Low Tide, 2021
Oil on arches
About the Artist
Nicole Basilone (b.1988, USA) completed undergraduate studies at Pratt Munson Williams Proctor (2009) and graduated from Maryland Institute college of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting. Past residencies include: Chateau Orquevaux (2018) and The Vermont Studio Center (2012). Her work has been exhibited in major US cities Detroit (MI), Chicago (IL), Oakland (CA), Philadelphia(PA), NY (NY) and Baltimore (MD). In 2018 she landed her first solo exhibition at Mimi and Hill design studios in Westfield, NJ. She has co-curated and participated in two Spring/Break Art Shows in NY, NY. This Spring she is in a group show called Freaky Flowers at September gallery. Her studio is at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City,NJ and she lives in NYC,NY.
The work I create is a synthesis of imagined and real landscapes. My work evolves from observation. Often my finished paintings are like collages, gathered from sketches I have done in “plein air” and mix them with fragments from my memory and imagination. My vision catalogs the emotional response triggered by earths’ abundant resources and ecosystems. The variety of marks in my paintings are about the speed of nature, the mood of the land and the shapes of the plants. Nature is so resilient, constantly evolving and changing to survive. My work engages in dialog with the art historical cannon of abstraction and impressionism.