United States of America
T & T
Jacqueline Nicholas participated in a production micro-Residency, during which she designed and printed posters taking inspiration in classical illustration and referencing to the struggle for the legalization of abortion in Argentina. Jackie pasted the posters in the public space of Buenos Aires and Vancouver, once she returned to her city.
My experience with visual imagery is forever evolving. I feel overwhelmed by the constant societal inundation of visual language. However, it is this artwork—graphic, punchy, propaganda-like and playful— that is the catalyst to the progression of my practice. Artwork that evokes adolescence, that contains humor, but which depicts more complex commentary than first meets the eye, is what I am drawn to most. I am inspired by vintage still framed cartoons and hand drawn comics. It amazes me that such simple decisions can exude such complex emotion.
It’s valuable for the artist to consider images that can engage both a child and a mature adult. I aim to reach a broad audience while simultaneously portraying themes that challenge the individual to think critically, be it about social values or politics.
1992 | Canada
Grew up in both the USA and Canada
2014 | Bachelor of Fine Art and a minor in illustration, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Prints By Nickles, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cucumber Eyes, shown in part with HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Many Rivers to Cross: Paddles for Africa, Temple Sholom, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
After Fields, SGCI: Flux, Portland, Oregon, USA
State of the Art, Conference Centre Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Fandom, E space POP, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Southern Printmaking Biennale VI International, Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
Girls, Girls, Girls, Big Pony Curated Vintage, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Show of Force, Plan B, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
March of Prints, Seeds Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Artists in Dialog
On Wednesday, November 21st we held an ´aceNITE opening., in which the projects developed by artists during their residence were exhibited together with works by the invited artists.