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Nita Sturiale

Nita Sturiale
Professor and Department Chair
North 172

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good. Since 1873, MassArt has built a legacy of leadership as the first freestanding public college of art and design in the country, and the nation’s first art school to grant a degree. MassArt offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in art, design, and art education, taught by world-class faculty.

1997 - Ed.M, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 1997 - MFA, Tufts University/SMFA; 1990 - BFA, Studio for Interrelated Media, MassArt
Industry Experience: 
  • 1999-present - Olio Taibi, Cambridge, MA, Co-Founder
  • 2000-2002 - SmartWorlds, Cambridge, MA, Co-Founder
  • 1990-2000 - Private clients, Boston Area, Consultant, Webmaster, Production Artist

Selected Presentations, Performances, and Exhibitions

  • 2014 - Farm Cultural Park, Favara, Italy, Regali Artist Residency in Sicily, 2 week collaboration with 5 European artists and 5 American artists in residence in Favara
  • 2014 - CyberArts Gallery, Boston, MA, We See Each Other All The Time: Multi-media exhibit with Dana Moser
  • 2013 - Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, The Fine Art of Interdisciplinary Education: Empowering the Humanities Speaker Series, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 2013 - Boston Museum of Science, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Boston, MA, Sentient: Full dome video and 10.1 sound installation produced by students in the Art and Science Immersive Media course at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • 2013 - International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts Los Angeles, Boston, MA. Expanding The Frontiers Of Knowledge: Sweet Anguish: A short lyrical documentary film about sex, birth, and death. Director Bara Jichova
  • 2011 - Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, Selections 11, Pietre Preziose, Photo Installation and self-published book by the same name

Awards and Honors

  • 2009-present - Artscience 100K Prize Juror
  • 2006 - Marilyn Pappas Faculty Fellowship
  • 2003 - Copley Society of Art, First Juror’s Choice
  • 2001 - LEF Foundation Grant

Selected Publications

  • 2014 - AgrigentoNotizie. Al Farm Cultural Park “Regali Artist Residency in Sicily”
  • 2013- Always Wondering: a Melange of Eleanor Duckworth and Critical Exploration. Critical Exploration Press
  • 2012 - Pietre Preziose. Full color 12” x12” photo book published by Nita Sturiale
  • 2011 - Revisiting the Sandbox: The Studio for Interrelated Media at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Monograph published by Nita Sturiale
  • 2007 - Boston Globe. Cate McQuaid, “It’s the place where creativity and technology meet.”

Selected Affiliations

  • 2014 - Creative Industries Summit
  • 2012 - 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)
  • 2010 TEDx Boston and Cambridge