2009 Master of visual Studies, University of Toronto.
1988 University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, B.A. Honours, Fine Arts Major.
2006 stroke for stroke, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto [www.wynicktuckgallery.ca]
2004 Dimension, Halde Galerie, Widen, Zurich Switzerland [www.haldegalerie.ch]
2003 branch, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2002 sample, Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2001 one mark, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2000 Path, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1998 Given, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1994 Blessure, Gallery 788, Toronto, ON.
1994 Marked, Womenís Art Resource Centre, Toronto, ON.
2009 MVS Graduate Exhibition, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto catalogue essay by Ian Carr-Harris
2009 start Profs, work by professors from art institutions across Canada, Studio 21, Halifax
2008 Pulse 2: Film and Painting After the Image, curated by Barbara Sternberg, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2008 MVS Open Studio, University of Toronto
2008 Lightening Strikes Twice, Xpace Gallery, Toronto
2008 Monkey's Paw Shelf Label Project, curated by Keri Reid and Stephen Fowler, Monkey's Paw Bookstore Toronto
2008 House Lights Left Bright, curated by Stacey Sproule, 1478 Dundas W Toronto
2007 Hot Wax, The Rooms, St. John's Newfoundland, Canada
2007 Ann Thinghuus und?Nicole Collins, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland
2006 Pulse: Abstract Painting and Film, Mount St Vincent University Gallery, curated by Ingrid Jenkner and
2006 Whodunit? Ontario College of Art & Design fundraising auction, Toronto
2006 OCAD Drawing and Painting Endowment Collection 2006, Great Hall, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto.
2006 Collins Waldburger White: Wax, Minarovich Gallery, Elora Centre for the Arts.
2006 you don't wanna miss that shit, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, curated by Katherine Mulherin
2005 Crossing the Line, The Painting Center, New York, New York
2005 informal ideas 04:05, (please press landscape), Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2005 Whodunit? Ontario College of Art & Design fundraising auction, Toronto
2005 Advent, Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland
2004 Death in the Studio: Studio Death Snapshots, Book Project by Hannes Priesch + Niki Lederer, book launches
in Vienna, NYC and Toronto
2004 informal ideas 04-02: landscape, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2004 informal ideas 04-01: (warm), Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
2004 Advent, Halde Galerie, Widen, Zurich Switzerland
2003 Motherlode, Women's Art Resource Centre, Toronto, curated by Gretchen Sankey
2003 Whodunit? Ontario College of Art & Design fundraising auction, Toronto
2003 Art with Heart, Casey House Benefit Auction, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (catalogue)
2003 Advent, Halde Galerie, Widen, Zurich Switzerland
2002 Whodunit? Ontario College of Art & Design fundraising auction, Toronto
2001 Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia.
2001 Paintings Painted, Platform Gallery, London UK. (www.platform.dircon.co.uk)
2000 Translinear, Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound, ON. Touring Group Exhibition (catalogue).
2000 Translinear, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. Touring Group Exhibition. (catalogue).
1999 Translinear, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON. Touring Group Exhibition (catalogue).
1999 Art with Heart, House Benefit Auction, Leo Kamen & Wynick/Tuck Galleries, Toronto,ON. (catalogue).
1999 TSA 30th Anniversary Faculty Show, Art Gallery at Habourfront, Toronto,ON.
1999 Toronto: Under 40, Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
1999 Art 1999 Chicago, Seventh Annual Exposition of International Galleries of Contemporary Art, May 7-11,
1999 Informal Ideas 99.1:(Preview í99), Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto,ON.
1998 Art with Heart, Casey House Benefit Auction, Leo Kamen & Wynick/Tuck Galleries, Toronto, ON.
1998 Layers, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON. (Summer).
1998 Informal Ideas 98.2, 14 Degrees of Abstraction, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, April.
1998 Nicole Collins, Michael Davidson, Sheila Gregory, Milly Ristvedt: Painting,
James Baird Gallery, St. Johnís NF. May.
1997 Art with Heart, Casey House Benefit Auction, Leo Kamen & Wynick/Tuck Galleries,
1997 International Juried Exhibition of Encaustic Works, The Gallery at R&F, Kingston, New York, USA.
1997 Colour in the Square, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto,ON.
1997 R&D (Research & Development), York Quay Gallery, Toronto,ON.
1997 Summer Gallery Artists Exhibition, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto,ON.
1996 GLO, Archive Inc., Toronto,ON.
1996 Juicy Fruit, Art Gallery of Durham, Durham,ON.
1995 Juicy Fruit, The Koffler Gallery, North York, Toronto,ON. (catalogue).
1995 Art with Heart, Casey House Benefit Auction, Curatorís Choice, Linda Genereux Gallery, Toronto, ON.
1994 Mud, 59 Adelaide East, Toronto (catalogue).
1994 Merging XVI, Gallery 788, Toronto, ON.
1993 Cover Me Site Specific Store-front, Installation, 488 Queen Street W., Toronto,ON.
1993 Cabinet des Curiosites, La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City, QC.
1993 Look í93 Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON.
1992 Fleshcase Installation, Embassy Hotel, London, ON.
1992 Roundup 92, 80 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON.
1992 Contemporary Canadian Painting, LíEtude Ader Tajan, Paris, France.
1991 Chambermade, Embassy Hotel, London, ON.
1991 CKOC Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON. Jurorís Award.
1991 Roundup 91, Toronto, ON.
1990 Housing; a Right, Powerplant, Toronto, ON.
1989 University of Guelph Fine Arts Graduate 25th., Anniversary Alumni Show, MacDonald Centre, Guelph, ON.
TEACHING & RELATED EXPERIENCE
2008 Paper: Stroke for Stroke/Re:Paint, UAAC Conference, Panel: The Agony and Ecstacy of Influence or:
Copycat! Copycat!, chair Barbara Balfour, York University
2008 Paper: Re-painting Ad Reinhardt's "Black Painting", Image and Imagery Conference, Brock University,
Panel title: Borrowing Redoing Creating a Pastiche
2008 Visiting Artist, Brock University Department of Fine Art Guest Lecture
2008 Paper: Surface Disruption, Intention and the evolution of Broken Painting, Mischief and Malice: Crime in the
Museum, Symposium and on-line exhibition, Department of Museum Studies, University of Toronto
2008 Juror: Environs, Scarborough Arts Council Annual Juried Art Exhibition
2007 Essay contribution to 26: Michael Davidson, Translinear Publishing
2007 Panellist: Art VS Design, organized by XSPACE, OCAD student gallery
2006 Assistant Professor, CLTA contract position, Ontario College of Art & Design, Drawing and Painting
2006 Organizer and Panel Moderator: The Value of Art, Toronto School of Art, Toronto
2006 Panel member: Scarborough Arts Council Panel Discussion: Art can teach you but can Art be taught?
Centennial College, Toronto
2006 Visiting Artist, Centennial College Creative Fusion Lecture Series
2005/06 Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Contemporary Issues, professional Studio, Encaustic Intensive
2005/06 Panel member: BIG TALK: Community and Conversations in Art & Design Education Conference,
2004-pres. Instructor, Ontario College of Art & Design, Department of Drawing and Painting, Courses:
Materials & Processes; Process as Art the Meaning of Materials; Alchemy and Art; Colour and Composition
2004 Guest Artist, Painting Department, Ontario College of Art & Design
2004 Jury Member, Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Scholarship, Ontario College of Art & Design
2004 Catalogue Essay: Doris McCarthy Everything which is Yes published by University of Toronto at Scarborough
2003-04 Instructor, Ontario College of Art & Design Continuing Studies Program and Admissions Portfolio Clinics
2003-04 Instructor, Toronto School of Art, Drawing as a Contemporary Practice, Basic Painting, Encaustic Workshop,
Faculty Student Advisor
2002 Visiting Artist, University of Guelph
2000 Visiting Artist, Art & Art History Program of University Of Toronto & Sheridan College, Toronto
2000 Artists' Talk at McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton ON (Translinear)
1998 Jury Member, Canada Council for the Arts
1998-2002 Instructor, The Toronto School of Art, Encaustic Painting
1997-2002 Art Gallery of Ontario Artists' with their Works program
1995 Visiting Artist, University of Guelph, Guelph
1994 Canadian Women's Art in the Schools, and educational program developed and circulated nationally
to secondary schools by the Women's Art Resource Centre
GRANTS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2007 The Kathleen Coburn Graduate Admission Award, University of Toronto
2004 Canada Council Travel Grant (Switzerland)
2002 Canada Council Travel Grant (Tokyo, Japan)
2002 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance (Tokyo, Japan)
2001 Canada Council Travel Grant (London UK)
2000 Triangle Artistsí Workshop, Fall 2000, New York City, USA.
1999 Canada Council Travel Grant (Newfoundland)
1998 Toronto Arts Award Protegee Program commission by award winner Suzy Lake
1997 Canada Council C Grant.
1994 Ontario Art Council Emerging Artistsí Grant.
1994 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance
1992 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artistsí Grant.
2008 Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing for the Arts
2007 Naasgard, Roald, Abstract Painting in Canada, Douglas & McIntyre/Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
2007 Jordan, Betty Ann, Artist File: Nicole Collins, article Canadian House & Home, October
2007 Tanja Seufert, Kunst aus Kanada, Attika 2 (Swiss magazine)
2006 Gary Michael Dault, Going Out: Exhibit A; Different Strokes, Review, The Globe & Mail, October 13, 2006
2004 Virginia M. Eichhorn, Rewind: Nicole Collins Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Review, Canadian Art Magazine,
Summer 2004, Volume 21, Number 2
2003 Thomas Hirschmann, Parental Units, review of Motherlode, NOW magazine, September 11-17, 2003
2002 Ihor Holubizky, catalogue essay for sample, catalogue of exhibition at The Embassy of Canada, Tokyo
2001 Michael Coomer, Nicole Collins & Michael Davidson at Platform, Time Out Magazine, London UK,
2000 Gary Michael Dault, don't look at me like that, Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 2000, Volume 17, Number 1
(see also Fast Forward: Toronto in same issue)
2000 Gillian Mackay, Gallery Going, Nicole Collins at Wynick/Tuck, The Globe & Mail, April 8, 2000
1998 Blake Gopnik, The List/The Insider, The Globe & Mail, Octboer 24, 1998
1998 Gary Michael Dault, Gallery Going: Nicole Collins at Wynick/Tuck, The Globe & Mail, September 5, 1998
1997 Betty Ann Jordan, Gallery Going, Research & Development at the Harbourfront Centre, The Globe & Mail,
August 9, 1997
1996 John Massier, catalogue essay for Juicy Fruit, exhibition catalogue
1995 Betty Ann Jordan, Reviews: Dead Industry, Painting Disorders, Posse, MUD, Canadian Art Magazine,
1994 Oliver Girling, The Big Picture, Review and cover photo, eye magazine, November 24, 1994
1994 Christopher Hume, Painterly Collective throws MUD in your eye, review, The Toronto Star, November 24, 1994
1994 Ihor Holubizky, catalogue essay for MUD catalogue
1994 Oliver Girling, A quick study on the ideal studio, review of Blessure, eye magazine, September 29, 1994
1994 Artists' page, Matriart- A Canadian Feminist Art Journal, July 1994
1993 Fleshcase, Artists' page, Late Harvest Magazine, December 1993
1992 Images of Women 1992, review/listing, Xtra Magazine, February 21, Deborah Meldazy, Chambermade review,
C Magazine, Spring 1992
1992 Judith Sandiford & Ronald Weihs, Gallery Walkabout, Workseen Artists' Forum, No. 12, Spring 1992
1992 Art Contemporain du Canada, L'Etude Ader Tajan, Paris France, exhibition catalogue, May 1992
1992 Diana Geddes, Canadian Art on Display at Paris Show, The Toronto Star, May 1992
1992 Roundup 92, Illustrated Exhibition Guide
1992 Kate Taylor, Here we go 'round the Roundup, review, The Globe & Mail, June 9, 1992
1991 Roundup 91, Illustrated Exhibition Guide, June 1991
1991 Kate Taylor, Decorators to the poor and unknown, review of Chambermade, The Globe & Mail,
November 15, 1991
1989 Roundup 89, Illustrated Exhibition Guide, May 1989