Christopher Niver

EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2008 Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI, One from Wisconsin
2007 Institute of Visual Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, Mary L. Nohl Fellows Exhibition
2005 Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, Waterways
1999 Round 6 / Art-Street-Window, Milwaukee, WI, Flourish

Small group (2-4 persons)

2010 James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI, Stitched Ground: Four Artists Embroider the Land
2009 The Green Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI, Katy Keefe / Chris Niver
2003 Jody Monroe Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Chris Niver / Megan Whitmarsh
2002 The Kruger Art Complex, Milwaukee, WI, The Bakery Show
2000 City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA, Pop Goes The…
Paul Porter Center Gallery, Brevard College, Brevard, NC, A.C.E.
1996 La Galleria Del Conte, Milwaukee, WI, New Directions
Alverno College Art & Cultures Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Hero/ine

Group

2010 Greenseed Studios, Sheboygan, WI, Indiana Green
The Gallery, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA, Drawing in Thread: Contemporary Embroidery
Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now
2009 Yard Dog, Austin, TX, Over and Under
Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thread Baring: A portrayal of Masculinity One Stitch at a Time
Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, The Intimate Page
2008 Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, WI, Devotion to Thread
Crossman Gallery, Center of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Graphic Novels, Zines and Comix: from Hogarth to Robert Crumb
2007 Aqua Art Miami (Hotcakes Gallery), Miami, FL
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters’ James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI, Spectrum
2006 Milwaukee International (Jody Monroe Gallery), Milwaukee, WI
Institute of Visual Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, Continuum 5(0)
2002 Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI and Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, The Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water
2001 Organized by Visual Arts Milwaukee, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI, Salon D’Automne
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Eight Counties Triennial
2000 Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI, Wendy’s Wonder Land
Riverwest Art Works, Milwaukee, WI, Dysfunctional/Functional Family and The Order Of Things
1999 Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, Phantom Press and Friends
Riverwest Art Center, Milwaukee, WI, The Red Show
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery, RE:representation
1998 University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI, Parkside National Small Print Exhibition
1997 Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, Delta National Small Prints Exhibition
1995 Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI, Outstanding Print Show
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI, Dreams & Visions
La Galleria Del Conte, Milwaukee, WI, Color – An Investigation
1994 Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI, Fire & Ice
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery, Exploring the Lighter Side of Art
La Galleria Del Conte, Milwaukee, WI, The Figure
ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, ARC National Print Show
1993 Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI, Outstanding American Prints
Riverwest Art Center, Milwaukee, WI, Cultural Landscapes
La Galleria Del Conte, Milwaukee, WI, Print Show
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum, Selections from the Permanent Collection
1991 University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI, 5th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition
1988 A-Space Gallery, Madison, WI Paintings, Prints, and Drawings
The Organic Theater, Chicago, IL, The Lobby Show
Rizzoli Gallery, Chicago, IL, You Make Life Worth Living
1987 Overbrook Gallery, Mukegon Community College, Muskegon, MI, The Work Itself

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Museum
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

AWARDS

Mary L. Nohl Fellowship, 2006
Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, 2006
Honorable Mention, Eight Counties Triennial, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 2001
Milwaukee County Individual Artists Fellowship, 1994
Frederick R. Layton Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1991
Scholarship, the La Napoule Art Foundation, 1986

VISITING ARTIST

Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1996
Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina, 2000

EDUCATION

MA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1992
BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1987
La Napoule Art Foundation, University of Hew Hampshire, 1986

REVIEWS/ARTICLES

Bronwen Cathey, “Wriston exhibits explore history, sexuality, and femininity”, The Lawrentian, September 30, 2005.
David Basken, “The Power Of Minutia”, The UWM Post, May 1, 2003.
Nathan Guequierre, “Preview: Visual Art”, Shepherd Express, April 10, 2003, p.41.
Felicia Feaster, “Ironic age: Amusing, accessible POP! lacks bite” (illustrated), Creative Loafing, April 12, 2000.
Nathan Guequierre, “Fine Arts Guide: Art” (illustrated), Shepherd Express Metro, September 9, 1999, p.23.
Marie-Anne Hogarth, “New Directions for Galleria” (illustrated), Shepherd Express, March 21, 1996, p.15.
Nathan Guequierre, “Looking for Heroism”, Shepherd Express, February 29, 1996, p.23.
Janice T. Paine, “Local Color”, Milwaukee Sentinel, February 3,1995, p.13E.
James Auer, “Art Investments”, The Milwaukee Journal, November 20, 1994, p.E1.
Jimmy Von Milwaukee, “Riverwest Revisited” (illustrated), Shepherd Express, August 26, 1993, p.12.