Janie Nicoll is a Glasgow based visual artist with a socially engaged as well as a studio based practice. She gained a first class honours degree in Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, and a Masters of Fine Art (MFA) from Glasgow School of Art.
Having trained in painting, her practice has evolved across a range of media including installation, photography, digital imaging, collage, printmaking, and assemblage, while maintaining an intrinsically painterly approach. She has developed a wide experience of collaboration with artists, organisations and communities, and of site-specific interaction. She generally use a process of translation to recycle and edit, imagery, text and materials. Recent artworks use found imagery from newspapers and magazines to rework the detritus of everyday life, mapping a collective consciousness and the meta-narratives that surround us.
Janie has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Glasgow International 2018 with In Kind Project. Recent residencies include an AIR for Glasgow Life, for Hillhead Ward 11; a Creative Lab, and a Counterflows Residency at CCA, Glasgow; a Rough Mix Creative Lab Residency, at Tramway, for Magnetic North Theatre Company; a Protest and Propaganda Artists Lab, Metal, Liverpool. She has been Artist in Residence for Borders Book Festival and at Callendar House, Falkirk amongst many others, including most recently, a Glasgow Life Artist in Residence for Hillhead, in collaboration with Woodlands Community Garden. Janie is a former President of Scottish Artists Union (2014-17) and is currently Campaigns and Projects Manager. She is a Trustee for Engage where she is also a Rep for Freelancers on Engage Council.