Nichole Simmons, age 33


Nichole Simmons received their BS in Art Practices from Portland State University in June 2018 after deciding to leave a career in the tech industry in 2015. Her artwork has been published and exhibited since she started attending Portland State University. With a prominence in expressive and experimental art styles, she embraces any medium she can get her hands on for her art. 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.


         “I just know that it just frees me — free from the future, free from the past, free from regret, free from worry.” – Jim Carrey, 2017