Nicola Kinloch was born and raised in New Zealand, where she lived studied and worked until she was inspired by the opportunities offered in Australia to study Multi Media. Kinloch migrated to Australia in 1998, and completed an advanced diploma in Multimedia at the Technical and Further Education, (TAFE) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in 2001. It was not until 2010 that Kinloch followed her passion for photography and went on to complete a Bachelor degree of Fine Art, Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, (RMIT) University, Australia.
Privacy, conservation and the gaze are themes explored through out her body of work. Her practice employs the medium of photography, (both film and digital) and installation, and it is a curiosity of the world that inspires further work.