Nicholas Kripal

Ceramics / Installation


Contact Information

Crane Arts Building
1400 North American Street, Studio #213
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Bio

Nicholas Kripal is the chair of the Crafts Department Tyler School of Art, Temple University, area head of the department’s Ceramics Program, and Vice President of Crane Arts LLC, Philadelphia.

He is an artist who utilizes the ceramic medium as a source for sculptural installations, and he creates work in the arena of site-specific/site-related installations that explore architectural iconography as a source for their format. These installations have been seen in Contemplations on the Spiritual Site Projects: Glasgow, Scotland (2001), Site Projects: Kristus Kircke, Cologne, Germany (2002), Site Projects: Sala Uno, Rome, Italy (2001), and Site Projects: The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NYC (2002). Along with sculptor Jeffrey Mongrain, he has created site installations for St. Patrick’s Church, Indianapolis, IN (2004) and Corpus Christ Church, Baltimore, MD (2005). Recent solo exhibitions have included, Award Winners, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT (2008), Museo Casa Principala, Vera Cruz, Mexico (2004), and Ceramic Sculpture: Eclipsing Process, Art Gallery, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (2003). He is the recipient of a PEW Fellowship in the Arts, a Pollock-Krasner grant, and three Pennsylvania Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. He has been awarded Artist-in-Residency positions at the La Napoule Art Foundation, France and Art Park, Lewiston, NY.


Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
MFA, Ceramics

University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE
MS Art Education

University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE
BFA, Ceramics

Professional Experience

1985 – present
Professor, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1979 – 1985
Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI



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