SMALL PYRE WITH VESSELS AND BANDING, 2019
5 ins x 14 ins x 3 ins; 12.7 cms x 35.6 cms x 7.6 cms
Courtesy of the artist
Grace Nickel is an artist and educator living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Nickel's studio practice focuses on sculptural ceramics and installation. She currently teaches as Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba School of Art.
Nickel has been successful in international competitions including the Mino International Ceramics Competition in Japan and the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. Artist residencies and speaking engagements have taken her all over the world including Jingdezhen, China, Perth, Australia, and Tainan, Taiwan. Most recently Nickel was invited to speak about her innovative practice in combining ceramics with emerging technologies at the Icheon Ceramics Village in South Korea, and was a conference presenter at the Australian Ceramics Triennale in Hobart, Tasmania, where she exhibited her piece, "Small Pyre with Vessels" and "Banding", 2019.
Nickel has had numerous solo exhibitions including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, and most recently at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Her work has been widely collected including the Museum of Modern Ceramic Art in Gifu, Japan, the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Her work has been selected for the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea, NCECA Annual Exhibitions in Philadelphia and Portland, and the Fule International Ceramic Art Museums project in Fuping, China.
Nickel received her BFA from the University of Manitoba and MFA from NSCAD University. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.
Lens Reflex - Group Exhibition, 2020
Eruptions - Exhibition, 2019