Scott NiemiScott T. Niemi, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Design
Division: Design
Office Location: Design Building
Phone: 508.373.9762
Email: scott.niemi@becker.edu

Professor Scott Niemi has always had an interest in art, even as a young child. Upon graduating high school he attended Mount Wachusett Community College and earned an associate’s degree in business administration. While pursuing his love of art on an informal basis, Niemi held various jobs, but soon realized he needed to go to art school.

He completed his formal education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where he earned a master of fine arts in visual art, with a concentration in painting. After graduating, he worked at Florida Atlantic University as an adjunct art professor and then later for the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art in Lake Worth, Florida, as an art installer. Niemi taught as an adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce University before coming to Becker College as an adjunct professor in 2005, later advancing to a full-time assistant professor.

Niemi’s work is showcased in private collections ranging from Beverly Hills to Australia. His most famous client is Jane Erickson, the mother of John Sebastian, founder of the 1960s musical group, The Lovin’ Spoonful. His work is also displayed in eight public collections, including the Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts (Plantation, Florida), The Oak Brook Bank (Oak Brook, Illinois), The Essex Inn (Chicago), and the UMass Memorial Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center (Worcester).

As an artist, Niemi enjoys the feeling of making “something from nothing.” He describes his art as “contemporary…with both representational and abstract elements, but it’s also narrative.” His hope is that he can draw the viewer into a dialogue and enjoys seeing the viewer’s interpretation without him dictating what it should be. As a teacher, he is given the opportunity to influence his students, but is also inspired by the students as he creates his artistic works.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Annual Autumn Exhibit, Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, 2010

Finnish Kaleidoscope, Rutland, Massachusetts, 2010

“75th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts, 2010

“2010 Fitchburg Downtown Paint-In,” Johnsonia Art Gallery, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 2010

Collins Artworks Gallery, Clinton, Massachusetts, 2009

“2009 Fitchburg Downtown Paint-In,” Johnsonia Art Gallery, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 2009

“74th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts, 2009

“73rd Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts, 2008

“72nd Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts, 2007

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery’s Biennial Juried Show, Keene, New Hampshire, 2007

“The Hush Hush Project,” Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Vermont, 2007

Faculty Art Show, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, New Hampshire, 2006

“71st Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts, 2006

“Northeastern Fine Art Juried Exhibition,” Northfield, Massachusetts, 2006

Alumni/Faculty Art Exhibition, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, New Hampshire, 2005

“Sept 7 Sete,” Galerie 624, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2003

Carefree Theater, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2003

“Four Painters,” Galerie 624, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2003

“The 64th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Photography,” The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 2002

City Link “Best of Gallery” show, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2002

“MFA Thesis Show” Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 2002

“The Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show,” Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2001

“Hortt 42,” Carone Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2001

“Artist Showplace Gallery Juried Exhibition,” Lake Worth, Florida, 2001

City Link “Best of Gallery” show, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2001

Jupiter Town Hall Gallery of Art, Jupiter, Florida, 2000

“New Millennium, New Genres,” Stuart, Florida, 1999

“Inspirations ’99,” Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, Florida, 1999

“Nuevo/Eye=Paintings and Fire Drawings,” Galerie 624, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1999

“60th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings,” The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida,1999

“Hot Summer Nights,” Gallery 421, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1998

“Summer/Ete/Zerano,” Galerie 624, WPB, Florida, 1998

Bruce Webber Gallery, Lake Worth, Florida, 1997

Green Tangerine Gallery, Delray Beach, Florida, 1997

“Clothing As Art: Art as Clothing,” PBICA, Lake Worth, Florida, 1996

“60th Regional Exhibition of Arts & Craft,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts, 1995

“59th Regional Exhibition of Arts & Craft,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts, 1994

“64th Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition,” Southern Vermont Art Center, Vermont, 1993

“49th National Juried Show,” (Merchandise Award winner), Lake Worth, Florida, 1990

Harold Manor Library, PBCC, Lake Worth, Florida1989

One-Person Exhibitions

Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, 2010

Keene City Hall, Keene, New Hampshire, 2008

Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, New Hampshire, 2007

Lancaster Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts, 2007

Ocean National Bank, Keene, New Hampshire, 2007

New Hampshire Community Technical College, Keene, New Hampshire, 2006

Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 2005

Fitzwilliam Town Library, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, 2005

Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts, Plantation, Florida, 2003

Palm Springs Library, Palm Springs, Florida, 2003

Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont, 1994

Lake Worth Art League, Lake Worth, Florida, 1993

Boynton Beach Civic Center, Boynton Beach, Florida, 1990

Professional Memberships

ARTSWorcester

College Art Association

Sharon Arts Center

 

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