Nicholas Hill
2017 Guggenheim Fellow

Nicholas Hill’s studio work involves the exploration of history, other cultures and the creative processes of artists in those cultures. His curatorial work has led to multiple exhibitions in the US by artists from India, Germany and Chile. The Guggenheim Fellowship will support his travel to several art centers in India, Argentina and Chile and the development of new work, and new collaborations with artists and craftspeople.

Throughout his career, residencies and interactions with other artists have been pivotal to his work. Nicholas has been awarded residencies in the USA at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation and the Art Students League residency at Vytlacil. Internationally, Nicholas has been awarded residencies in Germany at Grafikwerkstatt and at the Hochshule fur Bildende Kunste in Dresden. He has been artist-in-residence at Taller 99 printmaking studio in Santiago, Chile and at Casaplan Cultural Center in Valparaiso, Chile.

He co-curated an exhibition of contemporary Indian and American printmaking at Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries in New Delhi. Also, his work has included community-based arts projects with under-served communities in Ohio and New York.

Dartmouth College, Redlands University/ California, and Pratt Munson Williams Proctor College of Art and Design are some educational venues where Nicholas has offered lectures and studio presentations.

Nicholas received the BFA degree from Michigan State University and the MA and MFA degrees from the University of Iowa. He has taught at the State University of New York- Plattsburgh, Bethany College, and Union College. Currently, he is professor of art at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Selected Public Collections

Kathe KollwitzHaus, Moritzburg, Germany

Lalit Kala Akademie, New Delhi, India

Taller 99 Printmaking Studio, Santiago, Chile

The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The New-York Historical Society, NYC

The United States Department of State,
Washington, D.C.

The Bloch Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

California State University, Chico, CA.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri


New York State Council on the Arts

Artists Space- New York City

The Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Foundation

The Greater Columbus Arts Council

Kansas Arts Commission


"Los Transeuntes" Casaplan Cultural Center, Valparaiso, Chile

"Kyoto/NewDelhi" Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Bethany College, Kansas

"Los Transeuntes" Fisher Gallery, Otterbein University

"The Dresden Diaries: Works on Paper 1998-2014, Stadarchiv, Dresden, Germany

" All Over the Map" Casaplan Cultural Center, Valparaiso, Chile

"The Tokyo and Kyoto Projects: Cyanotypes and Lithographs" Hierstand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

"New Delhi Contrasts" Taller 99 Gallery, Santiago, Chile

"The Kyoto Calligraphy Lessons: Cyanotypes by Nicholas Hill" Brunell R. Woods Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio

Recent Juried, National and International Exhibitions

Two-person exhibition, Pratt MWP College of Art and Design, Utica, New York

"Los Estaciones" group exhibition,Galeria de Arte, Temuco, Chile

"Across the Pond" 10 German and American artists, Dresden City Gallery, Dresden, Germany

"Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition,  Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

35th Anniversary exhibition, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, Illinois ( included in catalog)

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Artist Scholarship, the Art Students League at Vytlacil, New York City

Selected to participate in two print portfolios with the Taller 99 Printmaking Studio, Santiago,

One of 16 American printmakers selected in a national juried process to create  print edition on the theme of " Justice." St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

One of 12 American printmakers selected for BIGINK2015, Portland, Maine


Essay about " The Kyoto Calligraphy Lessons" in "The Journal of the Print World."

Created cover illustrations for "Drumming on Water" a poetry collection by Susan Sonde