Nichole Maury lives and works in Kalamazoo, MI where she is an Associate Professor of Art in the Printmedia Area at Western Michigan University.
Maury has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally including The International Print Center New York, the Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy, The Chicago Cultural Center, and The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI. Her work has been featured in the Midwest Edition of New American Paintings (vol 89) and Printmakers Today (Schiffer Publishing, 2010) and can be found in the collections of the Midwest Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Kala Art Institute.
In repetition there is order and structure, but also endless variation. Each time we tell a story, certain influences ( time, place, audience... ) cause distortion. Stop for a moment and imagine that childhood game of ‘telephone’ – what happened between its beginning and end? Something shifted along the way, it always does. A large part of my practice has revolved around the act of recording as a way to deconstruct and understand a complicated and fractured history whose reverberations are still felt. Working as I do, in fragments, allows me to distance myself from this overwhelming personal narrative. Each project becomes one part of a whole, synchronously constructing a more complete history – from a safe distance.