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Nicole Collins

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Nicole Collins Biography


Since the late 1980’s Toronto-based artist Nicole Collins has produced an extensive body of work that encompasses the effects and subsequent affect, of time, memory, accumulation, force and heat on visceral and ephemeral materials, especially through painting with encaustic, the application of molten pigment-infused wax. Themes of mortality, grief, commemoration, and resilience have most recently emerged in the solo exhibition Furthest Boundless at the Koffler Centre of the Arts in 2018. This engagement with the mutable and receptive nature of wax has led to investigations beyond the canvas including performative drawing, digital reproduction, installation, intervention, video, and sound. Solo exhibitions include: The Art Gallery of Ontario (2013), The University of Waterloo Art Gallery (2013) and The Embassy of Canada in Tokyo (2001) and group exhibitions in Toronto, Hamilton, St. Johns, New York, Miami, Queensland, London and Zurich. Publications include: Abstract Painting in Canada (Roald Nasgaard), the 3rd edition of A Concise History of Canadian Painting (Dennis Reid), Carte Blanche, Volume 2: Painting, and The Donovan Collection Catalogue. Collins is Associate Professor of Material and Visual Culture in Drawing & Painting at the Ontario College of Art & Design University.

Curriculum Vitae

NICOLE COLLINS                                        

Toronto Canada

 

EDUCATION

 

2009                        

Master of Visual Studies, University of Toronto

 

1988                        

University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, B.A. Honours, Fine Arts Major

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

                                                                                                                                            

2018

Furthest Boundless, Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, Curator Mona Filip exhibition publication

 

One Shot, General Hardware Contemporary Art, Toronto

 

2014                        

untethered, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, essay by Julia Abraham

 

2013                        

HEAVY: Black Paintings, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Curator Ivan Jurakic

 

Giotto’s O, Art Gallery Of Ontario, Toronto, Curator Georgiana Uhlyarik

 

will it go round in circles?, live drawing performance, First Thursday May, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Canada

 

perfect, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto

 

2012                       

coruscant ascending, Howard Park Institute, Toronto

 

2011                       

The Reconstruction, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto

 

2009

Master of Visual Studies Graduate Exhibition, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto catalogue essay by Ian Carr-Harris

 

2006                       

stroke for stroke, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto

 

2004                       

Dimension, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland

 

2003                       

branch, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto

 

2002                       

sample, The Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2001                       

one mark, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto