IU Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
Project: International Collaboration Utilizing Indiana University’s Innovative Technology
Nicole Jacquard received her BA from Indiana University, with her first MFA from the University of Michigan and second MFA from RMIT University while on a Fulbright Scholarship in Melbourne Australia. In 2004 Jacquard finished her Ph.D. in Fine Arts at RMIT University with a focus on how the computer can be implemented into a contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing practice.
Her current body of work investigates the container, ornamentation, the souvenir, memory, longing, and nostalgia associated with the collection of personal objects. The work focuses on how ordinary everyday objects such as cups, vases, spoons, toys and other collectables transcend the mundane through the association of memory, thus becoming personal and precious. Within her work there are direct references to architecture and historical containers such as Greek and Roman amphoras for their overall form and the surface decoration that is both ornamental and narrative.