Nicholas Wynia

b.1980, Burlington, Iowa

304 S. Summit St. apt. 202

Iowa City, Iowa 52240

nicholas.wynia@gmail.com

www.storycityfilms.com

 

EDUCATION                                                                                                                           

Master of Fine Arts - University of Wisconsin – Madison 2013

Bachelor degree in studio arts/art Education - University of Iowa - Iowa City 2004

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE                                                                                                   

Instructor of Record – Graduate Teaching Assistant 2011-2013 Art Department University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

          Taught two classes per semester in Foundations, within a comprehensive BFA program  with approximately 400 art majors.                          Average class size of 16.

                        2011-2013 – (2) Two Dimensional Design

Instructor 2011-12 University of Wisconsin People Program Madison, Wisconsin

           Taught 4 week drawing I program to underprivileged students age 16-18. Average class size of 18.

                        Summer 2011 – Drawing I

                        Summer 2012 – Drawing I

Instructor 2009 United States Embassy Lima, Peru

            Designed and taught one-week photography workshop for underprivileged teens ages 15-18 in the district of Villa El                                       Salvador, Lima. Workshop focused on visually expressing personal identity and environment through the use of digital                                     photography. Class size 10.

Photography Instructor/Artist in Residence 2008-2009 Scattergood College Prep School West Branch, Iowa

           Taught traditional wet photography to high school students ages 16-18 in beginning and independent study photography courses.                Exhibited student works and lectured to student body. Average class size of 6.

Instructor of Photography 2007-2008 Lima Kids Non-Profit Organization Lima, Peru

           Designed, instructed, and exhibited student work of photography classes for at-risk teenage boys at the San Francisco group                        homes.

Professional Educator 2006-2007 Iowa City School District Iowa City, IA

            Instructed students 12-18 in primarily at-risk and art education classrooms.

Photography Teaching Assistant 2005-2006 Studio Art Centers International Florence, Italy

           Assisted in college photography classroom with lectures and equipment maintenance. Comprehensive bachelor and MFA program              with approximately 200 students.

Professional Art Educator 2004-2005 Daystar School Juticalpa, Honduras

           Instructed students age 13-18 in creating meaningful art with limited budget and facilities. School of 600 students with average class            size 26.

     

PHOTOGRAPHY WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                             

Founded Story City Films 2014 Iowa City, Iowa

         Founded commercial studio to work with businesses and non-profit organizations. Created concepts, shot video, and edited                         work to produce documentary style storytelling video and multimedia works.         

Project Assistantship 2010 University of Wisconsin

         Worked with photography Professor Tom Jones to archive and exhibit his work.

Fulbright Fine Arts Scholarship 2007-2008 Lima, Peru

         Created a photographic essay and exhibition through research of religion and history.  Exhibited work in 2009, and lectured                          at El Centro De La Imagen.

Photojournalist 2005-2015 Press Citizen newspaper Iowa City, Iowa

         Responsible for covering local, state, and national news and sports events.

Staff photographer 2003-2004 The Daily Iowan newspaper, Iowa City, Iowa

         Responsible for covering local, state, and national news and sports events.

         Worked weekly as photo editor, selecting, toning, and transmitting images.

Freelance Photojournalist  2003-2004  Associated Press

          Photographed state and national political and sporting events.

Darkroom Supervisor 2002-2004 University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

          Responsible for maintaining photographic equipment and assisting students.

 

COMMERCIAL CLIENTS                                                                                                       

North Land Films – Captured photographs during 3 week assignment for a book project

University of Iowa Video Services – produced video work relating to sports documentation

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – produced promotional video for new gallery

UNESCO – camera operator and editor for documentary work about Iowa Writers Workshop

The 74 - Produced short doc style video about the Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy 


SOLO EXIBITION                                                                                                                    

2014    From Tumbes to Irene - Farnham Gallery - Simpson College – Indianola, IA

2013    Post Modern - Gelsy Verna Gallery – Madison, WI

2012    Tumbes To Irene- Art Lofts Gallery - University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

2011     Invisible Cities - Langdon Lakefront Gallery - Madison, WI

2010    Glances in Middle America - SACI Gallery – Studio Art Centers – Florence, Italy

2009   De Tumbes a Cusco – Mirafoto Festival (traveling exhibit) – Lima, Peru

            Bianci e Neri – SACI Gallery – Studio Art Centers – Florence, Italy

2008   Honduras: an Isthmus Country – SACI Gallery – Studio Art Centers – Florence, Italy

            Honduras: an Isthmus Country – Ambisciate di Marte Gallery- Florence, Italy

 

GROUP EXHIBITION                                                                                                                

2015    Forthcoming exhibition Madison Museum of Modern Art – Madison, WI.

2013    It’s OK to Eat Fish – Humanities Gallery – University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

2012    3rd Year Review - Lofts Gallery – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI.

            Graduate Graphic Review - Union South Gallery - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

            “2” - Lofts Gallery – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI.

            Too Many Dinner Parties- Lofts Gallery – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI.

2011     Photography Group Show – Steenbock Gallery – Madison, WI

2010    New Car Smell Lofts - Lofts Gallery – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI.

2003   Night Landscapes - Arts Iowa City Gallery - Iowa City, IA

2002   Year Retrospective - SACI Gallery - Florence, Italy

            Memorial Union Gallery – University of Iowa - Iowa City, Iowa

 

SELECTED PUBLIC FILM SCREENINGS                                                                         

2014    The Seligmann Center, Sugar Loaf, NY

2013    Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI

            Between Document and Fiction II, Madison, WI   

            Capital Lakes Community Center, Madison, WI

 

AWARDS                                                                                                                                     

Dane County Cultural Grant, Dane County Cultural Committee, Madison WI, 2012

Honored Instructor - University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

NAVE Research Grant - University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI 2011

Judson Graduate Student in the Creative Arts, University of Wisconsin, 2010

Arts Institute Illuminate – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, 2010

Blink Grant - Madison Arts Commission – Madison, WI 2010

Fulbright Fine Arts Scholarship- Peru, South America, 2007

Daily Iowan Scholarship – University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA 2004

Through Your Eyes (grand prize-winner) - University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA 2003

 

PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURES                                                                                               

2014                Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2012                Capital Lakes Community Center, Madison, Wisconsin

2011                 Madison Museum of Modern Art, Madison, Wisconsin

2010                Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin

                        Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy

2009               El Centro De La Imagen, Lima, Peru

                        Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

2008               Fulbright Commission, Quito, Ecuador

2007               Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

2006               Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

                        Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy    

2005               University of Juticalpa, Juticalpa, Honduras

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION                                                                                                        

Photography I Fundamentals of drawing techniques including emphasis on technical and observational skills, using a variety of drawing materials to deal with gesture, line, shape, planes, volume, mass, value, texture, perspective and composition.

Digital Photography I Fundamentals of drawing techniques including emphasis on technical and observational skills, using a variety of drawing materials to deal with gesture, line, shape, planes, volume, mass, value, texture, perspective and composition.

2-D Design and Color Fundamentals of pictorial design. Introduce the concept of the picture plane, figure/ground relationships, mark-making, patterning, composition, value, color, and spatial illusion.

Drawing 1 Fundamentals of drawing techniques including emphasis on technical and observational skills, using a variety of drawing materials to deal with gesture, line, shape, planes, volume, mass, value, texture, perspective and composition.

 

SOFTWARE SKILLS                                                                                                                 

Photoshop CS5

MAC OSX and LION

Adobe Lightroom

Final Cut Pro 7

Final Cut Pro X

Photo Mechanic

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS                                                                                                                 

Intermediate Italian

Advanced Spanish