Nichole van Beek received a BFA from The Cooper Union in 1998 and an MFA from The University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007. She has exhibited work at Jeff Bailey Gallery (Hudson and NYC), Geoffrey Young Gallery (Great Barrington, MA), Morgan Lehman Gallery (NYC), Interstitial (Seattle, WA), White Flag Projects (St. Louis, MO) and Ortega y Gasset and Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Brooklyn, among other spaces.

She has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center (through a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation), Jentel Foundation, and Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts.  She was also the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in painting in 2012, and in 2011 she participated in Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship.

She is currently a Visiting Artist/Assistant Professor at Penn State, School of Visual Arts researching biodegradable art materials like mushroom foam, kombucha leather, bioplastics, and botanical dyes. She has taught painting, drawing, photography, language, and research classes at Pratt Institute, SUNY Suffolk, Mt. Holyoke College, and UC Santa Barbara.

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