Nicole Ponsart is a sculptor who lives and works on the unceded territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations (Vancouver, BC).
She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a Major in Visual Arts in 2021 and is a recipient of numerous scholarships through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia. In 2020, she earned the Kwi Am Choi Emerging Artist Scholarship through the Port Moody Arts Council as well as the Student Summer Residency at the Medalta in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
I draw my inspiration from the stunning natural landscapes of North America, most notably, the Southwestern United States which has triggered an underlying interest in geology.
Throughout my explorations in cultivating landscapes, I use ceramic materials to create the forms that represent the spaces, places and shapes found while exploring nature. The play with light and shadow, colour and form allow me to express myself through my imaginative abstract work.
In creating these imagined landscapes, I hope to offer the viewer a sense of wonderment while they safely escape from their everyday routine.
Student Award June 2021