Portrait of Nicole Seisler
  • Email
    art.dept@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Research Interests
    Ceramics, Sculpture, Installation, Public art, Social practice

Nicole Seisler is the Joan and David Lincoln Visiting Professor of Ceramics at Claremont Graduate University and Scripps College. Her artistic interests include ceramics, sculpture, installation, public art, and social practice. These interests have overlapped for Seisler as she has created public and meaningful art throughout her career.

With an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Seisler has created a career of teaching and art making. She has taught ceramics part-time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lake Forest College and full-time at the University of Washington. Reviews of her work have been published in the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Ceramics MonthlyBoston Globe, Boston Herald, and Palm Beach Arts Paper. Seisler has been awarded the City of Boston Public Art Grant, the Fort Point Arts Community Public Art Fund, and the Maria Scholarship for her residency with ACRE Projects.

Seisler is an interdisciplinary artist who creates sculpture, installation, and public art that investigate themes of time, ephemerality, and the overlapping roles of artist, viewer, participant, and collaborator. She has exhibited her work at international venues, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Elmhurst Art Museum, Illinois; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida; Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach, Florida; NEXT Art Fair, Chicago; Alto Galleria, Brussels, Belgium; and Flash Atoyle, Izmir, Turkey.

Seisler’s City Souvenirs, an interactive clay sculpture project involving public participation, has traveled the country to such  locations as Seattle, Chicago, and New York, and has traveled to Sydney, Australia. More recently, Seisler launched a new Los Angeles project space—A-B Projects—for the exhibition of contemporary art that stretches the boundaries of the field of ceramics.

City Souvenirs. 2015. Clay sculpture with public participation. Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park.

Trompe L’oeil. 2015. Solo exhibition. Seattle, WA: University of Washington North Gallery.

City Souvenirs: Shifting Impressions. 2015. Collaboration with Liene Bosquê. New York: Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space.

City Souvenirs. 2014. Clay sculpture with public participation. Chicago, IL: Museum of Contemporary Photography.

No Rules: Contemporary Clay. 2012–13. Group exhibition. Elmhurst, IL: Elmhurst Art Museum.

Ceramics