Artist Profile – Claudia Nicholson

Nicholson completed both a Master of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from UNSW Art & Design.

In 2016 she was part of safARI festival, was artist-in-residence at Casula Power House and produced work for MCA Art Bar and Dark Mofo festival at MONA. She recently worked on the project ‘Women of Fairfield’ commissioned by C3West, MCA, Power House Youth Theatre and STARTTS and was commissioned by Runway Australian Experimental Art to generate new digital work for issue #31 West. She was a 2016  finalist in the Glenfiddich Artist residency prize and recently won the sculpture category of the 2016 Fisher’s Ghost Award at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Claudia Nicholson was selected to exhibit as part of the biennial event, The National: New Australian Art, and is currently showing new work as part of this project at Carriageworks in Sydney. She was also recently invited to take part in Carriageworks inaugural artist-in-residence program at The Clothing Store in Eveleigh.

In 2016 she was the winner of the sculpture category, Fishers Ghost Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre and a finalist in the Glenfiddich Artist Residency Prize in 2016. Claudia has also been a finalist in the Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2019 she was commissioned to create a light work for the facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia as part of Vivid Sydney.

Images: Claudia Nicholson, Don’t let me down let me down’, 2017. Images courtesy of Claudia Nicholson and Artspace. Photograph by Zan Wimberley.