Nicole Marroquin is an interdisciplinary artist who’s practice includes art making, collaboration, research and cultural production with youth and in communities. She has exhibited locally and internationally, including the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares in Mexico City and the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, and she is a member of the feminist collective Multiuso. Recently, she was a Joan Mitchell Fellow at the Center for Racial Justice Innovation, a Propeller Fund awardee and Mana artist resident, with the collective Multiuso. In 2011 she received the Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz Women of Excellence Award for service to her community from the National Museum of Mexican Art. Her essays are included in the Chicago Social Practice History Book Series, Revista Contratiempo and AREA Chicago Magazine, and her work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Mexican Art. Marroquin presents her research at national conferences, including College Art Association, National Art Education Association, National Latino Studies, Latino Art Now, and in 2015, Marroquin was invited to present research at the University of Chicago in conjunction with the exhibit The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980 and at the Art Institute of Chicago for the symposium The Wall of Respect and People’s Art Since 1967.
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I came here most recently from University of Michigan to accept a full-time faculty position at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I received tenure in 2015. Before that, I lived and taught at Lowell Elementary, west on Kedzie on Hirsch, and before that, I came to SAIC for undergrad in 1988, from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I now live in Pilsen, where I'm raising two kids.
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Ceramics, Collage, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Multi-Media, New/Digital Media, Sculpture, Social Practice, Urban Art, Collaborative and Public Art.