Nicole was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She attended Tufts University and majored in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. She has lived and worked in Washington D.C, New York, Boston, and Paris. While abroad she photographed work at Les Frigos, an artist co-op in Paris, and Parisian Street Art. She has carried this passion for photography around the world taking photos of protests, gentrification, art, nature, friends, and family. During her time in New York she began making abstract paintings. A self-taught painter and photographer she draws inspiration from traveling and the artists Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt, Mark Rothko, Bunny Harvey, and Fabienne Verdier. She paints, draws, and sketches to depict her diverse ideas, thoughts, and philosophies.
She is in the process of obtaining a Certificate in Visual Arts from the University of Chicago and has been accepted into the Hyde Park Art Center Bridge Program, a program based on refining art ideas, deepening the conceptual grounding of artwork, and relating her work within a wider art world context. She currently works as a Program Assistant for the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute, a part of the non-profit Heartland Alliance, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations. Her work continues to evolve based on her instinctive imagination, sensations, perceptions, and life experiences.