Among the Tall Grass, Nicole Trimble

Nicole Trimble is Assistant Professor of Electronic Media Communications at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. Her studio practice is grounded in painting and observation of the human figure while exploring ways this traditional medium can intersect with digital media. She holds a BFA in painting and printmaking from Miami University, and an MFA from the University of Cincinnati’s College of DAAP. She currently lives and works in Cincinnati, OH.

Working primarily as a painter, I’m interested in both the history of the medium and how this material can be translated to a contemporary context, seeking to create a dialogue with painting and the intersection between this traditional media and our current digital culture. My work is inspired by historical images and compositional devices, the language of portraiture and figuration, and explores art tropes and archetypes in a pointedly experimental and sometimes surrealist fashion.