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Carnegie Mellon University. University Honors.
B.F.A. Painting, Drawing, & Printmaking. 1995.
The Ecole De Beaux Arts. Tours, France. 1993.
Maryland Institute, College of Art. MFA in Studio Art. 2007.
Selected Exhibitions:


Passage of Time. A. D. Gallery. University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Pembroke, NC.

Cellphone Library. Vox Populi. Philadelphia, PA.


The Unstable Line. AIR Gallery. Curated by Rebecca Wild. Altrincham, UK. 

Signals. NADiff A/P/A/R/T, (Organized by Drawing Tube), Tokyo, Japan.

Not Just Landscapes. Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Sebastopol, CA.


Drawn to Time. DRN Temporal Drawing Conference Online Exhibition. Curated by Susan Kemenyffy. Loughborough University. Loughborough, UK.

Tracks and Traces. (Online Virtual Exhibition organized by AIR Gallery.) Altrincham, UK.

Donald M. Robinson Photography Biennial. Southern Alleghenies Art Museum. Loretto, PA. 


Into the Void. Towson Center for the Arts Gallery. Towson University. Curated by Susan Isaacs and Erin Lehman. Towson, MD.

Developed Work. Midwest Center for Photography. Wichita, KS.

Walkabout. Midwest Center for Photography. Wichita, KS.

Art Teleported. The Box Factory. Ridgewood, New York.

Progressions. Czong institute of Contemporary Art. Gimpo, South Korea.

Form. Line. Shape. Space. Todd Art Gallery. Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, TN.


Contemporary Drawing in the Pacific Northwest. EWU Art Gallery. Eastern Washington State University.  Cheney, WA.

Artistic Psychologies. The Art Galleries at CCBC, Essex Gallery. Baltimore, MD. Curated by Natalie Lezcano and Caroline Pence.

Transparent Factors In Form and Content. NIU Art Museum. Northern Illinois University. Curated by Peter Olson. DeKalb, IL.

Lines of Thought. Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. Gimpo, South Korea. 
​Emulsion. Pepsico Center. 2017. Washington, D.C.
Between Two Points. Scene. Metrospace. Michigan State University.
East Lansing, MI.
Time Lines. John Fonda Gallery at Theatre Project. Baltimore, MD. (Solo).
The Drawing Board. District of Columbia Arts Center. Washington, D.C.
Drawing Lines Across Mediums. Site: Brooklyn. Brooklyn, New York.
Drawing Never Dies. Red Line Contemporary Art Center. Denver, CO.
Shadow Echoes. VisArts. Common Ground Gallery. Rockville, MD (Solo).
Trawick Prize Finalist Exhibition. Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Gallery B. Bethesda, MD.
De composition. Allan Priebe Gallery. University of Wisconsion, Osh Kosh, WI.
Navigation Puzzle. Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Wilmington, DE
Transforming New York City. The Lodge Gallery. Curated by Karen Marrero. New York, New York.
Broad Spectrum. Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Wilmington, DE.
Fractured Echoes. Arts Club of Washington. Washington D.C. (solo) 
Centennial Juried Exhibition. Delaware Art Museum. Wilmington, DE.
Sondheim Semifinalist Exhibition. Meyerhoff Gallery. Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD.
Duets. Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Wilmington DE.
Traversing Dimensions. Caladan Gallery. Cambridge MA.
Drawing Connections. Sienna Art Institute. Sienna Italy.
Drawing in the Expanded Field. Hatton Gallery. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO.
Extensions. The Arts Club of Washington. Washington, D.C. (Solo.)
Vox V. Vox Populi. Philadelphia, PA.
Stop and Go. Gallery at Flashpoint. DC Arts Incubator. Washington, D.C. (Solo).
Suspended Continuum(s). Decker Gallery. Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD. (Solo Thesis Show).
MICA 9. Center for Emerging Artists. Philadelphia, PA.
Not to Scale. Target Gallery. Torpedo Art Center. Alexandria, VA.
16th International Competition. Marcella Geltman Gallery. The Art Center of Northern New Jersey.
(Juror Henriette Huldisch, Assistant Curator of the Whitney Museum of Art.)
Empirical/Experimental. Manifest Creative Research/Drawing Center. Cincinnati, OH.
100% Centennial. Carnegie Mellon University. Purnell Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA
International Juried Show. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Summit, NJ (Juror Patterson Sims, Montclair Art Museum.)
Marcella Geltman Gallery. Art Center of Northern New Jersey. New Milford, NJ
(Juror Jordan Kant Assistant Curator of Drawings at MOMA.)
Conduction/Containment. ALL. Arts and Literature Laboratory. New Haven, CT
Fusion. Function. Form. Union Street Gallery. Chicago Arts Incubator. Chicago, IL
The Art Center of Northern New Jersey.
(Juror Susan Cross, Assistant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.)
International Juried Show, Pleiades Gallery. New York, NY. 2003
(Juror Anne Umland, Associate Curator, Dept. of Painting and Sculpture, MOMA, NY)
Abstraction V. Period Gallery. Omaha, Nebraska.
16th National Biennial Exhibition of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society.  Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA. (Juror David Rhodes, UCLA Hammer Museum. Los Angeles, CA.)

Day or Night. Gallery 214. Montclair, NJ.
Abstraction IV International. Period Gallery. Omaha, Nebraska.
Small Impressions. The Printmaking Council of New Jersey. Juror Zarina Hashmi.
Pressed and Pulled IX. Georgia College and State University. College of Arts & Sciences. Milledgeville, GA.
Cross Currents. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Ocean Springs, Missouri.
Drawing 2000 International. Period Gallery. Omaha, Nebraska.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition Wichita Center for the Arts.Wichita, Kansas.
Four Montalvo Artists Reflect on Organic Forms. Exhibition of Work by Four Former Artist Residents Highlighting Pivotal Moments in their Art Making.
Curated by Montalvo Gallery Director, Theres Rohan. California's Historic Estate for the Arts. Villa Montalvo. Saratoga, CA.
Small Impressions 99 National & Traveling ExhibitionThe Printmaking Council of New Jersey, Brookdale Community College, Department of Environmental Protection, Kean University Gallery. Somerville, NJ.
Toe Five Two. Pedestrian. A Gallery of Contemporary Art. Juror Patrick Smith.
Jacksonville, FL.
Watermark '99: Works on Paper. Southeastern Community College. Whitehead, NC. 1999
20th National. The Schenectady Museum. The Print Club of Albany. Schenectady, NY.
5th National. The Highland Cultural Arts Center. (Juror Jennifer Park, Lecturer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.) Highland, NY.
Workshop Prints. Goya Girl Press. Baltimore, MD.
Selected Works. Goya Girl Press/Park School Gallery. Baltimore, MD.
71st International Print Competition. The Print Center. Juror Peter Von Ziegesar. Philadelphia, PA.
In Western New York. The Carnegie Art Center. Buffalo, NY.
An Invitation to Draw.. Gallery at Montalvo. California’s Historic Estate for the Arts. Villa Montalvo. Saratoga, CA. Curated by Theres Rohan.

Honorable Mention. London International Creative Award (Installation). London England. 2017.
Candidate. The FID Prize. (Federation of International Drawing) Paris, France. 2017.
Finalist, Trawick Prize. Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. 2014.
Honorable Mention. London International Creative Competition. London, England. 2012.
Semi-Finalist, Sondheim Prize. 2012.
Exhibitor, Concrete Geometries Exhibitor. Spatial Form and Aesthetic Processes. Architectural Association. London, England.2011.
Artist Residency. Soaring Gardens. Ora Lehrman Trust. 2009.
Artist Residency. CA's Historic Estate for the Arts. Montalvo Arts Center. Saratoga, CA.
Artist Residency. Mendocino Art Center. Mendocino, CA.
Artist Residency. The Vermont Studio Center. Johnson, VT. (Partial Fellowship) 1995..


Expanded Drawing Practices (exdrawp)  2015-current. A blog featuring contemporary drawing from artists around the world.

Drawing Tube Collective.

Artist Lectures/Talks:

Conglomerate(s). Art Teleported. The Box Factory. Ridgewood, NY. 2020.
Draw it Out! Panelist/Artist Talk. Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD. 2018.
The Fluid Feminine. A Sharing of Speech: Scholarship on or Inspired by the Work of Luce Irigaray. Artist Talk. University of Winchester. Winchester, UK. 2017.
Shadow Echoes. Artist Talk. VisArts. Rockville, MD. 2015.
Duets. Artist Talk. Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Wilmington, DE. 2011.
A Feminist Tao. The Irigaray Circle. Artist Talk. Hofstra University. Hofstra, NY.
Flash Forums. Artist Talk. Gallery at Flashpoint. Washington D.C.
MFA Thesis Artist Talk. Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD. Summer 2007.


Signals Organized by Drawing Tube, Hiraku Suzuki and Kazuki Nakahara.. Essay by Jan-Phillip Fruehsorge. 2022.

Drawn to Time. Curatorial Statement by Susan Kemenyffy. Loughborough University. Loughborough, UK. 2021.

Form, Line. Shape. Space. (Catalog).  Todd Art Gallery. Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, TN. 2020.

Exhibitions. Transparency Exhibition Suite. CGN. Chicago Gallery News. 2019. 
Lines of Thought. (Catalog) Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. Seoul, South Korea. 2018.

​Emulsion. 2017. (Catalog) Washington, D.C.​
Between Two Points. (Catalog) SCENE Metrospace. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI.
Nicole lenzi. Shadow Echoes. Montgomery Magazine. Rockville. Md 2015.
Transforming New York Street Objects. (Catalog) Organized by site 95. Curated by Karen Marrero.
Nicole Lenzi and Ellen Fienberg. The Arts Club of Washington.  Dr. Christopher With. 2013.
site95. Journal  Issue 01. Volume 11. Artist Project. Nicole Lenzi.
Delaware Art Museum Juried Centennial Exhibition. (Catalog) Essay by John B. Ravenal. Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Nicole Lenzi. Caladen Gallery. Review by Majorie Kaye. 2012.
Traversing Dimensions. Nicole Lenzi.  Caladan Gallery. Marjorie Kaye. 2011.
Drawing in the Expanded Field. (Catalog)  Essay by Deanna Petheridge and Howard Riley. 2010.
City Lights. Critics Picks. Nicole Lenzi.Stop and Go. Washington City Paper. By Maura Judkis. October 10/29/09.
Fall Art Critics Picks. Nicole Lenzi. .While You are Waiting, Stop and Go. (Gallery at Flashpoint). The Washington Post Express. September 2009.
Shifting Gears. The Washington Post Express. October, 2009.
Empirical/Experimentall (Catalog) Manifest Creative Drawing /Research Center. 2006.
The Gallery at Villa Montalvo. Selected Exhibitions from 1996 through 2000/Curated by Theres Rohan. Critical Essay by Mary Hull Webster.
16th National Biennial Exhibition. (Catalog) Essay by David Rhodes UCLA
Hammer Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Organic Forms Inspire Artists in Current Show. Review by Shari Kaplan. Saratoga News. Saratoga, CA. March 1996. 
Schenectady Museum Print Show (Catalog) Essay by Robert Kipniss. Oct.
Rich Works Redeem a Jumbled Theme. Review by John Dorsey. Baltimore, MD. The Baltimore Sun. August
The 71st Annual International Competition.. Eesay by Juror Peter Von Ziegesar. Philadelphia, PA. (Catalog)
Montalvo Draws on the Joy of Fundamentals. Review by Chiori Santiago. San Jose, CA. June 1996. The Mercury News.
An Invitation to Draw at Villa Montalvo.. Review by Casey FitzSimmons. San Francisco, CA. July 1996. Artweek.

Press for Expanded Drawing Practices Blog:
Expanded by Nicole Lenzi. Drawing Tube, The Wall. (Blog by Hiraku Suzuki) Tokyo, Japan. 2017.
Artist Emerges onto the World Stage. 1/26/2017. Northern Star. Australia.
Mullen Artist Gains International Acclaim.  1/26/2017. Echo Net Daily. Australia.