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STATEMENT

Having moved many times and only recently finding myself semi-settled, the ideas of home and community are very significant to me. Ignited by this interest in location and movement, I make art about domestic spaces, transition and the search for home. I tell the stories of place and transformation using both found and constructed materials, examining the elements of home, house and community through varied mediums including sculpture, installation, and performance. 

BIO

Nicki grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, living in the same house for most of her childhood. It wasn’t until she was in her late teens and early twenties that she began her reluctantly nomadic lifestyle. Each new place was a new challenge, a chance to re-evaluate and make comparisons to her old home and community. This movement and tension is what influences her current art making. Having settled for the time being in Columbus Ohio where she completed her MFA, she continues to make art about nostalgia, change, and her search for home. 

EXHIBITIONS

6th International Photography Annual | Published by Manifest Gallery | Juried | 2018

ArtPrize Nine | Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum | Grand Rapids, MI | 2017

Processed: The Altered Photo | Helikon Gallery | Curated | Denver, CO | 2017

Tessellations by Nicki Crock | Short North Tattoo | Columbus, OH | 2016

Dream House by Nicole Crock | Pittsburgh Center for the Arts | Pittsburgh, PA | 2016 

Riffe Gallery Juried Exhibition | Riffe Gallery | Juried | Columbus, OH | 2015

Exhibition 280 | Huntington Museum of Art | Juried | Huntington, WV | 2015

Above the Fold | Viaduct Gallery | Des Moines Social Club | Curated | Des Moines, IA | 2015

HWD (Height x Width x Depth) | Rosewood Gallery | Juried | Kettering, OH | 2015

Intimacy | Rabbithole Studios | Juried | Brooklyn, NY | 2015

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition | Cox Fine Arts Center | Juried | Columbus, OH | 2015

Shaping New Worlds | Best In Show Award | Sweetwater Center for the Arts | Juried by Lori Kella | Sewickley, PA | 2015

Columbus Moving Image Art Review 22 | Ohio State University's Hagerty Hall | Juried | Columbus, OH 2015

ImageOHIO 15 | Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery | Juried | Columbus, OH | 2015

wildartcolumbus | Featured Artist | Wild Goose Creative | Columbus, OH | 2014

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition | Honorable Mention | Cox Fine Arts Center | Juried by Dennis Harrington | Columbus, OH | 2014

OH, Letterpress | The Morgan Conservatory | Invitational | Cleveland, OH | 2014

HomeMade | Curator | Wild Goose Creative | Columbus, OH | 2013

Remnants by Nicole Crock | Wild Goose Creative | Columbus, OH | 2013

Box City | Featured Artist | Presented by the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation | Columbus, OH | 2013

Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space: Summer 2013 Art Series | Juried | NOBO District | Columbus, OH | 2013

Nicole Crock & David King | ROY G BIV Nonprofit Gallery for Emerging Artists | Juried | Columbus, OH | 2013

Packaged Delicates | Buckham Gallery |  Juried  | Flint, MI | 2013

Ohio Art League Exhibition | Vern Riffe Gallery | Juried by Dennis Harrington, Director of Weston Art Gallery | Columbus, OH | 2013

ImageOhio 13 | Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery | Juried by Wexner Center  for the Arts Curator-at-Large Bill Horrigan | Columbus, OH | 2013

Familiar Relics | Watkins College of Art, Design and Film | Juried by Tony White, Library Director at MICA | Nashville, TN | 2012

In, On, Of Paper | Paper Circle | Juried by Eileen Wallace, Curator of Masters: Book Arts| Nelsonville, OH | 2012

First: The 2012 New Projects MFA Thesis Exhibition | Canzani Gallery | Columbus, OH | 2012

Tan-lines and Timelines | Juried by The Concours Group | Canzani Gallery | Columbus, OH | 2012

Piecing for Cover: A Collaborative Textile Event | Featured Artist | Wildgoose Creative | Columbus, OH | 2011

Erie Art Museum: 87th Annual Spring Show | Juried | Erie Art Museum | Erie, PA | 2010

Edinboro Student Show | Juried by Janet McCall, Director of Society for Contemporary Craft | Edinboro, PA | 2008

Hoyt Institute of Art | Juried | Newcastle, PA | 2007