Nicole Geary is an American artist hailing from the green, swampy lands of Florida, where she earned a BFA in printmaking from the University of Florida. She graduated with an MFA in printmaking from the University of South Dakota. She exhibits in juried print and sculpture shows, international residencies, and regularly participates in printmaking conferences. Geary teaches full time at St. Philip’s College and is also an instructor at Southwest School of Art for printmaking and book arts workshops. She was a resident in the Artist Lab at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, has been awarded a grant from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, and recently completed an artist residency and exhibition in the Mojave National Preserve. Geary is also the Vice President of the South Texas Print Union based out of San Antonio, Texas, where she currently lives and works.
My artwork operates on the structured methodologies that connect geological theories to the concept of memory, and tie the emotional realm to the scientific. I look for ways in which the earth’s history reflects itself and its characteristics, like that of the human body, into layers and in fossils. These deep records tell us stories about ourselves and the connection that we share with our landscapes.
Responding to place and the environment around me, my practice is imbued with the process of scientific investigation, which thrives on inquiry, collection of data, and analyzation. My work as a printmaker and a sculptor has been shaped by the concept of deep time, and a combination of interests including geological formations, stratigraphy and the body. My research activities include feminist art and labor, heterotopias, and Romanticism.