Associate Professor and Chair of Foundations
Foundations, Visual Studies
Nichola Kinch is an artist whose creative production is propelled by technical investigations that span pre-photographic practices to computer aided design and manufacturing. Her practice centers on the creation of objects and installations that explore image production as a metaphor for a variety of fictional constructs.
Kinch’s commitment to learning new processes is uniquely aligned with her interest in innovative curriculum development in the areas of foundation studies and interdisciplinary practice. She has developed an approach to teaching that stems from an evocative point of view, built firmly on the belief that students must engage in individual inquiry to be successful in her courses and in the world.
MFA, Sculpture, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, 2004
BFA, Ceramics, Myers School of Art, 2001
Kinch, N. (2017). Material Witness: The Object of Photography. Exhibited at CollarWorks, Troy, NY,
March 31–April 28, 2017.
Kinch, N. (2015-2016). Love Stories. Exhibited at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA,
December 4, 2015–January 30, 2016.
Kinch, N. (2015). Gerrymander Menagerie. Exhibited at Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, April–
Kinch, N. (2014). Down the Drain. Exhibited at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA, February 7–
March 1, 2014.
Kinch, N. (2012). The Garden of Forking Paths. Exhibited at The Center of Contemporary Art,
Las Vegas, NV, July 1–August 18, 2012.