Nicole Kelly Westman is a visual artist of Métis and Icelandic descent. She grew up in a supportive home with strong-willed parents—her mother, a considerate woman with inventive creativity, and her father, an anonymous feminist. Her work culls from these formative years for insight and inspiration.
Creating work that exists beyond the binaries of a specific medium, Westman has had the pleasure and privilege to be curated into exhibitions by remarkable curators including: Ginger Carlson, Kimberly Phillips, Peta Rake, Kristy Trinier, Leila Timmins, and cheyanne turions. Westman holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is the current Director of Stride Gallery, Calgary.