Nicole Patel is from New York City and lives and works in Hudson Valley. An array of artistic methods and media informs her minimalist aesthetic. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Morris Adjmi Architects in New York. Her work is featured in numerous publications and held in private collections. Nicole received her BFA from Syracuse University.
My work is informed by the sustainability of simple, natural materials. Every work that I make could essentially be dismantled and repurposed.
I regularly work with untreated fabrics and strings to develop considered lines and blanks.
My designs are influenced by minimal architecture and the practice of Zen Buddhism. They unfold meditatively.
I think the challenge in our modern world is to find a way to make something by hand and to find value in imperfection. We are looking for something humanistic to live with.
As an artist, I work to meet those needs.
1996. Syracuse University. BFA,Concentration in textiles and ceramic sculpture.
2001 - 2002. London College of Fashion.Certificate in Professional Sewing Techniques, Draping on the Stand, and Portfolio Building
2000-2001.Paris American Academy. Color for Interiors, Painting, Figure Drawing
Q. What is your creative process?
A. I begin a process of assembling and arranging the materials until there starts to appear a natural order of things, a relationship between the materials with new connotations and a purpose, one that I don’t know until I see it. Once I have something that makes some sense I step back and live with it for a while. I make adjustments and know in time if it will endure.