Nicole Deponte is a Rhode Island based Artist, exhibiting throughout the East Coast. Her work can be found in private collections across the United States. After graduating from the Sculpture Department at the Massachusetts College of Art in 2000, she has spent the past 20 years exploring drawing as an object thinker. Deponte's focus on non-traditional techniques and processes, introduce an on-going theme of action and response through her material. She challenges the edge of the paper with her strong color vocabulary, experimentation with organic shapes, and her purposeful line.
"My process is informed by nature's persistence to survive, human beings nature to collect and layer, and my own obsession with invention and translation. The materials that I combine feed on our curiosity, our need to identify and catalogue. I work with watercolor, mixed media and collage, drawing material from de-constructing magazine images. The bubbles and furry bits, tenuous lines and flying machines that populate my drawings serve as amorphous structures and characters that inhabit the space between our dreams and the every day."
1996-2000 Massachusetts College Of Art, Boston, MA BFA, Sculpture, Graduation with Distinction
EXHIBITIONS1999 Drawing and Architectural Study, Venice, Italy, bar and the page content.
2019 “Wanderlust” Feldspar Studio & Gallery, Savage, MD
2018 “Directions To My House” Feldspar Studio & Gallery, Savage, MD
2017 American Craft Council Baltimore, MD
2016 American Craft Council Baltimore, MD
2007 Flowers Revealed, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME
2007 Hijacking the Future, Donnelly Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2007 Heartbreaker, Artisans on Taylor, Port Townsend, WA
2006 arthouse, Jamaica Plain, MA
2005 Works with Paper, Judi Rotenberg GalleryDirector's Pick, Judi Rotenberg Gallery
2004 Summer Science, Judi Rotenberg Gallery18th Annual BFA Drawing Show, Mills Gallery
2003 Small Wonders, group show, Judi Rotenberg Gallery
2002 Fancy, solo exhibit, Petersham Craft Center
2000 All School Show, Massachusetts College of Art
1999 The Space Between, Senior Exhibit, Massachusetts College of Art
Restraint and Non- Restraint, Petersham Craft Center
1998 All School Show, Massachusetts College of Art
1997 Haystack group show, Massachusetts College of Art
All School Show, group show, Massachusetts College of Art
1996 Haystack, group show, Massachusetts College of Art
Collections and Projects
RESTAURANT PROJECTS Great Bay Restaurant, Boston, MA: artwork exhibited
AUCTIONS HRC New England Auctions, October 2005
COLLECTIONS Wellington Management National private collections.
PUBLICATIONS 2004 Arts Media Magazine, "Bringing the New to Newbury" by Rachel StruttThe Boston Globe, August 20, "Three Shows Shake up Summer Art Doldrums" by Cate McQuaid