Nicole is continually re-inspired by life in routine, by the objects and spaces that are overlooked because of their ordinariness. She revisits these spaces and views these objects and people through a new lens. Originally from Port Washington, Wisconsin, she is a BFA graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with concentrations in painting and printmaking. Currently, she lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she finds inspiration in everything around her. Over the years she’s recognized that inanimate objects basically remain the same, and that it is she, the artist, the silly girl, who continues to change around them and the way in which she reads them. She is the kind of person who finds humor in the way a folding chair faces another chair, in the juxtaposition of counters and bar taps, and joy in the hue of grimy floor tiles. It’s this distillation of the universal from the banal that she achieves through engaging in her own meditation on everyday culture and uncommon places that colors her work and constantly supplies her with new imagery.