Annette Nichols likes to take a visceral approach by creating layers using various mediums that articulate a sense of emotionalism and depth in her work. Her artistic direction is largely influenced by music, film, women’s equality, and animal rights. Her 2-year San Francisco residency (2006-2008) was fundamental in Annette’s creative development as an artist. Since California, her paintings have become radically more gestural and expressive than her early geometric abstraction series.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally, including the Delaware Art Museum, DE, Berkeley Art Center, CA; Brooklyn Art Space, NY; Prelude Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Arc Studios & Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Chris White Gallery, DE, and The Delaware Contemporary, DE. She has also been featured in multiple media publications, including Jane Magazine, Elements Magazine (international), The News Journal, and more.

She received her Fine Arts degree in Painting through a Pratt Institute partnership with the Delaware College of Art & Design, and holds a master’s degree in Visual Art.

Additionally, Annette has over a decade of experience working for Arts organizations in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Delaware, including serving as the Collections Manager at the Delaware Art Museum and as Art Registrar at the Somerville Manning Gallery. Her work as an artist and facilitator has provided her with extensive knowledge about art operations and best practices in the field of historical and contemporary art.

She currently works from her studio outside of Philadelphia.


Annette Nichols, West Coast Ghost, San Francisco, circa 2007

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