Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Suzanne Nicholas

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1996

Suzanne Nicholas (b. 1953) is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, educator, and arts administrator whose practice spans film, installation, and printmaking. She worked at the International Center of Photography from 1988 to 2020, most recently as director of continuing education. Over the past decade, her focus has been on drawing and printmaking with an emphasis on lithography.

Suzanne’s work has been exhibited at the Manhattan Graphics Center, A.I.R. Gallery, Art Projects International, Art-in-General, Center for Book Arts, Exit Art, and the Atlanta Women’s Film Coalition, among others. She was also a founding member of 494 Gallery, a women’s cooperative gallery in New York City (1991–95), and has been the recipient of fellowships and awards, including the MacDowell Fellowship, the Artists Mentor Grant (Film/Media Arts), and the MidAtlantic New Forms Regional Grant (with choreographer David Appel). She holds an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Nicholas serves on the board at Manhattan Graphics Center, New York since 2014.

Portrait courtesy of Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art



Suzanne Nicholas worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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