Photo of Nicole Collins
Photo of Nicole Collins
Nicole Collins
Faculty of Art, Graduate Studies

Area(s) of Expertise

painting, Materials & Processes, Colour


Nicole Collins is a Toronto-based artist whose recent work has explored processes and systems, including the construction and dismantling and reassembly of painting. Her practice includes painting, sound, performance and video. She recently completed a Master of Visual Studies degree at the University of Toronto (2009). Her work has been exhibited at both public and commercial galleries in Canada, USA, UK, Switzerland, Australia and Japan.


1988 University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, B.A. Honours, Fine Arts 2009 Master of Visual Studies, University of Toronto



Selected Exhibitions

2009 MVS Graduate Exhibition, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto catalogue essay by Ian Carr-Harris 2009 start Profs, work by professors from art institutions across Canada, Studio 21, Halifax 2008 Pulse 2: Film and Painting After the Image, curated by Barbara Sternberg, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto 2007 Hot Wax, The Rooms, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada 2006 stroke for stroke, solo exhibition, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto 2006 Pulse: Abstract Painting and Film, Mount St Vincent University Gallery, curated by Ingrid Jenkner and Barbara Sternberg 2006 you don’t wanna miss that sh!t, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, curated by Katherine Mulherin 2005 Crossing the Line, The Painting Center, New York, New York 2004 Dimension, Halde Galerie, Widen, Zurich Switzerland 2004 Death in the Studio: Studio Death Snapshots, Book Project by Hannes Priesch + Niki Lederer, book launches in Vienna, NYC and Toronto

Awards \ Grants

2007 The Kathleen Coburn Graduate Admission Award, University of Toronto 2004 Canada Council Travel Grant (Switzerland) 2002 Canada Council Travel Grant (Tokyo, Japan) 2002 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance (Tokyo, Japan) 2001 Canada Council Travel Grant (London UK) 2000 Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Fall 2000, New York City, USA 1999 Canada Council Travel Grant (Newfoundland) 1998 Toronto Arts Award Protegee Program commission by award winner Suzy Lake 1997 Canada Council C Grant 1994 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant

Selected Publications

2008 Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing for the Arts 2007 Naasgard, Roald, Abstract Painting in Canada, Douglas & McIntyre/Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 2007 Jordan, Betty Ann, Artist File: Nicole Collins, article Canadian House & Home, October 2007 Tanja Seufert, Kunst aus Kanada, Attika 2 (Swiss magazine) 2006 Gary Michael Dault, Going Out: Exhibit A; Different Strokes, Review, The Globe & Mail, October 13, 2006 2004 Virginia M. Eichhorn, Rewind: Nicole Collins Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto , Review, Canadian Art Magazine, Summer 2004, Volume 21, Number 2 2003 Thomas Hirschmann, Parental Units, review of Motherlode, NOW magazine, September 11-17, 2003 2002 Ihor Holubizky, catalogue essay for sample, catalogue of exhibition at The Embassy of Canada, Tokyo 2001 Michael Coomer, Nicole Collins & Michael Davidson at Platform, Time Out Magazine, London UK, 2000 Gary Michael Dault, don’t look at me like that, Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 2000, Volume 17, Number 1 (see also Fast Forward: Toronto in same issue)