Nicole Lavelle lives in California. She works with people, place, paper, language, and landscape.

    She works as an artist and a graphic designer.

    She collaborates as Multi Studio and PLACE TALKS.

    She is a Graduate Fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts, an Artist in Residence at the Prelinger Library, and a part-time visual designer for IDEO in San Francisco.

    One of her recent projects is PLANT FAMILY, an experimental essay about loss and growth in San Francisco.

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Recent / Upcoming

Summer 2017
PLACE TALKS returns! Look for our open call this summer, and a new season this fall.

March 2017
On March 16, PLACE TALKS presented COMMON SOURCE as part of the Live Practices program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It was so fun! Thanks to all who participated.

January 2017
I presented poems about the desert / holy words for public lands / writings about feelings in a post-election landscape as part of PLACE TALKS and Wolfman at The Thing Quarterly, with Hannah Klein, Meagan Day, and Charlie Macquarie. It was coordinated by the tremendous Justin Carder.

January 2017
INTERSTATE WORKS, a publication I made with Sarah Baugh, debuted at an Epicenter-curated exhibition at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada. Do you want one? Paypal $5 for envelope and shipping to nicolelavelle at gmail and I'll send you one. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. If you send more than $5 I'll donate it to a Bay Area arts organization.

2015 (This is "old news" but I really like the article so...)
PLACE TALKS was written about on KQED Arts!

Recent Design Clients and Arts Collaborators

IDEO San Francisco, Dropbox, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, Open Engagement Conference, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Intersection for the Arts, Southern Exposure, High Desert Test Sites, Epicenter, California College of the Arts, Greenpeace, Jennifer Brook, Video Chat Conference, Polyculture Kombucha...

CV Archive Pic