Artist member since 2018
Toronto , Ontario
Nicole's practice is concerned with engineering an aesthetic that is at once seductive and unsettling as a means of investigating the overlap between desire, fantasy, identity, and (self)-image. In her work, she attempts to "make strange" the presentation of the female figure by using her as an armature for display.
Currently based in Toronto, Nicole is a graduate of the University of Ottawa's BFA program. In Toronto, her work has been shown at Fashion Art Toronto 2018, The Project Gallery, the John B. Aird Gallery, Black Cat Showroom and OCAD U as part of the 2015 Feminist Art Conference. In Ottawa, her work has been shown at The Fritzi Gallery, Studio 66, St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Gallery 115 and Ottawa/Gatineau Nuit Blanche 2013. Farther afield, Nicole has exhibited at Z Art Space in Montreal as well as at The Whitestone Gallery in Guelph.
Favourite artist(s) right now
Oh! Its’ going to be very hard to keep this to a minimum, but currently my top 5 are: Justin Mortimer, Jules de Balincourt, Janet Werner, Iris Van Herpen (Fashion Designer), David Altmejd and DaveandJenn. Ok, that’s 6…so kill me
What do you listen to when you work?
A vast smorgasbord of music, though lately a lot of high energy electronic, indie pop such as Purity Ring, CHVRCHES, Little Boots, Fallulah, Sam Sparro, Grimes, M83…
When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...
An arts administrator and a crazy dancer
Beverage of choice
Bubble Tea. Especially if coconut is involved!
Select Past Exhibitions
Fashion Art Toronto
Entangled Beings and Bodies
Paper Doll Games
Edmund and Isobel Ryan Visual Arts Scholarship (in Painting): 2nd Prize
Dis(s)ent: Speaking Truth Back to Power in our Post-Truth, Fake News Era
"Nicole Crozier’s Strip Fit Collages: Cutting into a New Vision of Female Beauty and Power"
University of Ottawa
Bachelor of Fine Arts