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Kelly Nicolaisen
Point Richmond, CA

About the Artist

Kelly Nicolaisen crosses boundaries as she composes the world into a colorful still life. Her style playfully blurs the line between portrait and landscape. The figures that she photographs become characters in the fantasy of their surroundings. Her bold hues and attention to space make for striking compositions that turn everyday life into a surreal experience. Captivated by the strangeness of reality she is inspired to perpetuate humor with her camera in her own voice.

Kelly Nicolaisen lives in San Francisco, where she draws on the city's vast wealth of inspiration. She received a B.A….

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About the Artist

Kelly Nicolaisen crosses boundaries as she composes the world into a colorful still life. Her style playfully blurs the line between portrait and landscape. The figures that she photographs become characters in the fantasy of their surroundings. Her bold hues and attention to space make for striking compositions that turn everyday life into a surreal experience. Captivated by the strangeness of reality she is inspired to perpetuate humor with her camera in her own voice.

Kelly Nicolaisen lives in San Francisco, where she draws on the city’s vast wealth of inspiration. She received a B.A. from the Academy of Art University there and she also holds an associates degree in marketing and advertising.

Artist’s Work

Lets boogie
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Let's Boogie

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Warm up
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Warm Up

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Game on
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Game On

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Peacock mask
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Peacock mask

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Roll in the hay
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Roll in the Hay

By Kelly Nicolaisen

State of mind
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State of Mind

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Kelly allen
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Kelly Allen

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Show off
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Show off

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Splish splash
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Splish Splash

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Jump for joy
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Jump for Joy

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Doggy treat
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Doggy Treat

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Bush
Beach ball
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Beach Ball

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Heart 2
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Heart

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Peacock lady
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Peacock Lady

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Queens pond
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Queens Pond

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Housewife
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Housewife

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Circus folk
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Circus Folk

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Through the woods
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Through the Woods

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Snow queen
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Snow Queen

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Peace 2
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Peace

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Pump it up
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Pump It Up

By Kelly Nicolaisen

California dreamin
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California Dreamin

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Fan
Drawing the line
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Drawing the Line

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Over the fence
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Over the Fence

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Smoke break
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Smoke Break

By Kelly Nicolaisen

High tide
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High Tide

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Undercover
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Undercover

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Reading 2
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Reading

By Kelly Nicolaisen

World in her hands
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World in Her Hands

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Erin eisenhower
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Erin Eisenhower

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Girl under board
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Girl Under Board

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Romanowski
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Romanowski

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Twisted sister
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Twisted Sister

By Kelly Nicolaisen

Selected Exhibitions

  • Walrus
    San Francisco, CA, 2015
  • Wonderland SF
    San Francisco, CA, 2014
  • 111 Minna Gallery
    San Francisco, CA, 2011
  • Lower Haters Gallery
    San Francisco, CA, 2010
  • D-Structure Gallery
    San Francisco, CA, 2010

Press and Accolades

  • Whudat?
    Sept 8th, 2014
  • Fubiz
    August 2014
  • Beautiful Decay
    May 15th, 2012

Education

  • Academy of Art University, B.A.
    San Francisco, CA,2005 
  • Cuesta College , A.A.
    San Luis Obispo, CA,2001