I use art as a means of exploration, challenge, discovery, and reflection. These things can manifest in different ways during the process of painting, perhaps through the subject, the attempt at creation, or the examination of myself based on the outcome of a piece. I paint humans and food, as both are ubiquitous but complex. I want my paintings to resonate based on the fact that everyone experiences human interaction and nourishment, although behind each simple body, shape, or piece of food lies an emotional encounter, even if not immediately detectable.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nicole Di Fabio is a queer painter in Washington, DC. Nicole earned her M.A. in Anthropology and a graduate certificate in documentary filmmaking from The George Washington University and her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in Anthropology and Women’s Studies. Although she was unsure of which medium she would end up using, Nicole had always envisioned merging her anthropological knowledge with visual arts. Nicole works at a non-profit organization that focuses on science, education, and community and also volunteers as a program chair for the Reel Affirmations Film Festival that is curated for the queer community in DC. New to art, her most desired subjects to paint are women, interpretations of gender expression, and foodscapes from lived experiences.
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