ART by Sylvia Nicolas
 

STUDIES

  • Lycee Francais and Dalton School, New York, NY
  • Private study with Rufino Tamayo and Ossip Zadkine, New York, NY
  • Art Students League, New York, NY
  • Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques, Paris, France
  • Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France
  • Worked with Joep Nicolas, Venlo, Netherlands
  • German Institute, Rome, Italy

 

SELECTED WORKS

Sculpture

  • St. Anselm (eight-foot bronze), Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
  • St. Benedict (six-foot bronze), Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
  • St. Mark the Evangelist (five-foot Fiberglas) for Church of St. Mark the Evangelist, Londonderry, NH
  • Madonna, Seat of Wisdom (four-and-one-half foot Fiberglas) for St. Andrew’s Abbey, Whippany, NJ
  • St. Joan of Arc (five-foot bronze), Lisle, IL
  • St. Mary Magdalen (seven-foot Fiberglas), Magdalen College, Warner, NH
  • The Reading Children (two bronze statues), the Town Common, Milford, NH
  • Cruxifix (six feet) and Stations of the Cross for St. Dominic Chapel, Providence College, Providence, RI
  • St. Thomas Aquinas (four-foot seated bronze), Sister of St. Cecilia, Nashville, TN
  • Mary Mother of the Church (eight-foot bronze), Stonehill College, Easton, MA

 

Stained Glass

  • Salve Regina window at the Cistercian Monastery, Snowmass, CO
  • Thirteen windows in the Church of St. Pancratius, Tubbergen, the Netherlands done for the Four Generations Foundation, completing a church already possessing windows by great-grandfather, grand-father, father, and cousin
  • Windows located in public buildings and churches in the Netherlands and throughout the United States, some in collaboration with Joep Nicolas
  • Ten windows in the Church of the Annunciation, Washington, DC
  • Two large windows for St. Mary’s Chancery, Wichita, KS
  • Twenty-three windows for St. Philip and St. James, New York, NY
  • Tree of Life window for Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua, NH
  • Forty-seven windows for the new St. Dominic Chapel, Providence College, Providence, RI
  • Resurrection Window – All Saints Church, New York City
  • Nineteen windows for St. John’s University, Queens, NY
  • Three windows for The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Monroe, CT
  • Four windows for St. Dominic Priory, Youngstown, OH
  • The Peaceable Kingdom, Hospice, Merrimack, NH

 

Mosaics

  • The Creation, Orpheus, Philemon and Baucis, The Legend of St. Dominic, St. Elizabeth, The Resurrection, The Good Shepherd, Mercury, and The Laudate Psalms. Works located in the Netherlands and Germany
  • The Laudate Psalms in the church of St. Anselm, Manchester, NH, USA

 

Costume Design

  • Ballet et Choeurs Basques Etorki, Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, Frances
  • La Voleuse de Londres, Stadschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • L’Histoire du Soldat, Manchester, NH

 

Other Media

  • Ceiling fresco for Technical School and painted ceramic tile tympanum over main entrance to Agricultural Institute, Helden-Panningen, Netherlands
  • Concrete reliefs at Sports Centrum and at Dominican Monasstery, Venlo, Netherlands

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • One-woman shows and group exhibitions throughout New England
  • One-woman show at the Municipal museum, Roermond, the Netherlands
  • Regular participation in exhibitions throughout the Netherlands, Belguim, Germany, and France

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • Keynote speaker at the International Conference on Environmental Glass, Corning, NY – 1993
  • Lectures on the history and technique of stained glass and mosaics for the New England Garden Club, the Nashua Art Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association, and the American Institute of Architects – 1980s
  • Featured speaker on design at the International Stained Glass Seminar, New York, NY – 1982
  • Keynote speaker for the American Glass Guild, Buffalo, NY and Providence, RI

 

AWARDS

  • Awarded an honorary degree as Doctor of Fine Arts by St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH – 1991
  • Awarded an honorary degree as Doctor of Fine Arts by Providence College, Providence, RI – 2001

 

BIOGRAPHY

  • Born in the Netherlands
  • Traveled extensively in Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Iceland, and the United States
  • Settled in New Hampshire in 1968
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