Nicole Marie Isbell
My work is essentially my own visual diary, and each piece serves it’s own purpose in my journey. Inspired by my travels and the world around me, I find bliss in swaths of color that create bizarre landscapes. I find confidence in imperfect figures and I find comfort in the presence of nature and it’s many creatures. Above all, I find healing in time and it’s constant evolution, and in the construction/destruction of art as a metaphor for life itself. !!!Nothing is permanent!!! It’s the letting go of perfection that gives my work wings, and the final product is much less important than the path I took to get there.
And so on.
Currently residing in Austin, Texas.
For curiosity and/or business inquiries please email me at the address below:
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2009-2013
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, 2-Dimensional Emphasis, Painting & Illustration; Magna Cum Laude
Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, Educulture Program, 2008
“CARDS AGAINST CANCER,” an ongoing project inspired by my best friend who died at 23 from a genetic condition that gave her cancer back in 2010. Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for Lynch Syndrome research by selling hand-made greeting cards throughout the community and beyond. Every patron receives an informational pamphlet with their purchase, the opportunity to donate on their own, and 10% of the card’s proceeds go to the Jacqueline Rush Lynch Syndrome Cancer Foundation. So far over 2,500 cards have been made and sold, and over $2000 has been raised! Find out more about Lynch Syndrome on Facebook @JacquelineRushFoundation.
EFI Global Project: I created a 3×4 foot acrylic painting of the Golden Gate Bridge, titled “The Gate,” in 2012. The couple that bought the painting own AMP Printing in Dublin, CA, and they insisted that I share the piece with the world. Using a revolutionary EFI 3-D printer, AMP reproduced the painting flawlessly on a canvas-like material known as Dreamscape. Since then, over 20 copies have been sold and there is a waiting list for the next round of orders. PROJECT URL: http://www.efi.com/library/efi/documents/779/efi_nicole_isbell_cs_final_en_us.pdf
“Art Will Save Us,” group show, Cherry Cola Dog, Austin, TX
“The Adiós Art Show,” Danville, CA
A 10-year retrospective art show that showcased over 100 paintings, illustrations, and 2,500 hand-made greeting cards that I had created in the past decade, thrown at my parent’s house in Danville, California over a two-day period. This event was basically a wine, music and arts festival that brought the community together and gave me an opportunity to sell most of my work before making the big move out to Austin, Texas. We were also able to raise both funds and awareness in partnership with the Jacqueline Rush Lynch Syndrome Foundation. It was a huge success, and my best sales to date.
“Chocolate and Art Show- November 2016,” SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
“Tavola – Tasting Event, Art Show & Live Music,” Café Zoetrope, San Francisco, CA
“Chocolate and Art Show- March 2016,” SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
“Chocolate and Art Show 2015,” SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
“No Name Collective Art Show #10,” Social House at 50 Mason St., San Francisco, CA
“Solo Exhibition #2,” The Morning Due Café, San Francisco, CA
“No Name Collective Art Show #9,” Social House at 50 Mason St., San Francisco, CA
“No Name Collective Art Show #8,” Social House at 50 Mason St., San Francisco, CA
“Solo Exhibition,” The Morning Due Café, San Francisco, CA
“No Name Collective Art Show #7,” Social House at 50 Mason St., San Francisco, CA
“No Name Collective Art Show #6,” Social House at 50 Mason St., San Francisco, CA
“10th Annual Art & Wine Stroll,” The Nest, Danville Livery, CA
“Nicole Isbell’s Second Annual Summer Art Show,” The Pearl Residence, Danville, CA
“2013 BFA Senior Exhibition,” Student Union Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
“Danville Wine and Arts Festival,” Danville, CA
“The Art Collection of Nicole Isbell,” The Pearl Residence, Danville, CA