Lorraine Heller-Nicholas is an artist working in drawing, painting, animation, print and digital media. She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Her practice has often incorporated binaries such as innocence/ experience, anger/contentment, violence/peace, and love/hate. Her work aims to de-familiarise our acceptance of these often extreme dichotomies on an affective level, which is achieved by incorporating a nostalgic, often kitsch, approach. This approach places the work itself in a contradictory realm that is both informed on a very material level by the past and the present, but at the same time transcends both.
Her more recent work has also focused on spacial relationships both within an image and in its presentation.
Lorraine is currently completing a Masters Degree at the Victorian College of the Arts.