Ken Nicol is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist who studied at the Ontario College of Art and at the Sheridan College, Toronto. His work has been exhibited in Miami, Chicago, New York, Winnipeg, and Toronto.
Nicol’s work is marked by an obsession with collecting and turning everyday objects into works of art. He creates objects from start to finish by mundane repetition over countless hours. His process is methodical, laborious, and time consuming. The diverse materials he uses range from small dead bugs collected from his studio windowstill, to grid paper. Elements of his work include drawing, typing, metal, index cards, coffee cups, and improbable objects such as potato chips or salt packets.