_Nicole White is a photographer, writer, and historian. She had her first solo exhibition, The Surround, in 2012. In March 2013, Nicole will be part of a two-person show entitled Transference with Australian artist Jade Boyd. She is currently the Assistant Director of Schneider Gallery and co-founder of the project space 3433. Recent exhibitions include: Works on Paper, EFFJAY PROJEKTS GALLERY (2013), Nicole White: The Surround, Gallery Uno, Chicago (2012), MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012), New Graduate Work From The Art Institute of Chicago, Launch F18, New York (2011), Remember Then: An Exhibition on the Photography of Memory, Harvard University (2011), and 15th Annual International Exhibition, Soho20 Gallery, New York (2010).
_"If we confined ourselves to terms that referred directly or centrally to the physical object we would be confined to concepts like large, flat, pigments on panel, red and yellow and blue, perhaps image. We would find it hard to locate the sort of interest the picture really has for us. We talk and think 'off' the object rather as an astronomer looks 'off' a star, because acuity or sharpness are greater away from the center."
-Michael Baxandall, Patterns of Intention
I'm never sure if I am a photographer, yet I work solely with photography. Its complex relationship with art and commerce, its democratic nature, and its proliferation throughout society in a multitude of forms are what keep me actively engaged with the photographic image. Perhaps I am a photographer at some level, but I've never been able to define where I stand in relation to the medium. I'm constantly shifting my position...or maybe it is. I think 'off' the photograph in hopes that the image becomes clearer.