Nicholas Rispoli is an artist living and working in NYC. He received his BFA from Manhattanville College and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2010 where he became a Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Art Nominee. During his time at the Academy, he was also awarded his first artist residency at La Escuela de Diseño de Altos de Chavón located in the La Romana, Dominican Republic. He later revisited the institution in 2013 to teach Ceramic Sculpture and complete his second artist residency. Nicholas has taught at several institutions throughout New York including Pace University, The Harlem School of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, and the New York Academy of Art’s Continuing Education Department. As a visiting artist, Nicholas has worked with the Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Council on the Arts, La Escuela de Diseño de Altos de Chavón and Manhattanville College. In addition to being on faculty with the New York State Summer School for the Arts (NYSSSA) Visual Arts Program since 2012, Nicholas became the Assistant Artistic Director in 2016.