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Nico Cathcart - Silent
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Nico Cathcart

Monarch

Oil on canvas

72" x 42"

2021

Retail Value: $5,000

Nico Cathcart is a painter and muralist hailing from Toronto, Ontario, and currently living in Richmond, Virginia. She strives to discuss Intersectionality and climate change in her highly-colorful realistic works which often include local flora and fauna. The artist is in the process of going deaf, relying on hearing aids and lip reading to communicate. She often includes birds in her work as a nod to her disability. You can find a TEDTalk about her work, and disability on the youtube TedTALK Channel. An experienced mural painter, she has worked on walls across the country, Most recently in Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN. Nico has been shown at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, as well as galleries across the continent. In 2020, Nico was honored as an Agent of Change for her use of activism in her art by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and was a recipient of the 1708 Gallery Space grant. Her work on climate change is currently on display in Beijing, China, as part of the US Embassy's show Art for the People, EARTH. Nico was featured in two mural festivals during this year's Art Basel in Miami, working with the A WALL Mural Festival, and collaborating with Few & Far Women for the Wynwood Mural Festival. You can also find Nico discussing her work in the documentary Mending Walls, available through VPM, and PBS nationwide.