Nicole Kelly is a contemporary Australian artist whose practice explores the spatial experiences of the land, intimately observed and sensitively felt. Winner of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2009) and the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize (2018), Nicole has undertaken residencies in France, Spain, across Australia and has completed major public commissions for the Sutherland and St George Hospitals in Sydney. Her work has been selected for inclusion in the Lester Prize for Portraiture at the Art Gallery of WA (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015), Portia Geach Memorial Award (2020, 2019, 2015, 2014), Salon des Refuses (2019) and Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW (2015). Nicole’s work is held in the collections of the Moran Art Foundation, Lismore Regional Gallery and Shoalhaven Regional Gallery among others. She has been teaching painting and drawing for ten years. Kelly is represented by Arthouse Gallery, Sydney.