Nicole Mauser’s paintings, collages and video installations investigate tensions at play between physical gestures, material specificity, and illusionistic space within the language of abstraction. Mauser earned an MFA from the University of Chicago (2010) and a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida as a double major in painting and printmaking (2006). Artworks have been featured at Ratskeller Lichtenberg (Berlin, Germany), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, New York), Carrie Secrist Gallery (Chicago, IL), Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, VA) and many others. Permanent collections include the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS) and The Alexander (Indianapolis, IN). She was a co-founder of the artist-run gallery PLUG Projects and the Kansas City Plein Air Coterie (KCPAC). Mauser is a 2017 DCASE Individual Artist Grant recipient. Currently, she lives and works in Chicago and is a lecturer at the University of Chicago.