NICK DEFORD

480.390.3780    2619 Buffat Mill Road

ndeford@gmail.com    Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

www.nickdeford.com

CURRENTLY

Program Director

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

EDUCATION

Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona – 2008

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art – Fibers

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee – 2005

Master of Science in Teacher Education – Art Education

College of Education, Health, and Human Services

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee – 2004

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art – Drawing 

College of Arts and Sciences, School of Art

Additional Major in Art Education, Minors in Art History and English

Summa Cum Laude

University of Kent – Canterbury, England – 2003

Exchange Program – Art History and English

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee

Reece Museum – East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, Tennessee

2017 Pass Turn (solo exhibition)

Walters State Community College – Morristown, Tennessee

Modern Traditions

Caldwell Arts Council – Lenoir, North Carolina

Dogwood Arts Regional Exhibition

Dogwood Arts Gallery – Knoxville, Tennessee – Juried by Leslie Noell

2016 Old Haunts (solo exhibition)

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery – Coastal Carolina University – Conway, South Carolina

Mixed and Mastered: Turntable Kitchen

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Houston, Texas – Curated by Hayley McSwain

State of the Union

Cole Art Center – Nacogdoches, Texas

Site Seeing

C-3 Lab – Charlotte, North Carolina

Cherry Bounce: Appalachian Art, American Politics

William King Museum – Abingdon, Virginia – Curated by Eric Drummond Smith

Fictitious Additions

Central Collective – Knoxville, Tennessee

2015 A Spiraling Tower (solo exhibition)

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Art Gallery – Knoxville, Tennessee

MAP!

Emporium Center for Arts and Culture – Knoxville, Tennessee

You Had to Be There

Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Friends

Mulberry Gallery – Richmond, Virginia

2014 needlework (solo exhibition)

University of Mississippi – Oxford, Mississippi

Remnants

Boyle Gallery – Lindenwood University – Saint Charles, Missouri

Connecting Threads

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point – Curated by Caren Heft and Clare Verstegen

HomeEc

Cullis Wade Art Gallery – Mississippi State University – Starksville, Mississippi

Curated by Adrienne Callander

Ossuary

Herron Gallery – Indiana University-Purdue University – Indianapois, Indiana

Curated by Laurie Beth Clark

From These Hills

William King Musem – Abingdon, Virginia – Curated by Steven Matijcio

Arts in the Airports

McGhee-Tyson Airport – Knoxville, Tennessee – Curated by Jeffrey Morton

2013 Threads

Tubac Center for the Arts – Tubac, Arizona

Making Connections

Shemer Art Center and Museum – Phoenix, Arizona – Curated by Kevin Vaughn-Brubaker

Unshelved

William King Museum – Abingdon, Virgina – Curated by Leila Cartier

Curious Deviations

Non-Fiction Gallery – Savannah, Georgia

Ossuary

Downtown Gallery – Knoxville, Tennessee – Curated by Laurie Beth Clark

E(Labor)ated Surfaces

Ground Floor Gallery – Nashville, Tennessee

2012 The Other Side (solo exhibition)

Vanderbilt University – Space 204 – Nashville, Tennessee

Alleged Posthumous Writings (solo exhibition)

Emporium Center for Arts and Culture – Knoxville, Tennessee

Recent Work (solo exhibition)

Riot Printing Company – Knoxville, Tennessee

In Stitches

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey

Curated by Alison Craft

FAX Traveling Exhibit

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art – Salt Lake City, Utah

Curated by Independent Curators and João Ribas

FAX Traveling Exhibit

San Francisco Art Commission Gallery – San Francisco, California

Curated by Independent Curators and João Ribas

E(Labor)ated Surfaces

Pelissippi State Community College – Knoxville, Tennessee – Curated by Herbrt Rieth

Fusion

Ball State University – Muncie, Indiana – Curated by Tom Riesing

FAX Traveling Exhibit

The University of Hawaii Art Gallery – Honolulu, Hawaii

Curated by Independent Curators and João Ribas

Fiber Arts

Ohio University – Lancaster, Ohio – Curated by Leah May

Arts in the Airports

McGhee-Tyson Airport – Knoxville, Tennessee – Curated by Dorothy Habel

FAX Traveling Exhibit

DeVos Art Museum – Marquette, Michigan

Curated by Independent Curators and João Ribas

2011 Divination (solo exhibition)

Middle Tennessee State University – Lowercase Gallery – Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Points of Interest (solo exhibition)

Georgia College and State University Museum – Milledgeville, Georgia

Dogwood Arts Exhibition

Bennett Galleries – Knoxville, Tennessee – Juried by Virginia Derryberry

FAX Traveling Exhibit

South London Gallery- London, England

Curated by Independent Curators and João Ribas

Horsing Around

Archie Bray Foundation – Helena, Montana – Curated by Marco Rosichelli and Joshua Almond

Point Time

AVA Galleries – Chattanooga, Tennessee – Curated by Jean Hess

FAX Traveling Exhibit

Knoxville Museum of Art – Knoxville, Tennessee

Curated by Independent Curators and João Ribas

Instructor Exhibition

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Gatlinburg, Tennessee – Curated by Karen Green

Point Time

William King Museum – Abingdon, Virginia – Curated by Jean Hess

Point Time

Slocumb Galleries – East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, Tennessee

Curated by Jean Hess

2010 The Space Between Us (solo exhibition)

Pump Gallery – Asheville, North Carolina

Whatever/Forever/What For (solo exhibition)

Fluorescent Gallery , Knoxville, Tennessee

Bearings (solo exhibition)

Appalachian Center for Craft – Tennessee Tech University – Smithville, Tennessee

Freeze (solo exhibition)

Stark Gallery – Phoenix, Arizona

Constructed Territory

Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries – Dayton , Ohio – Juried by Tracy Longley-Cook

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Commemorative Exhibition

Emporium Center for Arts and Culture – Knoxville, Tennessee – Juried by Carl Gombert

ABBA

The Phoenix Airport Museum – Phoenix, Arizona – Curated by Gary Martelli

Arts in the Airport

McGhee-Tyson Airport – Knoxville, Tennessee

Contemporary Focus

Knoxville Museum of Art – Knoxville, Tennessee – Curated by Chris Molinski

All or Nothing

Denler Art Gallery – St. Paul, Minnesota – Curated by Kjellgren Alkire

Artistic License

Fluorescent Gallery – Knoxville, Tennessee – Curated by Dale Mackey

Pattern Wizardry

Arizona Museum for Youth – Mesa, Arizona – Curated by Jeffory Morris

2009 Maps and Legends (solo exhibition)

Greenleaf Gallery – Whittier College – Whittier, California

The Sunshine State (solo exhibition)

eyelounge – Tempe, Arizona

Uncommon Threads

Walsh Gallery – Seton Hall University – South Orange, New Jersey

Curators: Jeanne Brasile and Howard Hurst

Arizona Biennial

Tucson Museum of Art – Tucson, Arizona

Wichita National Craft Exhibition

Wichita Center for the Arts – Wichita, Kansas – Curated by Kathleen Royster Lamb

30th Annual Contemporary Crafts

Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, Arizona – Juried by Namita Wiggers

Censored: Visual Explorations of Censorship in Contemporary America

Georgia College and State University Museum – Milledgeville, Georgia

Curated by Shannon Morris

Love Letters

Modified Arts – Phoenix, Arizona – Curated by Peter Bugg

Word and Image

Tempe Post Office – Tempe, Arizona – Curated by the City of Tempe

2008 Legend (solo exhibition)

Harry Wood Gallery – Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Werewolf (solo exhibition)

eye lounge – Phoenix, Arizona

No Such Thing (site specific installation)

Tempe, Arizona – Curated by Elizabeth Janssen

Tempe Center for the Arts Biennial

Tempe Center for the Arts – Tempe, Arizona

Juried by Anne Coe, Joe D’Ambroisio and John Risseeuw

Mass Consumption

Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, Arizona – Juried by Greg Escalante

Craftsmanship

Gallery 100 – Tempe, Arizona – Juried by Clare Verstegen

Printstravaganza III

Step Gallery – Tempe, Arizona – Juried by Brian Reeves of Slop Art

TXT MSGS

Harry Wood Gallery – Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Contemporary Repetition

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences – Loveladies, New Jersey

Number Ones

LAS Gallery – Phoenix, Arizona – Curated by Peter Bugg

Abookalypse

Paper Studio – Tempe, Arizona

Cold Sweat

Hotcakes Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Desire for Normality

Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

2007 Uncharted Territory

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center – Kansas City, Missouri

Juried by  Annet Couwenberg and Wendy Huhn

You Are Here (site specific installation)

Artist Initiative 4 Temporary Public Art – Circle K Park – Phoenix, Arizona

28th Annual Contemporary Crafts

Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, Arizona – Juried by Mark. R. Leach

Master of Fine Arts Juried Summer Exhibition

Harry Wood Gallery – Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona – Juried by Lara Taubman

Printstravaganza II

Gallery 100, Tempe, Arizona – Juried by Cannonball Press

Desire for Normality

Pacific Lutheran University – Tacoma, Washington

Books Gone Wild

Harry Wood Gallery – Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Water Lust

Tempe Public Library – Tempe, Arizona

Arizona Artists’ Guild Scholarship Recipeint Exhibition

Paulina Miller Gallery – Phoenix, Arizona

Biblio-files

The Paper Studio – Tempe, Arizona

Nathan Cummings Foundation Exhibition

Harry Wood Gallery – Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

The Visual Text Project 3: Triptych

@Central Gallery – Phoenix, Arizona

Push/Pull

Step Gallery – Tempe, Arizona

2006 Current: The Aesthetics of Contemporary Culture

Baton Rouge Gallery – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Juried by James Gaddy

Desire for Normality

Step Gallery – Tempe, Arizona

Tomato Art Exhibition

Art and Invention Gallery – Nashville, Tennessee

2005 BAM! 58th Annual Student Art Competition

Ewing Gallery – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Juried by Robert Stackhouse and Carol Mickett

New Graduate Student Exhibition

Harry Wood Gallery – Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Garden

Oak Ridge Art Center – Oak Ridge, Tennessee

2004 University of Tennessee Senior Honors Exhibition

Ewing Gallery – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Carte Blanche: 57th Annual Student Art Competition

Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Juried by The Art Guys

High and Away

Old City Java – Knoxville, Tennessee

Fact/Fiction: Recent Works by Nick DeFord and Lindsay Brine

Gallery 1010 –  Knoxville, Tennessee

Tomato Art Exhibition

Art and Invention Gallery – Nashville, Tennessee

Supermodernism

Cookie Aytes Elliott Art Gallery – Knoxville, Tennessee

2003 Art Buffet: 56th Annual Student Art Competition

Ewing Gallery – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Juried by Terri Jones and Greely Myatt – brochure

2002 Open Wide the Circus Gates (solo exhibition)

Downtown West Theatre – Knoxville Tennessee

Lion: Recent Work by Nick DeFord and Thomas Sturgill

Gallery 1010, Knoxville, Tennessee

2001 University Center Concourse Student Exhibition

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Deus Ex Machina

Gallery 1010 – Knoxville, Tennessee

TEACHING

2009-2012 University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

Drawing and Painting

Lecturer

Undergraduate Courses:

Drawing I

Drawing II

Drawing III

Drawing IV

Introduction to Watermedia

Special Topics: Introduction to Fibers

Special Topics: En Plein Air Painting

Independent Study – Drawing

Independent Study – Painting

Independent Study – Sculpture

Honors Thesis Committee: Kelsey Roy (drawing and fiction)

Graduate Courses:

History and Philosophy of Art Education

Studies in Art Education

Independent Study – Sculpture

Independent Study – Ceramics

Thesis Committee: Kelly Hider (Drawing and Painting)

Thesis Committee: Guen Montgomery (Printmaking)

Thesis Committee: Sara Marie Miller (Printmaking)

2008-2009 Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Fibers and Gallery and Museum Studies

Faculty Associate / Interim Gallery Director

Undergraduate Courses:

Introduction to Fibers

Gallery and Museum Studies

2005-2008 Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Fibers and Foundation Core Program

Graduate Teaching Assistantship – Instructor of Record

Core Program Two-Dimensional Design Coordinator

Undergraduate Courses:

Introduction to Fibers

Two-Dimensional Design

Three-Dimensional Design

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, and SYMPOSIA

2017 Visiting artist and gallery talk

Morehead State University – Morehead, Kentucky

Visiting artist

Walters State Community College – Morristown, Tennessee

2016 The Altered Image: Mixed-Media with Photography – one-week workshop

Penland School of Crafts – Penland, North Carolina

Visiting artist

University of Louisville – Louisville, Kentucky

Making A Residency Program – Panel Participant and Moderator

National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts Conference – Kansas City, Missouri

Visiting artist

East Carolina University – Greenville, North Carolina

Visiting artist

Coastal Carolina University – Conway North Carolina

Badges: Building Community Through Embroidery – Community Engagement Art Experience

Tennessee Arts Commission Collective Impact Conference – Murfreesboro, Tennessee

2015 The Final Touch: Perspectives on Surface Embellishment – Panel Moderator

Furniture Society Symposium – Durham, North Carolina

Visiting artist

Warren Wilson College – Swannanoa, North Carolina

A Creative Sphere: Artist-in-Residencies I – Panel Moderator

Southern Graphics International Conference – Knoxville, Tennessee

A Creative Sphere: Artist-in-Residencies II – Panel Moderator

Southern Graphics International Conference – Knoxville, Tennessee

2014 Needle to Paper – two-week fibers workshop

Penland School of Crafts – Penland, North Carolina

Visiting artist – lecture and critique

Lindenwood University – St. Charles, Missouri

Visiting artist – lecture and critiques

University of Mississippi – Oxford, Mississippi

Word and Image – six-week drawing and poetry workshop

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2013 Visiting artist – lecture, critique, workshop, and exhibition juror

Bloomsburg University – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Visiting artist – lecture

University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia

A Thread, A Knot, A Woman – Poetry Reading

Canal Convergence – Scottsdale Public Art – Scottsdale, Arizona

Juror – Makins Craft Festival

Morristown, Tennessee

Panel Moderator – “Building a Life in the Arts” Residency Symposium

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2012 Visiting artist – lecture and critique

Georgia State University – Atlanta, Georgia

Random-Weave – basketry workshop

Leadership Knoxville Conference – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Ripping Yarns: The Story of Fibers – week-long fibers workshop

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Mediums – dual artist lecture/performance with Evan Meany

Nexus Conference – Knoxville, Tennessee

Visiting artist – lecture and critiques

Idaho State University – Pocatello, Idaho

Natural Woven Forms – basketry workshop

Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum – Knoxville, Tennessee

2011 Visiting artist – lecture and critique

James Madison University – Harrisonburg, Virginia

Visiting artist – lecture

Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Presenter – PechaKucha Night

Knoxville, Tennessee

Artist Lecture

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

Embroidery: Exploring the Stitch – week-long fibers workshop

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Visiting artist – lecture

East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, Tennessee

Visiting artist – lecture and workshop

Georgia College and State University – Milledgeville, Georgia

New Market Suite – Poetry reading

Old Gray Cemetery – Knoxville, Tennessee

2010 Citrus Tree Tanzaku – A site-specific public poetry art project

Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department – Phoenix, Arizona

Dine and Discover – Artist lecture

Knoxville Museum of Art – Knoxville, Tennessee

Visiting artist – lecture

Roane State Community College – Harriman, Tennessee

Visiting artist – lecture

Adams State College – Alamosa, Colorado

Visiting artist – lecture

Xavier Preparatory School – Phoenix, Arizona

2009 Visiting artist – lecture

Skidmore College – Saratoga Springs, New York

Visiting artist – lecture

Whittier College – Whittier, California

Visiting artist – lecture

University of North Texas – Denton, Texas

2008 The Unnatural World II: Visualizing Monsters – Panel Moderator

International Medieval Congress – University of Leeds, England

The Unnatural World II: Visualizing Wonders – Panel Moderator

International Medieval Congress – University of Leeds, England

Visiting artist lecture

Beloit College – Beloit, Wisconsin

2007 Felting Workshop – Arizona Designer Craftsmen

Phoenix, Arizona

Push / Pull – Panel Moderator

Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Artist lecture

Arizona Designer Craftsmen – Tempe, Arizona

Three-Dimensional Art – Summer workshops for young adults

Herberger College for Youth – Tempe, Arizona

2006 Artist lecture

Sun City West Weavers Guild – Sun City West, Arizona

Ikat Weaving – Demonstration and workshop

Appalachian Arts Center – Norris, Tennessee

2005 Knoxville Museum of Art Summer Art Workshops

Knoxville, Tennessee

Drawing Workshop

Arrowmont Community Classes – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2004 Phoenix Magazine Poetry Reading

Laurel Theater – Knoxville, Tennessee

Presenter – Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

University Center – University of Tennessee,  Knoxville

2003 Figure Drawing Workshop

University of Kent – Canterbury, England

Presenter – Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

University Center – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Board Member for Tennessee Craft (2017 – )

Board Member for the Knoxville Jewish Day School STEAM Initiative (2015 – 2017)

2017 Juror – STITCH

Morehead State University – Morehead, Kentucky

2016 Juror – Maker Moxie

Peters Valley School of Crafts – Layton, New Jersey

Juror – Silk in Transition

Silk Painters International Exhibition – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2015 Juror – Circus!

Foundry Art Centre – St. Charles, Missouri

Juror – Athens Community Artists League

Athens, Tennessee

2012-2014 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Program and Studio Manager

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2012 Visiting Artist Coordinator – Mark Newport

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

Exhibition Assistant and Coordinator – Mark Newport

In Action – Downtown Gallery – Knoxville, Tennessee

2011 Visiting Artist Coordinator – Kjellgren Alkire

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

2010 Local Project Manager – Anne Wilson

Wind/Rewind/Weave – Knoxville Museum of Art

Knoxville, Tennessee

2009 Visiting Lecturer Coordinator – Asa Simon Mittman

University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee

2008 Project Assistant – Nina Katchadourian

Monument to the Unelected – Scottsdale Museum of Art

Scottsdale, Arizona

2006-2007 Two-Dimensional Foundations Coordinator

Core Program at Arizona State University

2006-2007 Studio Assistant – Mark Newport

Mesa, Arizona

2005 Studio Assistant

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg Tennessee

AWARDS

2011 Old Gray Cemetary Foundation Poetry Contest

Second place prize for New Market Suite

2008 Nathan Cummings Travel Fellowship – Tempe, Arizona

Used to support research travel to Roswell, New Mexico and Marfa, Texas

Arizona State University Graduate Travel Fund – Tempe, Arizona

Used to support travel to the International Medieval Conference in Leeds, England

Selma Sigesmund Memorial Fellowship – Tempe, Arizona

Supports Master of Fine Arts candidates at Arizona State University

National Society of Arts and Letters Sculpture Award – Phoenix, Arizona

Awarded for Basket .001

2007 Herbert Smith Graduate Fellowship – Tempe, Arizona

Supports Master of Fine Arts candidates at Arizona State University

Artist Initiative 4 Temporary Public Art Grant – Phoenix, Arizona

Awarded for You Are Here site-specific installation

First Place Award – Uncharted Territory – Kansas City, Missouri

Best in show award for 2007 SDA Student Textile Exhibition

Arizona Artists’ Guild Scholarship – Phoenix, Arizona

Awarded for graduate studies at Arizona State University

2005 Graduate Tuition Fellowship – Tempe, Arizona

Awarded for graduate studies at Arizona State University

2004 Most Outstanding Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate – Knoxville, Tennessee

Presented to one BFA candidate each year as voted by the School of Art faculty

Dille Award for Best Fine Arts Entry –Knoxville, Tennessee

Awarded for Untitled;  jurors, The Art Guys – Carte Blanche: 57th Annual Student Competition

Beauvais Lyons Award for Print – Knoxville, Tennessee

Awarded for Harry Potter Cyanotypes I-VIII – Carte Blanche: 57th Annual Student Competition

Knoxville Watercolor Society Award – Knoxville, Tennessee

Awarded for Pokémon of the Smokies I-IV – Carte Blanche: 57th Annual Student Competition

David T. and Jane O. Bailey Scholarship Endowment – Knoxville, Tennessee

Awarded for  graduate studies in art education at the University of Tennessee

Chattanooga Writers Guild Poetry Contest – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Awarded First Place Prize for “Tomatoes”

Dorothy Dille Materials Grant – Knoxville, Tennessee

Grant used to produce a series of cyanotype fabric prints

Elenora Burke Award for Non-Fiction – Knoxville, Tennessee

Second place awarded for “Searching for Orpheus”

2003 Margaret Woodruff Creative Writing Award – Knoxville, Tennessee

Awarded for selection of poetry

McClure Scholarship – Canterbury, England

Used to support study abroad at University of Kent

School of Art Buck Ewing Scholarship – Knoxville, Tennessee

Used for undergraduate studio art studies at the University of Tennessee

Ewing Gallery Award – Knoxville, Tennessee

Awarded for Pokémon Study I – 56th Annual Student CompetitionUniversity of Tennessee

2002 Summer Research Internship Award for Creative Endeavors – Knoxville, Tennessee

Research grant awarded for studio art and poetry at the University of Tennessee

Russell Scholarship – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Awarded for tuition for workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Liquitex Paint Exchange Materials Grant – Piscataway, New Jersey

Used to create mixed media artwork

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Knoxville Mercury – “Nick DeFord Redefines Fiber Art for the 21st Century” – Chris Barrett / Knoxville, Tennessee / January 28, 2016

Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts – “Made/Aware” – Essay – Nick DeFord / Surface Design Association Members’ Juried Catalog 2015

Surface Design Journal – “Spotlight on Education” – Nick DeFord / Albuquerque, New Mexico / Summer/Fall 2015

Knoxville News Sentinel – “A Noble Spirit” – Amy McRary / Knoxville, Tennessee / January 25, 2015

No. 79 – “Needlework” – Herb Rieth / Memphis, Tennessee / Summer 2014

Surface Design – “First Person, Sally Hayden Gilmore” – Nick DeFord and Sally Hayden Gilmore  / Albuquerque, New Mexico / Spring 2014

Savannah Morning News – “Art & Soul” – Allison Hersh / Savannah, Georgia / September 8, 2013

UnShelved – exhibition catalog – essay by Leila Cartier

Metro Pulse – “The Emporium Center Presents Two Challenging Exhibits by Local Artists Nick DeFord and

Jean Hess” – Heather Joyner Spica / Knoxville, Tennessee / November 7, 2012

Nashville Scene – “Critics Picks: Sarah Applebaum and Nick DeFord” – Joe Nolan / Nashville, Tennessee /

August 30, 2012

Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities – Encyclopedia Destructica

Christopher  Kardambikis, Jasdeep Khaira, Suzie Silver / Pittsburg, Pennsylvania / 2012

Elephant Magazine – “Finding Your Way: Cosmologies of the Self” – Ana Ibarra / Amsterdam /

Issue 7 Summer 2011

Culture Seen – “Studio Visit: Nick DeFord” – Christopher Jagmin / Phoenix, Arizona / August 30, 2011

Anne Wilson: Wind / Rewind / Weave – exhibition catalog / Chicago, Illinois / 2011

Design Sponge Online – Brooklyn, New York / April 2011

Knoxville News Sentinel – “Old Gray Cemetray Hosts Poetry Contest” – by Jessica Boyd /

Knoxville,Tennessee / April 20, 2011

Thread and Needles – “Couture: les voyages immobiles” – Paris, France / March 03, 2011

Craftzine – “Embroidered Maps” – Becky Stern / November 11, 2010

Hayden’s Ferry Review – Editor: D. Bryon Darby – Volume 46

Contemporary Focus – Chis Molinski, Knoxville Museum of Art – catalog / Knoxville, Tennessee / 2010

Artistic License – Dale Mackey – catalog / Knoxville, Tennessee / 2010

Knoxville News Sentinel – “New KMA Exhibit Will Be Work In Progress” – by Amy McCrary / Knoxville,

Tennessee / January 17, 2010

New Times – “ABBA’s Greatest Hits” – by Leslie Barton / Phoenix, Arizona / October 18th, 2007

Fiberarts – “Student Showcase” – Loveland, Colorado / November/December, 2007

New Times – “Text Messengers: Words and pix tie the knot” – by Niamh Wallace / Phoenix, Arizona /

March 25, 2007

The Mesa Republic “Craft Show Spans Utilitarian, Hybrids” – by Srianthi Perera / Mesa, Arizona /

January 25, 2007

State Press – “Not Normal” – by Celeste Sepessy  / Tempe, Arizona / August 31, 2006

Willow Springs – Issue 55 – Spokane, Washington

Migrants and Stowaways – Editors: Emily Dziuban and Kristin Robertson / Knoxville, Tennessee / 2004

Magpie – Issue 1 – Knoxville, Tennessee

Phoenix Literary and Art Magazine – Volume 45, Issue 2 – Knoxville, Tennessee

Logos Literary Magazine – Issue 8 – Canterbury, England

Metro Pulse – “The Chosen” – by Heather Joyner Spica / Knoxville, Tennessee / May 13, 2000

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