Nicole Appel’s saturated compositions represent a novel approach to portraiture. Loved ones, friends, acquaintances, and pop culture icons are her subjects, depicted by seemingly random or disparate objects. Organized in dense rows, her figures are rendered in exquisite detail, each a world unto itself.
In her short artistic career Appel has gained significant praise for her work and has been exhibited widely. She has worked at LAND Gallery since 2016, and prior to that, was a member of Pure Vision Arts in Manhattan. Residing in numerous private collections, she has been featured in New York City’s Outsider Art Fair; the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn; the Rockland Center for the Arts in Nyack, New York; The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York; and her work is in the collection of The Museum of Everything in London, England. Her art has been reviewed in Disparate Minds as well as in the Smithsonian Magazine.
In her spare time, Appel is an avid runner, and she has completed multiple long-distance races, including the New York City Marathon. She enjoys traveling the world with her family, gaining new inspiration for her work.