Nichole Washington– For My Girls and Other Works
Artist Statement: (see images and bio below)
Nichole Washington creates super-heroine characters that exist in a space where they are respected, loved and protected. She photographs her subjects in confident poses, digitally manipulates the image and then adds bold paint strokes. Nichole’s strong use of design and bright colors evoke a powerful energy from each piece. She describes the work as a spiritual journey of expressing her inner world amidst pop culture influences.
For My Girls is a celebration of bold and expressive black women inspired by 1990’s female hip-hop artists. Nichole photographs her subjects in confident poses and adds gouache, hand painted details on top of the prints. In her most recent work Nichole creates unique symbols inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs and Adinkra symbols. She paints these symbols around her subjects to offer love and protection.
Bio: Nichole Washington is a visual artist living and working in New York. Nichole’s work is featured in the inaugural issue of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. She has exhibited at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Andrew Freedman Home in Bronx, NY, The Untitled Space in Soho New York, and School of Visual Arts – Chelsea Gallery. She has led a self-portrait workshop at Lower East Side Girls Club , spoken on a panel at “Photoville” and has been interviewed on Adobe “Make It”.
Nichole holds a master’s degree from School of Visual Arts in digital photography and a bachelor’s degree in fashion marketing.