NICOLE CHERUBINI                                  

B. 1970, Boston USA

Lives and works in Hudson and Brooklyn, NY


2002               Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan. ME
1996-1998             MFA, Visual Arts: New York University, New York, NY
1990-1993             BFA, Ceramics: Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1989-1990             Tufts University, Medford, MA

ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS                       

2016             the love tapes, a retrospective, Retrospective, Hudson, NY

2015                golden specific, Samsøñ, Boston MA

2014                500, Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL

                  kiss bite, Spence Projects, New York, New York, NY

2013                In and Out of Weeks, Tracy Williams Ltd, New York, NY

2012                   Tuesdays & Saturdays: Nicole Cherubini & Beverly Semmes (catalogue), Samsøñ,
Boston, MA

                  Simryn Gill | Nicole Cherubini, Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York, NY

2010                Polly Apfelbaum / Nicole Cherubini: Studiowork, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

2009                Project Room, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (curated by Lisa Melandri)         

2008              D’Amelio Terras, New York, New York

                        Smith-Stewart, New York, New York

2007               Samsøñ, Boston, MA

                        Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

                     Nassau County Museum, New York (with Valerie Hegarty)

2006               Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, NY

                        Jane Harstook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

2005               Samsøñ, Boston, MA

                        ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

2004               G-Pots and Gems, Jersey City Museum, NJ.

2001           Transformer,La Panaderia, Mexico D.F., Mexico (with Nancy Barton and Carol Bove)


2016                        Julia Benjamin, Sarah Braman & Nicole Cherubini, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY

                        If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus, New York, NY

                        LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

This is the Living Vessel: Person. This is What Matters, This is Our Universe. Detroit, MI

A Whisper Where It Came From, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2015                        Why Can’t It Be Everlasting?, Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York, NY

2014                OK Great THANKS This Is SO RIDICULOUS, DCKT, New York, NY

                        On the Blue Shore of Silence, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York,, NY

                        OK Great THANKS This Is SO RIDICULOUS, ACME. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                        Still Life With, La Mama Galleria, New York, NY

                        Painting in the Expanded Field, Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art, Augusta, GA

                        Anthropocene, Canada Gallery, New York, NY

2013                        Drifter, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY

                        Vessels, The Horticultural Society of New York, New York, NY; curated by Chris Murtha

                        In Praise of Chance and Failure, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY

                        Recent Ruins, Lucien Trras, 143 Reade, New, NY

2012                                     Simpatico, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA

                        Pretty Ugly, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; curated by Nina Gara Bozicnik

                               What Do You Believe In, NY Photo Festival, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Amy Smith-Stewart

                        Makeup on Empty Space, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY

2011                        No Object is an Island, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Academy of Art,
Bloomfeild Hills, MI.

                        Chain, Chain, Chain, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London, England; curated by Glenn Adamson

Thing Tang Trash – Upcycling in Contemporary Ceramics, Permanenten: The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, The Netherlands; curated by Heidi Bjørgan

                        This is Then, DODGEgallery, New York, NY

                        Shapeshifters, 443 PAS Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Laurel Sparks

                        Affinities: Painting in Abstraction, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY;
                                     curated by Kate McNamara

                        Contemporary Clay, RH Gallery, New York, NY

                        Dust to Settle, Cuchifritos, New York, NY

                        Notes on Notes on “Camp,” INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, NY

2010                        Collision, The RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI; curated by Jackie Saccoccio

                        Under Skirt: a Peek at the Institution of Art, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada

                        Illusions Lounge, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

2009                Pink Panther, Kumukumu Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Smith-Stewart with

                  Hannah Dumes and Nicole O’Rourke

                  Misfeasance?, Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano in Guadalajara, México, curated by

                  Montserrat Albores

                  Harlem Postcards: Spring 2009, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

                  1992009, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

                  An Expanded Field of Possibilities, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

                  On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY

                  Dirt on Delight, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; will travel to the

                                  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

                  John Jay College Gallery, New York, NY. “Nicole Cherubini and Patrick Purcell.”

                                  Curated by Roberto Visani.

2008                Without Walls, Museum 52, New York, NY

                  BlueBalls, APF Lab, New York, NY

                  Confrontational Ceramics, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY

                  Another Peep Show, Smith-Stewart, New York.

                      Environments and Empires, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Ma. Curated by

                         Dominique Nahas         and Margaret Evangeline.

                  Newman Popshiavilli, New York, NY

                     Re-Considering Color: Postmodern Classical II, Onassis Cultural Center, New York.

2007                     Irrational Profusion, PS 1/MOMA, Queens, New York. Curated by Phong Bui.

                     Circumventing the City, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York. Curated by Rachel Uffner.

                     Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York. Curated by Omar-Lopez-Chahoud.

                     Blood Meridian, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin. Curated by David Hunt.

                         Lucky Draw, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

               Intelligent Design, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Rico Gaston& Ellie Murphy.

2006               Trans-Hudson Project: the cultural landscape, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

               New Work, Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by David Hunt.

               The Bong Show, Leslie Tonkonow, New York, NY. Curated by Beverly Semmes.

               Miami Design Exhibition, Miami, FL, M*A*S*H. Curated by David Hunt.

               Beauty’s Gold is Clay, Alexandre Gallery, New York, NY

               Material Abuse, Caren Golden Fine Art, NY /Clifford Gallery, Colgate University.

               Sci-Fi Lullabies, FirePlace Projects, Hamptons, NY.

               new work, Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, NY.

               One Part Clay, Garth Clark, New York, NY. (traveling, SOFA NY)

               Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, Netherlands

               Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY. Curated by Erin Donnelly.

2005               Make it Now: New Sculpture in New York, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY.

               Maximum Volume, Atlanta College for the Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

                             Curated by Isolde Breilmeyer

2004                             TwiLife, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY.

                                 Peekskill Project, New York, NY. Curated by Koan Jeff Baysa.

Art on the Installment Plan, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY. Curated by Lilly Wei.

Super Salon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA.

2003              Pantone, Massimo Audiello Fine Art, New York, NY. Curated by David Hunt.

City Mouse/Country Mouse, Space 101, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by David Hunt.

Dress Me Up, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA.

                        Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Curated by Calvin Reid.

                        Tomoyo Saito Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

                        A Theory of Relative Power, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY. Curated by

Franklin Sirmans.

2002               4 Brooklyn Artists, Tomoyo Saito Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

                        Innovation and Tradition, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY.

2000               Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY. 2000 Part 2: Photographs

Here, Here Gallery, Cleveland, OH. Photographic Imagination.

                        SnapShot, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.

1999               New York, NY: Big City of Dreams, OpenSpace, Milan, Italy. (curated by Franklin Sirmans)




2015               NADA Art Fair, Samsøñ, New York, NY
2014               Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, LA
                        Untitled Art Fair, Samsøñ Projects, Boston, MA
                        Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX


2012               ZONA MACO México Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, MX


                        Art Basel, Miami, FL, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY


2011               Art Los Angeles Contemporary, LA, CA


2010               zonaMACO, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico


2008             Volta4, Basel, Switzerland


2007               New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), Miami, FL


2006               Armory, New York, NY


                        Basel, Miami, FL


                        México Arte Contemporaneo, MACO, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico


2004               RISD Biennial NYC 2004, Claire Oliver Fine Art, New York, NY. Curated by Shamim Momin.



2009               Art Matter Grant, Travel to Mexico

2007               The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

2001-02            Emerge 2002 Artist Development Program, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art,

New Jersey, NJ

Artist-in-Residence, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

2000               Greenwich House Pottery Artist Residency, Summer-Fall 2000

1998              Jack Goodman Award for Art and Technology, New York University

1997               Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts Residency Fellowship

1995               The New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Sculpture

                       Massachusetts Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts

1994               The Travel Grants Fund for Artist (México), Arts international, NEA


2016            Fragile Monuments to the Jar’s Ancient Form, Hyperallergicby Robert Moeller

golden specific, Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid,

This Is the Living Vessel: Person. This Is What Matters. This is Our Universe, C-File Daily,        by Rosie Sharp of the McKnight Foundation

2015                        Review: Nicole Cherubini, golden specific, Big Red & Shiny by Zach Horn

2014                        Braman, Sarah. Nicole Cherubini, Bomb, Number 129 Fall 2014, p. 137-143

Wei, Lilly. "Claytime! Ceramics Finds its Place in the Art-World Mainstream,"

Perez Art Museum Miami, Diana Nawi

ARTnews, January 15, 2014.

Micchelli, Thomas. More Now Than Then: When Art Reaches Back,

Hyperallergic Aug. 16, 2014

2013                        Hirsch, Faye. "Nicole Cherubini,” Art in America, December 9, 2013.

Plagens, Peter. "Lyrical Forms, Social Commentary and Handiwork," The Wall Street Journal, October 11

“The Lookout: Nicole Cherubini at Tracy Williams,” Art in America, September 2013.

Rossetti, Chloe. “Vessels,” Artforum, June 28, 2013.

Rosenberg, Karen. “Vessels,” The New York Times, June 20, 2013.

2012             Mquaid, Cate. “Best shows of 2012 in Boston-area art galleries”
             Dec. 25, Boston Globe, 2012

Tuesdays & Saturdays: Beverly Semmes & Nicole Cherubini. Exhibition Catalogue, Samsøñ, Boston, MA

                         McNamara, Kate. SIMPATICO. Exhibition Catalog, Boston University, MA

No Object is an Island: New Dialogues with the Cranbrook Collection. (Exhibition Catalog) Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfeild Hills, MI.

2011            Thing Tang Trash-Upcycling in Contemporary Ceramics. (Exhibition Catalog)  Bergen National Academy of the Arts and Art Museums, Bergen, Norway. 

2010            Smith, Roberta. “Spray!, Polly Apfelbaum/Nicole Cherubini: Studio Work”. NY Times, 7/16/10, p. C26

2009            Miles, Christopher. “Nicole Cherubini at Santa Monica Museum of Art,” Los Angeles Times, Oct 14           

                        Reichert, Elizabeth. “Nicole Cherubini’s Art Pots,” Ceramics: Art and Perception, No. 77 2009

Smith, Roberta.  “Crucible of Creativity, Stoking Earth into Art,” NY Times, 3/20/09, p. C25

Smith, Roberta. “A Gallery Goes Out in a Burst of Energy,” NY Times 2/6/09, p. C5

                        Rosof, Libby. “Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay,” Reviews, Ceramics Monthly,

Mar 2009

                        Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay. (Exhibition catalog) Institute of Contemporary Art,

                                       Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

                        Garcia, Mike. Expanded Field of Possibilities. (Exhibition catalog)

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum.

2008              Cotter, Holland.  “Lower East Side: Art Shoehorned Amid Charm,” NY Times 11/14/08, p. C29

                        “Top Ten,” Artforum, 11/2008, pp.181-2

                        “Goings on About Town: Nicole Cherubini,” The New Yorker, 10/28/08, p.28

2007               Smith, Roberta. “The Material is the Message”, NY Times 9/10/08

                        Breaking the Mould, New Approaches in Ceramics. Black Dog Publishing.

                        Albores, Montserrat: Brielmaier, Isolde; Davis, Taylor; Hunt, David. “Nicole Cherubini”;

                                    catalog in conjunction with exhibition at Samson Projects.

Johnson, Ken. “Critics Pick”, Boston Globe. 4/14/07

Nadelman, Cynthia, ArtNews, “Critic’s Pick”, 4/07

                        Porter, Jenelle. Assem-bling. Catalog in conjunction with ICA exhibition.

                        Perreault , John. American Craft 2/2007: One Part Clay

                        Reichert, Elizabeth. Ceramics Arts & Perception, 5/2007: One Part Clay.

                        Tarkassis, Kostas. Clay Art International Yearbook, Greece, March 2007

2006               Porter, Jenelle. The Believer Magazine, “the top ten”

Johnson, Ken. New York Times, “Art Listings” 7/28/06

                        Cohen, David.  NY Sun. “Not resigned to the Realm of Craft” 7/27/06

                        Palmerton, Elwyn. NYArts “Nicole Cherubini” Vol 11 no 7/8

                        Hunt, David. “Are Ceramicists to bother…” Essay for exhibition at Gasser and Grunert.

                        Kley, Elisabeth. Art News, 2/2006. “Just Bead It” pp.114-115.

Clark, Garth and Delvecchio, Mark. “One Part Clay: Advent-Garde and Mixed Media” SOFA

Dean, Mark. “One Part Clay” Catalog for Traveling Exhibition.

                        Pfannkuche, Bernd. Neue Keramik, magazine, Germany. 11/2006: One Part Clay

                        Reichert, Elizabeth. Ceramics Monthly, 11/2006. One Part Clay

2005               TimeOut New York, “TwiLife”

                        Korotkin, Joyce. NY Arts/ M Magazine/ January 2005. “TwiLife”

                        Coates, Jason. Style Weekly/ February 2nd, 2005. P.31

                        The Improper Bostonian/ April 6, 2005. P. 69

                        Artforum. May 2005. “Preview”

                        Smith, Roberta. The New York Times/ May 27, 2005. P. E37 “The Many Shades of Now,…”

                        Ammirati, Domenick. Art Forum. October 2005. “Reviews”

                        Ins and Outs: Long Island City, NY / June 2005. “The Skinny on Sculpture”

                        Pappalaro, Anne. Artforum / June 2005. “Critics’ Picks’.

                        McGee, Celia. Daily News / May 27th, 2005. “What’s Old is New”.

                        Scott, Andrea K. TimeOut New York / June 2-8, 2005. “The New New Thins”

                        The Queens Courier / June 15, 2005. “ ‘Make It Now’ In Long Island City”

                        The New Yorker / June  27th, 2005.

                        TimeOut New York / July 14-20, 2005.

                        Kunitz, Daniel. The New York Sun / July 28th, 2005. “Better See it Now”

2004               Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio. “Nicole Cherubini: G-Pots and Gems” 1x1 Exhibition Catalogue

Smith, Roberta. New York Times 1/9/2004.  Art in Review: "Pantone"

                        Smith, Roberta. New York Times 1/23/2004.  Last Chance.

                        Wei, Lilly. "Art on the Installment Plan" Henry Street Settlement.

                        Momin, Shamim. "RISD Fine Art Biennial" (catalog)

                        Plummer, D'Lynne. South End News. May 13, 2004. Vol.25 no.17.

2003              Korotkin, Joyce. NY ARTS / April 2003  "Brooklyn"

                        Honigman, Ana Finel. Contemporary Magazine/  vol. 51. "NY: Space 101. "

                        Sirmans, Franklin. "A theory of relative power" Catalog

                        Bischoff, Dan. The Star-Ledger/Sunday June 1, 2003. "Aljiras new gallery emerges.."

Black, Mary. The Tablet, Seattle 05/01. " what to check out when you're out and about"

                        Stoezs, David. Seattle Weekly 5/30.  "Dress Me Up"

2002               Sirmans, Franklin. "Henry Street Settlement: Artists-in-Residence" catalog

                        Ting, Mary. "Tradition and Innovation"

2001               Riekels, Lawrence.  Transformer.  La Panaderia, Mexico D.F.

                        Lopez, Maria Luisa. “Transformer Femenino en La Panaderia” Culture, Milenio Diario. 12/01

                        Ruiz, Blanca. “Mujeres en Accion”  Primera Fila, Reforma. 1/19/2001

                        Sirmans, Franklin.  Atmosfere Metropolitane . Comune di Milano, da Punto Erre, 2001

2000               “Here,Here” 6/24/200, The Plain Dealer/ Entertianment Section, Cleveland, Ohio

                        Photographic Imagination Catalog, in conjunction with the exhibition 6/2000



2016               George Ohr, Boston University, Boston, MA

                        University of New York, Albany, NY

                        Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art panel, Kansas City, MO

                        Voulkos, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2015               George Ohr, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

George Ohr, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2014               University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

                        CAA, "What is contemporary ceramics?”, New York, NY

2013             Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

                        George Ohr, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

2012               Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

                        Visiting Artist, Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

                        Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

                        Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

                        Visiting Artist, Ecole des Arts Visuels et Mediatiques, Universite du Quebec, Montreal

2011               Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

                        Visiting Artist, Museum School, Boston, MA.

                        Visiting Faculty, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI

2010               Visiting Artist, Rutgers University, MFA program, New Jersey.

                        Visiting Artist, SVA MFA Program, New York.

                        Visiting Artist, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

                        Visiting Artist, École des arts visuals et médiatiques de l’UQAM

                        Visiting Artist, Corcoran College of Art, Washington DC

2009-10            Mentor, University of the Arts, MFA program, Philadelphia, PA.

2009               Visiting Artist, University of the Arts, MFA program, Philadelphia, PA.

                        Visiting Artist, Tyler University, MFA program, Philadelphia, PA.

                        Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

                        Visiting Artist, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

2007               Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA

                        Visiting Artist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2005-07            Visiting Professor, Hunter College, New York, NY

2006               Visiting Artist, RISD, Providence, RI

                        Visiting Artist, Cooper-Union, New York, NY

                        Visiting Artist, NYU, New York, NY

2005                        Adjunct Faculty, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

                        Adjunct Faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami FL

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

Cranbrook Art Museum, MI

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MA

MIT List Visual Arts Center, MA

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

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