TARA NICHOLSON

Tara Nicholson is a Canadian artist with a site-specific, photo-based practice that explores ecological activism. She has exhibited across Canada including the Art Gallery of Victoria (BC), Modern Fuel (ON), the Burnaby Art Gallery (BC), the Oxygen Art Centre (BC), Parisian Laundry Gallerie (PQ) and at Gallery 44 (ON, 2023) while receiving funding from the BC Arts Council and Canada Council.

She attended ‘Earthed’ an international eco-art residency at the Banff Centre (2019, AB) and was awarded the Künstlerhaus Dortmund (DE) Artist-in-Residence Award (2017). Since 2013, she has taught at the University of Victoria and holds degrees from Ryerson University (BFA), Concordia University (MFA), and UBC (PostDip).

In 2020, Nicholson commenced her PhD at UBC Okanagan (SSHRC funded) to document Arctic climate research while examining Critical Animal & Extinction Studies, Decolonial and Feminist Readings of Science and the role of art to produce change.