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Nicole Crozier

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.


Work


Inside the Studio


Q+A

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
2018

Toronto, ON
Fashion Art Toronto

2018

Kingston, ON
Entangled Beings and Bodies

2014

Montreal, QC
Paper Doll Games

Accolades
2013


Edmund and Isobel Ryan Visual Arts Scholarship (in Painting): 2nd Prize

Press
2018

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"

Education
2016

Centennial College
Arts Management

2013

University of Ottawa
Bachelor of Fine Arts

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