Nicole’s work is interdisciplinary investigating visual mediums of drawing, sculpture and design with the theatrical discipline of performance, video and installation.  

She has an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design (London, England) and a BFA Honors from the University of Manitoba. Selected exhibitions include Live in the Centre: An Incomplete and Anecdotal History of Performance Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Unafraid at Plug In ICA, Art Building Community at Gallery 1C03 and Walking and Being at the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY). She has been awarded public art commissions through Urban Idea’s Creative Placemaking Challenge as well as the Social Innovation Challenge. Her videos have screened at the Detroit Museum of New Art (USA), on BBC’s big screen events, Camden Roundhouse (London, UK), at Prairie Scene (Ottawa), Images Festival (Toronto), Supermarket Art Fair (Stockholm, Sweden) and with Studio 303 at the MAI (Montreal).

She has been an Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), Brompton Design District and with Bow Arts Trust (London, England). Upcoming is the Drawing Research Residency at L’AiR Arts in Paris, France (October 2021). Other residencies include Plug In ICA’s Summer Institutes with Post Commodity; Assume Astro Vivid Focus and Trackings & Trappings. Nicole’s practice investigates survival experiences through materials - drawing, sculpture, performance, media and design.

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