Nichole DeMent


Nichole DeMent has worked in the arts for over two decades as an artist, educator, and cultural producer. In addition to creating and teaching, she empowers contemporary artists with exhibition and career opportunities while advancing contemporary art and culture in the Pacific NW through leadership roles such as Executive & Artistic Director for CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) in Seattle from 2012-2020. DeMent’s personal artwork in traditional photographic mediums and avant-garde mixed media encaustic processes has received numerous awards and reviews, and been featured in publications such as Encaustic Arts Magazine, PhotoMedia, and Miroir Magazine. Her work is collected in varied private and public collections, including Swedish Hospital’s Art Collection, musical CDs, and book covers (“Daughters of the Air” by Anca Szilagyi). Her work can also be found in Seattle Art Museum’s SAM Gallery.

Nichole DeMent Restoration Collaboration

Restoration Collaboration, 2009

In collaboration with Stephen Rock

photographic images on clear vinyl

In her MadArt collaboration with Stephen Rock at McGilvra’s Restaurant, their work is an extension of many room installations they’ve created at their Pioneer Square studio, Rock|DeMent visual art space. Colorful images of reflections on water were printed on transparent media and wrap the windows of McGilvra’s Restaurant. The colored light that shines through the clear film transcends the practice of looking at photographs, while Stephen’s vessel sculpture becomes an unexpected exploration of something at once familiar and bizarre.

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