Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, BFA in Photography (Hons.)
The New School for Social Research, New York, Photography
Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, History of Art and Ethnology
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About Nicola Dill
Nicola Dill was born in Hamburg, Germany, and lives and works in Los Angeles. She came to California to complete her BFA (Hons.) at Art Center College of Design. For many years her primary focus was portrait work with assignments from a wide range of editorial clients, record companies, and advertising. Today her practice concentrates on independent projects. Often her work reinterprets and transforms her subject matter to near abstraction as an expression of her inner vision. Her recent series takes visual inspiration in art that engages with questions of perception, light and space as she aims to bring the diversity of urban culture to the forefront. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Southeast Museum of Photography, and the Special Collections of Stanford University and UCLA, among others. Her photographs have been the subject of a monograph and special edition: Sea Etchings (Nazraeli Press 2011 and 2012 respectively). She was nominated for the Prix Pictet themed on Fire in 2021.