Nicole Appel was born in 1990 and resides in Queens, New York. Her 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. 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 father, gaining new inspiration for her work.