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Faculty: Nicole Collins

Nicole Collins' extensive body of artwork encompasses the effects and subsequent affect of time, memory, accumulation, force and heat on visceral and ephemeral materials, especially through painting with encaustic - the application of molten, pigment-infused wax. This engagement with the mutable and receptive nature of wax has led to investigations beyond the canvas, including performative drawing, digital reproduction, installation, intervention, video, and sound. Nicole completed a BFA Hons. at Guelph University (1988), and a Master's of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto (2009). An award-winning studio-based teacher, she is Associate Professor of Material and Visual Culture in Drawing & Painting and Graduate Studies at OCADU. She teaches a wide array of materials and process-based courses, including historical, contemporary, and sustainable approaches to drawing and painting. www.nicolecollins.com

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