Nicolle Cure is a Colombian-American artist living and working in Miami, FL. She was born and raised in the seaside of Barranquilla, Colombia and moved to the U.S. when she was 17 years old. Always inspired by art and design, she studied Computer Arts Animation at the Miami Dade College and then obtained a Bachelor of Advertising from the University of Florida. She also holds academic certificates from the Sotheby's Institute of Art. Her background has allowed her to interact with many aspects of juxtaposed cultures which in turn, encouraged her to create works based on these experiences, world travels, and her own personal emotions.
Though she has experimented with a wide range of mediums, her work is primarily based on the use of acrylic ink and paint as well as oil pastels, charcoals and occasionally spray paint for certain projects. Nicolle’s artworks are an unusual fusion of the abstract and the surreal, a contrast of light and shadows.
Over the course of her artistic career, Nicolle has created several art collections, for the most part, drawn from life experiences. Each particular series consists of works depicting a wide range of emotions and incidents; from life to death, from sorrow and solace to extreme joy, and new beginnings.
For more information, read her Artist Statement.
The Colors of Sound
In 2017, Nicolle suffered from Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) or unilateral deafness, an unexpected incident that led to other related chronic health conditions such as Ménière’s Disease. Nevertheless, this unfortunate situation was the driving force for the creation of her latest collection titled The Colors of Sound.
Nicolle's hearing loss experience and the development of her new art collection has allowed her to spark a conversation about changing the views and attitudes towards “invisible disabilities”.
The Hear & Now
Nicolle’s latest series, The Colors of Sound, was chosen by West Elm / Williams Sonoma to be part of their LOCAL makers collection sold at the West Elm stores in Florida. View & shop art prints online.
In 2018, Nicolle was selected as the sole recipient of the ‘Leaders with Disabilities Scholarship’, awarded by Americans for the Arts, for helping to raise awareness about the "invisible disabilities" of hearing and balance disorders through The Colors of Sound.
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