Nicole Collins’s work focuses on the effect of time, accumulation, force and heat on visceral materials, primarily through painting but also with installations, interventions, video, sound and multiples.
Nicole Collins has exhibited extensively since 1994, including solo exhibitions at Koffler Gallery, The University of Waterloo Art Gallery, The Art Gallery of Ontario and The Embassy of Canada in Tokyo. Collins has exhibited in group exhibitions in Toronto, Hamilton, St. Johns, New York, Miami, London and Zurich. Her work has been featured numerous publications including the major survey Abstract Painting in Canada (Roald Nasgaard), the 3rd edition of A Concise History of Canadian Painting (Dennis Reid), Carte Blanche and Volume 2: Painting. Collins’ work is represented in noteworthy collections such as: The Donovan Collection, Gesta Abols Collection, Steve Smart Collection, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell and Dell & Lauren Pohlman. Collins is an Professor in the Drawing & Painting program at the Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU).