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Nicole Asselin is an artist and educator based in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Her work explores the intersections of craft, technology and the natural world.

Asselin's work embraces textile and fiber practices. Her projects are textural, 3-D and and often times narrative, telling the story of a material or process. She works in various media, but focuses on natural materials that are locally sourced or created, grown, harvested, or foraged herself. Her work is concerned with environmental sustainability, and the artists relationship to the materials they use. Asselin’s art is process-heavy, she ask the viewer to consider the art making process as an equal part of the creative expression. 

Asselin holds a Master’s Degree in Art and Design from North Carolina State University, and a B.A. in Costume Design and Gender Studies from Bennington College.                     


She is an adjunct professor, and teaches courses in Art and Design Fundamentals, and Sculpture at the North Carolina School of the Arts.


She offers classes and workshops nationally and internationally on textile design, weaving, natural dye practices, and leather working.  She has taught and lectured for various institutions including: North Carolina State University, SECCA (the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art), The Sawtooth School of Visual Arts, The Textile Arts Center in New York, The Cordwainer’s Garden at the London College of Fashion, The Here Today Here Tomorrow Studio Collective in London, Etsy Labs in DUMBO, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Gardens, The Queens Country Farm Museum, and West Elm.

Her work and research is published in Selvedge Magazine, Fiber Art Now, Edible Brooklyn, the New York Times, The International Astronauitcal Congress, and The Textile Society of America.


Image Credit | Indaia Whitcombe 

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