Nicole makes interdisciplinary art / design work and is a resident of the Shields Valley in Montana. Before settling in the Rockies, she lived in a pretty vast spectrum of different places—including inner cities, cattle ranches, and summers spent traveling for work in National Parks around the West. All that exposure to, adaptation to, understanding of, and love for a diversity of ecologies and cultures has inspired her creative practice, which is conceptually rooted in an effort to illuminate the symbiotic relationship between humans and landscape. Nicole’s art celebrates, criticizes, and evokes thoughtfulness and understanding regarding the way in which Western Society’s efforts to better understand and manipulate natural order can profoundly alter human experience, the essence of place, and all that kind of jazz.
Nicole's solo and collaborative work has been performed and exhibited coast to coast, near and far, at The Exploratorium, Southern Exposure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Goodnight Projects, The Cooper Union, The Wythe Hotel, The Livingston Center for Art and Culture, and Brackett Creek Exhibitions. In 2011, she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts. One of Nicole's original designs was adopted into the legacy of one of her heroes when it took the cake in an international competition hosted by the Buckminster Fuller Institute in 2013. Her work has been featured by Wired, Gizmodo, Dezeen, Architizer, Fast Company, Tree Hugger, and DRIFT: A Magazine of West Coast Cultural Production. Recently, an AMC TV series inspired by a project she worked on, in collaboration with Nonchalance, hit the tube.