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Nicole Maloof - Contemporary Artist 

Nicole Maloof is a Washington, DC based artist and recently graduated from American University with her MFA in Studio Art. She graduated from Boston College in 2019 with degrees in both Studio Art and Psychology. Her art practice engages themes surrounding the abject body, seduction, and perception. Maloof was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was four years old. As someone with an autoimmune disease she is constantly aware of the inner workings of the body. She hopes to bring this level of awareness to the viewer through material exploration. She often creates work that straddles a line between repulsion and seduction necessary to mystify the viewer into self-reflection.


Maloof is materially driven; she is dependent on investigation and uses conventional art materials including plaster, resin and gold enamel paint, in combination with used medical supplies, hard candy and Jell-O in order to explore the way manipulation can alter the read of an object.  Her alteration and transformation of materials mimics the transformation that occurs within her own body when synthetic insulin is administered and sugar is absorbed from the blood stream into the cells.  

Maloof works at HEMPHILL Artworks in downtown Washington, DC as the Gallery Associate/Social Media Manager.  While in school, Maloof received the Babs Van Swearingen Memorial Award from American University. She was a remote Artist in Residence with GlogauAIR based in Berlin, Germany for the last three months and recently participated in Collective Worlds at Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI.  Maloof is also an avid equestrian and often combines her fascination with nature with her studio practice.


2020 - 2022

MFA, American University, Washington, DC.

2015 - 2019

BA in Studio Art and Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Residencies & Awards


2021 - 2022

2020 - 2021

Online Artist in Residence, GlogauAIR Artistic On-line Program,  Berlin, Germany

Babs Van Swearingen Memorial Award, American University, Washington, DC

Babs Van Swearingen Memorial Award, American University, Washington, DC

Selected Exhibitions 


Winter Group Exhibition, Royal Blue Gallery, Online Art Platform.


Collective Worlds, Juried Exhibition, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI.

in•position, MFA Thesis Exhibition, American University Museum, Washington, DC.

What a Relief: small relief sculptures, Juried Exhibition, Phillips@THEARC, Washington, DC.

Sweet Tooth, Juried Exhibition, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA.

Regional Juried Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC.

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD, Online Group Exhibition, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA.

Mind Body Spirit, Online Group Exhibition, J Mane Gallery. 

Unity, Online Group Exhibition, Art Fluent, Boston, MA.


Envisioning Benefit Exhibition and Online Auction, Juried Exhibition, Transformer, Washington, DC.

Ruins, Still Point Arts Gallery, Online Group Exhibition, Brunswick, ME.


Senior Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

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