|Nicholas Sistler received a BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1980. His works have appeared in more than 100 exhibitions, including 21 solo shows. He has received several grants from the Illinois Arts Council including an Artist’s Fellowship Award, and four residencies from the Ragdale Foundation. Sistler's work has been published as cover illustrations for books and as greeting cards; also as part of A GAME OF CHANCE, a deck of artist-designed playing cards to benefit the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. The Block Museum at Northwestern University published limited editions of a multicolored lithograph and an etching by Sistler. Sistler's art work is in the collection of the Art Insitute of Chicago, DePaul University Art Museum,The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Illinois State Museum, the Rockford Art Museum, the Block Museum, Benedictine University, Elmhurst Art Museum, and the College of Lake County as well as numerous private collections.