Contact/CV

Contact at:

nickbontorno@hotmail.com

ABOUT ME

MFA from BYU 2012. Certificate, Lyme Academy of Fine Art 2005.
I’m originally from Elmira, NY. I now live with my wife Mairi, who is also an artist and poet.

Solo Exhibitions:

2022 Wild Horse Gallery, Rexburg ID

2017 Snake River Brewery, Jackson WY

2015 “Salt and Woodsmoke” Spori Gallery, BYU Idaho.

2015 “Prints” Larson Gallery Provo UT.

2014 “The beginning of Autumn” HBLL Library, Provo UT.

2013  “Still Portraits”  Spori Gallery, BYU Idaho.

2012 “Portraits” MFA exhibition at Harold B. Lee library.

2011  “Recent Portraits”  Salt Lake City Public Library, Sweet Branch.

2011 “As the Dust Settled”  HBLL Library, Provo UT.

2010  Abandoned East Abandoned West.  HBLL Library, Provo UT.

Group Exhibitions:

2018 Mormon arts center, Cambridge NYC.

2014 “5” Group show at Art Museum of Eastern Idaho.

2012 “Origin/Destination” Printmaking Exchange with University of Hawaii.  2 shows: Provo/Oahu.

2011  “Global Echo”  Traveling Printmaking Exchange show.

2011  “No Middle Ground” Printmaking show from the permanent collection of BYU Idaho.

2011 “Masterpieces”  MFA Sampling.  Group show.  4th floor HFAC gallery

2010 “Mixed Tape”  Printmaking exchange show in BF Larson Gallery.  BYU.

2010 Religious Art Show.  Springville Museum of Art.

2010 “Definition of Space” MFA Group Show at Utah Valley University Library.

2009 “National Printmaking Competition” CIAO Gallery.  Jackson Hole.

2009 “National Portrait Competition” CIAO Gallery.  Jackson Hole, WY.

2009  “Think Ink.”  The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls, Invitational.

2008  “Hats off to the Arts” Animal Humane fundraiser.  Central Michigan University

2008  “The prints and the Proper.”  The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls.

2007  “50th Anniversary Alumni Invitational.”    Atrium Gallery, Corning, NY.

2007  “Southern Tier Biennial.”  Olean Public Gallery, Olean, NY.

2007  “Carriage House Screenings.”  Arnot Art Museum.  Elmira, NY.

2006  “Outside the Box: An Exhibition in Contemporary Art.”    ASFL Gallery, Corning, NY.

2005  “Regional Gmeiner Art Competition.”  Gmeiner Art Center.  Wellsboro, PA.

2003  “14 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.”  Atrium Gallery.  Corning, NY.

Teaching (2009 – present)

BYU: Into to drawing, Intro to design, Drawing 1 for majors, advanced figure drawing, Watercolor.

CCC: Advanced drawing.

Cedar Arts Center: Printmaking/monotypes

Art Museum of Eastern Idaho: Printmaking/relief and monotypes

BYU-Idaho Printmaking/intaglio, Expressive Drawing, Expressive Painting

Education:

2012  Brigham Young University MFA-painting and printmaking

2009 Brigham Young University-Idaho BFA-printmaking

2004-5  The Lyme Academy of Art- Connecticut

2005-7  Elmira College- New York