Christopher Nitsche

Christopher Nitsche

Christopher Nitsche

  • B.F.A., painting and drawing, Northern Illinois University, 1980
  • M.A., sculpture, Northern Illinois University, 1987
  • M.F.A., sculpture, University of New Mexico, 1990
First year at SCAD:

"Working with students is one of the most rewarding experiences. Their innovative perspectives are extremely inspiring. It is a thrill to engage students as they take initial ideas and develop them into substantive works of art."


Creating art and showing art: "31o North of East," two-part outdoor installation, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas; "The Loudest Silence," dance performance at installation site; "Reflective," installation, University of Wyoming Museum of Art, Laramie, Wisconsin; "Confluence," sculpture, installation, drawings, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado; "Navel Gazing: Artists Visions of Florida," Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida; "Re: materialization," Deborah Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, California; "Why Go Anywhere Else? Traveling Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings in Montenegro"; Petrovic Castle, Podgorica; Modern Gallery, Budva; Velimir Lekovic Gallery Cultural Center, Bar; Kod Homena Gallery, Kotor; Josip Bepo Benkovic Gallery, Herceg-Novi; O3one Project, Belgrade; National Gallery, Novi Sad; Museum of Contemporary Art, Vojvodina

Awards, recognition and honors

Individual Artist Fellowship for Artistic Merit, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts; Alumni Association Grant, Keene State College Alumni Foundation; Faculty Professional Development Grant, Keene State College Foundation


International Sculpture Center (institutional membership)

Publications and presentations

  • Catalog, "Navel Gazing, Fresh-Squeezed Visions of Florida," Brevard Art Museum Press, 2010
  • Catalog, Ever Present and in Motion, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2010
  • Profile, New Hampshire Arts News, Autumn 2005
  • Profile, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Nov. 3, 2001
  • Review, Denver Rocky Mountain News, Feb. 20, 1998
  • Recognition, The Best of Denver 1997, Best Installation Show, Westword, June 26, 1997

Previous Positions

Assistant professor of art, sculpture program coordinator, Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire; instructor, sculpture and art history, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado; adjunct instructor, University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado; adjunct instructor, University of New Mexico Gallup Campus, Gallup, New Mexico

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization
  • DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space
  • SCPT 110 Beginning Sculptural Practices I
  • SCPT 203 Additive and Subtractive Sculptural Practices
  • SCPT 320 Intermediate Sculptural Practices
  • SCPT 360 Installation Art