manifest international drawing annual 2007 exhibition-in-print
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Carrie Nixon
Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati, Associate professor

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I have focused primarily on figuration in my drawings and paintings. The architectonic challenge of drawing human and animal figures has always attracted me; at the same time, these figures serve as vehicles to raise social and psychological questions. My current work aims to integrate randomness with control, mirroring life as I see it. In the iNDA entry, "Endangered Species," I am using the 500+ year-old technique of silverpoint to explore contemporary concern about the extinction of species.



born: 1956, Detroit, MI


Wayne State University, MFA, 1983
Yale University, B.A., 1978

selected awards/honors

Honorable Mention, "The Art of Exposure Slide Exhibit" Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006
Honorable Mention, Plein Air Painters of Ohio, 2006
Professor of the Year, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati, 1999

selected publications

The Cincinnati Enquirer, 2006
"SOS Art," written and edited by Dr. Saad Ghosn, 2006
"2005 Manifest Drawing Annual In-Print," published 2006
"Wayne State University Press: "100 Select Works from the WSU Art Collection," 2002

selected solo or two-person exhibits

University Galleries on Sycamore: "Records and Illusions," Cincinnati, OH 2006
Benedictine University: "Recent Work," Lisle, IL 1996
Carnegie Art Center, "Carrie Nixon," Covington, KY 1987
CADE Gallery, "Carrie Nixon," Royal Oak, MI 1986

selected group shows

Springfield Museum of Art, "Plein Air Painters," Springfield, OH, 2007
Dicere Gallery, "Narrative Figuration," Cincinnati, OH, 2006
Armory Art Center, "Lest We Forget, Artists' Responses to the Gulf War," W. Palm Beach, FLA, 1998
The Peace Museum, "50 Years, Human Re-Visions," Chicago, IL, 1995

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