In my work I aim to cultivate an aesthetic that is simultaneously seductive and unsettling as a means of investigating the overlap between desire, fantasy, identity, and self-image. These assemblages present the female body as a sight of anxiety – one that concurrently functions as both self-made armor and a fractured hindrance. She has built a world for herself that is enchanting, yet pernicious to her survival, in which she disassociates from both herself and her environment. Ornament and environment begin to take on an insidious purpose, often masking the ﬁgure, pushing the nature of her subject hood into a state of ﬂux.
Nicole Crozier is a Toronto-based visual artist and arts manager. She holds a BFA from the University of Ottawa and a graduate certiﬁcate in Arts Management from Centennial College. In Toronto her work has been shown at The Project Gallery, The John B. Aird Gallery and at OCAD U as part of the 2015 Feminist Art Conference. In Ottawa, her work has been shown at The Fritzi Gallery, Studio Sixty-Six, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Gallery 115 and Ottawa/Gatineau Nuit Blanche 2013. Farther aﬁeld, her work has been exhibited at Z Art Space in Montreal as well as at The Whitestone Gallery in Guelph. She is also the recipient of several awards including the Gunter Nolte Scholarship, the Visual Arts Alumni Fund Award and the Edmund and Isobel Ryan Visual Arts Scholarship.