Nicole Shaver

Bio:

Nicole Shaver grew up in Port Washington where she skipped rocks and watched fisherman gut salmon as a child.  Largely inspired by ideas of place and belonging, she researches geographical sites and employs them as metaphorical compasses to navigate the space between reality and fantasy, the banal and the sublime. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MFA from the University of Iowa.  She has attended artist residencies in Colorado, Iceland, North Carolina, Ohio, Portugal, Vancouver, and Wisconsin while exhibiting internationally.  Her work has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and published in New American Paintings and Studio Visit Magazine. Shaver is committed to the artistic growth in Port Washington, supporting the Port Washington Arts Council and Gallery 224.  She is an artist in residence at Studio 224 and has a painting studio on Franklin Street. 

Uncharted Mass.jpg

"Uncharted Mass"

8" x 11"

Acrylic, Enamel, Hot-Pressed Foil, and Photographs on a Wood Panel.

$300

Six Feet Around, A Beach Performance.jpg

"Six Feet Around, a Beach Performance"

8" x 11"

Acrylic, Enamel, Hot-Pressed Foil, and Photographs on a Wood Panel.

$250

Coastal Social Distancing.jpg

"Coastal Social Distancing"

8" x 11"

Acrylic, Enamel, Hot-Pressed Foil, and Photographs on a Wood Panel.

$250

A Wish for All My Sisters Onshore.jpg

"A Wish for All My Sisters On Shore"

8" x 11"

Acrylic, Enamel, Hot-Pressed Foil, Oil, and Photographs on a Wood Panel.

$300

Frozen in Flight.jpg

"Frozen in Flight"

19.5" x 24"

Acrylic, Enamel, Hot-Pressed Foil, Oil, and Photographs on a Wood Panel.

$350

Lagoon Shoreline.jpg
Shoreline Sleepy June.jpg

"Lagoon Shoreline"

14" x 22"

Acrylic, Enamel, and Photographs on a Wood Panel.

$350

Escape Plan by Boat.jpg

"Shoreline Sleepy June"

9" x 12.5" 

Acrylic, Enamel, and Photographs on a Wood Panel.

$350

"Escape Plan By Boat"

14" x 22"

Acrylic, enamel, and photographs on Wood Panel.

$350

"I endeavor to understand ‘place’ by engaging fully with its material value, elevating banal human detritus, and local geology to the artistic practice.   I am interested in the intersection between the natural and the man-made, objects that seem otherworldly and can catalog the growth of our planet.  I record this investigation of the Anthropocene, our current man-made geological era, through image-making, employing interdisciplinary media: installation, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. My collected specimens, historical research, and genuine spatial interaction become semiotic compasses to help me navigate the undiscovered identities of place.  From these discoveries, I create visual landscapes that combine reality with an impression, providing a framework that empathizes with our transitioning Earth."

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