Review of Pillow Talk by Vanessa Zeoli on ARTORONTO

Review of Pillow Talk by Terence Dick on AKIMBO

Koffler podcast of Instrument of Knowledge: Painting as Philosophy


January 30 – March 5 2016



This group exhibition emerges from a desire
to articulate a field of relations between partners and their painting practice.

Co-Curated by Matthew Ryan Smith Nicole Collins & Michael Davidson Dave andJenn (courtesy of Trépanier Baer Gallery) Gina Rorai & David Urban (courtesy of Corkin Gallery)


February 10, 2016

Draw To Perform 

FREE Live Performances

12:00 - 2:00 pm,

Panel discussion with the Artists: 2:30 - 4:00 pm in the Great Hall OCADU

Participating Artists: Ram Samocha, collaboration with Nava Masses Waxman Francisco-Fernando Granados Robert Luzar Kerryn Graham Nicole Collins (with Marina Stojkovic and Michele White) Kate Wilson Cathy Daley.


February 21, 2016 | 2 PM

FREE Instrument of Knowledge: Painting as Philosophy Artist Conversation and Catalogue Launch

Koffler Gallery

Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street Join us for the official launch of the catalogue Howard Podeswa: A Brief History featuring essays by John Bentley Mays and Mona Filip as well as a conversation between Stephen Andrews and Howard Podeswa, followed by an artist-led tour of the exhibition and an in-depth conversation about contemporary painting.

As one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, painting originated from a human desire to capture the experience of the physical realm in visual form in order to make sense of the world. Throughout its history, painting has often been positioned as an instrument for understanding reality and contemplating the unknown. In a captivating discussion, artists Nicole Collins, Howard Podeswa, Jinny Yu and moderator John Armstrong consider the role of painting in engaging the fundamental questions of existence as well as the ways their own art practices reflect on traditions.


Art Toronto
Oct. 22 – 26, 2015
General Hardware Contemporary
Booth C28

Artist in Residence
at Sointula Art Shed, Malcolm Island, BC
May 1- 31 2015

Project 31 OCADU Fundraising Auction
March 26, 2015 one.16.15 2006,
54” x 54” encaustic on canvas
sold over estimate,
proceeds to the Peter Porcal Memorial Scholarship for Students in the Florence Program
image: one.16.15

OCADU Student Gallery, Toronto
February, 2015
Group Exhibition
Curated by Claire Bartleman

Recent Review of “untethered”
Canadian Art Magazine

Artist Talk: Sat. June 21 from 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Nicole Collins in Conversation with Richard Rhodes, Editor of Canadian Art Magazine
General Hardware Contemporary
1520 Queen Street West


Jan. 2014
With works by Lorna Bauer, Nicole Collins, David Court, Deborah Kirk, Josh Thorpe, and Blake Williams
Exhibition Dates: January 16 – February 14, 2014
Opening Reception: January 16, 7 – 9pm
Curated by Julia Abraham

Eric Arthur Gallery
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design University of Toronto 230 College Street Toronto, ON
M5T 1R2 Canada
Tel: (416) 978-5038
Fax: (416) 971-2094
Email: enquiry@daniels.utoronto.ca
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

26 is a domestic viewing space for contemporary art in the Beaconsfield neighbourhood of Toronto, Canada. Featuring an open program of diverse local and international artists, 26 seeks to engage the viewer in a critical and relaxed experience with art. Launching in September, 2013, 26 is the first curatorial collaboration between artists Nicole Collins and Michael Davidson www.michaeldavidson.net

See a short film about 26 by Alec McKay here:


Nov. 2013
Art at 26: Two Toronto artists help make art around the hearth


Sept. - Oct. 2013
HEAVY: Black Paintings
Robert Reid, Universities Present Fall Exhibitions (Web)
Robert Reid, Universities Present Fall Exhibitions (PDF)
Erin Leach, When Heavy Black Paintings Collide (Web)
Erin Leach, When Heavy Black Paintings Collide (PDF)


July 11 – August 31, 2013
Skipping Stones: Summer Group Show
Opening Reception: Thursday July 11 from 6- 9 pm

General Hardware Contemporary is pleased to present Skipping Stones, a summer group show featuring recent work by various GHC artists. The exhibition will include works by: John Armstrong & Paul Collins, Alex Bierk, Jordan Broadworth, Matt Crookshank, Nicole Collins, Michael Davidson, Scott Everingham, Joe Fleming, Erik Jerezano, Caroline Larsen, Derrick Piens, Celia Neubauer and Julie Voyce.
1520 Queen St. W. Toronto Canada M6R 1A4
Tel. 416-821-3060
Hours: Wed – Sat 12– 6 pm, and by appointment


Sunday, June 23, 2013
The Plasticiens and Beyond: Panel Discussion – Painting Today
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 216 Main St. Unionville, Markham, ON L3R 2H1
Cost: Public: $15 | Members $10

Moderated by writer and artist John Kissick. Painting has moved from the confines of the canvas into sculptural forms, installation, and new media. Three contemporary artists — Vanessa Maltese, Nicole Collins and Francine Savard — discuss materiality, multidisciplinary influence, and personal approaches to their practice. To register contact 905-477-7000 ext. 3261 or iofficers@markham.ca

Event Organizer: Varley Art Gallery
Telephone: 905-477-7000 ext.3261
Email Contact: iofficers@markham.ca
Website Address: www.varleygallery.ca


April 20– May 18
perfect: an installation of works on paper by Nicole Collins
Reception: Saturday April 20 from 4- 7 pm, artist in attendance.
General Hardware Contemporary
"in the project room Nicole Collin's will exhibit an installation of works
on paper created during her recent four month stay in Florence"
1520 Queen St. W. Toronto Canada


April 27 – June 23, 2013
Nicole Collins: Giotto's O
opening reception Friday April 26, 5-7. remarks @ 6
Young Gallery (through FRANK restaurant) Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto Ontario Canada M5T 1G4


AGO First Thursday May 2, 2013
"will it go round in circles?"
A site specific choreographed metalpoint wall drawing for 3 artists
tickets available here:



January 2013
Giotto’s O at Young Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
Breaking Black at The McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario.
Review: Breaking Black in Canadian Art


May 2012
60 Painters Exhibition


Aug. 2012
Howard Park Institute, Window Installation
2088 Dundas Street W, (right at Howard Park) Toronto


Jan, 2012
Spirit Flown acquired by The Donovan Collection, St. Michael's College,
University of Toronto.


Jan. 21, 2012, Canadian Art: Glimpses of Renewal
Read Article


November 17, 2011 to January 21, 2012
The Reconstruction, General Hardware Contemporary,
Opening: Thursday November 17, 6-9


Dec. 2, 2011, Artsync TV
Watch Nicole Collins Interview


September 23 to 25
6 Painters, Howard Park Institute, Opening Friday Sept.23 7-10pm,
Saturday & Sunday 12-6 pm,
2088 Dundas Street W, (right at Howard Park) Toronto


August 2011
Nicole Collins is now represented in Hamilton by b contemporary.


January 2011
Nicole Collins is now represented in Toronto by General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto


December 2010
Exhibition: aqua10 Miami


December 2010
Exhibition: Taking Shape, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto


October 2010
Exhibition: General Hardware Contemporary Inaugural Exhibition


May 2010
Art School (dismissed), group exhibition curated by Heather Nicol,
Givins Shaw Public School, Toronto


March 2010
Project 31, fundraiser for Ontario College of Art & Design