Nicole Patrice Dul

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Printmaking / Mixed Media

Artist's Biography

I hold an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Pratt Institute and a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art. I am currently an arts and cultural administrator. I also teach art on the university level as well as instruct children. My work has been in numerous exhibitions, and I am an ongoing member of Orchard Artworks, a Fine Art and Craft Cooperative Gallery in Bryn Athyn, PA.

Artist's Statement

According to playwright Tom Stoppard, “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” Just as life is a series of transitions and transformations, so also is the creation of art. My artwork speaks to the human condition of change and expresses the states and stages we undergo throughout lifetimes. It has focused on the attachments we claim and detachments we face. With time as a backdrop, my work emphasizes the changes made manifest by decay, ruin, reinvention and renewal. My goal has been to discover the beauty in transitions that occur as place becomes space and existence becomes story.

Printmaking affords me a way to combine process and medium, search out new methods, and experiment with mixed media. It allows me to integrate creativity with consciousness of social, psychological and cultural concepts, those that create currents of change in human life. My work is comprised of representational imagery translated into intaglio, relief and planographic prints, mixed media paintings and artist books.

Selected Exhibitions

Urbanismo: Paintings and Works on Paper, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA

Densities: People and Places, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

Phases, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA

Deconstructing Place, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Grain of Salt, Feminine Symbols and Identities, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA

Dwelling: Personal Space and the Self, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA

Abandoned America Photo Exhibit, Third Ward / Impact Hub, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Stephen Perloff, Editor of the Photo Review and Photo Collector

Philadelphia Photo Arts Members Exhibit, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Member Exhibition: InLiquid, PPAC, Second State, at Ice Box Project Space and Grey Area, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

115th Annual Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Duets, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA

First Amendment Show, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Techknowledge, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

Heart Print, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Battle of the Sexes, Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE

Women: An International Women's Day Exhibition, International House, Philadelphia, PA

Immersion, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA

Mini-Curated-Micro-Books, Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD

Faculty Triennial, Paley and Levy Galleries Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Beginnings, Women’s Caucus for Arts, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

Found Wanting, Gallery MC, New York, NY

Pratt MFA Student Exhibition, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

Point of Departure, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute MFA II Printmaking, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

2009 - present
Administrative Assistant, The Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2007 - present
Instructor, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2006 - 2009
Adjunct Faculty, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2006 - 2008
Instructor, The Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

2003 - 2007
Workshop Leader, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA

Instructor and Lecturer, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2001 & 2005
Adjunct Faculty, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

Member, Philadelphia Photo Arts

2012 - present
Member, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

2006 - present
Co-op member, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA

2002 - 2013
Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), National and Philadelphia Chapter

Awards and Honors

Teaching Scholarship, Magic Gardens Mosaic Workshop with Isaiah Zagar, Philadelphia, PA

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Etching, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA


Public (partial list)
Bootstrapping, artist book collaboration, Nicole Dul and Dave Erbe, The Philadelphia Free Library
Global Warming, Studio/Tech Assistant to Artist Book by Libby Newman
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Philadelphia, PA
Bailey/Howe Library, Burlington, VT
Rare Book and Special Collections, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
King St. Stephen Museum, Hungary,
Paper Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Who We Are, WCA (Philadelphia Chapter), Collaborative Artist Book
Bibliograph Collection, Montreal, CA,
Sherman Library, Hanover, NH
Big Block Portfolio, Philagrafika, formerly PPC
The Philadelphia Free Library
Newark NJ Public Library
Rainbow Media Holdings, LLC

Private Collections across the United States


2003 - 2005
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
MFA with Distinction, Printmaking

1996 - 2001
Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
BFA, Painting and Drawing