notebooks. Chalkboard Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2014 2X2X4: Two Generations, Two Families, Four Artists. Group Show, Chalkboard Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2014 Time Gallery, 516 Congress Street, Portland, ME., Recent Work, 2008 Union of Maine Visual Artists invitational, Maine Photographic Institute, Rockport, Maine, 2006 The Dream, the Dreamer, and the Dreamed, Solo Exhibition, 22 Exchange St, Portland, ME, December 2005, 35 years of painting Flora and Fauna of Spannocchia, Freeport Community Library, Freeport, ME, 2004: drawings and paintings Residents Show, Freeport Community Library, Freeport, ME, 2004: drawings and paintings Spannocchia Garden Preservation Project exhibit, Freeport, ME, 2003: drawing and paintings Coastal Cottage Furniture, Kennebunkport, ME, 2003: paintings, Maine Cottage Furniture, Yarmouth, ME, 2002,3: paintings More Flesh: Group show of Portland Drawing Group, Three Fish Gallery, 2000 Muralist, the Maine Festival, 1996 Waynflete School Parents and Friends Exhibition, Portland, ME, 1994, 95, 96; drawings and paintings Earth, Sea and Sky; West Side Restaurant, Portland, ME, 1993: drawings and paintings Trove Gallery, Portland, ME, 1992: paintings Maine Cottage Furniture, Yarmouth, ME, 1991: paintings Formaggio Stores, Cambridge, MA, 1978; drawings and paintings Portland Live!, Portland Public Library, 1977: paintings Maine Art Gallery invitational, Wiscasset, ME, 1975: paintings Sheepscot River Pottery, Wiscasset, ME, 1975. Pastels Damariscotta Workshop and Gallery, Damariscotta, ME, 1975: Paintings, puppetry Rainbow Galleries, Dayton, Ohio, 1973: Solo Exhibition of Paintings Professional Visual artist represented in many private collections. Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) Gallery Manager, 2018-2021 Member, UMVA, years and years…. Artist in Residence, Garden restoration project, Spannocchia Foundation, Castello di Spannocchia, Italy, 2003 Self employed builder, architectural designer, 1976-99 Children’s Museum of Maine, Exhibit design and creation, 1993, 94 Professional Stagehand, member of IATSE, providing all manner of technical assistance to professional music, theater, dance, and other performing arts programs, 1977-94 Set design and Decoration: West Side Story, Portland Players, 1982; The Parachute, USM, Portland ME, 1979; Two by Two, PolyArts, Portland, ME, 1977 Technical Assistant, The Tower, Living Theater, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 1975 Technical Assistant, Circle Game, Ann Arbor Midwestern College Experimental Theater Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974 Education Life Drawing; Bates College, Maine College of Art & Design, Portland Drawing Group, and other groups, 1980-present Architectural Drawing and Design, S ME Tech Institute 1979; Me Charitable Mechanics Society, 1980 Graphic Design, School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978 Lithography Workshop with Jack Meunch, Westbrook College, Portland, Maine, 1977 Florence, Italy, 1975: Study of multi-media /performance art, Il Spectacolo, University of Florence, Italy. Drawing study at Atelier of Peter Hamilton; Study of Italian Renaissance Antioch College, B.A., 1973, Art and Communication: Painting, Lithography, and Video. Painting Assistant, Gallery Assistant, Foundations Assistant Phillips Exeter Academy, 1969: Senior Project in Painting; New England Prep School Art Show, juror’s award, honorable mention in painting. Teaching Experience Access Coordinator, Community Television Network, Portland, ME, 2007-2020. Instructor in Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop. Portfolio Advisor, 2000, 2003 Watercolor Workshop Instructor, Maine Arts Festival, 1997 Substitute faculty in middle and upper school programs, Waynflete School, Portland, ME, 1990-94: Many subjects including Middle and Upper School Art Instructor in Video Storytelling, Painting and Drawing, Summertime Arts program, Waynflete School, Portland, ME, 1992, 93 ESL instructor, Portland, ME, 1992 Workshop Instructor, designer, Signs and Symbols, Freeport Middle School, Freeport, ME, 1991: a Children’s Workshop on the work of Adolph Gottlieb Private tutor in English, history, and math, 1990-2004 Instructor in drawing, paintings, collage, puppetry, Damariscotta Children’s Art Workshops, Damariscotta, ME, 1976 Undergraduate Painting Assistant, Gallery Assistant, Foundations Assistant, Antioch College, 1971- 3 Arthur Nichols has been painting since he was an Upper (or 3rd year student) at Phillips Exeter Academy. The death of his father, and being transplanted into a vastly different environment set him off on a search for meaning through art that continues to this day. To read about some of his experiences along the way, you can click the link to access his CV and Biography. Currently, Arthur has been working in watercolors, with a focus on the human figure. He also generally works in acrylics, making two dimensional art on paper and canvas. “I like to use myths and legends to generate new old ideas, bringing ancient human stories into a contemporary context.”