NIKKI TELEGAN

she/they/he

nicoletelegan@gmail.com

b. 1991

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EDUCATION

2023       MFA in Studio, Performance, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2021       Certificate in Photography, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

2015       BS Applied Nutrition, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA


AWARDS

2021       Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2020      Frank A. "Tony" Sprague Award, Photography, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

2017       Best Film & Best Cinematography, Dinner Date, Upham Film Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA

2017       Segal Education Award, AmeriCorps VIP, San Luis Obispo, CA


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES

2021       Grad Entrance: Performance Group Exhibition, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

                 Glitch! @ 280, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

                 Open Studios, curated by Becs Epstien & Oona Tape, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

                 Shraturday: A Shrek Extravaganza, Chicago, IL

                 Beach Party, The Neighbors, Montrose Beach, Chicago, IL

                 Switch, No Nation Art Lab, Chicago, IL

                 Between the Binary, Spring Exhibition, HJM Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

2020       InBetween, INVERSE Performance Festival, HJM Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

                 Monochromatic, Santa Maria PRIDE, Santa Maria, CA

                 Mouthwatering, Spring Exhibition, HJM Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

2019        Hello!,Hubba Hubba Revue, The DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA

2018       27, The Establishment, San Luis Obispo, CA


CURATION + PRODUCTION 

2022        IMPACT Performance Festival 2022, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2021       Grad Entrance: Group Exhibition, Co-Creator & Producer, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

                 Glitch! @ 280, Co-Creator & Producer, 280 S Columbus Dr. SAIC, Chicago, IL

                 The GALA Central Coast Pride Drag Show, San Luis Obispo, CA

2020 - 2021        Pussy Pleaser Productions, Co-Creator, Producer & Emcee, Virtual

2017 - 2020        Dark Sparkle Burlesque Show, Black Rock City, NV


RESIDENCIES 

2021       Sex ED, Holly & the Neighbors Art Residency, Chicago, IL

2020       INVERSE Performance Art Residency, HJM Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA


PUBLICATIONS

2019       Sploshing, Math Magazine, Issue 7, in collaboration with Chase In Color & Vernix

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