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Nia Pirnat

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Nia grew up and was educated in Chicago IL, until heading to the Champaign/Urbana area her freshman year of college. Ultimately settling in the Bloomington/Normal area for graduate school.

Nia earned her BFA in paintingĀ at the University of Illinois, Champaign. Nia also has Master's degree hours earned from the Art Institute and ISU in Ceramics. Nia began transparent watercolor classes in 1996, taking workshops with MWS in 2000, and has studied with many other national artists.

Nia joined the Board of Transparent Watercolor Society of America in 2001 as Membership Chair and has been a valued contributor ever since. In 2003-2005 she served as Vice President/Exhibition Chair, and in 2005-2007 Nia served as TWSA President, and President Emeritus from 2007-2009. Nia continues to be an integral part of the organization, and is currently serving as Life Membership Chair.