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Tell HerStory – a celebration of women artists

Work by Trace Nichols, one of six artists participating in the exhibition
Tell HerStory – Mixed-media collage triptych

Trace Nichols is a 2021/2022 Artist Fellow with The Aspen Art Museum in Aspen, Colorado. Her project targets the topic of women in the arts, highlighting the contributions women have made to its various fields. Working with collage and mixed-media, Nichols produced a large triptych that represents the outstanding women in each artistic field where their influence on the medium/movement has often been overlooked or suppressed by their male counterparts. The “landscape” is composed of torn pages from traditional art history books, deconstructing the male dominated past, making way for a more equitable story of art to spring forth.

Tell HerStory

Mixed-media collage on wood panel
Acrylic, torn content from art history textbooks, inkjet, resin

Triptych total: 84”w x 48”h
Left: 24”w x 48”h
Center: 36”w x 48”h
Right: 24”w x 48”h

Aspen Art Museum 2021 Fellowship presentation

a collection of mixed-media works

the mixed-media pieces presented here continue my ongoing exploration of photography’s use in the visual arts. the artworks combine traditional and contemporary applications of photographic process, combined with various mediums and materials. through a careful arrangement of visual ingredients I hope to ignite the creative curiosities that dwell in each of us and foster an open-minded, exploratory path to individualized expression. my hope is to arouse the imagination and to inspire others to continue this conversation with their own contributions.

the collection of artworks here uses a variety of production methods and applications including: photography; printmaking; chine colle; gel transfer; collage; drawing; painting; washi tape; photopolymer gravure etchings; and more…