Nicole James

www.nicolebovasso.com 

nicolebovasso@hotmail.com

EDUCATION

2017   M.F.A (In Progress) Georgia Southern University, Expected completion: Spring 2020

2015   B.F.A., Sculpture, Magna Cum Laude, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL,

2012   A.A., Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018-    Instructor of record, 3D art and design, Georgia Southern University

2018- Instructor of record, 2D art and design, Georgia Southern University

2018- Instructor, Fantasy Art Camps, Averitt Center for the Arts

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2017- 2018   Studio Monitor/ Assistant, Small metals, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2013-2015    Sculpture Student Lab Assistant, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL                                                             

Operational and safety knowledge: 

    •    Metal fabrication, welding—oxy acetylene, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) 

    •    Foundry, casting—iron, bronze, aluminum, resin, plaster, wax 

    •    Mold-making—resin-bonded sand, ceramic shell, plaster, alginate, silicone 

    •    Wood-working 

    •    Stone carving 

    •    Fiberglass

2014    Concept Design, Exhibit B: Spaceshifts, Collaborative site-specific installation with Jacksonville University Dancers 

2014   Project Manager, Collaboration in creation of large-scale sculpture “Sgt.Crackers” Commission from Wayne Wood for OneSpark Festival, Hemming Plaza, Jacksonville, FL

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Averitt Center Faculty Exhibition, Rosengart Gallery 41, Statesboro, GA

2018 Iron Wedding Performance, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton, PA

2018    Dialogic II, Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

2018    Trifecta, Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA

2017 Body Language, Georgia Southern Gallery 303

2017 Show Swap, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, Ga

2017    Curated Professional Exhibition, Sloss Furnaces Visitor’s center gallery, Birmingham, AL

2016    Woodfire ceramics Invitational, Lufrano Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

2016    UNF Art + Design Student Juried Annual Exhibition, UNF Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL, Juror, Julie Dickover

2016     3rd Street Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

2016     Monroe Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

2015     UNF Sculpture Senior Exhibition, Unity Plaza: UP commUNITY Center & ArtGallery, Jacksonville, FL

2015    Northeast Florida Sculptors Juried Exhibition, UNF Gallery of Art, Juror, Andrew Smith

2015    South by Southlight, Northeast Florida Juried Exhibition, South Gallery, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, Honorable Mention

2015    UNF Art + Design Student Juried Annual Exhibition, UNF Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL,   Juror, Sarah Alexander

2014    Through the Fire 2014, CoRK Arts District East Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, Juror, Courtenay McLeland

2014    The Art of Nature, Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

2014    Looking Lab Exhibit B: Spaceshifts, Collaborative Site-Specific Installation, Jacksonville City Hall Windows, Jacksonville, FL

2013    UNF Sculpture Guild Exhibition, Severine Photography Studio, Jacksonville, FL 

2013    Jacksonville Zoo Lights, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL 

2013    The art of Nature, Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, Jacksonville, FL 

2012    UNF Art + Design Student Juried Annual Exhibition, UNF Gallery of  Art, Jacksonville, FL, Juror, Joe Forkan

PUBLICATIONS

2017   ‘Trifecta” at Trio Five MFA Students to Keep an Eye On, Flagpole Magazine, Article by Jessica Smith (March 7)

2014   The Art of Nature, The Florida Times Union: B-4 Photo documentation by Christina Kelso,  (November 11)

2013    UNF Sculpture students prepare for Jacksonville Zoo Lights, The Florida Times Union: B1 photo documentation by Bob Self, (October 18)

COLLECTIONS 

2015   Josephine Sculpture Park, Frankfort, KY

2013   Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

 CONFERENCES AND FESTIVALS ATTENDED

2018    International conference in Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Historic Furnaces, Scranton, PA

2017    National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

2015    National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL

2014    One Spark Festival, Downtown Jacksonville, FL

2014    Art Basel, Miami, FL, via University of North Florida Art and Design Department, 3 day travel to art festival and concurrent fairs

2013    One Spark Festival, Downtown Jacksonville, FL

MEMBERSHIPS

2013-2016  Northeast Florida Sculptors Group

2012-2015  University of North Florida Sculpture Guild 

 Treasurer, 2014-2015   

2012-2014  University of North Florida Potters Guild