Nichole Simmons received her BS in Art Practices from Portland State University in June 2018 after making the leap in 2015 to switch from a technology-based background. Within her first year of school at PSU, she had three pieces published in Canyon Voices through Arizona State University and another piece published in The Bellwether Review through Portland Community College.

          With a prominence in expressive and experimental art styles, she embraces any medium she can get her hands on for her art process. She tries to bridge the connection between the viewer and the subject portrayed in her art. Working with art makes her feel alive throughout her soul and she is able to get lost within her creative process which is how her art is able to successful.