Profile: Heather Nicol Artist, Curator Last Update:April 7, 2018

Heather Nicol is an independent curator and interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her curatorial projects have often explored site-specific conditions as found in decommissioned, underutilized, repurposed and educational locations, and have fostered opportunities for large groups of artists working across a wide range of disciplines.
As an artist, she has created site-specific installations for Art Brookfield Canada, (Allen Lambert Galleria, Toronto), Nuit Blanche, (Union Station – the Great Hall, Toronto), Sculpture Center (New York), the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York), Hallwalls (Buffalo), Chateau de Courances (Milly, France), and Kunstlerhaus Betanien (Berlin), among others. She received her BFA (honours) from the School of Visual Arts in New York, MA in art education from NYU, and interdisciplinary MFA from OCAD University.

Selected Work

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Links / Updates

Urban Toronto, “Brookfield Place Galleria Made Over by Artist Heather Nicol”
Akimblog, Terence Dick “Art Spin 2014”
Interview by Kristen Farig, Yale Radio WYBC

Canadian Art Online, “Old School is New Again at Artscape’s Latest Revamp, by Allison Cooley

Bravo! Arts&Minds: Winter 2010-2011 (broadcast)
Canadian Art Online, “Old School, Cool School”, Leah Sandals, Winter 2010
Canadian Art Online, “Under Skirt: Some Mendel Mischief”, Mendel Art Gallery, Nov 11, 2010
Gallerieswest, Patricia Dawn Robertson, “Under skirt”, October 2010
The Globe And Mail, Pat Lynch, “So it’s crowded. Suck it up”, October 2, 2010
Akimblog, Terence Dick, “Art School (Dismissed)”, May 27, 2010
View On Canadian Art, Andrea Carson, “Art School Dissmissed: A Photo Essay”, May 17, 2010
Patricia Dawn Robertson, “Under skirt”, October 2010
The Globe and Mail, R.M Vaughan “ART SCHOOL (DISMISSED)”, May 15, 2010
Toronto Star, Murray Whyte, “Perfect venue for old-school creations”, May 16,2010
The Star, Murray Whyte, “Artistic transformation for long-closed Shaw Street School”, May 15 2010
CANADIANART online, Richard Rhodes, “Heather Nicol: Lessons on Art School (Dismissed)”, October 13, 2010

Spacing Toronto, “Nuit Blanche: Imminent Departure”, October 9, 2009

Azure Magazine, Paige Magarrey, “Interior Vision”, February 20, 2008
Eye Weekly, “Open House”, Alex Laws, March 6, 2008

Canadian Art, “Making Room”, Jen Budney, Summer 2007

New York Magazine, Ottawa Express, “A Thousand Cranes Home In On War”, Anita Euteneier, October 2, 2003

Times Union, “A Few Hidden Treasures”, William Jaeger, July 30, 2000

New York Magazine, “Artist’s Choice at MOMA…Mail Art”, June 10, 1995
The New York Observer, Grace Glueck, “ The Art of Democracy: Public art is flourishing in New York City, and a lot of it is good”, August 14, 1995
The New York Times, “Sculpture Not Meant to Last Forever”, Holland Cotter, August 18, 1995
The New Yorker, “Other Venues”, August 21, 1995
Now Magazine, “Heather Nicol’s Walflowers dance at YYZ”, Deidre Hanna, 1995

Artist’s website