1. Nicole Lavelle lives in California.

2. She works with people, place, paper, language, and landscape.

3. She collaborates as PLACE TALKS and Multi Studio.

4. She works as a graphic designer and an artist.

5. She is a 2016-2017 Graduate Fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts,
and a 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Prelinger Library.

6. If you'd like to purchase her handwriting, you can

7. One of her recent projects is PLANT FAMILY.

8. Want to contact her? Try nicolelavelle@gmail.com


(2017) The Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship Show opens on Sunday, May 21! It is a group show of 7 smart people. I will give a performance of my work at Headlands at some point in May or June. This will be the culmination of a year of work on a big messy wiggly experimental essay project about my family's history in Marin, small town gossip, regional identity, and the importance of public lands.

(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.

(2017) I'll collaborate with Charlie Macquarie on a public project called COMMONSOURCE as part of the Live Practices program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 16, 2017.

(2017) INTERSTATE WORKS, a publication project made with Sarah Baugh will be part of an Epicenter-curated exhibition at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada.

(2016) PLACE TALKS will take part in the ALMA MATER alumni exhibition at CCA's new Hubbell St. Gallery. The show is open November 8-19, reception on Saturday, November 12.

(2016) I'm a 2016-2017 Graduate Fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts. The next public Open House is Sunday, October 16, 2016.

(2016) I'll continue my stint as Artist-in-Residence at the Prelinger Library in San Francisco through 2016.

(2016) PLACE TALKS will continue for two seasons in 2016 thanks to a support from Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure grant. Thanks SoEx!

(2016) Sarah Baugh and I will release a publication in Fall 2016 called INTERSTATE WORKS, a catalog of works made in relation to I-70 in Green River, Utah. The publication is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a collaboration with Epicenter.

(2011-2016) Open Engagement 2016 was in Oakland. For six years, I worked annually on graphic design and creative direction for the itinerant conference on socially engaged art, with incredible design collaborators Sarah Baugh and Taryn Cowart.

(2016) I had new work in the California College of the Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition: Part 3 at Fused Space in San Francisco from March 23-April 5. I gave a performance lecture at Fused Space on Sunday, April 3. More info about this project here.

(2016) My work was included in Call to Place: The First Five Years of the Frontier Fellowship, coordinated by Epicenter at the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts' Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City. I also contributed an essay to the catalog.

(2016) I contributed a piece of writing to the final issue of Actually People Quarterly, published by Carville Annex Press.

(2015) PLACE TALKS was written about on KQED Arts!

Recent Design Clients and Arts Collaborators

IDEO San Francisco, 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