Nicole is a visual and multi-media artist with an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art & Design and BFA Honours from the University of Manitoba. She also is an administrator, freelancer, instructor and mentor.

She exhibits and makes work through residencies, curated and self-initiated projects.Residencies include the Banff Centre for the Arts, L’AiR international (Paris), Bow Arts Trust (London), Brompton Design District (London) and Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto). Selected exhibitions include The Fragile Power of Drawing (Paris, FR), Live in the Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Art Building Community at Gallery 1C03. Site responsive installations include Nuit Blanche, Social Innovation Challenge and Urban Idea’s Creative Placemaking Challenge. Her videos have been screened on BBC’s big-screen events, at Prairie Scene (Ottawa), Images Festival (Toronto) and with Studio 303 at the MAI (Montreal).

Her practice investigates survival experiences through materials - drawing, sculpture, performance, media and installation.



© Nicole Shimonek 2021