Lorraine Heller-Nicholas is an artist working in drawing, painting, animation, print and digital media. She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Her practice has often incorporated binaries such as innocence/experience, anger/contentment, violence/peace, and love/hate. Her work aims to de-familiarise our acceptance of these often extreme dichotomies on an affective level, which is achieved by incorporating a nostalgic, often kitsch, approach. This approach places the work itself in a contradictory realm that is both informed on a very material level by the past and the present, but at the same time transcends both.
Heller-Nicholas has been exhibiting in Australia and internationally since 2001. Recent exhibitions include Between You and Them : the Identity of Self, Object and Place, ACAF, Shanghai (2016), Merged, Amelia Gallery, Gulf Coast State College, Florida (2016), Love Triangle, Little Woods Gallery (2015) and CoupleStalking, c3 Contemporary Artspace (2015). Heller-Nicholas has completed studio residencies in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland (2015), Shanghai, China (2014), Taipei, Taiwan (2007) and Eltham, Australia (2013). She was a founding member of dotmov screen collective and Tape Projects (2004-2008).
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