Nicole Winning

UMass Dartmouth 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Nicole Winning performance art
Photo credit: Tony Ionno

Biography

Nicole Winning has been a certified yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher since 2010. In 2016 she received her MA in Eastern Philosophy. She has taught mindfulness to the New Bedford Police, students in local elementary schools, and other at-risk and underserved communities. Having this background has inspired Winning to explore socially engaged and performance art in her MFA. She has exhibited in the 2019 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, at museums and universities in Massachusetts, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico and internationally at CICA in Korea. She was invited to speak at the 2019 SECAC conference and at the 2019 Politics, Gender and Craft Symposium at Kentucky University. Winning is a recipient of the 2020 CAA Travel Grant.

Un Govern Able Spaces
Nicole Winning, Un Govern Able Spaces, digital photograph of performance, 20" x 30". Photo credit: Kate Couturier

Statement

In my research I have investigated the subjective relationship to the physical body and to those systems and ideologies that serve to enhance or erase this relationship. I began first with contemplating my personal relationship with my body and then expanded this research to others. My research explores these concepts through clay-based performance, sculpture, and photography. Clay has been the fundamental medium of expression in most of these works because I use it as a personal vehicle to reawaken the sensitive, intelligent and intuitive nature of my body. With the understanding of my body’s relationship to clay, I curate performative and visual opportunities for others to contemplate their own connections to their  bodies, to the bodies of others, and to their differences and similarities.  

Contact

theaccumulatingbody@gmail.com
www.theaccumulatingbody.com

Un Govern Able Spaces
Nicole Winning, Un Govern Able Spaces, digital photograph of performance, 20" x 30". Photo credit: Kate Couturier
Bridging the Gap
Nicole Winning, Bridging the gap, digital photograph of performance, 20" x 30"
Bridging the Gap
Nicole Winning, Bridging the gap, digital photograph of performance, 20" x 30"
Bridging the Gap
Nicole Winning, Bridging the gap, digital photograph of performance, 20" x 30"
Un Govern Able Spaces, 2018, Performance and installation, Gallery 244, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Star Store Campus

More Information



Departments College of Visual Performing Arts, Date: Year 2020, Degree Type MFA, Gallery Exhibitions, Gallery University Art Gallery