Nicole Allen grew up on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula. Her mother was a ceramicist who worked in a studio on the family property, this left Allen with a profound appreciation of art.
Allen studied Visual Arts at Chisholm Institute in Frankston, majoring in Sculpture. Following her studies, Allen travelled across Africa for 18 months. Whilst in Zimbabwe, the she developed a deep appreciation of the stone carvings and abstraction of form of the indigenous art.
Whether using stainless or Cor 10 steel, cast aluminium, stone or a combination of all, her body of work is representative of Allen’s continuing figurative journey.
Allen draws her inspiration from many artistic sculptors, amongst which she credits Antony Gormley, Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti and Barbara Hepworth.
Nicole Allen has exhibited extensively throughout metropolitan and regional Australia and Hong Kong.
Her playfull chairs and stools are available in a range of ‘characters’.