nicole explores the overlaps between publishing, platforms and pedagogy. nicole has exhibited widely including in Richmond, Detroit, London, Berlin, and Hangzhou. nicole's writing has been published by Amalgam, WOW HUH, The Enemy, The Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Garage, and served as guest editor for the Walker Art Center's Soundboard and organized “How Will We Queer Design Education without Compromise?” An essay on Gran Fury's Kissing Doesn't Kill titled The Precarious Body (Text) was recently published in After the Bauhaus, Before the Internet, edited by Geoff Kaplan.

nicole’s studio is based in Richmond Virginia. nicole is currently the director of the Design, Visual Communications MFA and Associate Professor in the Department of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. nicole has previously taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the College for Creative Studies. nicole has lectured, run workshops and served as a critic at institutions such as Burg Giebichenstein, CalArts, Central Saint Martins, Estonian Academy of Arts, Konstfack, Rhode Island School of Design, the Royal College of Art, Yale School of Art.

nico fontana is nicole’s publishing initiative, concerned with a circulation of language from artists and designers that may not consider themselves writers, but are writing.

Listen to nicole drive to the mall with friend Martine Syms or having a discussion about education with Jarrett Fuller.