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 About Nicole 

"The aesthetics of       art and design         change the energy inside and out"

Nicole C. Harp

Nicole Harp is an artist and designer with a degree in Communication Arts & Design, Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU. She has spent most of her career as an accomplished abstract painter, balancing the functions of text and image in her work. A resident of Norfolk, Virginia, Harp shares her talent and passion for art through teaching. 

Curricula Vitae



1988-1992 -

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Arts and Design, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU),Richmond, Virginia    


Old Dominion University, Fine Arts, Norfolk, VA

Related Experience


Instructor Fine Arts Department, Granby High, Norfolk, Virginia


CEO, Ecodog LLC


Instructor, Governor’s School for the Arts


Studio Art Instructor, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia


Exhibitions and Awards


Neon Festival, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk VA


South Norfolk Jordan Bridge Design Contest Winner, United  Bridge Projects, Cheaspeake VA


First Place,Flood Awareness Exhibition,  Art Works, 320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA


Black Lives More Than Matter,  Mural Neon District,  Norfolk, VA 

Unknown Outcome, Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk, VA


(Q4C) Quarters For Conservation Kiosk, VA Zoo, Norfolk, VA


Art Educators Exhibition, Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk, VA     


Nicole Harp: A Retrospective, Solo Show, Gallery 21, Norfolk, VA

Dystopia, Neil Britton Art Gallery, Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach,                                

Art Educators Exhibition, Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk, VA


Slow Drip, Solo Show, Norfolk State University, Wise Gallery


Ecodog, Co-founder & President of Eco-Dog LLC, Sustainable, Bio-filtered, Solar-powered, pet hydration station

Citizen Artist Norfolk, Collaborative-Public Art Grant Norfolk Cultural Affairs, Norfolk, Virginia


Consumption, Solo Show, Selden Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia

Inside Out Mural Project, Global Art Project, Kemper Building the Plot,  Norfolk, Virginia.


Tension of the Opposites, Solo Show, Lorrie Saunders, Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Slow Drip, Solo Show, Wise Gallery, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia


Mural Project, Martin Luther King Jr. Center- Jimmy Carter Project, Atlanta, Georgia


Grady Cluster Mural Projects, Jimmy Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia


Solo Show, Gallery V, Atlanta, Georgia 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015   Citizen Artist Norfolk / The Documentary, Norfolk, Virginia

2014  Time Show, Juror Jeff Harrison, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia 

2013   24th Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibition, The d’Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia

2012   Bi-Annual, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia

2012  Miniature Exhibition, Charles Taylor, Hampton, Virginia

2008  41st Regional Juried Exhibit, Rawls Museum, Courtland, Virginia

2007  Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York City, New York

2005  Annual Juried Art Show, Suffolk Art Museum, Suffolk, Virginia

2005  Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibit, Selden Arcade, Norfolk, Virginia

2004  TAVAEA Juried Show, Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

2004  Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibit, d’Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia 

2003  New Waves 2003, Juror Annie Adjchavanich, Washington Project for the Arts, Contemporary Art Center,  Virginia Beach                      

2002  38th Regional Juried Exhibition, Rawls Museum, Courtland, Virginia

2002  Sheltered Lives, Contemporary Art Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia

2002   Anniversary Exhibition, d’Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia

2001  Artists Who Teach, Taylor Art Center, Hampton, Virginia

1998  Two Person Show, Right Brain Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1998   Invitational, Habitat for the Humanities, Atlanta, Georgia           

1998  Group Show, Bender and Bender Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

1994  Group Show, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Georgia

1992  Cutting Edge Exhibition, Best in Show, Crestar Bank Gallery, Norfolk Virginia

Awards and Honors

2021  Book Cover,  Chapbook of Poetry, Edmond Dowe

2021  InsideOut Social Emotional Art Program

2020  Unknown Outcome A Coastal Collaborative Podcast

2017  Winner of the Cultural Alliance Alli Award, The Arts Partner Award

2017  Ecodog, Winner of City of Norfolk Environmental Action Award 2017

2015  Citizen Artist Norfolk, Collaborative-Public Art Grant Norfolk Cultural Affairs, Norfolk, Virginia

2012  Second Place Mixed Media, Charles Taylor, Hampton, Virginia

2005  This I Believe, Hearsay Cathy Lewis, This I Believe

2005   Painting Award, Suffolk Art Museum, Suffolk VA

2004  TVAEA 2nd Place, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

2001  TVAEA 2nd Place, Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, VA

2001  Charles Taylor, Painting First Place, Hampton, VA

2000   Presentations:  Virginia Art Education Association State and National Conferences

1992   Crestar, Cutting Edge Show, Best in Show, Norfolk, Virginia

Phone & Location


Norfolk, VA

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