NICOLE JEWELL COON
CRAFT ONTARIO VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

Nicole Coon hold's a Bachelor's Degree in Art History from McGill University and a Bachelor's Degree in Furniture Design from Sheridan College. Her former studies in Art History, from McGill University, has given her the analytic framework to examine visual culture and has inspired her to make work that represents our contemporary moment. This has motivated her to get first-hand experience working with artists, communities, and radical thinkers in the field of art, design and craft. Coon's interest in curatorial studies and theatre design initially pushed her to develop technical skills and examine object-hood, interior design, and the furniture design techniques. Currently entering her Third Year at Sheridan College studying Furniture Design, she has had the privilege to explore innovative technologies, ideas, and instruction in traditional craft processes. Looking to re-invent traditional furniture concepts, she has taken a multidisciplinary approach to theory and philosophy and has a particular interest in color theory, feminism, Eileen Gray, sculpture, performance art, and site-specific concepts. In addition, Coon is also interested in how social theories guide the construction of “space”, which she believes begins with furniture objects, to determine an
aesthetic narrative and emotional well‐being. She believes that art, design and craft cannot be disassociated and are working simultaneously and to enhance the physical and mental conditions of a space.

www.nicolejewellcoon.com

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.