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MFA - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University
           Studio Arts
BA - University of Pittsburgh
         Studio Arts, History of Art and Architecture (Summa Cum Laude)


Blanche E. Colman Award
Tufts University Graduate Travel Grant (Switzerland)
Solo Exhibition Award, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Montague International Travel Grant (Italy)
Graduate Merit Scholarship: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Graduate Merit Scholarship: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
AJ Schneider Award
Office of Experiential Learning Small Grant 

Solo Exhibitions

Object, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Inbound, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Merged, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA      
VOLTA NY Art Fair, Pier 90 (Jonathan Ferrara Gallery), New York, NY
Cut, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Catch and Release: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fourth Wall Project, Boston, MA
Connections, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA

Select Group Exhibitions

Go Where the Map Takes You, Osher Map Library, Portland, ME
The Art of Watching: Privacy and the Public Eye, 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
Temporal Gestalt, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Cut Up/Cut Out, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA (Traveling)
Exchange x JFG, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin, Germany
Demarcate, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home, Children's Museum of the Arts, New York, NY
Expanded Media, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Music Box, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO
34, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA
The Miami Project Art Fair (Jonathan Ferrara Gallery), Miami, FL
Paper, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Texas Contemporary 2014, (Jonathan Ferrara Gallery), Houston, TX
Out of Bounds 2014, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA
Mark of the Feminine, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
VOLTA10 Art Fair (Jonathan Ferrara Gallery), Basel, Switzerland
The Miami Project Art Fair (Jonathan Ferrara Gallery), Miami, FL
You Are Here, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
Lovin’ it, Symbol and Contradiction, Bromer Art Collection, Roggwil, Switzerland
Mapping the Way, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, UK
Annual Artist Members Show, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Pop Up Art Show, The Annex @ Canal Street Gallery, Houston, TX
No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
What’s Big is Little/What’s Little is Big, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
To Kill a Mocking Bird—Loss of Innocence, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
Anywhere But Here, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
The Medium is the Message, Worcester Windows, Worcester, MA
Re-Purpose, CCBC Cantonsville Campus Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Portrait Show, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
3-Hour Museum, Gallery 535, Boston, MA
There, there, The Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, UT
Chain Letter, Sampson Projects, Boston, MA
Area Artists Group Show, Woodshed Gallery, Franklin, MA
Green, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
30 Under 30, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Flux, Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, VA
Unstill’d, 5405 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Yinz Play! Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Behind Our Scenes, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
In the Making, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Naestved International Exhibition of Contemporary Mini Square Prints, Naestved Cultural Centre and Museum, Denmark                                          

Curatorial Projects

Guest Curator: Behind Our Scenes, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA


Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, Slippery Rock, PA
Body Of…: Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
The Distillery: 4, The Brew House Association, Pittsburgh, PA


Michael Upchurch, 'Cut Up/Cut Out' surprises with art on the edge, The Seattle Times, July 14
Fred B. Adelson, Four Great Reasons for a Grounds for Sculpture Visit, Courier-Post, June 30
John D'Addario, Two shows that map the heartland at N.O. gallery, The New Orleans Advocate, Nov 11
Doug McCash, Artists see the poetry in trash at Tulane University,, Sept 9
Karl Green. "The Art of the Portrait in the Age of the Selfie." Luxury Magazine Spring 2015: 211-17.
Gabrielle Selz, Critic's View: VOLTA, Taking on The Big Boys,, March 7
VOLTA NY Debuts at Pier 90 in Hell's Kitchen,, March 6
Regina Mogilevskaya, Highlights from Volta 2015,, March 5
Nikki Rosato at VOLTA NY,, March 2
VOLTA Featured Artist: Nikki Rosato,, March 2
Christina Thompson, ed. Harvard Review 46 (2014): 80-83. Print.
Elizabeth Devlin, Out of Bounds, Art New England, November/December 2014. Print. p. 60-61.
Gail McCarthy, "Out of Bounds." The Gloucester Times 20 Aug. 2014: 10. Print.
John D'Addario, While exploring the female experience, a new group show has more to say about a thriving local art scene, The New Orleans Advocate, August 13
Rita A. Fucillo, Out of Bounds 2014, Art New England, July/August 2014. Print. p. 30-31.
D. Eric Bookhardt, Review: Cut and The Solar Anus,, November 19
Tasia Kastanek, Review: Nikki Rosato at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Pelican Bomb, October 14
David J. Bertuca, “New Maps and Cartographic Materials.” Base Line 34.5 (2013): 11.
Jimmy Thomson, Creative Cartography: Nikki Rosato’s Map Sculptures, Canadian Geographic, June 30
Geo Graphic, Sylbie Estrada, Spain: Index Book, 2013. Print. p. 136-139.
Karissa LaRen: WE ARE THE SOUNDS, Album Cover Artwork
Sapna Mathur, Road Maps That Take a Voyage of Their Own! Emaho Magazine, August 8
Jane Kenoyer, Nikki Rosato’s Roadmap Portraits and Figures, Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Art Magazine, July 13
Griselle Rodriguez, The Roads to Creation, Quiet Lunch Magazine, May 26
Paper Works, Ed. Wang Shaogiang. China: Gingko Press, 2012. Print. p. 122-123.
Sand T Kalloch, Featured Artist: Nikki Rosato, Making the Art Seen, artSPACE@16 Online Gallery,  January 22
Marni Elyse Katz, Buying from local artists, The Boston Globe Magazine, December 4
Poecology, Issue 1, Featured cover artist
Tinho da Cruz, End Piece, Cartographiti, newsletter of the British Cartographic Society, August
Olivia Solon, Artist creates intricate portraits out of old maps,,, May 11
Caroline Stanley, Nikki Rosato’s Cut-Out Map Portraits, Flavorwire, May 9
Caroline Davidson, Dissected Street Maps Transformed into Human Bodies,, May 5
Kurt Shaw, Western Pennsylvania artists who work at museums get their due at SPACE exhibit, The Tribune Review, December 27, 2010
Undergrad Art on Display in Frick, The Pitt News, April 15, 2008

Related Professional Experience

Visiting Artist: Guest lecturer, Young Artist Workshop, Map Yourself!
Grounds for Sculpture
, Hamilton, NJ
Visiting Artist: Guest lecturer, Kaleidoscope Arts Festival
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Visiting Artist: Guest lecturer
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Visiting Artist: Guest lecturer
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA