Nicole Rayburn’s artistic practice is a blundering convergence of text, video, and still imagery. Often via appropriation and obsessive repetition, her work addresses ideas around ‘the other’, human/non-human relations, and concepts of boundary and transgression through the lens of history, religion, and popular culture. The work rarely offers resolutions, but rather stages propositions, presents multifarious perspectives, and isolates small gestures to foster contemplation.
Nicole has screened at video festivals internationally, such as European Media Arts Festival (Germany + We, The Enemy touring program), Festival Les Instants Vidéo (France), Video Babel Festival (Peru), Athens Video Art Festival (Greece), Experiments in Cinema (USA), Antimatter [Media Art] Festival (Canada), and Jornadas de Reapropiación (Mexico), and has exhibited at artist-run centers in Canada, such as Harcourt House, Latitude 53, Stride Gallery, and Artspace. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a BFA (Honours) from the University of Alberta, and is currently a permanent faculty instructor in 4-D: Introduction to Time-Based Media and Visual Culture Studies (Fall Semester). She is the founder and producer of Cold Cuts Video Festival, and currently lives and works in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.