Curriculum Vitae

Nicholas McNally

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Education

MFA:  Illustration: Academy of Art University: San Francisco, CA: May 2008 

The Illustration Academy Intensive Workshop: Sarasota, FL: Summer 2007

BFA:    Painting: Massachusetts College of Art: Boston, MA: May 2001

Teaching Experience 

Jacksonville University: Jacksonville, FL

Assistant Professor of Illustration, Tenure-Track 2016 – Present

Major accomplishment to date: remodeled and reinstated formerly decommissioned Illustration Concentration in BFA degree, passing it through Division of Visual Arts, Curriculum Committee, and Full Faculty vote. (Spring 2017) 

Selected responsibilities: 

Teach 3-3 course load, advise all BFA Illustration students (15 current), chair and advise Senior Seminar BFA student committees, advise painting and/or illustration focus MFA students, manage budget and health & safety of 2D facilities, recruitment and portfolio review of incoming students 

Courses taught:

Digital Art, Illustration Methods, Illustration Studio I, Illustration Studio II, Editorial Illustration, Narrative Illustration, Graphic Novel, Concept Art, Illustration Portfolio, Digital Media Foundations, 2D Foundations, Printmaking, Burn After Viewing: The Illustrations of Banned Books

Massachusetts College of Art: Boston, MA

Visiting Lecturer, 2011 – 2016

Courses taught: Senior Portfolio, Senior Illustration, Sophomore Illustration, Human Figure in Illustration, Narrative Illustration, Conceptual Drawing

Rhode Island School Of Design C.E.: Providence, RI

Pre-College Faculty, Summer 2015

Courses taught: Majors’ Illustration, Foundation Drawing

Bay Path University: Longmeadow, MA 

Adjunct Professor, 2015 – 2016

Course taught: Art History

George Walter Vincent Smith Museum: Springfield, MA 

Faculty, 2012 – 2016

Courses taught: Introduction to Drawing, Figure Drawing

Publications 

The Wolf and The Shield: Pauline Books and Media: Illustrator: January 2016

The 50 Markets of Illustrationby John Roman: HOW Books: Featured Illustrator: September 2014

The Story of Heungbo: Spider Magazine: Illustrator: Fall 2012

Selected Client List: Carus Publishing, University Of Massachusetts, Grande Jeté, Robyn Newhouse Music Hall, Greene Room Productions, The Stafford Palace Theater, Laura A. Bennet & Associates

Gallery Representation 

Williams Fine Art Dealers: Hamilton-Wenham, MA: 2016 – Present

Solo Exhibitions

Southlight Gallery: Jacksonville, FL: Exiles: October - December 2018 

The Space Gallery: Jacksonville, FL: Exiles: September 2018 

Alexander Brest Gallery: Jacksonville, FL: Exiles: January 2018

Stafford Palace Theater: Stafford Springs, CT: Cacophony: November 2013

Western New England University: Springfield, MA: The Fine Art of the Picture Book: Dec. 2011

Group Exhibitions

Alexander Breast Gallery: Jacksonville, FL: JU Faculty Biennial Exhibition: September 2018 

The Space Gallery: Jacksonville, FL: The 5 and Under Show: December 2017 

Williams Fine Art Dealers: Hamilton-Wenham, MA: Small Works: November 2016 

Alexander Breast Gallery: Jacksonville, FL: JU Faculty Biennial Exhibition: September 2016 

Wood Memorial Library: South Windsor, CT: Stories and Studies: May 2016

Williams Fine Art Dealers: Hamilton-Wenham, MA: Inaugural Gallery Exhibition: May 2016 

Harvard University: Cambridge, MA: Annual MassArt Faculty Exhibition: October 2012 

Museum Of Fine Arts: Springfield, MA: Teaching Artists: January – April 2012 

Selections Gallery: Easthampton, MA: Pairings: October 2011

Juried Exhibitions

Society of Illustrators West: Los Angeles, CA: Illustration West 56: February 2018

NCECA, The Shop Gallery: Pittsburg, PA: Alt-White – Trump’s Presidential China: March 2018

Warwick Museum Of Art: Warwick, RI: Digital Arts: December 2017

Society of Illustrators West: Los Angeles, CA: Illustration West 55: February 2017

Society of Illustrators West: Los Angeles, CA: Illustration West 53: March 2015

Warwick Museum Of Art: Warwick, RI: Tell Me A Story: May 2012

Mystic Arts Center: Mystic, CT: Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 100th Annual Show: May 2011

Karen Sprague Cultural Center: Springfield, MA: Academic Artists Association Show: April 2011

Monson Cultural Council: Monson, MA: Insight: Annual Juried Show: March 2011

Gallery Nucleus: Alhambra, CA: Illustration West Unpublished Category Show: February 2011

Museum Of American Illustration: New York, NY: Illustrators 53 Unpublished: January 2011

Catalogues

Spectrum 18: Unpublished Category January 2011

ManifestInternational Drawing Annual 6 March 2011

Illustrators 53: Unpublished: Society of Illustrators New York: January 2011 

Spectrum 16: Unpublished Category: January 2019

Presentations 

TRAC2019: Ventura, CA: # no filter: Imagination in the Portraits of Holbein the Younger:March 2019

SELS2019 (Science and Engineering Lecture Series): Jacksonville, FL How Darwinism Changed the  Visual Arts: February 2019 

Southlight Gallery: Jacksonville, FL: Exiles: The Backstory: December 2018

JU Faculty Symposium 2018: Jacksonville, FL: Divine Grace at 300 Pixels Per Inch:September, 2018

JU Philosophy Slam: Jacksonville, FL: But Is It Art?: A Discussion Concerning Aesthetics: April 2017

JU Faculty Symposium 2016: Jacksonville, FL Illustration as Fine Art:September, 2016

Awards and Honors

Certificate of Merit: Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, November 2017

Runner Up, Illustration: Creative Quarterly 46, December 2016

Certificate of Merit: Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, November 2016

Runner Up, Illustration: Creative Quarterly 30, December 2012

Runner Up, Illustration: Creative Quarterly 27, February 2012

Certificate of Merit: Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, May 2010

First Place, Painting Category: Insight: Monson Cultural Council, March 2011 

Silver Award, Unpublished: Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, February 2011 

Certificate of Merit: Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, May 2010

Selected Press

Local Motive: November 2018 Ethical Storytelling & Advocacy: What’s A Traveler’s Responsibility?

Jacksonville University Faculty Friday: October 2018 Mastery and Transcendence

JU Provost Faculty Spotlight: Pushing the Limits of Narrative Illustration August 2018

Blackbox Studio: JU College of Fine Arts Fellow: April 2018 Interview

The Wave Magazine: February 2017 Professor McNally’s Work Selected For Major West Coast Exhibit

The Wave Magazine: January 2017: Guiding Non-Art Majors Past “Please Don’t Make Me Draw”

Hartford Courant: May 2016: Husband And Wife Team Open Exhibit At Wood Memorial Library

MassLive: April 2012: Sons & Daughters of Hawley Benefit Auction Features Work By Noted Artists

Jacksonville University Service

Core Curriculum Committee: Fall 2017 – Present

Visual Arts Representative at Freshmen Major Mapping Seminar: 2016 – Present  

Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards Adjudication: January 2019   

Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Film: Spring 2018 

Sawgrass Collaborative Mural Project – Art Director: August – November 2018 

Latin Forum of the Bowels School Visual Arts Adjudication: February 2017 & 2018 

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