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Nicole Condon-Shih, Dean of the School of Art

Nicole Condon-Shih

Artist, educator, and academic leader, Nicole Condon-Shih is the Dean of the School of Art. She serves as the chief administrative officer of the Munson-Williams School of Art division, comprised of PrattMWP College of Art and Design and the Community Arts Education Program. 

Condon-Shih champions the value that art education brings to society and is deeply committed to cultivating creativity. She believes Munson-Williams is uniquely positioned as a leader in the arts in the Mohawk Valley region, and leads with values of collaboration, transparency, and an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Previously, she was the Chair of the Foundation Department and Associate Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Prior, she held the Head of Studio position for the International Foundation Course at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. 

Condon-Shih is interdisciplinary artist whose research-based practice intersects art, science and technology and examines the dichotomy between the microscopic versus the macroscopic in thinking about biological, societal, and cultural systems. Her work has been shown internationally in Hong Kong at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism & Architecture, in Beijing, China at the B3 Biennale of the Moving Image, and in Venice, Italy in the recent Sim-biotic exhibition. Projects have been commissioned by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and collected by Summa Health Systems in the United States. Her art practice continually informs her work as an educator and academic leader. 


B.F.A., Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

M.S., Syracuse University

M.F.A., Hunter College, City University of New York