Nicholas Rispoli received his BFA from Manhattanville College, and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art where he became a Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Art Nominee. During his time at the Academy, he was also awarded his first artist residency at La Escuela de Diseño de Altos de Chavón located in the La Romana, Dominican Republic. He later revisited the institution in 2013 to teach Ceramic Sculpture and complete his second artist residency.

Nicholas has remained on the sculpture faculty at Pace University since 2010 and has taught at several institutions throughout New York, including The Harlem School of the Arts, the Bedford Hills Women’s Correctional Facility College Program through Marymount Manhattan College, and the New York Academy of Art’s Continuing Education Department. As a visiting artist, Nicholas has worked with the Museum of Art and Design, Bronx Council on the Arts, La Escuela de Diseño de Altos de Chavón and Manhattanville College, among others.

From 2014-2016, Nicholas curated exhibitions for Window Studio located in Brooklyn. At Window Studio, he collaborated to earn Brooklyn Arts Council grants for the project in 2015 and 2016. In addition to being on faculty with the New York State Summer School for the Arts (NYSSSA) Visual Arts Program since 2012, Nicholas became the Assistant to the Artistic Director in 2016. His latest solo show "Transmutation" at Paul Calendrillo NY was written up in DNAinfo and the Main Street Wire, among other mentions. Nicholas exhibits his work regionally and internationally and makes art in his Bronx studio. 

Nicholas is the Co-Founder and CEO of ARTrising, Inc.