Holly Parson Nielsen’s art encompasses painting and drawing, mixing abstract elements with narrative impulses. Much of her work is created through the element of line and using mixed mediums.
As an illustrator, she has published with a variety of publications, including Covenant Communications, Hickman Music Editions, and the National Society for John Steinbeck. She was accepted to the Illustration Academy in Richmond, Virginia, where she studied with some of the great illustrators of our time, including Sterling Hundley, Brent Watkinson, John English, Gary Kelley, and C.F. Payne. In 2018 she received the Moon Beam children's book Gold Medal Award.
Holly received a Master of Fine Art from the University of Utah in 2021. She has taught as adjunct faculty at Utah Valley University and taught as an instructor of record at the University of Utah. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the East Idaho Museum of Art, the UVU Faculty Show at the Woodbury Gallery of Art, the Gittins Gallery, and the Hemming Village Juried Exhibition. She presented a solo show at L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center in 2018.
Holly’s physical MFA show titled Reclaiming Motherhood: I Will Not Vanish, is currently being exhibited at the University of Utah Gittins Gallery from May 24th to June 5th 2021. You can view a virtual exhibition of her MFA show online at the address below.
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